2017 Healing Hearts Schedule of Events

2017 Healing Hearts Retreat Schedule

Friday, September 8

1-2pm        Early Registration and Check-In (Volunteer Needed)

1:30-2:45  Learn about Zen Archery or Japanese – Kyudo- The Way of the Bow (Susan Rausch)

3:00-3:45 Create your own Vision Board (Sherron Brown)

4-5:30       Walking Guided Tour of Camp Earth Connection & Hammond Hill: Past, Present and Future (Susan)

4:30-5:30  Registration Open (Volunteer Needed)

3:00-5:30  Dinner Prep (Volunteers Needed)

5:30-6:30   Dinner & Clean-Up

6:30- 730  Welcome and Orientation from Camp Earth Connection (Susan) and Working and Living in Peace Agreement (Sherron)

7:30-10:00 Hot Tub Open

7:30-8:30 An Introduction to the Sit Spot – A Nature-Based Meditation (Susan)

8:30-10:00   Opening Campfire & Sharing – With an opening performance by Elbonee La’Trece Stevenson followed by an opportunity for all women to share a song, instrumental music, a poem, writings, or anything else they would like to share!

10pm  Quiet Hours begin

Saturday, September 9

6:30-7:30am  Breakfast Prep (Volunteers Needed)

7-8:30am  Hot Tub Open

7-7:30am   Sit Spot Meditation (Susan)

7:30-8:30am  Breakfast and Registration Open

8:30-9am  Morning Welcome Circle and Recap of Orientation and Working and Living in Peace (Susan & Sherron)

9am – 10pm – Hot Tub Opens for the Day

9-10am Yoga (Sareanda)

10:45-12:00  Workshop Period 1

  1.  Women Writing (Sherron)
  2.  Learn about Shin Rin Yoku -Forest Bathing -Take a Meditative Walk in the Woods (Susan)
  3. Lunch Prep (Volunteers Needed)

12- 12:30 “Tracker, Naturalist, Author: Linda Spielman sharies her passion for tracking.”

12:30-1:30 Lunch & Clean-up

1:30-2:30 pm  A voluntary sharing of our personal stories of trauma, healing and recovery. (Facilitated by Susan)

2:45 – 4:15pm  Workshop Period 2

  1. Communicating Peacefully and Effectively when in Conflict (Gladys Brangman)
  2. Animal Tracking (Linda Spielman)
  3. Dinner Prep-Volunteers Needed

4:30-6pm  Workshop Period 3

  1. Aromatherapy: An Overview (Cha Roberts)
  2.  Dinner Prep – Volunteers Needed.

5:30-6:30pm  Dinner & Clean-up

7-8:15pm  Women In Business Panel: Women Entrepreneur’s briefly share about their successes, challenges and why they love what they do in their businesses.  Followed by Q &A and open discussion (Susie Gutierrez, Cha Roberts, Susan Rausch) – Sherron – Moderator


  • Learn to Hip Hop Dance with Gladys

8:30-10pm  Campfire Talk (& Hot Tub Talk)

10pm  Quiet Hours begin

Sunday, September 11, 2016

7:30-8am Sit Spot Meditation (Susan)

7am- Noon  Hot Tub Open

8-9am Breakfast with Presenters and Performers

9:15-10am Yoga (Sareanda)

9:30-10:00am Yoga

10:15-11:45am  An Introduction to Zen Archery – Kyudo – “The Way of the Bow” (Susan)

10:15-11:45am Women Writing (Sherron)

10:15-Noon Lunch Prep (Volunteers Needed)

Noon-12:30 Closing Circle and Complete Retreat Evaluation

12:30-1pm  Leftover Lunch and Camp Clean-Up (Volunteers Needed)