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Winter FIRE

a seasonal Write to Glow retreat where women eat well, rest deeply, enjoy nature, and witness one another through guided writing circles — then return to their lives and loved ones nourished, refreshed, and connected

WRITING  |  WOMEN  |  REAL


Banks, Oregon
January 11, 2019 — January 13, 2019

 “I loved this communal writing experience. Truly. I never experienced it before. The feminine style lowers inner-critic noise and releases authentic expression. I loved being seen by others. More of the same, please: connection, movement, reflection and relaxation, here at Heaven and Earth.”  ~Kerry, Summer Glow 2018

“I loved this communal writing experience. Truly. I never experienced it before. The feminine style lowers inner-critic noise and releases authentic expression. I loved being seen by others. More of the same, please: connection, movement, reflection and relaxation, here at Heaven and Earth.”

~Kerry, Summer Glow 2018

 

sweet, slow wintertime

Step away from your routine and responsibilities and step into a cozy, NW winter scene. In this magical space called Heaven and Earth Retreats in Banks, OR, you’ll experience rich connection and rejuvenating offerings around writing, nature, movement, and ritual.

Just 40 minutes from downtown Portland, this unique, intimate space feels MILES away — tucked away on five pristine, forested acres with stunning views. 

Return to your family, friends, co-workers, clients — even your pets — relaxed and enlivened. They’ll love you for it!

 “Beyond my wildest imagination and expectations!!! The space was not the frame around this experience— it was the foundation that let us open into the experiences. Ruthanne has created pure magic here. And the food — phenomenal!  ~Lisa, Summer GLOW 2018

“Beyond my wildest imagination and expectations!!! The space was not the frame around this experience— it was the foundation that let us open into the experiences. Ruthanne has created pure magic here. And the food — phenomenal!

~Lisa, Summer GLOW 2018


Friday, Jan. 11th, 4 p.m. to Sunday, Jan. 13th, 2 p.m.

Weekend  Activities Include: 

  • 3 WTG Circles with Alyse

  • deep-dive writing trios with Alyse

  • nature /embodiment /movement /ritual offerings with Honey

[To learn more about Alyse and communal free-flow writing circles, explore the site or contact me with any questions. To learn more about Honey, scroll to the bottom of the page].

Do as much or as little as you desire. There will be scheduled downtime to nap, walk, hike, read, cloud gaze, snack, sip tea + connect with other amazing women.


Amenities  Include:

  • a hot tub comfortable for 4

  • 2 in-ground fire pits

  • an outdoor shower (love!!)

  • freshly prepared, organic, nutrient-dense snacks + meals

    • gluten free

    • sugar free (other than honey)

    • largely dairy free (occasional butter or light aged cheeses)

    • largely grain free (all grains are soaked, nuts and seeds are soaked and dehydrated).

    • food restrictions are accommodated

  • tempurpedic mattresses, high quality futons with lush mattress toppers. plush and luxurious bedding

  • close to the Banks Vernonia Trail


Pricing is all inclusive:

lodging, snacks + meals, transportation to and from retreat if coming in from out of town, amenities, all WTG Circles and additional guided offerings

 Glamping Tent  “How beautiful the settings — inside and out!!”  ~Lynda, Summer GLOW 2018

Glamping Tent

“How beautiful the settings — inside and out!!”

~Lynda, Summer GLOW 2018

$675/person (single) | $625/person (double)

  • Glamping Tent: Queen Bed (occupancy 1 or 2)

$575/person (single) | $525/person (double)

  • Alaska Room: Queen Bed (occupancy 1 or 2)


$495/person

  • Sun Room: 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Futon (occupancy 2) [sold out]

  • Upstairs Shared Loft: 2 Single Beds (occupancy 2) [sold out]

$475/person

  • The "Ladies Lounge:" 4 Single Beds with privacy curtains (occupancy 4)

$425/person

  • The "Ladies Lounge:" 1 Single Bed top bunk with privacy curtains (occupancy 1)

 The "Ladies Lounge"  “Lodging in the Ladies Lounge, I first wondered how that would be, but the room was great — the women fantastic — I felt a true sisterhood with my roomies. And the bed/fur — so comfy!”  ~Donna, Summer GLOW 2018

The "Ladies Lounge"

“Lodging in the Ladies Lounge, I first wondered how that would be, but the room was great — the women fantastic — I felt a true sisterhood with my roomies. And the bed/fur — so comfy!”

~Donna, Summer GLOW 2018

$350/person

  • Tent Camping: Bring your tent + sleeping bag for your NW camping experience (room for 4 individual tents)

*Note: This space is a beautiful home that's been converted to a retreat center. Therefore, the experience is more intimate than a hotel. There are 2 full bathrooms, a deluxe and tricked out outdoor bathroom, and an outdoor shower.

 “I am a solitary writer. It changes what I write when I know others will hear or read it. But this never felt too hard or too scary. The thing I appreciate the most was listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me because I usually don’t write that way and it gave me permission to explore topics that I normally don’t explore.”  ~Alyssa, Summer GLOW 2018

“I am a solitary writer. It changes what I write when I know others will hear or read it. But this never felt too hard or too scary. The thing I appreciate the most was listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me because I usually don’t write that way and it gave me permission to explore topics that I normally don’t explore.”

~Alyssa, Summer GLOW 2018


Space is limited. Reserve your spot with a $250 non-refundable deposit. Here's how:

Email Alyse to: 
1). request your room selection, and
2). receive options for securing your room with a deposit.

Alyse will confirm your room selection.

 Can't wait to hear from you — and sink into Winter FIRE!!

A word about Honey, my dear soul-sister and facilitator partner:

I met Honey Trabitz in 2015 at a SoulFire retreat in Montana. She was my roommate. Today, she’s my “Anam Cara,” my “soul friend.”

(You NEVER know who you may meet at a women’s retreat!✨)

Honey is a certified CTI Co-Active Coach & Leader who believes that, "We are the experts of our own lives and that when we attune to our body’s wisdom and move in nature we can hear ourselves more clearly.” 

Her earthy wisdom and witty humor is well-worth the price of admission — ‘cuz we like our soul work/teachings/circles to be equal parts FUN + REAL. And that’s Honey. http://www.honeytrabitz.com