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The Art & Soul of Community: A Weekend SoulCollage® Exploration

  • Saint Andrews House 7550 E. State Route 106 Union, WA 98592 (map)

Let’s face it, we need each other! Join SoulCollage® facilitators Laurie Smith and Sally Freed for a joyful and inspiring weekend, exploring community in its many forms at the beautiful St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center on Hood Canal in South Puget Sound.

Each of us has a unique constellation of communities we belong to – groups, friends, and family. Seena Frost, the founder of SoulCollage®, wrote that members of our community are “those beings that impact our personal story with their special energy”.  Knowing this, we remember that we are supported not only by the obvious groups and people, but also by an unseen community of ancestors, online groups, mentors, spiritual teachers, special locations, famous people, pets – alive either in the world, or in our hearts. We’ll also explore the shadow side of our topic – communities can lead to feelings of exclusion, or painful endings.

Through the process of SoulCollage®, we will make collaged cards to reflect, name and honor the special connections that have shaped our lives.  No experience, or artistic talent, is required for this fun and meaningful modality – we’ll guide you and provide all supplies.  Beginners are warmly welcomed!  

Your retreat weekend includes great conversation, delicious chef-prepared meals, cozy and peaceful lodging, ample free time and space for rest and personal reflection, and a beautiful retreat setting. For more information about St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center visit

Our time together will deepen your appreciation of community and help you discover the richness of your own beloved communities. 

The retreat fee is all-inclusive:  two nights lodging, six delicious meals, and all SoulCollage® supplies and instruction, as well as other retreat materials and activities. 

Space is limited to 15 Guests. All are welcome, age 18+ please.

Single/Private Room (shared bath):  $375/person
Double/Triple Room (shared bath):   $325/person

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Remaining balance is due by October 1, 2017.




Sally Freed is a professional retreat and workshop facilitator, with a passion for cultivating environments where people can safely explore and discover new understandings about themselves.  

Participants love experiencing both playfulness and deep nurturing in Sally's retreats.  Sally has several years of retreat leadership experience working with educational and spiritual communities, as well as corporate and non-profit organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.  

Sally considers herself a ‘roving spiritualist’ with a deep love of travel, and great respect for the many ways in which people express their understanding of Sacred Mystery.

Sally received her Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry in 2013. Sally is also a trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She and her husband Stuart make their home in Wenatchee, Washington. 


Laurie Smith is a healer, artist, and lifelong learner with a keen interest in the relationship between art and the sacred. Through compassionate listening and creative exploration, she helps others experience their connection with the Divine.  Her workshops have been described as “transformative.” 

In addition to a Master of Divinity degree from Marylhurst University, Laurie received her certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries in Berkeley, California. Laurie is also a SoulCollage® facilitator, trained by Seena Frost in 2008.

Laurie’s spiritual journey has been richly informed by interfaith exploration and experience, and her path is grounded in both Buddhist practice and Benedictine spirituality.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Laurie loves to hike, make art, and 'geek out' on wildflowers and native plants.

Co-facilitators Sally Freed and Laurie Smith

Co-facilitators Sally Freed and Laurie Smith



4:00 P – Arrival & Check-in
6:00 – Dinner  
7:00 - 8:30 – Evening Session   


8:30 A – Breakfast  
9:30 - 12:00 P – Morning Session
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 – Free Time & Optional Activities
6:00 – Dinner  
7:00 - 8:30 – Evening Session    


8:30 A – Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 P – Morning Session & Closing Celebration
12:00 – Lunch   
1:00 – Departures 

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