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January 2020
Journeys to Ireland
Belonging To Your Sacred Life

Ireland Retreat
It was the night of Samhain, the Day of the Dead, and my long deceased Irish Grandmother appeared to me and spoke these words: "It is time to go home, back to the land and the sea." She then showed me images of Ireland and even played Celtic music in my ear! And then a whole host of my Celtic Ancestors showed up, going back many generations. It was quite a night.
 
Some years ago I led pilgrimages to Ireland and other sacred sites in Europe, but then they came to a natural completion seven years ago. Now a new cycle begins, and one of even greater depth as I feel the very strong pull of my matrilineal Irish lineage beckoning me back to where I belong.
 
It feels good and right to share my journey once more, for these are what my Pilgrimages are; a sharing of my intimate encounters with the inner and outer land. The first Pilgrimage, June 13-19, Returning To Our Earth Roots, calls us back to our Ancestral roots and the Earth, to our natural cycles and rhythms, and to feel a belonging to our own soul once more. With the world in such upheaval and dissolution we need to be standing firmly in our being, and we can only do that if we feel we belong.
 
The next Pilgrimage, September 5-11, draws us into Sacred Living and Sacred Dying, where we will explore the Celtic wisdom of the continuity of life and death. Other wisdom tradition teachings and poetry will also be used to unveil the mysteries of this rich journey we are all on. Are we fully living? Will we feel fulfilled at our death? Two questions that will form the foundation of our explorations.
 
Both Pilgrimages are held in South-West Ireland, on the wild and hauntingly beautiful Beara Peninsula. Many sacred sites are within minutes of our retreat accommodations, where we will venture daily to integrate our teachings and enter into sacred ceremony. Standing Circles, Ogham Stones, walks on the Wild Atlantic Way, Shrines, and the pure magic of the land Herself, will open the way for our Pilgrimage to land deeply within our being. We will also enter into a special ritual to embody this sacred time and to enhance our life upon our return back home, so that the journey not only continues, but ultimately begins.


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Tea Tell Truth
A Valentine's Weekend Retreat

Tea Tell Truth Retreat
On February 14-16, 2020, Eastover welcomes Jai Li, Founder of Tea Tell Truth, for an exotic and all inclusive Valentine's weekend retreat. 

Experience the history and tradition of tea while exploring the tastes and benefits resulting from incorporating tea into today's hectic and fast-paced lifestyle.  

Your weekend will include Tea Mindfulness, A guided mindfulness meditation with tea to encourage self-reflection, develop mindfulness-based stress management strategies; a Tea Tasting and Ceremony, pairing teas with cheese or chocolate and blending teas to take home. Our guests will also enjoy a three course Valentine's Day Dinner Menu, integrating the colors and flavors of teas into Eastover's gourmet and healthy menus. Stretch your soul and body with a Tai Chi workshop and open your heart to the power and wonder of teas. 

A once in a lifetime experience for you and someone you love. 

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Renewal in a Sacred Wilderness
Dubois, WY

Personal Retreat Wyoming
Join us for re-newal, re-creation, re-treat high in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains. Like the American Indians who came to the Wind River Mountains for sacred encounters millennia ago, like Moses going to Mt. Sinai, come retreat to this sacred wilderness to rest and renew.

Stimulating seminars, thoughtful discussions, and informal interaction among guests and distinguished session leaders provide a unique opportunity for all who seek a deeper understanding of the Holy One and themselves -lay persons as well as clergy.

Friendly horses, miles of hiking trails and fish-laden waters offer both the novice and experienced outdoors lover physical challenge as well as relaxation.

All activities are optional. Retreatants are free to determine their own needs for either activity or rest. Scheduled rides and hikes, sometimes with lunch along the trail, are offered in the mornings. Four evenings a week are spent in 90 minutes seminars with the retreat facilitator.


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