About the Retreat

The sacred feminine – heart-centered, nurturing, circular, intuitive, fierce, receptive and relational – exists within all living beings, but has been oppressed in humans for centuries. The shifting of consciousness that is necessary for the healing and sustainability of our planet requires divine feminine energy.

This retreat will steep you in the ways of the sacred feminine and explore your relationship with feminine energy, and ways to recognize, develop and sustain it.

In this retreat, you will participate in a profound experience based on the wise-woman tradition of sacred space. Instead of focusing on an agenda, learning objectives, lecture-based sessions, and CEUs, we create the space and opportunity for flow-based learning and exploration as individuals and within a community. Our intention is to create a gathering space for those seeking the sacred feminine to come to from far and wide. In this space, you will join with your kindred spirits to:

• remove yourself from your daily routines
• reconnect with the natural world and soul-centric practices
• release your frustrations and grievances from daily life
• remind yourself of your power and beauty
• remember your inherent responsibilities to yourself, your sisters and brothers, Mother Earth, Nature, and the divine
• renew your energy
• return home refreshed and alive!

Please join us in this exploration…

NOTE: Continuing our ancient traditions, we use Word-of-Mouth to spread the news of this workshop. Please tell your friends and colleagues about Advancing the Sacred Feminine.

Where is the retreat held?

Our retreat will be held at Breitenbush Hot Springs, a magical retreat center nestled in the mountain forests of Oregon. We will gather in the safe haven of the River Yurt, a place that symbolizes the sacred and safe space of the womb. It offers seclusion, represents change, and inspires passion, creativity, and self-reflection. The River Yurt is like a physical manifestation of the traditional ‘Red Tent’, a place where women gather to be women, though our space is open to all genders.

The River Yurt will be our private space for the four days we are together, a place to gather as creators and guardians of a new future. You may move about the grounds of Breitenbush as you wish, and spend as much time with our community or individually as you need, always with our River Yurt to return to. The space will house our community, and our activities during the workshop. We aim to offer a reprieve from daily life, where we can function outside of the ordinary, rest and recharge (and let loose and be oneself).

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What happens inside the River Yurt?

Inside the River Yurt, we will hold scheduled group activities. Outside of those times, the River Yurt is open to you for meditation, art, reading, reflection, movement and song.

What are the group activities that have been planned?

We schedule a number of group activities throughout our four days together. Most are optional. We do request that all participants gather with us on our first evening for introductions, as well as participate in our opening and closing rituals. Each year we plan activities that focus on a theme we are exploring; we also assess the needs of the individual participants and leave space to do what calls to us. In the past, our group activities have included a talking circle where we improve our communication and listening skills, self-massage, ecstatic dance, art, grief work, dream work, floating meditation, guided meditation, ceremony, embodiment exercises, chanting, and a special labyrinth walk.

Is there free time?

Yes! Abundant time for soaking and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Breitenbush is yours. After all, this is a retreat! Art materials, books, films and music will be available to you in the River Yurt.

(NOTE: Babes in arms are welcome in the River Yurt outside of scheduled activities. Due to the sacred nature of the River Yurt, no non-participants are allowed into the space.)

Lodging and Fees

We have done our best to make the retreat as affordable as possible. The fee is all-inclusive (workshop tuition, meals, supplies, and accommodations included). The prices listed here reflect the cost of staying in a shared cabin without bath (bathrooms are in a nearby bathhouse). See below for other lodging options. You can reserve your space by registering now! Pay in full for the lowest price or select a payment plan option that works for you!

**Additional lodging options include:
Shared cabin with bathroom for an additional $70.
Private cabin with no bathroom for an additional $300
Private cabin with bathroom for an additional $370.

Please reach out to the office at contact@birthingfromwithin.com to upgrade your room, and we’ll send you an invoice through PayPal for the price difference.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Be sure to read the full Refund & Cancellation Policy in the Terms of Service when you register.

Birthing From Within does not offer refunds. If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for and know this more than 14 days in advance, you may transfer your registration to another workshop of the same type, within one year, for a $50 rescheduling fee.  

If you cancel less than 14 days before the workshop date, your registration is NOT transferable.

Once the workshop has begun, no transfers will be allowed.  

If you will be unable to attend this training for any reason, please contact our office as soon as possible as we often have a waiting list.

If Birthing From Within needs to cancel a workshop or retreat, you will be credited the full amount paid.

We cannot be held liable for any fees you might incur for airline ticket cancellations, so please make sure to purchase travel insurance if you are flying to attend one of our workshops.