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Writing and the Natural World: A One-Day Retreat for Women

How the mirror of nature reflects our life stories

This one-day retreat for women, led by Author & Writing Guide Susan Hagen, combines writing and earth-based healing practices with an opportunity for deeper self-awareness. 

The day begins with drumming, a sharing circle, and an introduction to the Medicine Wheel as a tool for balance and harmony. During the morning ceremony, you’ll be preparing for your Earth Walk, a period of time alone on the land. As you venture onto the earth with a question about or intention for your life, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know who you are in new and authentic ways. 

Being alone with oneself in nature is one of the most ancient practices of self-awareness and spiritual growth known to humankind. The Earth Walk will be followed by reflective writing to help illuminate the ways in which the mirror of nature reflects your life stories. You’ll learn simple techniques for effortless writing and share your stories in a safe, supportive circle. No writing experience is necessary. 

Here's what to bring

About Your Guide:  Susan began her path as a wilderness rites-of-passage guide in 1999 and has since assisted and co-guided many Wilderness Quests. During this time, she developed a writing program that combines key elements of the wilderness experience with writing as a healing practice.  Susan is an award-winning nonfiction writer and co-author of Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion. Her life and work continue to be guided and informed by the Wilderness Quest. 
WHEN:  Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen. From the upper parking lot, follow the trail to Picnic Area 1.
TICKETS: $85 includes parking fee. Limited to 12 participants
For more information about access, please call (707) 938-5216 
Description: Options Amount Quantity Select
General Admission $85 - Sat May 16, 2015, 9:30am - 4:30pm Writing & the Natural World- includes parking
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