Do you believe in the importance of ritual to support what the psyche attempts to accomplish as we move through life’s stages? Do you believe in the power of a woman’s circle? Do you believe in the power of a circle created with the needs and intentions of those who are a part of it?
If any of this resonates with you – please consider joining us November 1 – 4 at Nazareth Retreat Center in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Spirit of Sophia has asked Paula D’Arcy, author and international retreat leader, to be our guide for this special Women’s Rites of Passage circle. Paula joined us in March of 2017 to lead a day retreat in Louisville. I knew then that this was not enough time for us to be with Paula. But I wanted to give many in Louisville the opportunity to meet Paula and experience her voice and wisdom. I have had the pleasure of attending several 5 day Writing Retreats with Paula. I have always been intrigued by her Rites of Passage circles. She agreed to convene one for us this November for a special 3 night retreat Thursday to Sunday at Nazareth, Kentucky.
This Rites of Passage circle is limited to 12 people (including Paula) – and we have 9 openings to fill. We will stay in Nativity Hall at Nazareth (please check out their website for more photos and directions.)
If you want to learn more about Paula – please check out her website. You will see from Paula’s Itinerary that she leads a couple Rites of Passage retreats a year at a retreat center in North Carolina. Because there is always a waiting list for the next retreat – they are always marked “closed” on the website. We feel honored Paula added another circle for Spirit of Sophia this year!
Early Bird Cost: $500 (includes retreat and 3 nights lodging and meals at Nazareth) First included meal is Thursday evening at 5:15 p.m., concluding with 11:30 a.m. meal on Sunday. (9 total meals included) Rooms are ready by 3 p.m. on Thursday. You will get an opportunity to meet with Paula when you check in and before our first meal together that evening. First circle is after our meal. Closing ritual is Sunday morning.
A $100 nonrefundable deposit is due to reserve your place in the circle. The next step is to send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org your answers to these questions for Paula:
- Why do you want to participate in this Rites of Passage retreat?
- What is happening in your life that tells you that you are ready?
Balance is due before July 1st, 2018.
Beginning July 1st, cost is $525 and full payment is due upon registration.
Early Bird Deposit (nonrefundable)
Early Bird Balance Due by July 1st, 2018