The Power of the Circle 2020: Liberating Our Soul's Voice

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Susan Lipshutz, LCSW
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Apr 30 - May 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 26
The Power of the Circle 2020: Liberating Our Soul's Voice
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Susan Lipshutz, LCSW
  • Mobile phone verified
  • Facebook verified
2 reviews

$1420
Deposit: $500
Apr 30 - May 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 26

About this trip

Join Susan, Cari and our Everyday Medicine Woman community for a deeply healing and transformative gathering now celebrating its 20th year at the exquisite Sunrise Springs Resort in magical Santa Fe for The Power of the Circle: Liberating Our Soul’s Voice.


The Power of Our Story

One of the most powerful ways we represent ourselves is through our voice. When infused with heartfelt connection, our stories convey the life map of our journey, that of our ancestors and our collective experience as women throughout time. How do we connect with our soul’s voice? How do we express our truth out in the world? 2020 is opening the door to a new era with powerful astrological trends and intense global shifts. As we learn to discern our authentic memory and personal story from the narratives we have come to identify ourselves with, we can share who we are and what we value with more pleasure, purpose and in sacred leadership. 

At this year’s retreat, we will track the theme of liberating our soul’s voice; our inner oracle that can be trusted to convey our feelings, dreams, needs and aspirations. With the power of worthiness and courage, we will access a new story that is longing to be birthed. Together we will witness and be seen as we release and unwind aspects of what is distorting, constricting and inhibiting authentic self expression, creativity and love.


"Susan and Cari created a transformational experience. Each step of the journey felt intentional, from the pre-retreat call, mealtime connections, healing ceremonies, and time to reflect. The time spent was nourishing and facilitated so many positive shifts."


-2019 Retreat Attendee


Why We Gather

Since 2000, Everyday Medicine Woman has created opportunities for women to gather together with the intention of remembering who we really are in a community of like-hearted, soul-centered women. Each woman is called to our gatherings for different reasons. Once we separate from the distractions and demands of everyday life, we drop into a deeper place of connection with self, community and with nature. It is through these doorways of the natural world that an even greater magic unfolds. We begin to recognize that we are not only part of nature but that we are part of a sacred ancestry of intuitive universal wisdom yearning to be awakened, restored and embodied.

Through a combination of sharing in circle, storytelling by the fire, engaging in ceremonies designed to open a space for honoring and moving our grief, inspiring our sacred visions, gazing at the stars, syncing our life cycles with the moon, dedicating to our dreams, dancing our passions and becoming one with the beauty that we see in nature - we find that what we are seeking lives within. We gather to author our next life chapter and fully show up to a world in need of the feminine divine.


"There’s nothing more healing and powerful I’ve experienced than being seen, listened to and accepted as part of the divine feminine circle. Transformative experience."

-2019 Retreat Attendee


The Power of the Circle

The power of the circle is in the intentions we set, the integrity we hold, the bond we cultivate and the mutual commitment to a judgement-free environment. The circle offers a healing space large enough for each woman to feel a sense of freedom to claim personal boundaries and intimate enough to feel as if she is being held in the arms of unconditional love. The circle is a magical realm that opens a portal for multifaceted exploration. We invite you to step into this place of sacred feminine mystery and discover that you are the remedy you seek and that you hold the power to finally share it with others on your own terms. Let us liberate our soul’s voice and write a new collective story of empowerment together. 


Join us in magical New Mexico for 2020!!


"This was my first retreat with the Power of the Circle. My personal best experience. And I am definitely going back. Great group of women. Beautiful ceremonies. Life changing experiences. Amazing resort. Susan and Cari are the outstanding creators of this retreat. I highly recommend it."

-2019 Retreat Attendee


Please note: Deposits due by November 22, 2019 (balances due by December 28)


Some photos courtesy of and used with permission by Sunrise Springs Spa Resort 

About Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Santa Fe's only destination spa, Sunrise Springs boasts 70 tranquil acres of gardens, walking paths and scenic high-desert landscape surrounding historic spring-fed waters. 


The resort's serene guest rooms, art and fitness studios as well as spa facilities fuse native and contemporary design influences with subtle touches of the Southwest to embody the expansive textures and tones of the desert.


Guests are invited to enjoy spa services, Ojitos (in the spring-fed pond, private pool or tub, steam room or shower) and a wide range of daily experiential activities.

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

Before you register, please note:


THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE TRIP.  Deposits and balances will not be returned.


YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR THE ENTIRE COST OF THE TRIP. Some options can be found HERE.


TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN AN ATMOSPHERE OF BALANCE AND EMOTIONAL SAFETY WE REQUEST EACH PARTICIPANT REFRAIN FROM THE  USE OF ALCOHOL OR RECREATIONAL SUBSTANCES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING THE DAY OF TRAVEL TO THE RETREAT CENTER. If this is unacceptable to you for any reason we understand and encourage you to consider traveling with us at another time when this request feels in harmony with your self-care practices.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Choice of single or double occupancy in Garden View rooms or double occupancy in a casita.
  • Farm-fresh healthy meals
    Includes dinner on Day 1, breakfast, lunch & dinner on Days 2 & 3, and breakfast on Day 4.
  • Programming
    This retreat is artfully curated by Susan & Cari as an intensive immersion over 4 days with scheduled downtime to enjoy Sunrise Springs' offerings.
  • NEW: Repose Pools
    At the edge of a tranquil pond and under towering cottonwoods, the pools are perfectly situated for blissful soaking under the vast blue New Mexican sky by day or the stunningly bright stars by night.
  • All resort activities
    During downtime enjoy resort activities including yoga, meditation, fitness, hiking, puppy play, horticulture, culinary and expressive arts classes (Activities may NOT interfere with our programming).
  • Community Zoom calls
    Online pre- and post-retreat calls with Susan, Cari & attendees to prepare for and integrate our journey.
  • Private Facebook Group
    Once registered you will be added to our private group for attendees for practical info like ride share or airport shuttle arrangements, as well as writing prompts for journaling and contemplation.
  • Airfare
    Arrange your flights into SAF (7 miles away) or ABQ (55 miles away). The retreat begins at 5pm on 4/30 and ends at 12pm on 5/3. Plan flight and travel times accordingly so as not to miss start/ end.
  • Travel Insurance
    This trip is non-refundable. Please explore insurance comparisons in the link shared in the Guidelines section above.
  • Transportation
    There are many options to transfer to/ from the airports to the center including shuttle services, car rentals, Uber, etc. We will provide more details for you to make arrangements in the FB group.
  • Spa services
    The sanctuary of the Spa fuses the restorative services of a wellness spa with the best of Eastern and Western therapies. Please do not book services until we provide you with booking guidelines.

Available Packages

Garden Room Double- 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Available until Nov 22, 201913 left

$500 DEPOSIT DUE BY NOVEMBER 22ND  (Balance due December 28th)


Located in the Juniper and Cottonwood buildings, Garden View double rooms all face the sacred Medicine Wheel and include:
• 2 full-size beds

• Balcony or patio


Garden View rooms also include:
• Blackout curtains and blinds for optimal sleep support
• Sunrise Springs signature amenities made with local plants and herbs
• Full bath
• Mini-refrigerator
• Microwave available upon request
• In-room coffee and tea service
• Hair dryer
• Robes
• Direct dial phones. Local and long distance calls are complimentary.
• Complimentary internet service is available 24/7 in all rooms.
• To help promote optimal relaxation, we do not have televisions in the rooms.

$1420
Deposit: $500
2 Bed Casita- 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Available until Nov 22, 2019only 3 left

$500 DEPOSIT DUE BY NOVEMBER 22ND  (Balance due December 28th)


Each Casita has its own private courtyard patio entrance and includes: 

• King size bed in main room, Full size bed in adjacent room

• Gas fireplace in main room

• Separate entrance to adjacent room

• Blackout curtains and blinds for optimal sleep support 

• Sunrise Springs signature amenities made with local plants and herbs 

• Full bath 

• Mini-refrigerator 

• Microwave available upon request 

• In-room coffee and tea service 

• Hair dryer 

• Robes 

• Direct dial phones. Local and long distance calls are complimentary. 

• Complimentary internet service is available 24/7 in all rooms. 

• To help promote optimal relaxation, we do not have televisions in the rooms.

$1570
Deposit: $500
Garden Room Single- 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Available until Nov 22, 20196 left

$500 DEPOSIT DUE BY NOVEMBER 22ND  (Balance due December 28th)


Located in the Juniper and Cottonwood buildings, Garden View single rooms all face the sacred Medicine Wheel and include: 

• 1 queen-sized bed

• Balcony or patio


Garden View rooms also include: 

• Blackout curtains and blinds for optimal sleep support 

• Sunrise Springs signature amenities made with local plants and herbs 

• Full bath 

• Mini-refrigerator 

• Microwave available upon request 

• In-room coffee and tea service 

• Hair dryer 

• Robes 

• Direct dial phones. Local and long distance calls are complimentary. 

• Complimentary internet service is available 24/7 in all rooms. 

• To help promote optimal relaxation, we do not have televisions in the rooms.

$1720
Deposit: $500
$1420
Deposit: $500

Garden Room Double- 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1 (Thursday)
Weaving Our Circle

Arrival to Sunrise Springs


(Please arrange travel times to guarantee you are checked in to the center and ready for the first Circle at 5pm.)


5:00- 6:00 Welcome Ceremony with Medicine Elder Concha 


6:15 - 7:15 Dinner


7:30 - 9:00 Weaving our circle - altar building & sharing of intentions

 

Please note: each day will have a specific sequence of carefully crafted practices including writing prompts, oracle card readings, movement, dance, breathwork, meditation, sacred sound/ toning, gentle bodywork and earth wisdom teachings with different configurations of our circle to support each woman’s intentions for our time together.

Your Organizer


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Susan Lipshutz, LCSW
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Susan Lipshutz, LCSW has been a pioneer in the field of Integrative Psychotherapy, women’s empowerment and soul level mentoring for over 35 years. Consultations are tailored to the needs of the individual offering a blend of innovative deep therapeutic approaches with an expanded understanding of the greater self via an astrological and spiritual perspective. Susan is devoted to building meaningful communities that reawaken and integrate the divine feminine into daily life.

Reviews

Great trip and great experience! The venue was perfect, the program was excellent, and the women all were inspiring. Thank you for an amazing weekend!
We had a wonderful time convening. The group gelled quickly, took good care of each other and created space for each of us to ground our energy then boom into our true selves by the end of the weekend.