Stillness in Dark and Light: Spring Equinox

Sabbath Residential Retreat at Turtle Haven Sanctuary

Friday, March 20, 7pm to Sunday, March 22, noon


In the gateway time of the Spring Equinox, join with a small group of seekers as you guide your own journey in silence, rest, and reflection.  Held by the natural world and collective stillness, we have a precious opportunity to deeply and clearly center ourselves while listening to embodied wisdom and to our inner True North Star.  Honoring seasonal Sabbath time at Turtle Haven is an evolving dream in the making. All structured elements during the weekend are optional, as you choose what is supportive of your intentions, your time of rest and renewal.  The studio will be open at all times for individual and collective practices throughout the weekend. The land and the labyrinth will welcome your presence.


OPTIONS: On Friday, we will gather for an opening orientation, an intention sharing Council and a simple guided ceremony honoring the dark and the light within and on our planet, with a candlelit altar for offerings.  On Saturday, options include designated silent sitting meditation times, and Yoga Nidra and contemplative Authentic Movement practice, guided by Elizabeth and Jillian. On Sunday, there will be a scheduled silent meditation and a culminating Council.  Laura Smith will offer several times for individual Ayurvedic healing bodywork sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact her  to schedule and arrange payment.


LOGISTICS:  Lodging will be arranged at the Turtle Haven Forest Hermitage and next door at River Root Farm.  More details will be sent upon registration. To register for the Retreat and arrange lodging, please email  or call 360.319.8704. Sliding fee for the retreat, including lodging: $175 to $225. can be paid at  Space is limited.

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