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September 23 – 29, 2017
In the North we meet the legendary Norse goddesses. The Norns, weavers of destiny. Siv, wife of Thor, goddess of the harvest. We arrive in Norway’s Arctic island of Kjerringjoy in the Arctic fall and time of Siv’s rein. We collect here to harvest together renewal, adventure and deeper connection to our personal store of wisdom and joyful destiny. Featuring yoga, meditation, ritual, outdoor excursions, the Northern Lights and workshop with Scandinavian healer and teacher, Mira Tvietane on deep body listening and renewal. Limited space, visit the event page to register.
Part I: Open the Door North
September 23rd – 24th, Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Guldsmeden Boutique Hotel
Lodging & organic meals by top rated Oslo Guldsmeden Hotel
Recover from travel in the hotel’s spa
Gentle Yoga & Meditation circles in our private hotel space
Sightseeing in the beautiful city of Oslo
Part II: Seek the Norse Goddess
September 25th – 29th, @ Kjerringoy Brygge Hotel, Kgerringjoy Island Norway inside the Arctic Circle
90 min plane ride / 30 min boat ride to Kjerringoy Island
Kayak on the calm seas and fjords of Kjerringoy
View the Northern Lights and hike the sea/mountain landscape
Lodging & organic meals by top rated Kjerringoy Brygge Hotel
3 Day Womb Wisdom Workshop with Mira Tveitane
Womb Wisdom Workshop Includes: Deep listening into our female body & reconnecting to the womb space. Tools to awaken are weaved together as we let go of time and space and step into this 3 day workshop. Meditation, mantra & mandala, meditative touch, hiking and ritual connect us to answers to our own healing and destiny. The Norse goddesses residing in the Arctic, and within each of us, awaken as we ignite our own empowered, strong nature inworkshop together. The wisdom embodied in the feminine is greater than the Western physical definition of the ‘womb’. This workshop uses the womb space as a metaphor for the cycle of life. Thus, this workshop is for any age woman at any stage in her life who desires to connect to the divine feminine intellect that lives within.
About Mira: Mira lives a life of constant personal development. Much of her foundation comes from her first experience of energy healing at the age of 13. Trained as an art therapist, facilitator of Constellations and Multigenerational Traumawork, she is completing 500 hours of feminine and healing yoga. Most importantly she has spent longer periods in meditation, silent periods in monasteries and had the privilege of encounters with shamans and medicine women from different cultures. She recently returned from a month long immersion in India to dive deeper into the art of singing mantra and then Portugal for the teacher training in Womb Yoga.
Cost per attendee: 1765 USD / 14575 NOK
Optional for Oslo Residents: 4 nights only in Kjerringoy, 1450 USD / 12010 NOK
Cost includes all lodging, meals, spa access, workshop fee, kayaking and guide
$300 Deposit required, full payment required by August 15, 2017
$300 reservation deposit required, complete details and registration here.
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January 3 – 9, 2018
Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Space. From the ancient Hatha yogis to the indigenous shamans, humans have long recognized the restorative benefits of connecting with the elements. They are the ‘medicines’ we seek to cleanse, rebirth and start a new. Join us as we explore the beautiful rain forests of Costa Rica and link together the elemental teachings of yoga with other ancient cultures to gift ourselves a big dose of renewal in the new year.
We will gather at La Carolina eco-lodge and farm in the mountainous rain forests of Costa Rica. This beautiful, locally run lodge, farm and ranch is the back drop to our adventure together with teachings from master yogini Holly Krepps and shamanic medicine woman and visionary, Robbie Warren Hill Otter Woman Standing.
Opt in for a special pre-retreat New Years beach vacation and travel assistance provided by our world class travel partner, Suncierge. Suncierge is the first travel service to provide comprehensive travel design, preparation and concierge services for the time-starved who aspire to travel.
Big Medicine Agenda
January 3 Arrive at Liberia Airport, travel to La Carolina Lodge provided by Desafio Tour Company
January 4-6 Yoga and Ceremony teachings with Holly and Robbie on the 5 Elements
January 7 Arenal Volcano National Park Tour. Enjoy zip lining, canyoneering, or repelling and then bathe in the famous natural hot springs. Hosted by experts in adventure travel, Desafio Tour Company
January 8 Embodiment of the elements, a co-taught workshop and closing ceremony with Holly and Robbie. Plus a discussion with health coach, Leanne Maciel on nutrition goal setting in the new year
January 9 Transport back to Liberia Airport provided by Desafio Tour Company
Plus, farm fresh meals, horse back riding, hiking, naturally heated river hot tub and massage therapy provided by La Carolina Lodge
New Years in Costa Rica, provided by Suncierge
Details in development.
Big Medicine Retreat:
Shared lodging : 1750 USD
Private lodging: 2065 USD
$300 Deposit required, full payment required by November 30, 2017
$300 reservation deposit required, complete details and registration link in development.
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Past All Inclusive Retreats
January 2 – 8, 2017 SOLD OUT
Join Sarah and her teachers, master yogini Holly Krepps of Circle Yoga Shala and modern day shaman and earth medicine woman Robbie Warren Hill Otter Woman Standing, to experience renewal, adventure and joy in this incredible place on Earth. Tucked away in the volcanic mountains and rain forests of Costa Rica, we gather at family owned farm and eco-lodge, La Carolina Lodge – multiple time winner of Trip Advisors Traveler’s Choice award. Costa Rica’s motto is Pura Vida – the Pure Life. Come let’s immerse ourselves in a truly pure Costa Rican experience of a lifetime. For full details and to register, please visit Big Medicine’s event page.
March 24 – 27, 2016
The season solstice is just past and new beginnings are visible on the horizon. This retreat is geared to help you savor that moment between winter’s full melt and spring’s full bloom. As you prepare for the season’s change, join us for a weekend of hugging the slopes, trail riding, delicious cooking, wine tastings and yoga and meditation.
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Location: Good Commons, Plymouth VT; Cost: $775 to $875 per person.
April 28 – May 1, 2016
The spirit of the Blue Ridge will call you to retreat inward, toward your inner light, your true North. Sarah and Heather White Yoga partner to create a special weekend in the Blue Ridge filled with yoga, hiking, kayaking the French Broad, visiting Asheville’s local artisans and healthy food and wine pairings created by own personal chef.
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Location: Burnsville, NC outside Mt. Mitchell State Park; Cost: $650 to $775 per person.