Ocean Goddess Retreat 2019
Ocean Goddess Yoga Retreat:
May 3-6, 2019- Your One Wild & Precious Life
With a special tribute to Mary Oliver & her poems.
at Linger Longer by the Sea in Brewster, Mass on Cape Cod.
Sign up by April 1st to receive the early bird discount!
(Only 8 spots left in this year's retreat)
Join Anjali & Kathy Budreski, a dynamic mother/daughter duo, for this unique opportunity to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean's edge before the tourist season begins. Align with the vibrant energies of the elements as the earth begins to awaken.
Connect with like-minded soul sisters in a relaxed, nurturing environment. Listen to the whispers of your own WILD SOUL.
This retreat is a lovely blend of group activities and down time for you to slow down and attend to your inner self.
Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, made her home in Provincetown, Mass, on the Outer Cape, for more than 40 years. To honor and celebrate her legacy, not only will we enjoy her poems, but we will 'live into' the deep questions she asks of us, about how to live a wild and soulful life aligned with our deepest inner knowing. Oliver was a skilled naturalist and poet who also brought a clarity and simplicity to her words that cuts right to the heart of the matter. Her poems often startle us awake, bring us to our own attention & hit us in the gut with the urgency of their call. She asks us, through her simple writings, to be courageous, attentive, and true. In her words:
"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles though the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."
"One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice..."
"When death comes...I don't want to end up simply having
visited this world."
"You must not ever stop being whimsical. And, you must not ever give anyone else the responsibility for your life."
Like Oliver did almost every day, we will explore how nature speaks to us while living in that liminal zone between land and water. We will have an opportunity to examine our lives as they are currently and to identify any changes we would like to make to live a more aligned, joyful and peaceful life. We can pick up each treasure we find along the tideline, turn it over in our palm, and see what metaphors emerge for us to play with.
This is one of the Cape's most beautiful seasons, with reminders of how life is always renewing itself. We can use this retreat as an opportunity to release the old and make space for what wants to blossom within us and around us.
Get Ready For:
* Yoga, Meditation and Guided Visualization
* Labyrinth Walk to Source Inner Wisdom
* Mermaid Spa with Sea Salt Scrubs & Foot Massages
* Enjoying the Cape's Natural Beauty & Wildlife
* Sacred Sharing Circles & Powerful Ritual
* Journal Prompts to Cultivate Clarity & Inner Peace
* Time To Explore the Local 'Scene'- Bookstores, Cafes, Etc.
* Down Time Just for You!
Check in and Check out: Retreat begins with an opening circle at 7:30 pm on Friday and formally ends on Sunday at noon after check out and a closing circle. For those who are staying the extra night (Sunday night) you are welcome to linger until 10 am on Monday morning. Sunday night stay is FREE and included in your retreat package.
Arrival: You are welcome to arrive beginning at 4 pm on Friday so that we have time to get your rooms and retreat ready for you! If you arrive before 4 pm, feel free to park in Linnell Landing Beach parking lot (which is right next to Linger Longer) and take a walk or enjoy some time on the beach!
Investment Includes: Yoga classes, all activities, rooms, group meals and snacks. We would like to offer you the gift of a FREE extra night to 'linger longer' if you so choose. Anyone is welcome to enjoy an extra night on their own Sunday night, so even though the retreat will officially end on Sunday at noon, feel free to stay on until Monday. Please know that most participants choose to stay. You are welcome to bring groceries with you if you are staying Sunday night, as all of the units have a full kitchen complete with stove and oven, microwave, coffee makers, and basic supplies like dishes, pots, pans etc.
Cottages have VERY well equipped kitchens.
Meal Plan: Our meal plan allows for both sharing meals as well as the opportunity to enjoy a few meals in your own cottage & to enjoy some of the budding local food scene on the Cape.
Friday Afternoon Reception- We will provide cheese, crackers, nuts, fruit, tea, and cookies for hungry travelers at 4 pm!
Friday Night Dinner- On your own/ we suggest for this meal to bring something prepared that you can just heat up.
All Breakfasts- On your own in your cottage- cottages are FULLY equipped with everything you need to prepare simple meals.
Saturday Lunch- Catered- we provide
Saturday Dinner- Catered- we provide
Sunday Lunch- Catered- we provide
Sunday Dinner- For those who stay Sunday night, we usually share a group meal out or get some yummy take-out.
There are some amazing vegetarian/local/organic restaurants in the area that are fun to try in the Brewster/Orleans area including Sunbird Kitchen and Snowy Owl Coffee.
** EARLY BIRD ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON April 1st**
Must pay in full to get early bird pricing!
Linger Longer by the Sea right is on Cape Cod Bay and only steps from the ocean in the quaint village of Brewster, MA.
Check out lingerlongerbythesea.com to see our gorgeous accommodations and cottages in the sand dunes.
Please Note: Cost is per person and includes: catered meals, yoga classes, all activities and beautiful accommodations.
Private Apartment with King Bed- SOLD OUT!
There are only a few of these so request soon if you want this luxurious option!:
(for one person or shared bed if you so choose- share a bed and take $125 off the per person cost)
$575 early bird/ $600 regular rate
$450/ $475 (cost per person if you are sharing the king)
Shared Cottage with Private Room: 2 Spots Left
(you'll have your own room, but share a cottage with others)
Shared Cottage with Shared Room: 2 Spots Left
(you'll share your bedroom with one other person- you can request to be with a friend or we can pair you up)
Payment Plans by request only: email me.
Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ!
Deposits are non-refundable.
Remaining fees are fully refundable 90 days in advance.
Cancellations 90 to 45 days in advance are eligible for a 50% refund of fees above deposit.
Fees are non-refundable 44 days before the start of the event.
We will make exceptions if we are able to fill your spot, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Although we respect that life happens, including things beyond our control, we ask that you respect this policy, no exceptions.
* If you do not see the proper link to pay here; I will send you a PayPal Link. For example, if you are not doing the early bird.