|From:||Ruth L. Schwartz, P.|
|Sent on:||Monday, June 16, 2014 11:44 PM|
Just wanted to send a personal note about this summer's retreats, since I know everyone's in-boxes are crammed full so it could be easy to miss the meetups I scheduled!
As some of you know, I no longer live in the East Bay. I live in the country outside of Healdsburg, about 90 minutes north in the beautiful Sonoma wine country... on a 180-acre ranch, with a pristine stretch of the Russian River in my back yard. It's amazing out here - and I would love to share it with you!
At night, all you see is stars - and all you hear are crickets, owls, and the occasional bullfrog and coyote chorus. By day, there are tons of birds - woodpeckers, egrets, herons, kingfishers, steller's jays and many more - along with river otters, and, on the ranch, horses and goats. Depending on the season, there are endless blackberries ... and, later, apples and pears... and later still, persimmons. It's a funky, rustic Eden. And you can swim in the river, float down it in plastic rafts, or even kayak or canoe if you've got (or rent) a boat.
And that's just on the level of ordinary reality! Engaging in this place on the level of non-ordinary or shamanic reality adds many more dimensions. There are majestic ancient oaks to listen to and learn from, many wise rocks and of course the spirit of the river itself - much power here on this land.
My partner and I rent our house here, and until now, the in-law apartment downstairs has been rented to someone else - but she is moving out, so we are taking over the apartment and making it available to people who attend our retreats. (Or, you can also come up for a solo retreat, either to work with me, or just to meditate, create and/or enjoy the peace and quiet!)
I've scheduled two 2 1/2 day retreats -- Friday-Sunday July 18-20 and August 15-17 - and hope you can come to one! If a 2 1/2 day retreat is too much, let me know what would make it work for you. I'd love to share this place with you, and I think the place would love to have some shamanic work happening here.
So check out the retreats or let me know if something else would work for you... to experience this place we call RiverSoul and have a vacation, a chance to heal, and a chance to connect with powerful inner allies and guidance, all at the same time!