Warrior Within Retreat

Fri, Jul 01

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Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, USA

Warrior Within Retreat

A summer SOULstice healing experience by the cooling waters of Deep Creek Lake to rejuvenate your body and mind, recharge your your inner strength, and reconnect to the power of the divine within you.

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When & Where

Jul 01, 5:00 PM – Jul 03, 12:00 PM

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, USA

About the event

Join Gabi, Ed, and Donny for a transformative journey into the warrior within. With sound healing, Hapeh, Sacred Earth Medicines, Yoga, Dance therapy, and immersion in nature, we will prepare you to stand upright in your life, release trauma, and blaze a clear path of purpose and freedom.

Ancestral Inspiration for the Retreat:

Cultural Anthropologist, Angeles Arrien Writes:

To survive in the twenty-first century, we must become more capable of handling change than ever before. Essentially, the challenge in the next century is to become a “change master.”

Individuals support change and states of health through dreams, images, play, relationships, and acts of creative work. Cultures support change and states of health through these mythic structures and through the institutionalization of art, science, music, ritual, and drama. In cultures that are alienated from ancestral roots, health and renewal requires a return to the basic source from which all personal and cultural myths are ultimately forged – the human psyche. 

Among many native cultures the following four principles are used as a guideline for leading a life of quality and integrity:

The Way of the Healer;

The Way of the Teacher;

The Way of the Visionary; and 

The Way of the Warrior 

To walk the path of the Warrior is to show up or choose to be present. When we choose to be present, to become “visible,” we are able – through example and intention – to empower and inspire others by what we model. We extend honor and respect, set limits and boundaries, and align words with actions. When challenges present themselves, we embrace them with full-bodied presence rather than constrict with fear. This principle guides us to be both firm and yielding, honoring our own individual limits and boundaries as well as the limits and boundaries of others. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE

Friday

4pm - Arrival and Welcome

5:00 pm - Fire Circle w/ Hapeh, Live Music, Singing, and Community Building

7:00 pm - Dinner

8:00 - 10pm - Hot Tub Vibe Session

Saturday

7:30am - Sunrise Breathwork, Yoga, and Sound Bath

8:30am - Breakfast

9:30am - Sweat Lodge Building

10:30am - The Way of the Warrior Initiation and Ecstatic Dance

12:30pm - Lunch and Rest

2:00pm - Sweat Lodge Ceremony

4:00pm - Light Snack and Rest

5:00pm - Cacao, Spiritual Bath and Smudging 

6:00pm - 1:00am - Plant Medicine Ceremony

Sunday

9:00am - Breathwork, Yoga, Meditation

9:45am - Breakfast

10:30am - Closing Circle

11:30am - Light Lunch

12:30pm - Depart

ACCOMMODATIONS

-Participants will lodge in comfortable, well-appointed shared rooms (2-4 people per room), in a beautiful private lakeside chalet. 

-All meals are included and are vegan, catered by a private chef. 

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