“The Fire Within” Women’s Weekend Retreat May 2014


Registration for this event is closed

Information about the Fall Retreat at Starseed Sanctuary coming soon!

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Clear your mind and rest your body and spirit. Take a moment to contemplate your path, relationships, obstacles and the choices you are making in your life. Through stillness, quiet contemplation and shared community you may find answers that were unknown to you. Insights and a deeper awareness may be discovered through journaling, meditation and introspective experiences in nature. Celebrate and honor your fire and passion.

Some highlights to look forward to on your weekend renewal of your shining self:


  • 4:00 pm Arrive any time after
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:00 Spa/Song~ foot soak and self massage to nourish and replenish skin vitality with divine essential oils and all natural lotions


  • 6:00 Sunrise Meditation / Gentle stretches and movement ~ held in Meditation Room 
  • 8:00 Breakfast 
  • 10:00 Hike ~ pack lunches / hike to Tannery Falls. Depending on road conditions will drive down, then walk to falls. Sound and chanting at the base of falls.
  • 4:30 - Gentle stretches and movement / Chrystal Bowl Meditation led by Shirley Landry of Point of Light Healing ~ held in the The Phoenix Cathedral, free time after to rest, read or walk the land ~ time for solitude.
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:30 Fire, Poetry, Passages, Songheart fire image copy, Instruments, Dance ~ held in one of Starseed’s Sanctuaries


  • 6:00 Sunrise Meditation / Gentle stretches and movement ~ held in Meditation Room
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Art Experiential ~ Create a visual affirmation to represent the spark and fire within your soul.
  • 12:00 Noon ~ Option to stay and participate in Starseed May Day Celebration Event
  • Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth (see below for details)

Note: Times above are subject to change.

Provisions to bring:

  • Bedding, sheets and pillows, towels, facecloths
  • Toiletries
  • Bug repellent
  • Proper clothing and shoes / appropriate for weather and hiking
  • Sun Screen
  • Bottled water
  • Yoga mat
  • Basin for foot soak
  • Umbrella
  • Poem or passage to share
  • Percussion Instruments ~ shakers, tambourine, drums, bells…

There are 5 bedrooms to share or tenting sites are also available. A vegetarian menu will be provided to participants upon registration. Menu will be reviewed by participants (changes will be made accordingly). All participants will assist in preparation and  cooking of all meals with shared cleanup. Feel free to bring snacks to share.

Cost: $165.00 includes $100.00 per person plus tip for Starseed, kitchen use fee, donation for Shirley, food, spa and art materials.

Space is limited.

To Register: Please complete and send registration form with a $50.00 deposit by by April 11th. Full payment and remaining balance due on April 25. Payment arrangements available. Contact Joanne (413) 695-3312 or sunavestudio@yahoo.com

To learn more about Starseed- http://starseedsanctuary.org/index.html

Tannery Falls - http://www.northeastwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?num=651&p=0


On Sunday, 12:00 noon

Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth

Starseed celebrates May Day by writing personal and universal prayers on ribbons which will be ceremonially attached to the labyrinth’s north and south poles.  Here they will fly for the next year in joyous celebration of our commitment to ourselves and the universe. Afterwards bring a potluck vegetarian dish to share at lunch. Donation to Satyena and Starseed for this event.

ribbons hands

                                                        “Blessing the Ribbons” 2011



                                                      “Writing Prayers”


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter walking the peace labyrinth ribbons are attached to the North and South Poles.

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