COMMUNITY - COLLABORATION - COMMITMENT
This first annual retreat was our response to the absence of community and connection that we all experienced over the last year and a half. We felt it was time to harvest the insights we gathered from this period of solitude and restore and reconnect to our meaningful relationships with our sadhana (our spiritual practice) and each other. As an Institute, we had been questioning, practicing, and creating new modalities of leadership, and learning how to articulate and put into action the foresight for the changes we wish to see for the world. Our circle was filled with strong, playful women ready to consider their contribution as individuals and collaborators in this new vision. We immersed ourselves in yoga, rest, time in nature, art and play-based activities, and soul-evolving conversations.
Reflections from our weekend
The forecast called for a cosmic river of rain. Cloaked in copious amounts of garbage bags and Gortex, we crossed the Salish Sea to Camp Fircom on our trusty vessel the Apodaca. Our group walked the adolescent playgrounds of Christine and Nikki and Mieke and sat in circle with a collective of mesa carriers. The medicine work activated quickly, mesas and hearts were cleared. We held ceremony at the edge of the tumultuous waters, calling for the removal of our distortions. We ended commitments and made new vows. And on our final night together, created flags that represented our relationship to power and danced to the songs that filled us with vitality. We cannot wait to go back to camp!!!