13 Moons | Summer Retreat 2022

ARC Retreat Center 1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080

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Soul Fire Phoenix
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Aug 26 - 28, 2022
Group size: 17 - 17
13 Moons | Summer Retreat 2022
ARC Retreat Center 1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080

Soul Fire Phoenix
  • Facebook verified

$NaN
Aug 26 - 28, 2022
Group size: 17 - 17

About this trip

Summary

We are thrilled to announce our 1st annual, 13 Moons Summer Retreat, held at the ARC Center in Stanchfield, MN on August 26 - 28, 2022 . Located just 50 min north of the Twin Cities, ARC features 90 acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands within a majestic white pine forest as your destination to relax, reflect, unite, celebrate and return renewed.

This experience is designed to promote personal growth, inspire collective connection, explore the many aspects of womanhood, and celebration of life! Offering a blend of shared teachings and discussion with sacred rituals, movement classes, and immersion in nature all within a welcoming, sisterly community is the magic formula for this unforgettable weekend.


13 Moons for Women & Girls is owned and operated by Emily Colay. This event is sponsored by Laura Libby & Soul Fire Phoenix


What's Included

  • 2-Nights accommodation in single or double occupancy room
  • 5 Nourishing, vegetarian meals
  • Water, tea, and coffee served throughout the day
  • Sunrise Yoga & Meditation w/ Stacey Degen
  • Nia Dance & Healing Circle w/ Laura Libby
  • Group discussions and teachings w/ Emily Colay
  • Labyrinths walk and group ritual
  • Forest Bathing on 90 acres of private land
  • Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  • Song circles, campfire & smores
  • Time & space to relax and renew by yourself or with others
  • Access to the entire ARC Retreat Campus
  • Ample Parking

Important Dates

June 18: 13 Moons Early Bird Registration & Scholarship App Opens

June 25: Public Registration Opens

July 3: Scholarship Application Closes

July 3-15: Scholarship Submissions Review

July 15: Non-refundable deposit due

July 20: Scholarship Award Notifications

August 1: Final Balance Due

August 26-28: Retreat Weekend

Available Scholarship

13 Moons for Women will award one special scholarship to attend our 1st annual Summer Retreat, held on August 26 - 28, 2022 at the ARC Center in Stanchfield, MN entirely for FREE. Located just 50 min north of the Twin Cities, ARC features 90 acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands within a majestic white pine forest as your destination to relax, reflect, unite, celebrate and return renewed. Anyone woman in need of support, regardless of affiliation to 13 Moons is welcome to apply. For more information  Please see application


$375 - 13 MOONS SUMMER RETREAT | SCHOLARSHIP AWARD INCLUDES
all offerings such as yoga classes, teachings, labyrinth walk and sweat lodge
2 nights accommodations in shared room
5 nourishing vegetarian meals 


SELECTION PROCESS
* Application is open to any woman, regardless of affiliation with 13 Moons
* Applicants must be at least 21 years old
* Must be able to attend the entire weekend of August 26-28
* Must provide their own transportation to ARC Retreat Center
* Applicant must be willing to be in shared accommodations
* Scholarship award winner will remain confidential
* Applications must be submitted before midnight July 3

Registration & Cancellation Policy

Event Registration

There are only 17 spots for this amazing event! You will NOT want to wait to secure your spot as we are sure to see out. Please reserve your place on or before July 15, 2022. Your deposit is to secure your place at the 13 Moons Summer retreat 2022 and is non-refundable. You will receive an invoice for the remaining balance which will be due on or before August 1. Failure to make the remaining balance payment on 8/1 will result in the forfeit of your deposit and loss of event registration. 


Cancellation Policy:

  • More than 21 days in advance – those who paid in full will receive half refund, minus non-refundable deposit (7/26)
  • 14-21 days in advance – paid in full will receive 1 quarter of refund, minus non-refundable deposit & $10 service fee
  • Less than 14 days in advance – no refund
  • Refunds are based on price of your room at the time of booking

About Your Hostesses

Emily Colay, is the Founder and Director of 13 Moons for Women and Girls. She also a professional vocalist, and Vocal Music Director at Heartbeat Performing Arts Center. Emily is a Pipe Carrier, Staff Holder and Head Drummer of the Ayotlmeztli Heart of the Water Turtle Moon Dance. She is a Priestess, Reverend, and spiritual advisor. Writer, ritualist and organizer. She is a mother, teacher, and community leader.


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Laura Libby, is a dancer, healer, teacher, coach and merrymaker with a deep desire to move women to discover their true potential while learning to love and accept themselves using music, movement and magic. Having received her 600-hour certification in 1997 from Center Point School of Massage Therapy, Laura's specialties include deep tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage and is currently studying Craniosacral Therapy. 


