EMBRACING THE RED QUEEN
Women, Competition, Cooperation, and Co-Creation
September 20 – 22, 2013
Join your sisters for this powerful autumn equinox weekend retreat, and bring your whole self to the circle. Bring yourself in all your sexy, sweet, angry, tired, envious, joyful, powerful glory. Bring your whole range of experience and voice. In this sacred container nothing is true or untrue, and everything is open to interpretation, reinterpretation, and re-envisioning.
Embracing the Red Queen offers the opportunity to explore our power as women, and the ways we wield it. We will hold a space where it is safe to confront envy and shame, as well as the fragile feeling of becoming vulnerable.
In confronting the part that power plays in our relationships as women, we will help to liberate ourselves and each other from the chains of jealousy, envy, and disempowerment. We will empower ourselves and each other to greater strength by witnessing the evolution from competition to co-creation.
Lasara Firefox Allen, assisted by Jenya Turner Beachy, will take you deep into the process of gaining your full range of expression, owning your center, and sharing your authentic self with your sisters. Through opportunities for expressive and transparent communication, games and playful challenges, and lots of heartfelt sharing, Lasara and Jenya will guide you in this process of deepening, enlivening, and enlightening.
Scroll down to read more about Lasara and Jenya.
This event will be held at the well-known, Goddess-honoring retreat center, Isis Oasis Sanctuary. Isis Oasis is in Geyserville, CA, just off the 101. It’s less then 20-minutes drive from the nearest airport (Santa Rosa, CA), about an hour and a half north of Oakland or San Francisco, and about an hour south of Willits, CA.
We will have exclusive access to a pool, hot tub, and sauna. (Bathing suits optional!) The lodge is beautifully appointed, with rooms, a dorm space, and a lovely meeting space. We will have access to the grounds, and a dining hall. See the paypal link below for pricing options for your choice of accommodations. Private rooms are limited, so register ASAP if you want one!
Isis Oasis is an animal rescue sanctuary. You may interact with the animals in the sanctuary or not, as you choose.
You will be fed six meals. Our chief chef is Durga Fuller of The Cook Awakening, from Portland. (See her bio below.) If you have a restricted diet, Durga will work with you to accommodate your personal dietary needs.
Our retreat will include yoga sessions, time for meditation, relaxation, and massage. And time for open socializing, playing in the pool, and getting to know one another. As well as multiple opportunities to dive deep into our shared experience of womanhood.
We request an hour (or more if you’re inspired) of your time as seva (selfless-service) to be offered sometime throughout the weekend. You can let us know your preference for seva (kitchen help, massage, clean up, set-up, elder-support…) at registration.
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About your facilitator:
Lasara Firefox Allen, MPNLP, is an internationally published, best-selling author, educator, and activist. Her book Sexy Witch (Llewellyn, 2005) is published in four languages and distributed globally.
Lasara offers workshops on topics relating to relationships and intimacy, sexuality, parenting, media literacy as it relates to body-image and self-esteem, writing, and spirituality. She is a respected speaker and facilitator, and has a selective and thriving coaching practice.
Married to the love of her life, Robert Allen, and mother to two amazing daughters, Lasara and her family live in the wilds of northern California. They surround themselves with a community of loving, like-minded souls.
Find out more at www.LasaraAllen.com, or at Lasara’s facebook page.
Jenya T. Beachy has been walking the Twisted Path of Spiritual Seeking for over 25 years, studying the old ways and forging new ones. As a Reader, Writer, Preacher, Rootworker and Witch, she has developed tools to lift the veils, excite the molecules and breathe life into dark corners. An ordained minister, respected teacher and compelling priestess, Jenya is known for her inclusive and expansive Work. Find out more at www.jenyatbeachy.net.
Durga Fuller is a practical health mystic. She has 20 years of experience cooking professionally, 10 of those years at meditation retreat centers around the world. The last 12 years she has organized and facilitated personal growth retreats, and nourished a family with food sensitivities and other health challenges.
The Cook Awakening was born out of Durga’s desire to integrate these skills into an offering of service in the world. She now coaches and teaches internationally to help individuals, families and groups integrate whole health changes, body, mind and spirit, into their lives gracefully and with ease.
Find out more at The Cook Awakening.