Retreat to Reconnect:
3 days of mindfulness, movement, & earth connection

December 6-8, 2019

Still Meadow Retreat Center - Damascus, Oregon

Grounded in the belief that all beings need Temenos, or sacred space, to thrive personally and contribute positively,
this retreat will offer the opportunity to unplug, recharge, and reconnect.


Join us for a nourishing and heart opening weekend retreat that weaves together mindfulness, movement, meaningful conversation, and nature connection in the company of other woman and the Earth. We will lean into the innate wisdom of our bodies and the natural world to go home feeling invigorated for the winter months ahead.

Our time together will offer guided inner explorations, facilitated through a balance of both personal practice and group activities. You will be guided on a Forest Therapy Walk (similar to forest bathing) in the presence of old growth trees, practice earth centered yoga and meditation, engage in meaningful conversation, and enjoy healing time in the natural world. 

Take a break from your day-to-day to connect to the authentic, natural wisdom of your body and the Earth, to embody gratitude, and cultivate a deeper sense of belonging. Delicious and nourishing food will be provided and several acres of forests with old growth trees will be available to explore. Our intention is for you to leave feeling nourished, reinvigorated, and re-connected.

This retreat will empower participants to: 

  • Find nourishment and support in the forest and different elements of the natural world.

  • Recognize gratitude & reciprocity as revolutionary practices and sources of strength.

  • Explore and reflect on emotional responses to the challenges of your daily life.

  • Engage in practices of self-care and nourishment through connection to Nature, Community, and Self.

  • Feel an inherent sense of belonging to self, the land, and each other.

  • Build community and creative connections that have the potential to initiate ongoing relationships and joint endeavors.

  • Leave feeling that you are enough, just as you are.

This retreat will take place 30 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon at the Stillwater Retreat Center in the beautiful countryside of Damascus, Oregon. Please check out more photos of the space.

No experience necessary; just an open heart and willingness to connect with the sacred relationships of our deepest selves, other women, and Mother Earth. We are happy to help with travel arrangements to and from Portland, Oregon.

This gathering is open to 14 participants.

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heidi schmidgall

December 6: Begin settling in 3-5 pm
December 8: Close the space by 3 PM

•All Accommodations (See below for details)
•All Meals (Dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 3)
•Yoga & Meditation
•Facilitated Forest Therapy / Forest Bathing
•Guided Conversation & Ritual

We have varied accommodations with different pricing. If the room has more than 1 bed, you will be sharing the room. You may request to stay with someone you are traveling with. All bedding included. Pricing on booking page.
The following options are available: 
•Single Room (3 rooms available) 
•Double Room (2 individual beds / 2 double rooms available)
•Dorm Room (4 individual beds / 2 dorm rooms available)

•Transportation To and From Still Meadow Retreat Center
•Water Bottle
•Sunglasses and/or Hat
•Yoga Mat
•Headlight or Flashlight
•Warm & Comfortable Layers for Walking Outdoors
•Rain Gear

A detailed clothing and equipment list
will be provided once you register.

Cost: $435 to $550

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Sleeping In The Forest

I thought the earth remembered me, she 
took me back so tenderly, arranging 
her dark skirts, her pockets 
full of lichens and seeds. I slept 
as never before, a stone 
on the riverbed, nothing 
between me and the white fire of the stars 
but my thoughts, and they floated 
light as moths among the branches 
of the perfect trees. All night 
I heard the small kingdoms breathing 
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness. All night 
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling 
with a luminous doom. By morning 
I had vanished at least a dozen times 
into something better.

-Mary Oliver