WHERE ARE WE GOING NEXT?
“You’ve always had the power to go back home.”
–Glinda, The Good Witch of the North
There’s No Place Like Home Retreat at Harmony Hill Union, WA
July 28-30, 2023
Somewhere Over the Rainbow…we will meet you there!
In the film The Wizard of Oz, the good witch Glinda tells Dorothy that she had the power to go home all along. It was within her all the time, but she wouldn’t have believed it until she found it out for herself.
Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?
Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas. (Or in my case, the PNW!)
Dorothy: I have?
Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?
Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me, she had to learn it for herself!
Recently, while attending a Restorative Workshop at Three Trees Yoga, I had a powerful insight just like Dorothy.
It suddenly occurred to me that “I had always had the power to come home to the PNW!” I could spend more quality time with my friends and community if I once again hosted a retreat at Harmony Hill!
I contacted Sandi Koch and asked if she wanted to host another retreat with me at Harmony Hill. We had offered them together in the past and had planned to make them an annual event. Initially our plans were interrupted due to COVID. Then Sandi and Al bought an RV and drove off to a new life on wheels exploring the west coast and the southwest. Rocky and I moved to northern Spain.
In answer to my question, Sandi clicked her ruby sandals together and said, “Yes! Yes! Yes! There’s No Place Like Home!”
Harmony Hill: An Inviting Place To Come Home.
Sandi and I invite you to join us as we unwind, stretch, breathe, hike the trails around the property, eat delicious food, share stories, and enjoy each other’s company.
Strengthen your connection to each other, as well as to your own body, as we lean into the tools of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama (Breath Practice), Restorative Thai Yoga, Mantra, Labyrinth walks, and shared meals.
Even taking a siesta, a custom I have enthusiastically embraced in Spain, will be encouraged!
David Whyte, one of my favorite poets and philosophers says:
“To feel as if you belong is one of the great triumphs of human existence — and especially to sustain a life of belonging and to invite others into that…
we are the one part of creation that knows what it’s like to live in exile, and that the ability to turn your face towards home is one of the great human endeavors and the great human stories.…
the moment you’ve uttered the exact dimensionality of your exile, you’re already taking the path back to the way, back to the place you should be. You’re already on your way home.”
Fountain in front of the Great Hall
The Retreat Details:
Arrive at Harmony Hill between 3 & 3:30 pm on Friday, July 28th, 2023. The retreat will begin at 4 pm and end at 1:30 pm after lunch on Sunday, July 30th, 2023 . Parking is available on-site but ride-sharing is encouraged.
As part of our There’s No Place Like Home Retreat, we’re offering 2019 pricing!
$595 per person (Shared accommodation)
$695 per person (Single occupancy)
$300 non-refundable deposit to confirm your place (if you cancel before April 28, 2023, your deposit can be rolled over to any of Jeni’s Global Yoga Retreats in the next 3 years.)
Please note: After making your initial deposit, you will be invoiced for the balance.
Balance is due April 28, 2023. No Refunds after April 28, 2023.
*Are you a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance? See bonus opportunity below for earning CE credits during the retreat!
Price includes 2 nights’ accommodations at Harmony Hill, 6 meals, plus all yoga and yoga related activities.
Yoga props like blankets, blocks, straps, eye pillows and bolsters are provided. In addition to the yoga, you will enjoy exceptional gourmet meals using local, healthy ingredients, many from Harmony Hill’s own garden.
Meals are all vegetarian. Fresh peach cobbler from the Harmony Hill peach trees and other decadent desserts are often featured.
Harmony Hill is an easy 1 1/2 hour drive from Federal Way.
What’s not included:
Transportation to Harmony Hill, including bridge toll fees.
Alcohol is not provided. If you’d like to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your dinner, glasses and a cork screw will be provided.
Please bring your own yoga mat with your name written on it.
Why Harmony Hill? :
Harmony Hill offers the most comprehensive cancer retreat program in the Pacific Northwest. Their signature 3-day cancer retreats are provided
at no cost to participants and their companions. Having a cancer diagnosis is often an isolating and frightening experience. They hope to help
cancer patients redefine their experience of cancer.
The dollars you spend on our There’s No Place Like Home Retreat will directly impact Harmony Hill’s ability to continue their outreach.
..Special Bonus for yoga teachers:
You can earn up to 4 hours of Continuing Ed Credits for Yoga Alliance by attending two optional classes during the retreat:
Realigning the sacrum through GRS, a proven technique for re-setting our sacred center, taught by Sandi Koch, E-500, YACEP, OT.
2 hours towards Techniques, Training and Practice.
Creating a Successful International Retreat taught by Jeni Martinez, E-500, YACEP
2 hours towards Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics.
Wow! This SOLD OUT quickly!
Please CONTACT us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
This Retreat will be an annual event moving forward. Stay tuned for future dates!