Gaia Grove is holding space for an intimate weekend of spirit renewal just before Imbolc 2017 (Jan 27-30) for artists, musicians, writers, creatives, witches, healers, shamans, and all who wish to refresh souls, reawaken creativity, and be inspired by the healing magic of Gaia. This weekend of art, song, nature, hiking, circles, and ceremony will be at Baja Off The Grid (www.bajaoffthegrid.com) ocean cliff retreat in La Bufadora, Mexico, just a 2 hours drive south of San Diego near Ensenada.
The retreat will take place from Fri Jan 27 through Mon Jan 30, 2017, with healthy, mostly organic, vegetarian meals included twice daily from Friday dinner through Monday breakfast. The home itself is custom-designed for spiritual gatherings, has been featured in LA Yoga magazine, is primarily solar-powered, has a beautiful grand room with sweeping views of the ocean from its perch on the rocky cliffs, and is surrounded by hiking trails, tidal pools, marine life, exceptional stargazing, and remarkable scenery.
We live by the sun here; each evening, we will be at the house before sundown (5PM) for our group circle and dinner, then have quiet time by 9PM. Each morning will begin with breakfast at 8AM and a group circle, followed by a beautiful hike. Then, days will be free for you to explore nature in your own way, journal, sing, drum, paint, yoga etc. Lunches are up to you – whether making food at the home or exploring the village. There will be a lovely balance of private time and group time which will allow for necessary insight, sharing, and reflection. We would like to keep this group under 8 participants, so please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if interested in reserving a room/space.
This SPIRIT RENEWAL weekend is facilitated by Amy Clarke ~ singer-songwriter, pianist, percussionist, priestess, performing/teaching artist & Gaia Grove creatrix who ~ after interviewing her muse Tori Amos about the craft of songwriting during the Boys for Pele tour 20 years ago ~ was inspired to take her own songs, music & craft to the world and has since shared stages with a diverse collection of inspired artists from Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls & The Courtyard Hounds at Lilith 2010, globally known author, witch & activist Starhawk, singer Amrita Sen opening for Poe in an Pre-Grammy Show, visionary painter Amanda Sage, drummer Dave Greene (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joe Walsh, Steve Ferrone), and at such festivals and communities such as Spirit Weavers Gathering (2016), Cross Pollinate (2013-2015, Jan 2017), Reclaiming Los Angeles (2013-2016), California Witchcamp (2016), Temple of Visions, Earth:Arts Partnership, Sacred Spaces Village at Burning Man & SD Burning Man Decom, Lightning Temple, LA Burning Man Decom, The Viper Room, The Cutting Room, Busboys & Poets (Artist of the Month), SXSW, The House of Blues Sunset Strip, the International Alchemy Conference, and many more. http://www.amyclarke.com
Rates for Fri/Sat/Sun eve for Private Bedroom, ocean deck or mountain balcony:
Sun or Moon Room (Ocean View, sunset, downstairs, shared balcony) -$450 single occupancy, $700 double (shared queen bed, $350 pp)
Venus or Mars Room (Mountain/partial Ocean View, sunrise, upstairs, shared balcony)- $450 single occupancy, $700 double (shared queen bed OR 1 person each on queen bed and pull out queen trundle, $350 pp)
Shared Main Room/Tent Camping (bring sleeping bags, blankets, etc) – please inquire
All rooms share the three house bathrooms – one downstairs with shower for Sun/Moon and two upstairs – one with shower for Venus/Mars & one general bathroom for house. Showers with hot water are available on limited basis during the daytime only, please🙂
More details on rooms & pictures coming soon and found here: www.bajaoffthegrid.com
You will be responsible for getting yourself (with current US Passport) to Ensenada, Mexico, on the morning of Friday Jan 27, we will meet in between 12-2PM on Friday January 27 in Ensenada at a local restaurant for lunch, and we will then carpool up the mountain together from this location at 2PM for our retreat, where we will remain until our final circle opens at 10AM Monday morning. A detailed checklist of what to bring and other pertinent information will be emailed after securing space with deposit.
Please give yourself this sacred gift at this potent time of the year to replenish your creative wells, spark your fires of expressive action, and prepare to emerge transformed from a weekend communing with the earth, the ocean, the sun, the stars, and your soul. Event page to reserve space and process payments will be linked here by Dec 9; in the meantime, please email email@example.com with questions, to express interest, and to make initial inquiries. Non-refundable deposit checks/venmo payment etc. of $250 required to reserve a space for this weekend at the edge of the earth, where the sea meets the sky, and where magic happens…
“THERE IS NOTHING NATURE CANNOT HEAL, THE MAGIC OF GAIA IS MIGHTY AND REAL” -“Into The Mystery”, Amy Clarke (c) 2016
Link to Amy Clarke’s newest song “Goddess” on iTunes ~ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/goddess-single/id1176151692