Women in their wiser years are invited to come together and celebrate their inner knowing, to deepen their understanding of the gifts that they are now ready to offer their communities, to nourish their bodies, and explore the ways in which the natural world echoes the rhythms of their own lives. Wise women retreats include the following elements:
- Outdoor activities that focus on slowing down to the pace of the natural world while still tapping into physical strength and mental stamina (easy to moderate physical challenge).
- An introduction or opportunity to deepen a personal mindfulness meditation practice.
- Gentle yoga.
- Culinary explorations that focus on how we nourish our bodies through the offerings of the land, at times this will include harvesting and cooking classes, at other times exploring our intuitive connection to our eating and what supports our vitality.
- Three group video-chats after the retreat to connect in circle and continue to integrate all that has happened into our lives back home.
A land rich in adventure and
*Details below are a general outline and will depend on weather, an ever changing factor in Patagonia, as well as the group.
Day One: Arrive in Bariloche by noon. Short afternoon hike with views of the National Park. Welcome dinner at our lodge.
Day Two: Morning activity to begin to explore intentional transitioning through stages of life. Day hike, location dependent upon weather and group goals.
Day Three: Beginner friendly sea-kayak trip to a beach where we will have a gentle yoga class and lunch provided. Kayak back for some personal time before dinner.
Day Four: Our biggest hike of the trip, we will move at a pace appropriate for the group while also pushing ourselves to dig a little deeper and tap into the mental toughness that wisdom provides.
Day Five: After some down time in the morning, we will have town time mid-day for shopping and cultural exploration before leaving Bariloche and taking a 2 hour transport to the town of El Bolson. In El Bolson we will visit the local feria (artisan fair) for handmade crafts and local foods before a drive into the mountains to La Confluencia lodge. During our next four days at La Confluencia, each participant will be offered a Shiatsu massage, a Reiki session, and will have opportunity for nightly use of the wood fired hot tub and sauna.
Day Six: After morning yoga on the deck, we will spend the day harvesting in the organic garden and cooking, not only learning local culinary practices but also exploring the ways in which we serve our community with our own gifts and abilities.
Day Seven: A final yoga class on the deck and then we will hike to Cajon de Azul, a crystal blue river channeled through a box canyon in the mountains, before our closing celebratory feast.
Day Eight: Morning transport back to the airport in Bariloche, arriving by 11am, in time for a final shared meal before departing for the airport at 1pm.