When: August 23 - 28, 2017
Our learning experience begins Wednesday with supper and a brief opening circle after dinner.
From Thursday to Sunday our program runs the full day as well as some of the evenings. On Monday we will end shortly before noon (1/2 day session).
The number of days, five spread over six, is deliberately chosen to encourage retreat, deep learning, and a lasting integration of circle applied to your respective work
There is spacious time for rest, reflection, hikes, walks, going to the beach, visiting the town of Langley, and body work (cost for body work is extra).
Julie Gersten, a wonderfully skilled massage therapist, will be available for massage in the free time during the workshop. Sessions are self-pay. You’ll get a chance to meet her early in the week, and there will be a signup sheet for massage sessions.
Where: The Whidbey Institute
This learning experience will be held at the unique and beautiful Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island. Located 30 miles north of Seattle, Whidbey Island provides a delightful retreat setting for this practicum. We will be housed in the lush green stillness of the Maxwelton valley in a facility of gardens, nooks and crannies, great food and the support of tall trees. Full travel information is available upon registration.
The Whidbey Institute grounds include two residential-style homes plus several cabins, a conference hall, a woodland sanctuary, gardens, as well as a 100 acre trail network and outdoor stone labyrinth. Meals are lovingly prepared using fresh and organic ingredients. The Institute is a relaxed, creative, and comfortable environment with a variety of room arrangements, mostly shared occupancy and bath. There is plenty of space for solitude as well as interaction.
There is an inner core of preparation that serves us in this work. The more we are each able to listen for a sense of guidance, rather than pulling our responses to situations out of our habitual thinking, the more readily we prepare to receive the wisdom that lies waiting in any gathering of people.
~ Christina Baldwin & Ann Linnea, The Circle Way