Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, 2018

Leaders: Kathy Bolte and Dr. Christie Smirl

The weekend will revolve around the teachings of the Dagara Tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa. We will explore the tribe’s system of the elements to understand the power of Fire, Water, Earth, Nature and Mineral. We’ll combine these ancient teaching with our Western sensibilities to dig deep and gain a better understanding of who we are and how we relate to our world.

The weekend will be filled with story, journaling, discussion, ritual and sisterhood. Each of us will learn which of the five elements we resonate with, and wither we are a “Seeker” or a “Keeper” of the element. We will explore the ways in which we can understand our unique path more fully and take our gifts home with us to further nurture our own lives, our families, and our communities.

Gentle yoga, a little live music, and some meandering nature walks will be a part of our weekend.

Your Facilitators: Kathy teaches Yogāsana and Nāda Yoga. She is a story teller and has been leading Women’s Wisdom Circles for 18 years. Christie is a Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Reiki Master. She teaches interdisciplinary wisdom classes to improve people’s physical, emotional and spiritual health. Together, Kathy and Christies lead the popular kīrtan band, Ākāśavāni.

As this short camp is scheduled for the winter there may be snow. If the snow is light to moderate, we MAY be able to work out a shuttle service of some kind from Mentone for those who cannot drive in the snow. If it is a severe storm, we will cancel and refund your money. But…it might also be sunny and clear!

Cost for the weekend is $275 and includes your lodging and food. A $75 per person deposit is required to confirm your registration.

For information on Women’s Wisdom Retreat, contact at Retreat.

For information on registration, contact Laura Chamberlin, Registrar, or call (909) 794-1252