Elemental Wisdom Retreat
December 14 -16, 2018
Join Kathy Bolte & Dr. Christie Smirl for a very special Women’s Wisdom Retreat in Craig’s Cabin at Camp DeBenneville Pines in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. This special camp is located in Angeles Oaks near Jenks Lake.
The centerpoint of the weekend will revolve around the teachings of the Dagara Tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Together, we will explore the tribe’s system of the elements to understand the power of Fire, Water, Earth, Nature and Mineral. Altars will be created for each of the elements as we explore their power in our lives. We’ll combine these ancient teachings with our Western sensibilities to dig deep and gain a better understanding of who we are and how we relate to our world.
The weekend will be filled with story, journaling, discussion, ritual, sisterhood and celebration. Each of us will learn which of the 5 elements we resonate with the most, and whether we are a “Seeker” or a “Keeper” of the element. We will explore the ways in which we can understand our own unique path more fully and take our gifts home with us to further nurture our own lives, our families, and our communities.
Gentle yoga, a little live music, and some meandering nature walks will be a part of our weekend.
Cost for your retreat is $275.00 - $250.00 if paid before October 1, 2018.
The registration cost includes comfortable accommodations in a cozy cabin with spacious bunk beds for sleeping two people to a room. Your cost also includes all vegetarian meals prepared lovingly on-site by Master Chef Jolene Redvale.
We will gather on Friday afternoon at 3pm through Sunday afternoon at 1pm.
This special retreat will be the perfect way to welcome in the energies of the New Year and set your intentions for your perfect expressions of Self for 2019.
Meet your retreat leaders:
Dr. Christie Smirl & Kathy Bolte
Christie is a Nurse Practioner, Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Reiki Master and facilitator of healing circles. She is a natural healer and spiritual visionary. She teaches Yoga Teacher Trainings centered around Ayurvedic practices and leads healing circles weekly at her home in Rancho Cucamonga.
Kathy is a Yogāsana and Nāda Yoga (yoga of sound) teacher. She has been facilitating Women's Wisdom Circles for 18 years and is skilled at storytelling and leading heartfelt discussions that encourage circle participants to mine the deep recesses of their soul. She is certified in teaching Sanskrit, Vedic Mantras and other sound based practices.
Together they are lead vocalists and instrumentalists for the popular Kīrtan band, Ākāśavāni. They lead kirtan at yoga festivals and yoga studios throughout the US & India.
Kathy and Christie became yoga partners in 2015. People say their knowledge, skill and energy compliment one another perfectly. They look forward to welcoming you into their fold.