JOURNEYING RETREAT SERIES
SUMMER RETREAT 2017
The theme of this weekend was Discover YOU! on this “Journeying” weekend on the beautiful Portage Bay in Northern Ontario. Surrounded by 15 acres of untouched land, lake access only.
The weekend began by meeting at the home of Anny St Jean and Daniel Lafond to be transported across Portage Bay to their beautiful cottage Portage Bay Retreat at 4:00 pm.
ITINERARY FOR THIS WEEKEND EVENT
Welcome to Portage Bay Retreat
Arrival off the “boat”. Welcome to your “get-away”. Your “Journey” to self-discovery and self-awareness. Brief tour around the cottage.
Light snack will be available. Dinner will be around 6:30 pm.
Making yourself comfortable
We will have a short time to get unpacked and settle in to our “home away from home”. Connected to the stillness of nature.
Connected to the peacefulness of “unplugging” for the weekend.
Reconnecting to your true self.
*Note: tents will be set up after dinner
Opening Meditations & Introductions
We will begin with an opening meditation. Introduce ourselves and welcome each other. Introduce the Chakra Health Check to be explored later in the evening. Provide layout of our weekend. We will be working, but we will also be resting.
DANCE THE 7 CHAKRAS
Introduction to the dance
We will begin the weekend with dancing the 7 Chakras. Exploring each Chakra starting at the Base Chakra and working our way to the Crown. Checking in where our imbalances may be as we prepare to explore more in-depth over the weekend.
Key to our survival, our instincts
The root chakra is the first chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding.
It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life.
Key to our sexuality, our emotional center
The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility. The sacral chakra is our pleasure centre.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Key to our power, our expression
The solar plexus chakra is characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities. The energy of the third chakra is mobilized when we assert ourselves in the world. Discover its key characteristics and how to make the most of this powerful energy center.
Key to our love, our compassion
The heart chakra, colors our life with compassion, love, and beauty.
The fourth energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations. Explore what makes the essence of this chakra and how to unravel its powerful energy to enrich your life.
Key to our expression, our communication
The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat. The Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
Key to our creativity, our intuition
The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra. Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight.
The third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination.
Key to our spirituality, our connection with the Universe
The crown chakra is the seventh chakra and it is at the top of the “chakra ladder” which starts from the root chakra that grounds us on the Earth and progresses upward to the Crown which connects us with the universe and the Divine source of creation.
Integrating our true self
We end the weekend dancing all 7 Chakras to integrate what we have learned about ourselves. We bring all that we have discovered about our true authentic self.
Thank you! Merci! Meegwich!
Geegado Megwan Kwe (Talking Feather Woman)