The Magdalene Retreat
July 21-26, 2022
at Hawk Circle
The Magdalene Retreat
Entering the Healing Chamber
July 21-26, 2022
At the height of summer and the Magdalene Feast Day, we gather together to reunite and to re-enter the healing chambers of the Magdalene.
Your time here will truly be a "temple" experience where you'll be deeply nourished and profoundly enlightened as we unravel the truth of the Magdalene's message and the Book of Love.
Mary Magdalene has returned to our consciousness at this time for a reason. Her message is potent and eye-opening. She is here to guide you through what I refer to as "the great reversal".
She represents the incarnated Divine Feminine and through her, we learn of the Rose Path and how to anchor the feminine within our own bodies and the earth.
This is the gift of the Magdalene. She awakens within us the frequencies of abundance, love, trust, embodied divinity and a life void of ongoing struggle.
Here's What to Expect
This retreat is designed to emulate a temple experience and monastic rhythm in alignment with the teachings of Mary Magdalene.
Daily prayer, meditation and song
Morning Alchemy Yoga
Contemplative Art and Iconography
Daily healing circle
Oracle arts - poetic expression of the telluric energy in the land
Teachings from the Book of Love
Time to wander our forest trails
Learn to make herbal and precious oil remedies to nourish both your physical body and light body
Water ceremony and boat ride on the lake(weather permitting)
Nutritious, soul quenching meals and specialty tonics and cordials made here
Our days will flow gently with grace as we intentionally slip into the 'in-between' places periodically throughout the day, while weaving in self-healing practices, creative arts and time spent in nature.
Our Sacred Land
Alchemy Yoga is Trista's own creation inspired by the teachings of Mary Magdalene and the mystical path. Movements and breath work supporting physical release and understanding to aid your emerging wholeness and divine embodiment.
When people inhabit an area for quite some time, and live with intention, the land becomes sacred and a pilgrimage site. Here, at Hawk Circle, we've lived and worked this land providing transformational experiences for over 25 years with the intention of helping those who visit, to heal, to transform, and to connect deeply with the life giving forces of nature. People come and wander the land and leave here changed. Before us, years ago, were the Mohawk people. On occasion we find one of their arrowheads, or see their spirits gathered around a fire at the edge of the forest. The faerie beings as well, reside in our forests near our glacier-made stone circle -a place you can enter, offer them a gift and receive in their blessing.
Fresh water springs flow down our hill, an abundance of song-birds nest in our hedgerows, and bald eagles, hawks, herons and owls are a common sight. The wild life is plentiful, as are a variety of herbs and berries.
We are also just 15 minutes from Otsego Lake and Council Rock where the tribes of the Iroquois gathered. On her western shores stands the King Fisher Tower with a plaque that reads, "Dedicated to the Lady of the Lake." Here, both the Native American culture and the Arthurian Legends merge. I call this area Avalon West.
Your meals will be specially prepared for you to support your time of rest and healing. Green smoothies, organic fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and healthy grains will be prepared for you each day.
Food is powerful medicine and during your personal retreat, both your body and soul will be nourished.
You'll have the opportunity to let us know about any special dietary requirements at the time of registration.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes, weather appropriate. Yoga wear, layers for varying weather, hiking boots or sneakers, rain coat, sandals, journal and pen, toiletries, sun hat, water bottle and sunscreen.
Where will I sleep?
Keeping in alignment with the true pilgrim's experience from long ago, or the hermitages where seekers spent their time in solitude, we've maintained the same simplistic quality.
You will have a cabin to yourself, with a bed(all made with cotton sheets and warm, cozy comforters), a desk, a chair, a lantern for late-night journaling, and a pitcher for spring water.
Our cabins do have heat and electricity and have been newly renovated. Bathrooms and showers are close by in Eagle House.
Just a few steps away, down a wooded trail, is a fountain of fresh spring water that comes from the many springs on our hill. This is sacred water. It's vibrancy and freshness is palpable and you can fill your pitcher throughout the day.
for 6 day, 5 night retreat
$500 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot!
To register, please click the payment button below and fill out the form to the right for additional information.