The gifts that we sometimes most hunger for are not to be found in other places or in other people… they can only be given to you by yourself. They are at home at the hearth of your own solitude.
…I love the image of the hearth as a place of home, a place of warming, and a place of return. I believe that in everyone’s inner solitude there is that bright and warm hearth.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Come, warm yourself at the hearth!
Join Sally Freed and Laurie Smith for a heart-and-soul nourishing weekend at St. Andrew’s House Retreat & Conference Center in Union, Washington. As springtime emerges, discover the gift of Anam Cara (Gaelic for soul-friend) residing deep within the heart of each of us. We’ll draw inspiration from the writings of Irish poet and author John O’Donohue, exploring his idea of coming home to the hearth of our own self, a place of warmth and wholeness that is our sacred birthright.
Our time together will provide generous time and community for sharing and laughter, solitude, rest, and the playful creativity of SoulCollage® – ingredients that will nurture our own powerful intuition and inner wisdom. No experience or artistic talent is required to enjoy SoulCollage®: we’ll guide you and provide all supplies. You will be surprised, and perhaps transformed, by the wisdom revealed in your very own collaged creations!
In our beautiful setting overlooking the Hood Canal, you’ll enjoy great conversation, six delicious locally-sourced chef-prepared meals, cozy rooms in a historic log lodge, majestic views of the water and the Olympic Mountains (weather cooperating), and ample free time to enjoy our inner and outer landscapes.
Join us and cozy up to the blazing hearth, as together we warm heart and spirit!
Space is limited to a maximum of 15 guests. A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation.
Take advantage of Early Bird pricing when you register: pay in full by Feb. 1 and save $40 on the full registration fee. Payment in full is due by Friday, March 1, 2019
Room choices are available on a first-come/first-served basis:
Shared Room/shared bathroom (double/triple occupancy): $400/person ($360 early bird)
Private Room/shared bathroom (single occupancy): $425/person ($385 early bird)
Shared Room (2 twin beds) with private bathroom: $450/person ($410 early bird)
Private Room (2 twin beds) with private bathroom: SOLD OUT