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In order for us to re-member ourselves we need to first experience the intrinsic connection between our bodies and the rhythms of this glorious earth.
You are invited to an Initiation Ceremony to reconnect and heal
  together through community and the teachings of nature.
Join John de Kadt, Renata Langner, Christine Marie and Adam Bauer on an
intimate journey into sacred movement, ancient story telling, forest bathing, trauma healing workshop,  kirtan and more

If nothing else, this pandemic has taught us just how precious and brief this life is and just how important it is to cherish our days and all our loved ones. We relish this opportunity to come together and love one another in ever more beautiful and deepening ways. 

Join us for a unique, revelatory and inspiring day-long outdoor retreat at picturesque Middle Way Farm in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

This will be a day to connect deeply with yourself and the power of community. Steeped in the natural beauty of this outdoor location, replete with panoramic mountain views, ponds, forests and a gorgeous stone fire circle, we will dive into the essence of being. 

The day will include a slow Somatic Earth Yoga Flow, kirtan, elemental meditation, forest bathing, Drumstory, and a workshop on Healing Our First Trauma…our separation from nature. We come together to reclaim our connection with earth and self to heal our individual and collective wounds. 

 

Through these sacred practices we will embody ourselves here on this planet more empowered and alive with our spontaneous, unconditional joy.

 

It has been a minute since we all joined in the joy of presence together. We look forward to being with you all.

 

Note: This retreat includes two delicious vegetarian Ayurvedic meals (lunch & dinner) prepared by our professional chef Veronica Wolf Casey.

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Event Details

All events will be outside. Attendees are welcome to wear a mask if they would like, though they are not required. 

 

Please bring a cushion and/or blanket to sit on and a non-disposable thermos or drinking bottle. Feel free to bring natural bug and/or tick repellent, though in August the bugs and ticks tend to be much less of a problem. 

 

All humans over 14 years of age are allowed. If you would like to request an exception to this age requirement, please email us at info@blessfest.org.

 

Location: Middle Way Farm in the Berkshire Mountains (address provided upon registration). Learn more on the Middle Way Farm venue page.

Schedule 

  • 9:00 AM: Arrival and Check-In

  • 10:00 AM: Gentle Earth Somatic Yoga Flow with Renata Langner   

  • 12:00 PM: Elemental Meditation with Christine Marie 

  • 12:30 PM: Lunch (delicious vegetarian meal served) 

  • 2:00 PM: Forest Bathing: Walking meditation with John de Kadt     

  • 3:00 PM: Healing Our First Trauma: Reconciliation with Gaia Workshop with Christine Marie

  • 4:30 PM: Prayer Planting with Christine, Adam, John, and Renata

  • 5:00 PM: Dinner (delicious vegetarian meal served)

  • 6:00 PM: Drumstory with John de Kadt

  • 7:00 PM: Kirtan with Adam Bauer and Friends 

  • 9:00 PM: Closing Ceremony and Departure

Tickets

     Full Day Pass:

     $149 per person

     Tickets purchased at the door will not include meals.

    

    5:00pm Arrival: Dinner, Drumstory & Kirtan 

    $65 per person

    7:00 Arrival: Kirtan

    $25 per person

Use the button below to register for this event on the BrightStar ticketing page.

Please contact us at info@blessfest.org with any questions.