A JOURNEY TO COMMUNITY + CONNECTION
AUGUST 17 - 19, 2023
RONORA LODGE + RETREAT CENTER
You are welcome to celebrate who you are here.
Are you seeking a joyful immersion of community and connection? Are you aiming to rediscover and experience your sacred strength? Are you longing for a safe space to discover and explore, to have fun and be authentic?
Come with an open heart and apply your direct experience to your life, well-being, relationships, careers and more. Relax in beautiful, serene settings in nature where you can connect to the elements. Enjoy meditation, movement and journaling, while learning healing modalities and participating in powerful workshops.
Vulnerability Gatherings are a shelter for the soul, where we can find bliss and peace.
THE BENEFITS OF SAYING YES
connecting with nature
opening your heart
saying yes to life
making new friends + family
stepping out of your comfort zone
working with devoted facilitators
returning home with powerful tools
IT IS OUR HONOR TO BE YOUR GUIDES
2 Nights at Ronora Lodge + Retreat Center
All Meals + Private Chef
Facilitation + Guidance
Opening + Closing Circles
Daily Journaling + Meditation Practices
Beauty in Belonging Workshop
Active Meditation Experience
Ecstatic Dance Experience
Sound Healing Immersion
Extra Accommodations or Activities, Transportation costs, Shopping or Tipping Costs, Travel Insurance
DAILY JOURNALING +
Each day, you will be given journaling prompts that will amplify your experience. Embrace opportunities to explore your inner world through writing, while also practicing meditation daily. These disciplines support change and welcome transformation.
ALL MEALS +
Enjoy alchemical dining experiences and delight your body with delicious, life-giving food. Experience total nutrition and nourishment, as all food is prepared with mindfulness and love.
D1: Dinner / D2: Brunch + Dinner / D3: Brunch
ACTIVE MEDITATION EXPERIENCE
This is a powerful shaking and dancing meditation, consisting of four stages. Everyone begins in a state of shaking, transitions to dancing, then to seated meditation and finally, laying in meditation. Delivering beautiful results, this workshop helps you to let go and awaken your body from within.
BEAUTY IN BELONGING WORKSHOP
Diving into one of our greatest human strengths, we remember our truest sense of belonging. This workshop, involving group discussions and partner exercises, is a transformative heart-opener designed to help us overcome obstacles on our path and to re-discover the art of being seen.
ECSTATIC DANCE EXPERIENCE
Beginning with a gentle yoga flow, everyone is invited to connect with the music and explore their own authentic movement. Everyone is encouraged to express and move (or not move) however they feel most organically called.
SOUND HEALING IMMERSION
Welcome stillness as you journey into deep meditative states through the vast world of sound. These immersions create peaceful and positive internal shifts, heal emotional wounds, and foster heart-opening experiences.
RONORA LODGE + RETREAT CENTER
Since 1988, RONORA has restored its buildings as well as preserved its 400+ acre parcel, making it a complete natural wonder.
Enjoy rustic and comfortable accommodations (plus a truly unplugged experience with no wifi) at Trilogy, one of the lodges on the property. Guests have access to a meeting hall for workshops and classes, as well as 6 bathrooms, 10 bedrooms, a kitchen, a large deck and abundant nature throughout their entire stay. Trilogy is a five-minute walk to the gorgeous waterfront.
Featuring pastures, fields, wetland, forests, lake, wildlife and flora, this is a place where you can "feel Mother Earth, sense Her balance and find your own." RONORA is easy to reach, hard to leave, and in a world all its own.
FACILITATION + NOURISHMENT
EVENT DESIGNER + FACILITATOR
An emerging though leader of his generation, Adam is committed to bringing positive change to the world. In 2018, he founded Sacred Sojourn and began designing and leading transformational experiences worldwide that focus on the art and soul of sacred living. Some of Adam's favorite things include ceremony, nature, laughing, kayaking, and traveling. His other successful work includes the production company, Anahata Productions and the auto-biographical story, I Love.
PRIVATE CHEF + CULINARY ALCHEMIST
Cori is a retreat chef and ceremonial space-holder, bringing her passion for over twenty years of quality nutrition and using food as medicine. A true alchemist in (and out of) the kitchen, she merges her heart and voice through everything she creates. Cori founded Lady Marigold in 2016 and Joyfull Hearth in 2021, providing herbal apothecary, catering, and wellness services for humanity. Cori's deepest passion and purpose is to ignite a Joy-Full Earth.
WHAT WERE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS?
"This was a connective experience allowing healing and surrendering... so much cleansing and empowerment took place." - Karen M.
"My favorite parts were embracing my truth and being vulnerable, the quiet moments and letting go." - Elaine K.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE?
"Participating was one of my best decisions for the year, and I would urge others to do the same. The whole experience is to create a sense of community." - Brittany J.
"I felt completely safe and comfortable when I wanted to speak. This was an honor, I will never forget this experience." - Heather M.
WHAT WAS IMPACTFUL FOR YOU?
"This experience is about building you back to be a better person, who is able to conquer life in a more positive and direct way.” - Scott C.
REGISTRATION + PRICING
To complete this process, you must submit a registration form and will be asked to sign a contract. Remember there are limited spots for this offering, as this keeps our container sacred and safe.
A DEPOSIT Of $200 IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
(deposit is included in overall costs)
For booking and payments, you have the following options:
Purchase on the website, or contact us to book directly.
Personal Payment Plan
Contact us to submit a deposit and enroll. Final payment is due June 15.
$450 per person
$575 per person
Cancellation Policy: This event is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or gift your spot to someone else, upon our approval.
Payment Plan Policy: It is important that all payments are on time. If a payment is 3 days late, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. No refunds or credits will become available.
If you would like to know more about our pricing and why we charge what we do, please visit here.
WHERE DO WE TRAVEL TO?
RONORA Lodge + Retreat Center in Watervliet, Michigan. We are staying in Trilogy, one of the lodges on the property.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Guests are invited to carpool and/or shuttle themselves. Mindful parking is permitted directly on the property.
WHEN DO WE ARRIVE?
The event begins on August 17, 2023. Guests are welcome to arrive between 3pm - 4:30pm. Opening Circle begins at 5pm.
WHEN DO WE DEPART?
The event ends on August 19, 2023 at 2:30PM. Guests will enjoy a meal before departure.
WHAT DO WE BRING?
All essential information regarding the gathering, including a packing list will be delivered to you three months before your event begins.
WHAT DO WE NOT BRING?
Pets, alcohol or illegal substances, weapons of any kind, bad vibes or drama
HOW DO WE REGISTER?
To complete this process, you must submit a registration form, a form of payment (payment in full or a personal payment plan), and will be asked to sign a contract.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
This event is non-refundable.
I WANT TO JOIN THIS EXPERIENCE.
CAN I COME ALONE?
We always invite and encourage others to embrace the magic and mystery of a solo experience. We will invite you to our event group chat, which gives you the opportunity to connect with others joining this experience. Everyone is very welcoming here!
WHAT IS THE PROSPERITY PROGRAM?
We believe in lifting each other up through prosperity and joy. We pay you $100 for every person you bring to any retreat. Learn more about our "Abundance for All" approach here.