Belonging & Rooting Down In A World Of Duality: A Retreat Focused On Whole Brain Nutrition & Lifestyles
Dates: Evening Arrival July 9th-11 (leave the 11th)
HOSTED AT: Shalom House, Frank Lloyd Wright Design, West Bend WI
Kettle Moraine Forest
Meals Prepared By Chef Rachael Karr (www.rachaelkarr.com)
Wellness & Somatic Experiences By Balanced Lifestyle Mentor, Laura Montgomery (www.lunastarwisdom.com)
All deposits: $250
Queen Bedroom W/Master Bathroom: SOLD
Twin Bedroom #1:
$388 PER PERSON
Twin Bedroom #2:
$388 PER PERSON
Twin Bedroom #3:
$388 PER PERSON
*If you'd like to see pictures of the rooms, please look here.
*There are three twin bedrooms with two twin beds in each, for an extra $150 you can request to NOT share the room with anyone. First come, first serve. Please specify when paying the deposit below!
Stay somewhere nearby but attend the events (3 available spaces)
ALL DEPOSITS: $250
BY JUN 24: rest of payment for twin bedrooms
The remainder of payment for queen: July 7th
Room & Board
Four Prepared Vegan & GF Meals Including A Full Course Dinner!! See Menu Here!
All Wellness Experiences including Yoga, Energy Work, Breathwork, Somatic Movement, Vision Boarding
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Additional Meals & Snacks
Any additional items you buy during the retreat (Laura will be offering her nutritional products & creative business items)
Any other excursions you plan (Shalom Wildlife Center is beautiful!)
Imagine being a child, taking a bite of dark chocolate for the first time. How do you describe the taste?
It’s confusing at first, am I right!?
It’s chocolate so, in our perception of chocolate as experienced in its milky form, we believe it’s going to be sweet, yet, a better word to describe what our taste buds experience is: bitter.
Sometimes, life is like this. Sweet and bitter at the same time. How do we manage?
During this retreat, Laura and Rachael will be guiding you through various experiences that influence whole-brain management which is the deepest and highest form of consciousness that humans can conceive at this time.
Laura will be guiding us through a series of Somatic Experiences including:
Somatic Energy Work
Vision Board Creating
Vocal Sound Healing (With Our Bodies)
Labyrinth Walk (There’s one in the house!!)
MEALS PROVIDED BY CHEF RACHAEL KARR:
Yes, we even make decisions for what we cook and put in our bodies based on the way our brain dominates! Rachael will be preparing plant-based, gluten-free meals for us during your retreat so that your brain can be put at ease and you can simply enjoy the sanctuary of food. She will also be hosting a LUNCH DEMO in which we will learn with her!
Shalom House, a Frank Lloyd Wright style design, accommodates 1-12 guests with five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, great room with fireplace, large kitchen, labyrinth and 12 acres of nature trails. NEW is WiFi for connecting. Through the woods is a great place to connect to the world too. We have both!
*Shalom House is an experience-"a quiet place to be"
*Enjoy the beauty of nature, friends, family, relaxation, celebration.
*A great place to stay when doing other events in the area.
*Share retreats with your facilitator or on site with meditation, energy work, yoga, silent retreats, and other skills for wellbeing.
Shalom House has art supplies, labyrinth material, dream material, coloring supplies, inspirational material, and information.
Shalom House is a place to step back from the busyness of life in a safe and caring environment.
Kettle Moraine Forest Trails
Shalom Wildlife Center
SCHEDULE:(subject to change)
Arrival by 5:30PM
Grazing Dinner & Social Hour: 6:30-7:30PM
Welcome Ceremony: 8:00-9:30PM
We will begin the evening by setting intentions for our weekend through the art of ceremony! Our ceremony will include an Affirmational Movement Flow which combines several, gentle poses where you are encouraged to embody the affirmational phrases at a somatic, cellular level. This ceremony will include meditation & savasana with personal tuning fork treatments & light language.
