radiance: returning to the light
As we move from the darkest time of the year towards the return of the light, this in-person weekly “mini retreat” series offers you the chance to step away from the demands of daily life to connect more deeply with your own inner light. Drawing inspiration from nature’s passage through winter’s dormancy into spring’s cycle of blossoming, together we will cultivate our personal gardens of possibility through engaging in the creative process. Combining creative writing and visual art, we will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and materials such as painting, drawing, and collage. This year’s RADIANCE mini retreat series will feature a number of special projects including the creation of soul house lanterns, narrative images incorporating personal silhouettes, and mixed media mobiles. This weekly retreat series offers you a chance to nurture your creative spark, cultivate new ways of enriching yourself and your life in this next chapter, and nourish yourself in the supportive, uplifting company of other women. This program offers space for creative expression for women and those who identify as female of all ages and backgrounds. No writing or art experience is necessary. All art materials, as well as snacks and tea, will be provided.
This program offers space for creative expression for women and those who identify as female of all ages and backgrounds. No writing or art experience is necessary. All art materials, as well as snacks and tea, will be provided. Registration & Payment:For more information or if you would like to register for this program, please contact Lisa at: Lisa @FamilyHeirloomArts.com or at 503.347.1391. This program has two payment options.
Option 1: Payment for the full amount of $535.00 can be made at the time of sign-up.
Option 2: Payment can be made in two installments. The first payment of $267.50 is due at the time of sign-up. The second payment of $267.50 is due by March 15th. Click here to learn more about Touchstone Retreats Click here to find out more about Lisa & Margaret
Due to the limited number of participants, we can accommodate early registration is recommended. Befriending Time by Lisa Kagan Return to Self by Margaret Hartsook
emergence: coming into bloom
Total Cost:$895 per person (with single room accommodations)$815 per person (with share room accommodations)
Payment of at least 30% of the total is due with registration. Payment in full is required by March 1, 2024.
Registration:Participants can register directly with Alton Collins Retreat Center for this program. Please click here to register. Contact Lisa at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or (503) 347-1391 if you have questions or would like to learn more about this retreat. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate, early registration is recommended.
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Touchstone Retreats Health & Safety Policy• As of now, at the retreat, wearing face coverings while indoors is optional. If this requirement changes, participants will be notified ahead of time.• We ask that all retreat participants do a self-evaluation before coming to the retreat and that they remain at home if they have any symptoms of illness.We will continue to monitor guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) regarding best practices for indoor gatherings and we will update our policies accordingly.
Touchstone Retreats Cancellation Policy for weekend retreats at Alton Collins Retreat Center (This policy is based on Alton Collin’s cancellation policy):If you need to cancel more than three months before the retreat you will receive a refund minus 10% of the total fee. If you need to cancel within three months of the event, you will receive a refund minus 30% of the total fee. If you cancel between one month and two weeks of the event, you will receive a refund minus 30% of the total fee plus a $50 cancellation fee per person. No refund is possible with less than a fourteen-day cancellation notice. Family emergency situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you have a COVID related situation arise and you need to cancel, please contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or (503) 347-1391. Bloom: Mixed Media by Lisa Kagan Tulips: Mixed Media by Margaret Hartsook
writing from center: A second Monday of the month Writing Devotion
~Erin Lee Gafill, “Drinking from a Cold Spring: A Little Book of Hope”
The page is a room of your own where you can listen for parts of yourself that are calling, where you have space to contemplate your lived experience and where you can access the compass of your poetic heart.
In this monthly in-person workshop, inspiring prompts are provided as doorways into the writing. These prompts invite your critical mind to step aside in order to allow the great wisdom of your authentic voice and your imagination to rise to the surface.
When you write in community and have the opportunity to listen to other women's stories, you enter the encouraging realm of our shared humanity. You gather essential tools as a writer and receive the medicine of being deeply heard. In community, your writing becomes stronger, more honest, full of vision and heart.
No previous writing experience is necessary. This circle offers space for creative expression for women and those who identify as female of all ages and backgrounds. Registration: For more information or if you would like to register for this program, please contact Dawn at: email@example.com or 503.568.6145. Image: mymind/Unsplash