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October 3, 2020

In Person: Goddess Archetype Day Retreat: Embodying Your Divine Self Autumn Edition

Join Melia Marzollo and Masha Schmidt of the Ascend Center (Cold Spring) for a day of contemplative practices including yoga. We will explore Goddess archetypes, seasonal self care practices, and moon phase alignment to prepare ourselves for the colder months ahead. You will come away from this experience with practical suggestions on how the Goddess archetypes can support the important work of becoming your most vibrant self.

About the workshop:

The day will feature two 30-minute Yoga Nidra Meditation Practices. Yoga Nidra or “enlightened sleep” as a meditation practice, can engender a profound sense of joy and well-being; the goal of our time together. As we shed the layers of tension and daily noise, we move closer to our true nature, our divine lightness of being.

The program will also include storytelling, journaling, art, joyful movement, nourishing local meals, herbal tea for the season, and a meditative nature walk. We will conclude with a bonfire and closing ritual to ignite the intentions we set throughout the retreat. Together we hold the light for one another to shine brighter.

In the shared space of sisterhood – we will delve into an exploration of the sacred divine feminine as embodied by the Maiden, Lover, Mother and Crone. We will offer practical methods for utilizing these archetypes in daily life. This mini retreat offers a chance to step away from daily life, into the liminal space of elemental and moon phase magic. Topics covered will include setting up an altar, seasonal self care, cross cultural magical symbols, and moon phase energetics.

This retreat requires no previous experience and is not specific to any one spiritual path. All who seek sisterhood are welcome. Workshop materials and all meals provided. We will be outdoors so dress accordingly.

Saturday, October 3rd 11:00-8:00 at the Garrison Institute
Cost: $189 with materials and meals included
Rain Date: Sunday, October 4th

This is a supportive space for ALL people that identify with sisterhood. We pledge to create affordable options and scholarships for sisters who may require assistance. Please send emails regarding financial assistance to masha@ascendcenter.com.

About Melia and Masha:

Melia Marzollo, MEd.
Melia is the founder of Ascend Center. She holds an MFA in Education with a focus on English language, gender and dialect specific as well as professional certifications and advanced training in Pilates, Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yamuna Body Rolling, Stand Up Paddleboard and Holistic Nutrition. In 2013, she claimed a building and sacred space for the Ascend Center (formerly a Masonic Lodge circa 1864) in the Hudson Valley. Through its programming – daily yoga and pilates classes, workshops, festivals and access to the healing arts – Ascend is realizing the holistic vision of its founder to build an inspiring, accessible and inclusive brand to elevate one’s experience of being alive at this point in time.

Masha Schmidt, L.Ac
A NYS-licensed acupuncturist, Masha has also trained as a yoga instructor, herbalist, and aromatherapist. In cycle with the Wheel of the Year, she facilitates Ascend’s seasonal Sister Circle and Open Circle for families. Masha holds a BA in psychology from Barnard College, and an M.S.Ac from Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Her diverse training spans from kids yoga to advanced Esoteric Acupuncture.

Our unified mission is to provide wellness support for women and girls in the areas of body, mind, and spirit. We strive to be the mentors we wished for as young women, and to become ancestors that our children will be proud of. Melia and Masha co-teach the Strong + Steady for Teen Girls program at Ascend, as well as a Chakra and Element focused monthly Yoga Nidra meditation series. We are moving into our 5th year of hosting Sister Circle at the studio.

Registration Options

Standard Registration SOLD OUT 189.00 Total Fees by Room Choice.