Breathe Deep Restorative Retreat Ashland, Oregon Jan. 4-6, 2019
Expect beauty and perfection from County Willows and her surroundings. Do you appreciate beauty? Every room offers beauty and honors rest. Are nature walks and hikes something you relish? You'll find multiple paths to explore. Don't miss out on the forested path in Lithia Park which will take you up an easy incline along a chortling stream.The following is included in the full registration: Workshop registration; Two-nights stay, Friday and Saturday with additional days possible upon request; gourmet two-course breakfast in the Mountain View Breakfast Room; a session with one of the leaders (in an area of specialty such as spiritual direction or massage) at a day/time designated the evening of day one. Other meals are on your own unless notified otherwise. Suites and Cottages include a microwave and dorm-size refrigerator; while the four standard rooms do not although guests in these rooms have access to a small amount of refrigerator space downstairs in the Main House near the tea counter.
Schedule: Interactive Group gatherings: Friday 6:30 PM Pacific Time, Saturday 7 PM, Friday and Saturday after breakfast; After registration sign up for a optional spiritual direction or heart/life coaching session (individual, 50-minute sessions)
More on Breakfast: At 7:45 AM, baked goods, coffee and tea are available in the Mountain View Breakfast Room. For breakfast service come any time between 8:30 and 9:15 AM and be prepared for deliciousness! Juice and fruit course are followed by the day's main dish. Find coffee/tea available 24/7 at the Main House tea counter. Private rooms are in the Main House. To access breakfast use the wooden stairs on either end of the building or the lift which is on the side closer to the barn. Notify Country Willows Inn directly with dietary restrictions, Innkeeper: 541.488.1590 https://www.coach22.com/breathedeepmip2.jpg.
Facility: Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property except in the lower parking . Please note there is a $200.00 per day charge for any guest smoking inside any of the Country Willows buildings. The use of candles or incense is prohibited. No guest pets are allowed on the property.
Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellations must be received by email as follows: Mary@Meta-Formation.com. At that time your registration will be refunded minus a $75 cancellation fee per individual. Cancellations received after Dec. 1st will result in a $150 cancellation fee. Retreatants who do not show up or depart early are responsible for their entire registration. Check-in: County Willows Inn Check-in: 3 PM, Jan 4, 2019; check out of rooms by 12 noon, Sunday Jan 6, 2019.
The speed of life doesn't allow adequate time to process rapid external change—transition, grief, information overload, time famine or trauma from loss—impact us at deep levels. Holy leisure is intentionally built into this restorative time. Step off the treadmill of responsibility and experience the value of extended times of quiet, uninterrupted reflection and restorative play as the Holy Spirit leads you. Give some devoted attention to the Lover of your soul and find out just how much He enjoys hanging out with you and talking about the relationship, not the business! You'll be pleasantly surprised because, of course, His intentions usually do not include the "shoulds" "ought tos" and "need tos". Come join us in a surrounding of outer calm that leads to inner peace, making space and time for the one who knows you the best and loves you the most. We will use Questions for Jesus and among other things, the spiritual discipline of listening prayer. Come away and drink great droughts of God.
What to bring: Your trust and anticipation that Jesus will meet you and speak personally about your deep desires, an item that inspires you (art, poem, book), your journal, Bible and casual comfortable shoes and clothing. Less is more!
- In your welcome letter, find other important information about sign up slots for spiritual direction, heart/life coaching and more.
Whether you have attended many reflective retreats or this is your first time, you will find the accommodations both beautiful and comfortable. This retreat will be held in Ashland, Oregon at Country Willows Inn www.countrywillowsinn.com/accommodations. Location address is 1313 Clay Street, Ashland Oregon 97520. From County Willows and her surroundings you can expect beauty and perfection. This restful retreat is tailored to provide spiritual renewal and companionship, soul care, mental rejuvenation, heart-warming sharing and fun. There are wonderful paths to walk and expansive vistas. The purpose of this retreat is to breathe deep with God and exhale the fast pace of responsibility.
We will connect as a group Friday evening with each participant sharing briefly around something they've brought that inspires them. We also will meet Saturday after breakfast, afternoon and the evening then again Sunday morning after breakfast. The rest of the time is yours to discover Ashland, take a nap, explore boutiques, read or hike around the grounds of stately County Willows.
To facilitate this, the retreats will include a variety of Questions for Jesus woven among classical spiritual discipline (abiding in the Word, soaking in the Presence, silence and solitude, community sharing from the heart, and listening prayer), but each gathering will be unique in approach and emphasis. The common thread is the invitation for you to come away, breathe deep, and rest under the canopy of His great love.
Contact: Kathy Stoltzfus 334.648.7742
More on what to bring: An open receptive, hungry heart, a willingness to move at a much slower pace and to accept a fresh perspective on how you do life.