Retreat Workshops + Speaker Spotlights
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about."
Looking for a way to tend to your body and soul without the hassle of travel expenses?
Did you agree to prioritize self-care in 2023?
Do you need an escape...but still need/want to be home by dinner?
ME TOO! That's why I'm planning a local, rustic retreat.
This boutique style, intimate retreat event offers a full day of transformative programming, nourishing lunch + snacks in a historic, peaceful setting.
You will not want to miss this unique + talented lineup of local women speakers! Read on for intriguing workshop/class descriptions and their individual bios.
Soul Care: Nourish From The Inside Out with Ashley
Get your sparkle on. This workshop will help you to come back home to your inner light. Through guided and experiential processes, you will be introduced to new ways of seeing yourself and talking to yourself. Deeply connecting to your true essence with compassion and understanding, you will learn to bring qualities of safety and support to everyday challenges in your life and your relationships so you can move with more lightness throughout your day. This workshop is a introduction to meaningful inner self care that will shift your perceptions to truly change your life. Together we will nourish your insides so you can truly shine from the inside out.
Ashley Albrecht is passionate about helping others to look within and connect with their authentic selves. Following her heart and her own healing journey from doing to being, Ashley loves supporting others in one-on-one sessions where she has many beautiful opportunities to hold space for emotional challenges and witness empowering and life changing transformations.
Ashley is a certified conscious coach and soul care guide with certifications from Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s Conscious Parenting Method™ Certification Program (CPMCP)™, Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry Short Course, and Suzi Lula’s Spiritual Psychology. Ashley is currently learning to be a Grief Educator through David Kessler’s Grief Training. Gently guiding her clients through a process of reconnecting with one’s essence from a place of self love, understanding and compassion and rewiring old ways of thinking rooted in self criticism, guilt, and unworthiness, Ashley has seen powerful changes in her own life and other’s lives and believes this is the work most lacking and most needed in the world today.
Her two children Teddy (12) and Annie (9) and her dog Charlie (3) bring lots of energy to her life. To get her creative juices flowing, Ashley enjoys dinner dates with her husband Steve, running, listening to podcasts, visiting farmers markets and spending time with family, friends and neighbors. She also enjoys supporting local farms and cooking plant based meals.
Find Ashley on instagram here.
Morning Power Vinyasa with Karen
Power vinyasa synchronizes breathing with powerful, sweeping moves that increase muscle tone, strength and endurance. Each position flows into the next creating an effective aerobic and conditioning, full body workout for beginners and experts alike.
Karen Martin has been teaching yoga for the past 8 years. Her yoga journey began in 2011 when she took her very first Power Vinyasa class- she was instantly hooked.The realization of how our minds and bodies are connected and what the two are capable of accomplishing together, drove her to seek teacher training. Karen likes to be challenged and loves inversions and arm balances. She encourages her students to push themselves just a bit further to find what they are truly capable of on their mat. Every yogi level from beginner to advanced can leave Karen's class knowing they have gotten more out of themselves than they ever expected.
Goddess Photography Experience with Alexis
Embrace and express your inner goddess. This unique workshop will start with a presentation on creative expression as an outlet for emotional catharsis. Then the group will go on a nature walk on the beautiful grounds of Honey Hollow Farm to learn posing techniques for outdoor creative portraiture. Feel free to bring your phone and/or camera to capture what you learn.
The option to purchase images from this session will be available if attendees wish to have their experience professionally captured.
**The Goddess Photography Experience will spend some time outdoors in nature. Bring boots that can get mucky and warm layers. If weather is too uncooperative, full session will be indoors and/or utilizing covered areas near the house.
Lexi Bird Photography is an ethereal portrait photographer. She seeks to provide emotional catharsis through creative expression. Alexis mostly works in nature, believing in its unique ability to ground, center, and awaken our curiosity.
Find Lexi Bird Photography on instagram here.