Chef Prepared Breakfast
10:00AM-11:30: Synergy Yoga W/Laura
Synergy Yoga is a flow that Laura channeled from the Divine that combines both Yin and Yang-based yoga. Yin yoga poses relate more to stillness where yang based poses relate more to action and movement in a yoga sequence. Instead of isolating and separating the two, Laura has created a yoga sequence that brings the two practices into “synergy.” This is the perfect class to explore what it feels like to hold space for duality.
11:30-2:00: Lunch Demo With Rachael & Nutritional Coaching
2:00-4:00: Explore Trails/BREAK
There is trail access directly from the Shalom House. The trail is a loop so it brings you straight back to the house. This will be a time for you to explore or receive solitude whether that is reading a book, walking the trails or exploring the area.
4:00-6:30: Vision Board Somatic & Shamanic Experience w/ Labyrinth
Have you ever created a vision board with your eyes closed? More than likely, you have not and yet, our life visions usually unfold in mysterious ways, appearing before our eyes without even seeing the vision in the first place! Don’t worry, we won’t be vision boarding with our eyes closed the whole time!! This is vision boarding like you have never experienced it before. It will include Holotropic Breathwork & Somatic Meditation which stimulates an altered state of consciousness in a safe manner. Somatic Meditation is the process of visualizing with your body! You have to experience this to truly understand it! Get curious! This part of our evening is going to blow your mind!
630-8:00: Formal Course Dinner
9:00-10:00PM: New Moon Ceremony
Last but not least, we will end our retreat with a New Moon in Cancer ceremony. This New Moon is shining a light upon partnerships and compromise so what divine timing it will be to end the retreat of duals with this wisdom. This ceremony will be similar to our welcome ceremony but also include cacao & superfood offerings as plant medicine. We will also engage with the Labyrinth.
Breakfast on own & exiting!
Since we are collaborating with another contractor on the space, this is what we can offer you. Thank you for your understanding and for respecting all of our sources of joy & income.
No refund on deposit under all circumstances unless the place cancels on us.
Afterward, payment will need to be paid whether you attend or not. Please understand that there are three humans feeding their bodies and families through this income stream when considering canceling.
I am flexible and able to offer you a retreat credit for another retreat in the future or virtual classes/mentoring that equal the value of the retreat if something comes up last minute.
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Space Medicine Retreats
Breathe In, Breathe Out ~ You're Worth It!
Imagine that it is 2 o'clock in the afternoon, you're an exhausted teacher with watered-down Starbucks coffee on your table but your students are finally at their afternoon prep--you can breathe and have a moment to yourself!
You've been staring at your computer screen for the past twenty minutes with your credit card in your hands, debating whether or not you should book that solo yoga and sound retreat to Maui. What's stopping you? Well, you've never traveled on your own before, you actually dislike planes, it is in the jungle, and you're not exactly sure what all this 'sound healing' business is about. What makes you do it then? You take a sip of your watered-down lukewarm iced coffee (yuck), close your eyes and in the background of your mind's eye, you remember boarding the plane, on your honeymoon, to fly home from Maui and feeling extreme grief. You remember how you whispered to yourself, "I'm not done here...I don't know why but I know I need to go back there--alone--with less Mai Tais and more natural coconut water..."
You breathe this image in long enough to type in the sixteen digits as your exhalation propels you to hit "book now." It is done. All is well.
About Space Medicine Retreats
Why They've Arrived
Space Medicine, in Feng Shui or Interior Design, refers to the concept of bringing the natural elements from outside into our internal spaces in order to create a more harmonious state of being. The mission of LunaStar’s Space Medicine retreats is to provide opportunities to discover the natural order of our surroundings so that we may become more aware of our intrinsic relationship to the organic order of beauty and therefore, reflect that beauty back to ourselves and others.
When I used to imagine yoga retreats, I imagined crystal-lined spa walls with water foundations at the center--I never imagined I would be booking a yoga retreat in the jungle. Even after I booked the retreat, on the plane, and driving to the retreat center--I was skeptical. I've learned that my skepticism, sometimes, is a sign that I should trust my intuition more often. I believe we often become skeptical because of secrets--both pleasant and unpleasant--and what was the secret here? The jungle IS the spa! Nature is the spa!
