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Winter Solstice Retreat

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Virtual Winter Solstice Weekend Retreat

About this Event

Join us during this potent time to pause and reflect for a weekend long virtual retreat that combines somatic practices, visualizations, forest therapy, Zoom gatherings and guided solo time to write, create, reflect, wander, and rest, all of which will culminate in a winter solstice ceremony.

Weekend Retreat Schedule:

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

Friday, December 18th:

  • 7:30PM-9PM: Opening Circle on Zoom

Saturday, December 19th:

  • 8AM-9AM: Somatic Movement on Zoom with Shakti Eskina
  • 10AM-12PM: Morning Circle on Zoom
  • 12PM-3PM: Solo time to explore guided prompts on your own
  • 3PM-5PM: Afternoon Circle on Zoom

Sunday, December 20th:

  • 8AM-9AM: Chi Kung on Zoom with Carlos Collado
  • 10:30AM-12:30PM: Guided Live Audio Forest Therapy Experience (Join from a nearby natural area, backyard, porch or even from inside your home)
  • 12:30PM-3PM: Solo time to explore guided prompts on your own
  • 3PM-5PM: Winter Solstice Ceremony on Zoom


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How many people will be in the group?

We will run this retreat with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 25.

Can I sign up for just part of the weekend?

If you feel called to be part of this retreat but can not come to everything, you are fully welcome to register for the weekend and just come to what you can. In an effort to create a container, there are no single tickets available.

What if I have never used Zoom?

Zoom is a free and very user-friendly app. For each of our Zoom gatherings, we will send out a Zoom invitation link and password in advance. To join our scheduled "meetings" all you will have to do is click on the link and it will automatically bring you to the Zoom "meeting" where you will be prompted to enter the password and from there, you will automatically be joined into the group.

Leading up to our first gathering, we recommend that you download Zoom on to your phone and computer and you can do this here: https://zoom.us/.

What do I need to participate?

  • An internet connection and a device with the ability to use Zoom (computer, tablet, phone, etc)
  • Earbuds or headphones for connecting to Zoom for some outside offerings
  • A journal (or some paper) and a pen
  • Warm clothes for spending time outside
  • A cleared schedule for the weekend retreat

Who are we?

Your Weekend Facilitators:

Tam Willey (they,she,he) is a queer guide, trainer, mentor and teacher with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and founder of Toadstool Walks based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tam designs and runs immersion retreats & programs in collaboration with The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mass Audubon, Peabody Essex Museum, Lesley University Holistic Psychology and Wellness, Boston University School Of Theology, and more. Tam has over a decade of experience working with Boston-based LGBTQ Youth as a mentor, facilitator, teacher and adult support and creates ongoing forest therapy programming thru The Venture Out Project. Tam is passionate about the ways that forest therapy naturally tends to build empathy and compassion, thus broadening and healing relationships, both human and beyond.

Rev. Tracy Rich (she,her, hers) offers a whole human approach to growth that weaves and integrates a multitude of spiritual practices and ritual offerings, holding a lens of social justice throughout. She walks a path of vulnerability and authenticity and invites others to join her in the optimistic belief that working together will be part of the Earth’s path towards healing and peace. She is an ordained interspiritual Minister of Walking Prayer (Center for Sacred Studies) and certified as a Chanting and Meditation Leader (Kol Zimra/Aleph). Tracy works with individuals and groups, providing spiritual mentoring, with a focus on mindfulness, integration, and healing. To learn more about Tracy, check out Welcoming Journey

Morning Movement Practitioners

Shakti Eskina (she,her,hers)is a queer, gender non-binary, white-russian-jewish, somatic practitioner, massage therapist and ritual facilitator rooted in the belief that all beings are interconnected, interdependent and necessary. Her work intends to re-memeber the soul within this embodied experience.She is currently in the 3 year Professional Somatic Experiencing training. Fascinated with the human experience and resilience of trauma, she utilizes body oriented techniques through touch, talk and ritual, to access and honor the body's wisdom. With a background in shiatsu, myofascial release, and animism she integrates the earth, the sky and all thats between and beyond into her sessions. To learn more about Shakti, check out ThruBodyTherapy

Carlos Collado (he, him, his) is a forest therapy guide, teacher and mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and founder of Mountain Pass Walks based in Brunswick, Maine. Carlos has spent the last 28 years leading, teaching and mentoring youth and adults in nature education, martial arts, and forest therapy programs on the lands, mountains and waterways of Maine. This practice has shaped his vision and fuels his passion to create and hold a sacred and brave space where people can begin to cultivate and mend their relationships with themselves, time, and the more than human world. His love of nature and all it has to offer is matched and fueled by his wife and partner, Elizabeth, and his son Marcus.

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