Friday August 4 at 3pm ET to Sunday, August 6 at 1pm ET
Facilitators: Carol Kortsch
Cost: $325- $450 sliding scale
The cost includes the programming, overnight accommodations, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
Calling women of all ages to join together in community. Bring your learnings, your longings, your grief, and your stories to a woman’s circle that will fan that sacred fire that Mother Earth continues to birth from within us. What has this tumultuous season of change fired up in your soul?
This ‘SoulFire’ weekend retreat is especially for those wild souls who long to learn about your true essence and identity as a relational way of belonging to Earth community. This nature-based Circle of Trust® offers an opportunity to learn from each other and nature’s multifaceted beings, how to age into wisdom as keepers of sacred fire, for our own soul journeys and for the communities to which we are called. Together we will co-create a trustworthy circle in which we can listen beyond human conversation to the dream of Earth, learn from our Ancestors who still speak, and from our own personal and communal deep wisdom.
This program is intentionally intergenerational – for all persons who identify as women. We will consider the developmental soul tasks of both youth, mature adulthood, and aging, listening to the visionary, imaginative young one inside us as she learns from the inner-elder who longs to know her Earth place and offer her fiery gifts into the world.
This is a nature-based retreat, most of our sessions will be held outdoors, combining the Courage & Renewal® approach with the Wild Mind work of Animas Valley Institute. Our time will be in large group, small groups and much solitary wandering on the beautiful land of Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA on the Kittatinny Ridge, and in the liminal space of Columcille Megalith Park.
Carol Kortsch was born and raised in Africa, educated in Canada, and then worked internationally establishing intentional, live-in rehabilitation and training communities of many forms. After 25 years in psychotherapy and group practice at Stonehaven Commons in Radnor, PA., she now offers nature-based retreats from Boulder, Colorado as a Courage & Renewal group facilitator. She blends the Earth-based practices of Animas Valley Institute and other local organizations in a visionary program called ElderSoul. As a life adventurer and Earth listener, she recognizes our essential and critical human need to stop, slow down, and listen to our lives and all our relations speak.
Registration deadline: July 24