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Programs to Benefit & Expand Possibilities for Women

 

 Woman, Earth & Spirit, Inc

 Our 501-c-3 Nonprofit Corporation    505-421-2533

  www.NMWomensRetreat.org      JaeHaggard@gmail.com

 

 2008 Outlandish Women's Adobe Building

& Workshops Season

 

 April 4 - August 31, 2008

21 Weeks & 42 Workshops

 

 

 

Woman-Built Adobe GuestHouse

 

 

  Welcome!

  

    Come on in and browse an incredible spectrum of Outlandish Spring & Summer possibilities.  What great fun and how expanding it all is on every level.

 

We offer 21, count them oh wow, weeks of Workshops starting Friday April 4.  Plus, to really round out your Outlandish experience, each week begins with a Weekend Workshop Exploration focusing on Creativity, Healing or Building.  Women, we do have wondrous choices.  Smile. We sure hope you can join us!

 

Ahhh, activities for a spectrum of interests and skill levels.  Plus, we offer sliding scales to be more accessible to all women. (prices)

 

 I am simply thrilled with the wondrous Facilitators, the breadth of topics, how many volunteers are coming to stay for weeks to make these Workshops possible, and with your presence here with us. Photos and detailed info on each Facilitator and Workshop on the Facilitator’s designated page.

 

So, women,  jump on in and here we go… YES!

 

  

~ Gift YourSelf This Opportunity ~

 

Immerse

Listen to YourSelf 

Relish This Amazing Land

 

Connect, Create & Heal

 

 

~ Workshop Goals ~

 

Each Woman Returns Home Empowered and with

 

 ~  Feeling of Big Self & with the Self-confidence to plan & build our own simple home or structure

 ~  Confidence in Self to listen to & trust our Intuition

 ~  Basic understanding & skills to actually start building & to problem solve during construction

 ~  Expanded skills for building / working cooperatively with others

 ~  Sense of the delight & satisfaction of building

 ~  Resources for further information & skill development

 ~  Expanded personal development, new friends, a greater sense of Wholeness

 ~  Desire to continue Creating & Healing

 

Feeling Refreshed, Appreciated, Inspired & Energized

 

 

 

 

 I Invite You to Join Us

 For as long as your schedule allows.

~ Jae ~

 

 

 ~ 3 Kinds of Workshop Experience ~

Live, Learn, Build, Connect, Create, Heal

 

We consider this full-spectrum blend key to the ideal Workshop

 

 1.      Adobe Building Weeks.  Our ongoing one-week seven-night Friday-Friday building weeks.  To expand your experience, each week begins with a different Weekend Workshop Exploration.  Join us for supper & Opening Circle Friday eve and complete your week with breakfast the following Friday.

 

  Sliding scale for 7-night stay including Weekend Exploration is

 $590-$220.   $220 per week deposit.

Please be as generous as your resources allow.

 

2.     Workshop Intensives.  Our One-Week Friday-Friday 7-night deeper experiences in Wood Cabin construction, Building Repair, Sustainable Living, Wholeness/ Healing, Creativity, Adobe Plaster, Building Projects and Cob.  Join us for supper & Opening Circle Friday eve and complete your week with breakfast the following Friday.

 

  Sliding scale for 7-night stay including Weekend Exploration is

 $590-$220.   $220 per week deposit.

 Please be as generous as your resources allow.

(Add $100 for Becky Bee’s Cob Intensive & $50 for her Explorations)

 

 3.     Weekend Workshop Explorations.  Our weekly 2-night Explorations on a range of Creativity, Wholeness/ Healing, Construction and Fun Topics.  Join us for Friday eve supper and Opening Circle and wrap up your visit with Sunday lunch.  2-5 hour sessions Saturday and Sunday.

 

  Sliding scale for 2-night stay & Weekend Exploration is

$290-$120.   $120 per weekend deposit.

