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A Day on a River

By August 16, 2011 - 5:34pm

Last Saturday I spent all day on the Colorado River with 11 other adventurous women as part of a nature retreat at my Colorado home. What a glorious, inspiring day – full of fun, giggles, heart pumping moments, playful water fights and simple pleasures. We gathered first and set our intention for the retreat, always a good place to start. This retreat was a reunion with friends who were part of the Path of Ceremonial Arts program with me at the StarHouse in Boulder. Reconnecting was our theme, and that blossomed into rejuvenate, revitalize, rekindle, relax and many other REasons to get out into nature together.

The river trip was a highlight and we practiced many of the metaphors that we will explore at the Women’s Empowerment Workshop in Vail this September 15-18. We discovered the feeling of different currents around us as we traveled. Knowing that we can make choices about which current to be in and when it makes sense to shift into a new one. Finding our sense of grounded centeredness and balance when entering turbulent waters. Discovering our courage, power and confidence, right along with peace and calm. These and many more insights came to us during the float trip. I’m so excited to share this exciting exploration with women attending the Vail Workshop as I’m sure many more ‘Aha!’ moments will surface.

Another exciting part about being in a circle of women is the support, trust, and potential that is felt when we are together. Being together with women, and especially in nature, around a fire, under the stars, brings forth the best, and sometimes the most vulnerable in each of us. It also creates a lovely, nurturing space for us to support and be supported on our journey. A space that is conducive to shifting energy in our life and making personal discoveries. Many shifts happened for us last weekend, even in two short days! When we parted, we did so richer for our time spent together – rejuvenated, revitalized, relaxed and reconnected with each other and with our personal river of life. This is the experience we intend for every participant of Women’s Empowerment Workshop in Vail this September. That’s why our “bring three and attend free” promotion is so valuable. It reduces the cost of the workshop significantly, and creates a built-in circle of friends to continue the process begun at the workshop. Hope you’ll join us…and bring your circle

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By Anonymous January 7, 2012 - 1:17pm

Hi Susie Kincade,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Thanks for sharing your story. Am sure you all had a great time and it's very true spending and sharing time with friends is a great way to relax. 



January 7, 2012 - 1:17pm

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