Space Medicine Retreat Structure
Give Your Body A Chance
1. They will usually be centered in an area that is either off-grid or has the feeling of being off-grid. For example, some retreats will include camping or staying in huts/cabins whereas some will include separate bedrooms such as staying in a farmhouse that mirrors the beautiful land surrounding it. I ask that you choose your preference wisely while also being open-minded to a different experience from that of your usual taste. Who knows, that camping trip might actually inspire you or perhaps being pampered in a beautiful farmhouse may remind you of how to be nurtured! The choice is yours--trust your intuition.
2. Retreats will always include daily Mind, Body, and Spirit practices including yoga, meditation, dance, fire and moon ceremonies, and more. However, the retreats will not be jam-packed with classes! For one, this can be very draining for the retreat host (that’s me!) while also being extremely draining for the guests to keep up with. I do not want you to feel like you are on an assignment.
3. Retreats will always include one or two group adventures to a nearby trail, state park, beach, or hidden treasure of land. When I say group adventure, I don’t mean that you will be following me around like little ducklings as I become your tour guide or field trip chaperone. Instead, they will be used as a time for you to explore the beauty of nature in your own way. Some of these adventures will include the group coming back together for reflection and a ceremonial piece but ultimately, the idea is for you to unleash the playful, tranquil, curiously creative parts of yourselves.
Space Medicine Retreat Structure Cont'd
4. Retreats will always include at least one group meal-time a day where the food is provided for you. Your other meals will need to be taken care of on your own.
5. Lastly, most retreats will also include other mindful and expressive practices such as painting, singing, dancing, designing, and so forth. Just as it is not necessary to have a certification in yoga in order to move your body, it is not necessary to have an art degree to engage in these activities!
**COVID19: All retreats will follow COVID19 precautions. Please read carefully when booking your retreat.
RETREAT 2020/2021 FORECAST (subject to change):
AUGUST: THE APOSTLE ISLANDS (WI)
SEPTEMBER: THE SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST (IL)
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Cultivating Harmony Retreat
August 14th-17th ~ Bayfield, WI
Along Lake Superior, there are 22 Apostle Islands. Madeleine Island, located in Bayfield Wi, is the largest of them all and considered the 22nd and is only accessible by ferry from Bayfield.
22 is the master number of balance, harmony, and relationships. During this retreat, you will discover the perfect balance of peace and play! In addition, we will be staying at the Blue Vista Farmhouse--a space that is permanently protected from development and harbors peace and serenity from the lake, the sky, and the fresh berries that you can pick by yourself during your stay!
This retreat will include the following:
Group Yoga & Sound Healing
Fire/ New Moon Ceremony (the 19th is the New Moon)
Private Aerial Yoga Or Traditional Yoga Sessions
Private Sound Treatments (Tuning Fork & Singing Bowl)
Trip To Madeleine Island
For more information, please follow the link below!
JUSTICE DANCE YIN/YANG CAMPING RETREAT
Interwoven Permaculture (Golconda, IL)
THE JUSTICE DANCE OF A BALANCED LIFE: RECLAIMING YOUR YIN/YANG EMBODIMENT
CAMPING RETREAT @ Interwoven Permaculture
*All who identify as souls incarnate welcome!
Yoga, Sound & Song Circle, Dance, Hiking, Reiki, Card Readings, Fire Ceremonies & More!
2 Night, 3 Day Retreat ~ September 11th, 12th, 13th
SEPTEMBER FORECAST ~80 Day/58 Night
461 Miles from Milwaukee/ 369 Miles From Chicago
*Special Guest Reiki Practitioner ~ Healing With Holly
*FOLLOW LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!
*Photo cred: Interwoven Night Sky...reflecting over Lake Harriet. Thank you Barry Kessler, for this beautiful photo.