Joyous Prosperity Women’s Retreats feature journal-therapy workshops that focus on your body and soul.
In addition to the three enlightening workshops, the weekend will be filled with serenity and pampering. You’ll enjoy rose-petal foot massages, meditations, a bonfire with s’mores, a guided star walk, and connections with heart-minded women. There are joyful outdoor activities, immense freedom, and quiet moments for you to “get away from it all” and write to your heart’s content. This retreat is about you and nurturing your creative soul.
We believe Life is Exquisite and all people have a divine right to joy, peace and knowledge. We share our collective wisdom and sacred teachings through workshops and private sessions. Experience the joy in living.
How do you know if this retreat is right for you? How do you know if you need body and soul restoration? Ask yourself if you would like to:
Discover your joyous self.
Luxuriate in nature and adventure.
Recognize the true prosperity in your life.
Create deep, authentic relationships with heart-minded women.
Unleash your creative, sensual self in a safe, joy-filled environment.
If any of these ideas sound inspiring, then register for the Joyous Prosperity Retreat for Women and discover how to create the things you care most about in life – expanding your creativity, exploring a path to health and wellness, improving relationships and and experiencing genuine intimacy.
Like many of us, you are at a turning point and you have the ability to shape your future.
The Joyous Prosperity Retreat for Women features special journal-therapy workshops that focus on your body and soul.
Journal therapy focuses on your internal experiences, thoughts and feelings, and uses reflective writing to receive mental and emotional clarity, validate your experiences and come to a deeper understanding of yourself.
Dr. Rachael Hungerford’s workshop, Memoir to the Self, will provide discussion of many reasons to journal: reasons to record the events and emotions of your life, how to make better and more efficient use of your time and energy, how to extend your creativity, how to explore and improve relationships and how to address life issues such as grief, divorce, job changes, moving, retirement and family interactions.
Workshop participants will learn a variety of journaling techniques such as sprints, dialogs, captured moments, unsent letters and if time permits creative meditation. All written work may be shared though sharing is always an option. All work is confidential.
Dr. Hungerford is a retired professor from Lycoming College where she served as chair of the education program. She taught methods courses and several women’s studies courses. Every course she taught had a strong writing component. She also teaches memoir writing workshops. She holds a certificate from The Center for Journal Therapy, Boulder, CO. which allow her to teach Journal to the Self Workshops to groups and individuals.
On the web at: JournalToTheSelf.wordpress.com
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Education, Lycoming College
A.A., Cayuga County Community College
B.S., State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst
Tonya Anderson’s workshop on Healthy, Happy Home will answer the eternal question. “How will creating my Happy, Healthy Home create more joy in my life?”
Life is full of challenges, divorce, illness, job loss, rebellious teenagers, yet, there is no place like home. This workshop will assist you in making it a happier, healthier home. Everyone deserves a sanctuary, a reward. This class will give you the steps.
Tonya Anderson is the founder of An Exquisite Life, and offers counseling, workshops, conferences and sacred circles for men, women and teens. She is a true advocate for the power of joy and its ability to heal all of life’s traumas and PTSD. A lifelong student of God/Love, she is a shaman by initiation, lover of Christ and a seasoned facilitator of joy. She is living her heaven on earth, living and writing in Williamsport, PA and is the proud mother of her son, AJ.
On the web at: AnExquisiteLife.com
B.S. Public Administration University of Hawaii
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling in PTSD (pending)
Certified Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Counselor Advocate
Facilitated by Robin Van Auken, The Hero’s Journey is a discussion and journaling workshop that allows the attendee to explore storytelling from the use of creative mythology. Using techniques developed by Joseph Campbell, Van Auken will introduce the concept of the Hero’s Journey not only in writing, but in everyday life.
Some of us are at the beginning of the journey, some are in the middle, while others are nearing the end. Heroic journeys can be long and complicated and include great joy and great sorrow, but sometimes they’re as simple as a trip to the grocery store.
You’ll learn how to recognize the journey, recognize the archetypes in the people you meet along the journey, and accept that you are the Hero on the journey. Knowing this helps you not only understand where you’ve been and why certain events occurred, but even predict what will happen next and prepare you to meet life’s challenges with hope, courage and optimism.
Robin Van Auken is an anthropologist and published writer, having authored ten non-fiction history books and six novels. She began her career as a journalist, before pursuing advanced degrees in anthropology. She combines her interests in communication and culture as an educator and workshop facilitator. She teaches communications at Lycoming College.
On the web at: RobinVanAuken.com
Adjunct Instructor, Lycoming College
A.A., St. Petersburg College
B.A., University of South Florida
M.A., University of South Florida