"Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows."
~Henry David Thoreau
Drawing inspiration from the natural world and its infinite wisdom of design, we will explore how the currents of our own lives move through us, offering their own gifts and insights. This year, during our annual spring Emergence retreat, we turn to a personal and collective call for balance and flow, care and compassion. When we strive for balance in our own lives, we identify what we are ready to let go of so that ample space is made for creativity and new beginnings. This generates the possibility for flow in our inner and outer landscapes. When life is flowing, we return to a place of trust. We open to our great human capacity to deeply care for ourselves, one another, and the planet in a spirit of compassion. Through writing and art making, utilizing painting, drawing, collage, and printmaking with natural materials from the magnificent Oregon forest, you’ll have the chance to honor your own process of emergence this spring. This soulful and inspiring day in the beauty of the natural world also offers you a chance to deeply nourish yourself with a delicious lunch, a beautiful retreat setting and the supportive, uplifting company of other women.
A professional chef specializes in using fresh, local produce to create meals that are truly culinary works of art. This retreat includes lunch.
This retreat offers space for creative expression for women of all ages and backgrounds. No writing or art experience is necessary. All art materials will be provided.
REGISTRATION:Registration for this retreat is done through Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center. To register, click here
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Touchstone Retreats Vaccination Requirements
We require that all workshop participants and facilitators be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to participating in a Touchstone Retreats in-person retreat.
COVID-19 Retreat Policy: • All participants signing up for an in-person retreat are required to email a photo of their vaccination card to Dawn at the time of registration.
• As of now, face coverings are optional at Touchstone Retreats programs. If this requirement changes, participants will be notified ahead of time.
• We ask that all in-person retreat participants do a self-evaluation before coming to a retreat and that they remain at home if they have any symptoms.
We will continue to monitor guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in regard to best practices for gatherings of fully vaccinated adults and we will update our policies accordingly.
Touchstone Retreats Cancellation Policy (for full day retreats)
Payment is fully refundable with one month’s cancellation notice. Participants will be charged for 25% of the total program fee with less than a month’s notice up to 14 days prior to the retreat. No refund is possible with less than a 14 day cancellation notice. Family emergency situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If this retreat is cancelled due to the pandemic you will receive a full refund. If you have a COVID related situation arise and you need to cancel please contact Dawn Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.568.6145.
“I recommend this retreat to women who are looking for a safe place to connect with their inner voice and creativity, and also to connect with kindred spirits. Life is such a hectic race through our to-do lists that we hardly ever disconnect not only from electronics, but from our self-talk to do more and be more. Taking time for reflection is so important. Participating in a retreat like this is a way to be kind to yourself through taking time to write and create.”