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If you're feeling stuck in your life from the pain, grief and traumas of your past, then join us for a retreat to break free and create the life you want.  IF you're ready for a life that's fulfilling, joyful, passionate, and abundant in every way.

Picture this . . .

  • Experiencing a healing so deep that it awakens a dormant magic within you based on self-love, and a connection to your heart and truth.

  • Moving from feeling exhausted and lost to alive and fully aware of your true self - joyful, passionate, and in love with life.

  • Shifting from feeling disconnected from your self and from spirit to raising your vibration and opening to your highest intuitive guidance.

  • Healing and releasing unprocessed emotions and trauma, and finally living a life you love.

  • Releasing what no longer serves you and awakening an inner strength, power and connection to your true purpose.

 

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Step by step, and chakra by chakra, you will be guided on a journey to becoming the most full, vibrant, and colorful version of YOU so that you can live the life you are meant to lead.

What is 
 

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Chakradance™ is a form of movement meditation that combines spontaneous dance, music, guided imagery, and mandala art to promote healing and balance throughout the chakra system.  The chakras are energy centers within the body that are believed to correspond to different levels of consciousness and physical functioning.  

 

Chakradance™ takes us deep inside ourselves to gently unravel buried feelings, unresolved memories, and unconscious inherited beliefs, all of which we hold in our bodies, and in our energy centers, called the chakras.  This blocked energy becomes the tension in our bodies, the illnesses we develop, and the negative patterns we keep repeating in our lives.  

 

Chakradance™ is designed to help you release any blockages, find balance, and ignite your creative spirit. You'll experience your own deep healing journey and discover the potent energy that lies within you for change, ascension, and expansion.  And all this is centered around expressing ourselves through the joyful, uplifting, and innate calling in all of us to go within and move, dance, heal.

No prior dance experience necessary - just bring an open mind and a willingness to let go.

VENUE

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An oasis for the Mind, Body & Soul, Aldermarsh Retreat Center is the perfect place to take a deep slow breath and unwind from your busy life.

 

Nestled on the edge of a beautiful marshland in the Maxwelton Valley at the south end of Whidbey Island, the wooded 5-acre facility is sustainably managed and includes organic gardens, outdoor Japanese soaking tub, cordwood saunamedicine wheel, outdoor fire pit, and the Marsh House for sacred gatherings. Being on this sacred land gives one an opportunity to slow down, listen attentively, and dive into what emerges.

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LODGING

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Shared lodging in one of Aldermarsh's beautiful houses or cabins.  Please indicate in your registration if you would like to lodge with another registered individual.  Otherwise, retreat facilitators will assign lodging randomly.

 

View Rooms & Lodging details here!

The Lodge

The Lodge

The lodge is a fun place

The Owl House

The Owl House

The Apartment

The Apartment

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

OUR JOURNEY

Discover the joy of moving your body freely, expressing yourself authentically, and aligning with your inner Goddess on this empowering journey.

  • Meditation to calm the mind

  • Chakradance™ to discover the potent energy that lies within you

  • Mandala art to anchor this energy

  • Qigong and breathwork to unwind, strengthen and restore

  • Sound Healing and Reiki to clear and balance the chakras

  • Chakra readings to reveal which chakras need balancing

  • Sacred ceremony to empower yourself and find your true nature

  • Nature walks to return reverence toward yourself and the earth

  • Time to relax and reflect

What's Included

  • 2 nights/3 days lodging at Aldermarsh

  • Immersion in nature

  • Daily meals featuring locally sourced organic whole foods (Lunch & Dinner) 

  • Breakfast items available for self-service

  • Daily movement, meditation and breathwork

  • Restorative Sound Healing and Reiki journeys

  • Personal chakra reading

  • Shamanic ceremony

  • Enjoy the Japanese soaking tub, sauna and 5-acre grounds

  • A special welcome gift!

What's Not Included

  • Your round-trip airfare to and from home

  • Your round-trip ferry to and from Whidbey Island

  • Transportation to and from Aldermarsh

  • You will need to bring your own toiletries

  • Alcoholic beverages. We know you will be "blissed-out" from the retreat itself

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (I do recommend you have this just in case)

  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, private healing sessions 

MEET YOUR GUIDES

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An intuitive gentle guide into the sacred self, Gail Kronberg offers transformational music, dance and healing experiences designed to awaken and balance the body, mind and soul. Following a path of Shamanism she also integrates ritual and ceremony into her healing experiences. 

