Give this to yourself for Mother's Day. Or to your Mother!
We are creating and remembering sane, just, and beautiful ways to live on our Earth, to be at peace with ourselves, and to take action with each other. This manifests with every conscious move we make to treat our resources as the gifts they are. This dream comes alive with each homegrown sweetpea we savor, with every song we share. We live simply, with a profound embodied respect for our land, the landscape of our own bodies, our water, our air, our sun, our creativity and community, and our purpose.
We invite you to join us in this dream. Spend three days living simply in the healing sandstone landscape of Ampersand. Experience building with earth, cooking with the sun, and outdoor showers that feed the garden. You are invited to share your stories, visions, and practices to cultivate the connection that serves us all to serve the world. Join us in a learning celebration of the incredible potential of the collective to create positive changes in our local and global communities
This retreat will be an opportunity to break away from your regular routine, the face pace of life’s responsibilities. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors during this especially pleasant time of year.
Participants can expect to experience
Building with earth! We will be plastering walls with our local resources using a wattle and daub technique. All physical ability levels are welcome.
Learning to read the land by identifying flood patterns and vegetative response
An introduction to Qigong as a land based practice
Creating a collaborative earth plaster based relief sculpture
a vocal meditation practice that explores breathing, tuning, and improvisation
Time to be on the land, reflect, and decompress
Creative exploration woven through our time together
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Retreat Facilitators and Instructors
Bobbe Besold will bring her focus on collaborative art for Earth’s sake.
Madi Sato will offer a special a vocal meditation practice that explores breathing, tuning, and improvisation.
Mark Jensen will be sharing an introduction to Qigong as a land based practice.
Amanda Bramble will guide participants through cooking solar meals, working with earth and learning to read the land.