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December 2019
Men, We're Here For You
Why Women Should Lead Men's Work

Mens Transformative Retreat
"In this age of the #metoo movement and a bourgeoning collective understanding of the deeply problematic nature of a patriarchal society, women now, more than ever, need to start leading men. 
In the corporate world, yes, but also, in their inner worlds.
My company, The Shift retreats, has started hosting women-led transformational retreats for men, and here's why.
Qualities typically attributed to the feminine (an archetypal energy that exists in all of life, not a gender) are associated with intuition, free flow, emotionality, creativity, inclusivity, receptivity, community, introspection, connectedness, vulnerability, care and concern. 
In compliment, masculine energies are associated with steadfastness, directionality, single-pointed focus, independence, self-sufficiency, strength, extrospection and preparedness. Both are necessary to achieve balance, however they will always vary in degree, as they should according to what serves the highest and best purpose of each individual. 
Men suffer greatly at the hands of our western society. They are taught that masculinity means the absence of femininity. They are taught that manhood is hard won and easily lost and they must fight to keep it. Men are often taught that their partners, families and social spheres will think less of them if they are not "masculine enough."
So they shove down their innate feminine, thereby denying an intrinsic and necessary part of themselves.
For the first time, toxic masculinity-the imbalance created when the feminine is forcibly repressed-is being collectively addressed. And thank goodness!, for wherever there is an imbalance between masculine and feminine energies, there is disarray. 
However, many men are feeling increased shame, confusion and guilt about, and fear of their own masculinity. 
While women are questioning their historical subjugation, more men than ever are beginning to question themselves, question their pasts and question their ability to trust themselves, their desires and their instincts. 
They are fearing their own masculinity, while still coping with the judgements that have been thrust upon them about their own femininity.
They are between a rock and a hard place. And because women are finally feeling free to express anger about the injustice we have suffered for centuries, men don't feel like they have many spaces to go to safely process and express. 
Women need to fill the gap. We have so much to teach and offer men. 
Men have been led by men for centuries. Now, it's time that we give them the opportunity to be led by women, especially in inner work.
It is so important for men to have access to feminine-led spaces that have nothing to do with sex or money or criticism.
The Men's Retreat we host at The Shift is just one of thousands of programs that need to be created by women, for men. To transformational female leaders everywhere: we are asking you to join us".

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Heal the Healers Retreat 
Rest, Restore and Re-Energize

Heal the Healers Retreat
Are you committed to including self-care as part of your professional development? Winter and spring are great seasons to rest and recharge, particularly for those of you who on a regular basis, invest much of yourself in serving others. Reward yourself, come over to Eastover, a holistic living and retreat haven where life slows down, tranquility sets in, and your personal self-care becomes your focus. Whatever it is that you need to reflect, restore, and heal, this is a package designed to meet your needs and budget.

Our retreat center offers you the opportunity to customize your time in response to your own needs. This retreat package includes daily yoga and sound healing classes, reiki healing, self-guided daily meditation and reflection, five night accommodation including meals. Reiki healing by appointment. Walking trails, abundant nature and a slower pace allow for reflection, restoration and rest.

Sound healing classes will be led by Jay Emmanuel, author of "The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds and Vibrations, the Power of the Mind and the Voice'. A singer with a powerful melodic range, Jay masterfully blends voice, colors, lights and sounds, and the use of Seven Alchemy Quartz Crystal Bowls and Himalayan Bowls calibrated to specific frequencies in the human body to achieve maximum sound healing. Reiki available by appointment with Maggie Law, founder of Art Oasis, Inc., in New York City.

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Transform in 2020
with a 90 Day Effortless Challenge

Personal Transformation Coaching
Lets get real - New Year's resolutions, even when we are dead serious when we make them, are no more resolute than a wish. Making a resolution has about as much chance of helping us attain the life we want as tossing a coin into a fountain. In fact, tossing a coin may have a better chance of success because it employs a few key tools of success: spending the quarter (investment), making a pilgrimage to the fountain (taking action), making the wish (creative visualization). But in the end, tossing a coin in the fountain is really just a wish because it lacks grounding in proven tools of change.
In case you are expecting a 'lets get real' speech that evangelizes discipline, hard work, and sacrifice as the most important agents of change, you will be happy to hear that reliance on these is actually more a deterrent to change because the most important agent of change is a feeling of effortless ease.
Can change really be effortless? Through using proven change tools including proper planning and a good support system, yes, it can be almost effortless.
Start your 2020 transformation with a 90 effortless challenge.
You have the power to change yourself and to change your world. It is time to own it.

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Pathwork is a practical process of self-knowing and self-responsibility that helps us to find our way to our core divinity - a place of greater joy, peace, pleasure and wisdom. Learn how you can get started today. Sevenoaks is also a serene and beautiful sanctuary for retreats for up to 100 where mindfulness and healing can occur.

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Unique retreat destination on the beach, overlooking the Sea of Cort�s and the magnificent Sierra Giganta mountains that tower surrounded by forests of cacti. Intimate, peaceful, supported, down to earth venue for groups of 10 -16.

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