Reflect, reconnect & Re-empower
June 6th - 9th, 2019
Do you wish to connect more deeply with yourself, others and the more than human world?
Join 12 people as we come together - inspiring authentic relating, compassionate living and nature connection.
An immersive forest bathing experience hosted by Annabel O’Neill and Tam Willey, both certified forest therapy guides through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. We have created an experience aimed to support you in discovering your souls medicine.
This retreat was created out of a desire to bring awareness to the infinite power and possibility that surrounds each one of us when we are connected - whether that be to ourselves, others or the non human world. Each one of us came to this world with unique gifts, stories and ways of being. Throughout these 4 days, we will come together to support and encourage each others journey into becoming our true and authentic selves.
Understanding the practice
What is Forest Bathing?
“Forest Therapy [Forest Bathing] is the practice of sensory connection to come into intimate relationship with the more-than-human world and with each other. A series of guided invitations bring us into the present moment, opening the doors of communication with the forest, waters, and landscapes we explore. We encounter not just the forest, but through the many mirrors of nature, we also encounter ourselves.”
~Amos Clifford, Founder of The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides & Programs
What are we doing?
This 4 day immersion will allow us to deepen into the medicine of the forest. We will spend the mornings out on the land, guided by sense opening invitation to interact and experience the forest and ourselves in new ways. Afternoons will be spent together, rooting in what the forest offered us. Through circles we will share stories and build on our personal and collective experience.
Tarot and Soul Level Astrology will be woven into the retreat to add greater depth to our time together. A couple nights we will experience star bathing — connecting to what gave us our sense of direction and purpose thousands of years ago. We will root ourselves to the earth before looking up and connecting with the stars.
* the retreat will be vegetarian with vegan options *
Local Vegan Food with Vegetarian Options
3 night, 4 day stay at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Vegan & Vegetarian Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
All activities during the event
Is this for me?
This retreat is for those of you who are —
looking to deepen your connection to nature and the non human world
wanting to be re-inspired to live life through your unique gifts
curious to learn more about forest bathing
wanting to be in connection and community with other
**this retreat is for all abilities and genders, must 18+**
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
“Nestled amidst the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains, Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center covers 130 acres of open fields, lush forests, colorful flower beds, and an abundant vegetable garden nourished by the crystal clear Taconic Stream. The stream flows through the Hollow, past the campfire grove and swimming hole, the garden and the meditation center, then rushes over a waterfall and out through the base of a deep hemlock-lined gorge.
Pumpkin Hollow offers a unique setting for workshops, retreats, yoga and meditation. The central farmhouse, meditation center, meeting room and renovated cabins are surrounded by shady areas on our beautifully groomed grounds. Across the stream, a network of nature trails connects to the labyrinth, Healer's sanctuary, peace prayer pole, meditation walk and campfire grove.” Find out more.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
~ Mary Oliver