1. Personal renewal, rebalancing, and healing
2. Reconnect with dear friends and colleagues and have a chance to nurture new relationships
3. Have an opportunity to share and take in fresh ideas on important topics
We believe the first two Retreat experiences are the most important. Therefore, we want you to know that from our perspective, regardless of what's on the program, you have the freedom to do whatever best meets your needs throughout the weekend.
Check-In Between 4 PM - 11PM
7:00 Campfire stories, song, and dance – sharing memories, laughter and inspiration – With attending musicians, storytellers, poets, and dancers – and Maestro of Ceremonies Andrew Kutt and Joel Karabo Elliott
A welcome celebration in rhythm and song with Joel Karabo Elliott!
Beverages and snacks served.
7:00 Back-to-Center – Mind-Body Relaxation and Energization Exercises (optional) Share a favorite mind-body exercise or activity with the group.
8:15 Walk together to the Gazebo
8:20 Setting and Sharing intentions. We invite you to share what attracted you to the Retreat and what you aspire to experience and come away with – Facilitated by Jonathan Wolff
9:00 Time to Connect with Friends . . . Old and New
An Andy Goldsworthy-Inspired Natural World Experience – Facilitated by Jonathan Wolff
12:15 Lunch and Free Time
2:00 The Gifts and Gains of Our Pandemic Experience - Led by Kathy Leitch
4:15 P.L.A.Y. (People Laughing, Adapting, and Yippeeing!) -Creative Group Expression, Innovative Problem-Solving, and Community-Building Games – Led by Andrew Kutt and Jonathan Wolff
6:30 LIFE IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT What Have Your Discovered About Your Own Needs, Dreams, and Potential? What Have You Learned About the Needs, Dreams, and Potential of Someone in Your Life? Facilitated by Andrew Kutt
8:15 Concerto in JOY Major! A vocal and instrumental performance by Peter Kutt and Alex Nuesse
9:30 Firepit sing-a-long and storytelling (optional)
7:30 Back-to-Center Mind-Body Relaxation and Energization Exercises (optional) Share a favorite mind-body exercise or activity with the group.
9:00 Walk to the gazebo for morning reflections and check-in
9:30 Enjoy More Time with Old and New-Found Friends – Continue a great conversation from the day before, or connect with some new and different folks!
10:45 Abundance as a Communal Act – Led by Claire Salkowski
1:30 Rest and Recline . . . for Storytime – “Montessori Moments” – Share a tale!
Hosted by Kitty Bravo
2:30 FREE TIME . . . to the reflect, connect, and relax – on your own or with friends
3:30 SHARED BLRESSINGS . . . What Will You Bring Back to Your Family, Your Classroom, and School Community as the Gifts of Your Retreat Experience? – Facilitated by Jonathan Wolff and Andrew Kutt
5:15 Back-to-Center Mind-Body Relaxation and Energization Exercises (optional) Share a favorite mind-body exercise or activity with the group.
6:00 Closing Dinner
6:45 Retreat Reflections and Closing Ceremony – Led by Andrew Kutt and Jonathan Wolff
7:30 Free Time to relax and bid farewell to friends and colleagues
8:30 Closing fire pit sing-a-long and storytelling (optional).
Checkout by 11 AM