What a wonderful weekend! I had the great pleasure of attending the Be Thankful Cirlce of Trees Retreat this past weekend. First I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to put this weekend together and all the wonderful women who attended, sharing their friendship, energy, and smiles.
I had the honor of getting to know many of the wonderful women there, sharing stories, laughs, and hugs. I’m very grateful for facebook because I will be able to stay connected to new friends. The retreat was held at a lovely location in Mildford, PA. The weather was very nice and I did spend some time outside enjoying the trees, the full moon at night, and the fresh air.
I will be posting more details about the weekend throughout the week, but for now here is a list of the activites and workshops I participated in.
Friday – Made a Witch’s Ladder crafting project set up in the dining hall, Trance Dancing
Saturday – Morning presented an Introduction to Qi Gong for Healing worshop, afternoon attended 2 workshops – Winter Remedies (herbs) and Natural Therapies, in the evening firewalking, arrow breaking, table tipping (awesome!!!!), afterwards danced to drumming till the wee hours of morning
Sunday – Women’s Health Chat
I learned a great deal and have a lot of good information that I can use to improve and maintain my health and for my family as well. There were many different workshops to particpate it, and sometimes it is hard to chose which ones, but I just followed my inner guidance. I also enjoyed being a presenter for a workshop (Introduction to Qi Gong for Healing) and I look forward to future retreats and hope to have the opportunity to do other workshops. I didn’t over pack my schedule with workshops and allowed myself the pleasure of quiet time to enjoy the outdoors, meditation, and enjoying the company of the women there. The arrow breaking and firewalking were an awesome transformative experience, I will definitely do it again whenever it is offered.
If you have the opportunity to attend one of these retreats, I highly recommend it. The next Circle of Trees Retreats are: Columcille Retreat Jan. 28-29 (Bangor, PA) and Stength and Rebirth Women’s Retreat April 27-29, 2012 (Millford, PA, more info. soon).
Bright Blessings, Lady Rose