Returning to Essence: Spring – Summer 2019
– 2nd Sunday of each month: Apr 14, May*12, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11 (*We meet on Mother’s Day, due to group vote.)
“When I say the feminine, I don’t mean gender. I mean the feminine principle that is living—or suppressed—in both men and women. The feminine principle attempts to relate. Instead of breaking things off into parts, it says, Where are we alike? How can we connect? Where is the love? Can you listen to me? Can you really hear what I am saying? Can you see me? Do you care whether you see me or not?” ~ 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).
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
4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11
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: $1280*
Deposit: $320 at enrollment
Payment plans available
*see course cancellation policy
Please Read Our Policies Before Signing Up
To register for this event:
Please confirm the dates listed above. (Note: We meet May 12 Mother’s Day.)
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.)