Ritual Retreat for Young Women
Pathways to Self-Love
Wednesday, June 27, 3:00 pm
through Saturday, June 30, 3:00 pm
We offer our second annual Ritual Retreat for Young Women as a collective space to stop, breath, reflect, and transform. The theme for this year’s retreat is Pathways to Self-Love. Join us for the four-day, three-night retreat for young women in grades 9-12, as we travel inward through ritual, meditation, visual art, music, and conversation.
We all have the potential to shine as we travel on our path -- at times moving forward, at other times going in circles. Sometimes our paths are clear and bright. Other times they can be isolating, uncomfortable, or confusing. Yet despite the pattern or visibility of the path, practicing self-love can ease the journey. In a fast-pace time of chaos, social movements, and reform, there is a need to pause and reflect.
|May 11, 2012
A letter from Jessica and Marisa, retreat facilitators:
As the school year draws to a close and you look towards the summer, we would like to invite you to be part of an amazing four-day, three-night Ritual Retreat for Young Women. Often in our lives we get overwhelmed with school, family, and personal responsibilities. Wisdom Ways' retreat offers a space to reflect on your life, gain skills for the future, while creatively expressing yourself and making new friends.
This summer we will learn about ourselves and build community in the following fun ways:
Jessica and Marisa
Watch (and then share!) this video about the retreat:
Retreat Coordinator: Jessica Lopez Lyman, a St. Paul native, received a B.A. from St. Catherine University in Secondary Education and English. She received her M.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara in Chicana and Chicano Studies and is continuing in their PhD program. Her research focuses on performance art, Chicana/o identity, embodiment, Chicana feminism, and community or ganizing. As a performance poet, teacher, and activist Jessica strives to create social change through arts education. If you want to learn more about this retreat, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreat Leader: Marisa Stevenson - Moving, creating, laughing, discovering, reading, growing are some of the things Marisa Stevenson does- in her free time- when she is not trying to transform her world. A graduate from St. Catherine's University in 2008, she completed her bachelors of science in social work and practiced as a MN licensed social worker for two years be fore moving on to law school for a year in Chicago. After finding law school as perhaps not the best fit, she is currently back in Minneapolis trying to transform and (re) member self love and what it means to be free.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 through Saturday, June 30
COST: $125 (includes overnight accommodations)