Yin & Yoga Nidra: Release & Rest for Reset with Suzie
This traditional asana + meditation practice prepares us for springtime, the welcoming of birth and renewal reflected in our natural world. As we gently flow into the teeming spring season, there is just a bit more work to be done to clear the brush from the earthly coverings we have gathered around our roots.
In the depths of a rejuvenating yin yoga practice, we'll shed the remaining layers of winter chill from our bones, ease open the joints + create space in the body, expanding our capacity for ushering in new growth.
We will then be guided through a specially prepared soul journey of yoga nidra, or "yogic sleep," warm and supported lying down in savasana. This powerful meditation connects us to our deepest essence and sets the foundation for an abundantly appointed garden in the months ahead. You will tap into your driving desires and dreams, emerging clear and confident, rested and ready for what's next!
Slow Yoga for Spring with Suzie
Awaken into your aligned intention for spring, we delve into more action-inspired movements in a slow yoga class. Continued spiralized heart openers accessible to every level of practitioner, this sequence of juicy, wrought-out, FREEING poses will lift your Heart + Soles to new heights of blissful joy. Bloom with us in this sacred, uplifting practice!
Suzie Liggett partners with people on their journeys of health and self-discovery.
After a career in education as a classroom teacher, staff developer and literacy consultant, Suzie turned her love of yoga and self-study into a multi-faceted business rooted in a uniquely energetic approach that blends the wisdom of the East with the modern advances of the West. The founder of Heart&Soles Holistic Services, Suzie supports humans from birth through adulthood with the integration of natural health solutions for balanced minds, bodies and spirits.
Her true passion lies in empowering others to achieve stronger bodies, follow nature's intelligence and focus their energy on that which brings joy and fulfilment.
She leads yoga and meditation classes of all styles in the BucksMont area for babies, children, adults and families and specializes in movement & mindfulness curriculum for schools and camps, prenatal and parent & child yoga, corporate wellness, holistic nutrition & natural supplementation, the therapeutic use of essential oils and Ayurveda.
Suzie holds an MS Ed from Mercy College and her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business & Kinesiology from Penn State. Her company is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) certifying teachers at the 200hr level. Suzie is the lead instructor and is a certified E-RYT & RCYT with the Yoga Alliance.
She holds further certifications in Neurolinguistic Psychology, Life Coaching, doTERRA's AromaTouch Technique and is currently finishing hours for her Reiki Mastership.
When she’s not teaching, coaching or healing, Suzie dreams of getting behind a potter’s wheel & learning to hoop dance.
Connect with Suzie here.
Astrology Workshop with Marjorie
Join certified Astrologer, Marjorie Cottrell, as we excavate patterns in our birth charts. Whether you paint, write, cook, teach or innovate, this workshop applies to creatives of all kinds.
This workshop is for both new and seasoned students of astrology.
Each attendee will leave with their own Sun, Moon + Rising Workbook (full of worksheets, journal prompts and resources) as well as a copy of their individual birth chart (if birthdate, time and location are provided in advance).
We will unpack the most meaningful symbols in the chart together and Marjorie will guide you through how they show up individually for each attendee.
This engaging workshop using the ancient wisdom of astrology is sure to leave you inspired!
Marjorie Sarah Cottrell is a writer, astrologer, mom of two, explorer and creative small business entrepreneur with a personal motto of: learn. create. share. Her lively practice includes individual chart consultations, couples’ readings, astrology reading events for small groups, workshops, research, and writing centered on introspection, motherhood, paradox and more.
Through events and workshops she marries her professional event planning experience with her passion for ancient astrological wisdom. Prior to being an inspiring tour guide of the sky, she enjoyed five years as a handmade soap small business owner. She is a native of Philadelphia, PA and a graduate of Temple University. Marjorie now lives outside the city limits with her husband and children in a historic Pennsylvania farmhouse. She is a bookworm, a yogi and loves bumper stickers. Her words and ideas can be found at marjoriecottrell.com and on instagram.
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