Women’s Reiki and Restorative Retreat 2018

WWRR 2017 was fantastic! I am currently working on creating an even more wondrous experience for us in 2018. In the meantime, here is an idea of what you might expect…
July 13, 14 and 15, 2018

Angel’s Rest Retreat Center, Leyden, MA

Join teacher Kelly McDermott-Burns of HeartSong Reiki and HeartSong for Animals  for a weekend of self care and spirit renewal. Take this time for yourself and focus on the compassionate healing of your body, mind, and soul. You will feel nurtured by a loving, supportive environment at Angel’s Rest Retreat Center in the stunning foothills of western Massachusetts. Enjoy creating community through practice, rejuvenate in the pool/hot tub, commune with nature along  the lovely wooded trails, and nourish your body with delectable vegetarian meals.

Here is a sampling of what will be offered:

  • Reiki meditation/practices
  • Chanting at the bonfire
  • Chrystal Bowls and Gentle Yoga
  • Pool Reiki
  • Walking meditation
  • Creative activities

Attend as many of the offerings as you like or take some time for reflection and journaling. The choice is yours. Kelly will be creating “free time” spaces in the schedule for socializing, impromptu Reiki sessions, or whatever sparkles with you.

Registration fee includes 2 nights lodging, 6 delicious vegetarian meals, and snacks, and MA lodging and meals tax.

Check in any time after 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7 (no meals until dinner). Arrive in time for the evening meditation and welcoming ceremony.
Check out by 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 9th.

The following Reiki Goddesses will be leading activities throughout the retreat:

Mary Ellen Alberti of Awaken, VT, will be guiding us through gentle yoga to nurture our bodies. She will also assist us in the process of creating beautiful mandalas. This is a lovely creative and meditative practice that will surely feed your soul. Follow the link to read more about Mary Ellen. Don’t miss the breathtaking mandalas at the bottom of the page!
Awaken VT

Alice Risemberg of Reiki Pulse in Roseville, CA, will be introducing us to Connected Writing. With 30+ years of experience in deep spiritual and creative exploration, Alice helps people reclaim their truth and enhance their aliveness through spiritual healing sessions, Reiki courses, meditation and chanting classes, writing and poetry, and “Soul Mirroring” sessions, which combine energy and talk to reflect back what someone is ready to see and embrace in herself.
Here is the description of Connected Writing in Alice’s own words:

“Connected Writing is a simple practice that invites us to consciously connect inward to body, heart, and energy to let our voice on the page be pure, uncensored surprise. We write for the pleasure of experiencing our own pure, wild minds in the moment. There’s no agenda to create anything permanent or grand, and anything our minds conjure goes!”

For more about Alice and Reiki Pulse follow this link: Reiki Pulse

Shirley Landry will be sharing the healing sounds of crystal bowls with us. Enjoy gentle yoga with Mary Ellen while Shirley provides the angelic background music.  A Reiki practitioner since 2004, Shirley started her business, Point of Light Healing, in 2005 and has been offering service’s to Easthampton, MA and the surrounding communities. She has since added Animal Reiki, Crystal Bowl Meditations and Essential Oils to her practice. For more information  about Shirley please visit Point of Light Healing

Muriel Codwise,  owner of Crescent Moon Energy in Easthampton, MA, will be facilitating our drum circle around the bonfire. Muriel’s energy work includes Reiki, Animal Reiki, and Reflexology with the intent of supporting and enhancing the wellness goals of all beings and on all levels – body, mind and spirit. Hand drumming and playing the didgeridoo are her hobbies. To read more about Muriel and Crescent Moon Energy follow this link:  Crescent Moon Energy


Registration Fees:

$100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.

*Payment by check or PayPal.
There is a 3% fee added for credit cards and PayPal.

No refunds after June 1, 2018

Checks may be mailed to:

Kelly McDermott-Burns
P.O. Box 661
Pittsfield, VT 05762

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