Returning to Essence: Fall 2018 – Winter 2019
*Oct 13, Nov 11, Dec 9,
*Jan 12, Feb 10 (Typically the 2nd Sunday per month. Two dates are Saturdays.*)
“The great work of our time is to bring the feminine into this culture. And it’s not an easy path. How does each one of us contribute? Believe it or not, it’s done in the most personal ways. Take time to listen to your dreams, to write them down. Take time to recognize that there are things going on within you that need to be felt, or said, or lived, or grieved. Pay attention to these things both in yourself and in the people in your life. Pay attention to the authentic self.” ~ Marion Woodman, interview 2017
A dedicated and juicy group of women comprise this ongoing, private circle. They initially bonded in 2017 — meeting over the course of four consecutive Sundays in Preparing to Awaken. From 2017-2018, they gathered monthly as the original Cultivating Wisdom Circle. More recently, in October 2018, the members officially closed the circle to new applicants and renamed it for themselves. Our voting process narrowed it down to a handful of possibilities ranging from secret-insider-jokes (e.g., Shovels & Coffee at the Ranch, Checkmate Sisters) to sassy suggestions (e.g., Circle of Grit & Gratitude, Juicy Fruit) to heartfelt titles (e.g., Sanctuary Circle, Harvesting Harmony, Refuge Circle). Finally, all agreed upon ‘Returning to Essence’ because it reflects their true intention for the circle itself.
Timing: Typically the 2nd Sunday per month. (In case of holiday: Rescheduled to the 2nd Saturday.)
Format: Returning to Essence meets monthly within repeating 5-month blocks. Two sessions are offered annually: 1) the Spring-Summer session meets monthly in April through August and 2) the Fall-Winter session meets monthly in October through February. We skip March and September.
Eligibility: The circle is private. It is closed to new members.
Upcoming Dates: *Note: We meet May 12 Mothers Day (due to group vote).
Fall 2018-Winter 2019: Oct 13*, Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 12*, Feb 10
Spring-Summer 2019: Apr 14, May 12*, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11
Fall 2019-Winter 2020: Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9
Fall 2018: Saturdays & Sundays
10/13, 11/11, 12/9, 1/12, 2/10
10:00a – 4:00p
Pastime Farm, Sunol, CA
Address provided upon registration
9:45 am Arrivals & coffee service
10 am Workshop
12 pm Lunch*
1 pm Workshop
4 pm Departures
*catered vegetarian lunch
Limited to 10 women
Total fee: $1400*
Deposit: $350 at enrollment
($210 monthly Oct – Feb)
*see course cancellation policy
Please Read Our Policies Before Signing Up
To register for this event:
Please confirm the dates (10/13, 11/11, 12/9, 1/12, 2/10)
Read the above policies (e.g., cancellation)
And contact Nelly to register.
Note: When registering, leave the ‘coupon code’ section blank. (It is for work scholars.)