The vision for the event is to create sacred space for women to go within, reflect, rejuvenate, explore, heal, and transform in a variety of ways. We want to offer a variety of workshops for women to choose from that include movement, guided experiences, interaction, etc
We at the School of Earth Medicine view this gathering as a vehicle for women to empower one another, share their gifts with each other, and spark new ways to live.
We are inviting teachers to share their offerings with the School of Earth Medicine community.
The event is scheduled from Thursday September 27th 3pm-Sunday September 30th 11am at Whitewater State Park (about 2 hours South of the Twin Cities). We have rented the Group Center which contains 8 simple camper cabins (3 rooms each with bunkbeds), bathhouse (with showers) and a lodge. Cabins do not have electricity.
The site is secluded…surrounded by limestone bluffs and located on a beautiful little creek. Participants will have access to miles of hiking trails through/in/around forests, rivers and bluffs.
Themes and modalities that we've offered in the past are: yoga, qigong, qoya, dance, Earth Medicine, ceremony, women's health, herbalism, alternative medicine, astrology, shamanism, singing, sound healing, and women's cycles. We also are particularly interested in nutrition, sexual health, empowerment, art, meditation, and somatics.
Part-Time Teacher (2-4 openings): For teachers who want to share 1-2 classes at the retreat. Compensation includes reduced rate to the event ($250) which includes all meals, lodging, classes and potential referral bonus. This is an opportunity for experienced teachers as well as community members to share their passion and gifts at the gathering plus get to attend a number of classes at the event.
Class spaces (tentative depending on number of teachers and modalities offered):
-Lodge with tables, wood floor & wood stove (tables can be moved around to create open floor)
-Open air (we plan to have canopy shelter available in the event of rain)
-Open air space next to creek
-Enclosed tent for about 15-20 women (for workshops that require privacy)
How do we select our teachers?
We select teachers based on experience, modality type, and fit for the event.