The Founder of Singing Bowl Soundsations, Gail is Sound Healing Practitioner certified in the traditional Nepalese healing techniques using Himalayan singing bowls. She is also a Usui Holy Fire® and Shamanic Reiki Master, a Facilitator of Chakradance™ and Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong, Musician, and Ceremonialist. 

Gail resides on Whidbey Island and practices at Bayview Healing Suites in Langley, WA.

Gail Kronberg - Facilitator

 

Dena Marie is a spiritual teacher, the author of Our Energy Matters and hosts "Lift Your Spirits Radio” airing Friday’s from 8-9 am on 1150 KKNW AM Seattle. She has spent over 20 years working with people of all ages to give them the tools to heal themselves, inspire them to take control of their lives and live it to the fullest.

 

Dena lives on Whidbey Island where she swims in the sound year round and invites you to slow down, take some time to reconnect with yourself and Mother. Her retreats are guaranteed to lift your spirits!

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Dena Marie - Co-Facilitator

 

REGISTRATION 

Your Investment:

Onsite Participants: $1,097 (includes lodging and meals)

Offsite Participants: $975 (no lodging, includes meals)

To Join Us:

  • $250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot (12 spots available).

  • Complete and submit the registration form. Shared lodging in one of Aldermarsh's beautiful houses or cabins.  If you would like to lodge with another registered individual that you know, please provide their name(s).  Otherwise, the retreat facilitator will assign lodging randomly. 

  • The balance is due in full on September 1, 2024. You will be sent a payment invoice. After September 1, 2024 the full amount is non-refundable.

 

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $250 deposit.

  • Any cancellation made after September 1, 2024 will result in a total loss of funds.

  • We reserve the right to cancel the retreat for any reason (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full).

  • Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.

 

Next, Place Your Deposit:

FAQ

WHAT IS THE LOCATION?

Aldermarsh Retreat Center is located on the south end of Whidbey Island at 6436 Maxwelton Road, Clinton, WA 98236.

 

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?

You may arrive at Aldermarsh between 1-5 pm on Friday, October 11th to settle in and connect to nature. Personal chakra readings will be scheduled during this time. We will gather for dinner at 6 pm.  The retreat will end by 12 pm on Sunday, October 13th.

WHERE SHOULD I FLY INTO? HOW WILL I GET TO THE RETREAT?

The main airport is Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) which is 46 miles to Aldermarsh and includes a ferry (Mukilteo-Clinton).

Alternatively, you can fly into Snohomish County-Paine Field (PAE) in Everett or Bellingham International (BLI), however flights are limited.

You will be responsible for your transportation to Aldermarsh. We will support coordination with attendees for carpooling/arrival times.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
  • Layers! The season will be changing and day/evening temps vary.  Bring comfortable clothes for dance movement and qiqong, a sweater, rain gear, and footwear that slips on and off easily and also for walking/hiking outdoors (no shoes inside buildings).

  • Rooms are supplied with comfy bedding and towels.  You will need to bring your own toiletries and bathrobe. Slippers or heavy wool socks - the floors can be cold.

  • The main kitchen will be stocked however you are welcome to bring anything. There are separate kitchens in some of the other lodgings so there is plenty of refrigerator space available.

  • Marsh House provides yoga mats and props. You are welcome to bring any other cozy comforts for meditation and sound baths.

  • A journal

  • Water bottle 

  • Flashlight or head lamp

  • A swimsuit if you wish to use the Japanese soaking tub.

  • An open heart, curiosity and willingness to participate.

 

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $250 deposit.

  • Any cancellation made after September 1, 2024 will result in a total loss of funds.

  • We reserve the right to cancel the retreat for any reason (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full).

  • Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.

 

CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

We will do our very best! Please be sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions so that we can inform our chef.

 

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE RETREAT ACTIVITIES?

While we have chosen all practices and activities very intentionally and created the itinerary with care to ensure there’s ample rest and relaxation time, this choice is up to you.  We encourage you to honor your mind, body, and spirit throughout our time together. Listen to your body and feel free to take breaks when needed.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH!

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