• S O N G O F T H E B O D Y •
When women gather with the intention and support to release shame, fear, and judgement- powerful transformation can occur. Our weekend retreat will be a space in which to unfold, rest, and nurture your body. Receive the healing medicine of music, yoga, the beauty of Orcas Island, food from the land, and sisterhood.
The yoga practice will be a unique combination of dynamic asana, somatic movement, and pranayama led by Djuna Mascall. We will engage with the asanas as vehicles of insight and nourishment for body and mind. This loving attention for the body allows the mind and heart to settle and deep inner work is possible.
Through motivation speaking, group exercises and a guided meditation sound bath, Katie Gray will lovingly lead the group through a sacred journey of understanding the individual and collective mind. By witnessing that which does not serve, we are able to return to a place of consciousness and presence, allowing for a deeper understanding of Love, acceptance and freedom.
• L O C A T I O N •
Morning Star Farm is an enchanted farmstead located on Orcas Island in Washington State. The 34 acres of pasture and forested land hosts an organic vegetable farm, fruit orchard, swimming pond, magical forest and sacred hand built barn for gathering. We will spend our days connected to the earth, water and majestic sprit of the forest.
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• A C C O M M O D A T I O N S •
Participants will have the opportunity to connect with the song of the forest and the beauty of the night sky with a sacred camping experience on the farm. Depending on how much time you feel necessary to set up your tent, please plan to arrive in the morning with enough time to get your personal camping scene dialed. If you prefer car camping, that is also an option.
• S C H E D U L E •
9 - 11 am ~ Arrival (Set up tents for camping).
12 - 1pm ~ Introduction circle/meeting
1 - 2pm ~ Lunch
2:30 - 5:30 ~ Class
6pm ~ Dinner
8pm - 9:30 ~ Sound bath meditation
10pm ~ Slumber
7am - 8am ~ Sunrise Offering
8:15am ~ Breakfast
9:30am -12:45pm ~ Class
1pm ~ Lunch
2:30 ~ Closing circle
3:30 ~ Completion
3:30 - 5pm ~ Packing and goodbyes (breaking down tents and campsites).
• M E A L S •
You will receive 4 organic, vegetarian and nourishing meals during your time at the retreat. The menu will consist of fresh garden greens, wholesome soups and nutrient rich foods. As the event draws closer, participants will receive a more specific meal plan.
• F E R R Y & T R A V E L •
If you are traveling to Orcas Island for the workshop, we recommend that you explore the local ferry schedule and book a reservation in advance.
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Djuna Mascall, E.R.Y.T. 500, is a rare teacher who illuminates the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and heart.
She gracefully integrates her extensive knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and the wisdom of yoga and the Dharma. She is a student and teacher at Spirit Rock and currently teaches their Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training.
Djuna is faculty for Prajna Yoga and her teaching is a reflection of thousands of hours spent studying within this lineage. Her offerings are rooted in mindfulness and the traditions of yoga and the Buddha Dharma.
She combines meditative practice and wisdom study with the power of asana training. The investigation of yoga postures and movement is designed to cultivate sensitivity and vitality, while supporting the body’s capacity to heal. The poses are approached as vehicles of insight, inviting us to wake up through depth of knowledge and practice.
Katie is a singer, public speaker, activist and intuitive counselor. She has collaborated and/or shared the stage with artists such as: Band of Horses, Ani Difranco, The Polish Ambassador, Nightmares on Wax, Random Rab, Elephant Revival and more.
Through the Emerging Women conferences (https://emergingwomen.com) in Boulder, CO and New York City, Katie spoke and performed her music to open the stage for both Brene Brown and Eve Ensler. In 2013, she spent 2 weeks touring with Eve Ensler on a journey through India for the One Billion Rising movement in which she spoke and sang out against violence and abuse towards women.
Through years of studying meditation techniques and having acquired confidence and wisdom along the way, Katie leads motivational workshops and experiences with the focus to reprogram the mind to see ourselves and the World with a new vision of Love, forgiveness and fearlessness.