As a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Laura teaches a wide range of classes including Barre, Spin, Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Sculpt. As a life-long practitioner of Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan tradition, Laura received her 200-hour teaching certification through Corepower Yoga Minneapolis in 2007. Most recently, she received her White & Green Belts in the Nia Technique, a powerful, sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance and healing arts.


Internationally renowned as award-winning burlesque performer Ophelia Flame, Laura is considered to be the founder of Minnesota's neo-burlesque revival whose career spans nearly 3 decades. She's also a founder of The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy, Minnesota's first school of its kind. 


Having completed Cycles 1 & 2 as a member of the Ariadne group she is currently enrolled in Cycle 3. Laura is honored to be both a Guide and the Pathfinder of the Guide Apprenticeship Program (GAP) and a member of the 13 Moons Vision Council. She enjoys performing rituals with her 13 Moons sisters, spending time with her family, travel and anything related to ice cream.


Stacey Degen, has spent the past 25 years as an empowerment specialist and health advocate inspiring people to live their best life possible regardless of their current physical and emotional health. Stacey has been in private practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist since 2008 and incorporates herbal medicine, Chinese massage (Tui Na), essential oils, nutritional counseling and therapeutic movement to her practice.  


Stacey is a member of the Circe group and just completed cycle two.. She is a member of the 13 Moons Vision council and brings many skills as an experienced healer, certified yoga, forest bathing instructor and wilderness guide. Stacey travels regularly to facilitate international retreats.  

Available Packages

Private woodland suite
Available until August 1, 2022only 1 left

Private cabin suite away from the main lodge! This adorable single-person dwelling in the woods lends itself to a more private retreat. The Hermitage is a bright, lofty room with a kitchenette and screened-in porch. 


The Hermitage features:

  • single, high-ceiling room with tongue and groove pine walls 
  • a stained glass window
  • A kitchenette – with sink, refrigerator and microwave – stocked with coffee, tea, fruit and breakfast food
  • rocking chair  
  • small writing/dining table
  • bay window faces through the trees toward Little Stanchfield Lake
  • Attached to the building is a screened-in porch with a reading area.
  • heat and electricity
  • water is provided in jugs
  •  Nearby outhouse, with showers and bathrooms in the Lodge
$415
Deposit: $208
Private room, Main Lodge shared bath
Available until August 1, 202210 left

Rooms are private with shared bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided.


The Lodge features multiple spaces to rest and reflect, including:

  • A meditation room
  • Library
  • Bookshop
  • Large and small meeting areas
  • Two fireplaces
  • A screened-in porch and other spaces
$395
Deposit: $198
Shared Room, Main Lodge Shared Bath
Available until August 1, 20225 left

Rooms are double occupancy with shared bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided. 


The Lodge features multiple spaces to rest and reflect, including:

  • A meditation room
  • Library
  • Bookshop
  • Large and small meeting areas
  • Two fireplaces
  • A screened-in porch and other spaces
$375
Deposit: $188
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Itinerary

13 Moons Summer Retreat
Sample Itinerary

Friday, Aug 26

4 pm: Guest arrive & settle in

5 pm: Welcome gathering 

5:30 pm: Dinner in the lodge dining hall

6:30 - 8 pm: Freetime, settle into rooms, explore campus

8 - 9:00 pm: Opening Ritual, labyrinth walk 

9 pm: Fire Circle and songs


Saturday, Aug 27

6:30-7:30 am: Sunrise Yoga w/ Stacey

8:30: Group Breakfast 

9:30-10:30: Nia w/ Laura

11-12 pm: Teaching & Ritual w/ Emily

12-1 pm: Lunch 

1-2 pm Free Time 

2-3 pm: Forest Bathing 

3 pm: Tea & cookies on Screened Porch 

4-5 pm: Emily & Laura Teaching & Ritual 

5:30-6:30: Dinner

7-9 pm: Sweatlodge

9:00-9:45 pm: Transition time

10:00-11:00  pm: Casual fire circle or reflection time 


Sunday, Aug 28

6:30-7:30 am: Sunrise Yoga w/ Laura & Stacey

8:30: Group Breakfast

9:30-10:30: Closing Ceremony

11 am: depart


*Details and times subject to change

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Soul Fire Phoenix
SOUL FIRE PHOENIX Movement * Wellness * Healing * Classes with Laura Libby | Ophelia Flame SOUL FIRE PHOENIX is an umbrella that encompasses the many things I do and love. Whether it's physical healing through massage and energy work, inspiration through coaching or self-discovery through creative movement, it's my pleasure and honor to support you into becoming the fullest expression of yourself. Using music, movement and magic, I empower people to live life with more joy and pleasure.

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