  

 

 

 Note

 Talk with Jae to make arrangements for what you can afford.

 Please donate as generously as your resources allow

 to help make these Workshops possible

as well as accessible to others.

 

   1.  Adobe Building Weeks

 

Weeks 5-6, 8-11, 13, 15-17, 20

 Workshops run weekly Friday to Friday

7 incredible nights & full-spectrum days

 

Oh what incredible fun—come and build cabins with a wondrous group of other women.  Put your hands to the wood and clay and learn by doing.  Stay an extra weekend if you are able.  If you cannot come for the entire week, we invite you to attend our wondrous range of Weekend Explorations.

 

Adobe Building Workshops and some Weekend Explorations are facilitated by Jae Haggard who has built houses or other buildings for women in a range of designs in several states since 1974.  Several wondrously talented women are facilitating the various Weekend Explorations on Creativity, Wholeness/ Healing and Fun Topics.  Deliciously Full Weeks.

 

Included in each Adobe Building Week is a review of a range of basic construction principles, safety and tool use to make sure you understand the scope no matter when you attend.  YOU CAN Build a house. 

 

We figure about four hours of a spectrum of hands-on construction experience & instruction four days per week.  That leaves lots of opportunity for other activities, connecting, and the Weekend Exploration.  We plan to build at least three adobe cabins in staggered stages of construction so we all can experience most construction phases during whichever weeks we attend.   Learn by Doing.

 

Naturally, the basic rhythm of each day includes great meals, relaxation, hot tubs, hikes, singing, games, conversation & more.  A Wonderful Spectrum of Activities & Alone Time

 

To expand your week, each weekend we offer a different Exploration theme.  You can choose your Workshop Week according to topics that tickle you most. 

 

Or, you are also invited to come just Friday to Sunday to enjoy the Weekend Exploration, great food, fun & expansive activities & wonderful women.

 

  A Full-Spectrum Blend of Activities Unfolds the Ideal Workshop Experience

 Learning, Personal Growth, Connection, Creativity, Expansion, Healing

 

 

 2.  One-Week Workshop Intensives

 Weeks 1-5, 7, 12, 14, 16, 18-21

 Workshops run weekly Friday to Friday

 7 incredible nights & full-spectrum days

 

  Focus Topics

Wood Cabin, House Repair, Sustainable Living, Wholeness/ Healing, Clay Floor & Plaster,

Projects, Cob, Creativity

 

 

Wow what an inspiring array of Topics with daily Monday to Thursday sessions to encourage ongoing expansion.  Some weeks focus on the extensive breadth of talents of one Facilitator while other weeks include a luscious buffet of topics by several Facilitators.  Some Weekend Explorations are on the same theme which creates a potential 10-day immersion.  Check out the two Explorations and the full week with Becky Bee, our Queen of Cob.  Ahhhhh  (extra fee for Becky’s Workshops)

 

These Intensives are highlights in an already incredible season.  What a marvelous time with such gifted Facilitators.  Here too we emphasize a lot of hands-on experience.  Intensives are an opportunity to immerse even more fully into Creativity, Wholeness/ Healing or some aspect of Building. We hope you can join us!

 

 April.  Join Jae to actually build at least one wood 3-season cabin that will be used to house Participants the rest of the season.

 

 May.  Our Begin Adobe & Construction Principles Intensive is followed by an absolutely super week with Erin and Pascha as we explore Permaculture and a really fun range of Sustainable Living sessions. 

 

 June.  We are also trying to arrange an Intensive on the range of usual home AC as well as several solar applications.

 

 July.  Our Wholeness/ Healing Intensive features  several incredible Practitioners in a range of modalities.  This is the perfect opportunity to really focus on You and Your Wellness.  Daily sessions plus opportunity to work privately with each Healer.   Later in the month our Intensive focuses on Adobe Clay Floors & Plaster.

 

 August.  Oh my oh my this entire month is packed with four nothing less than tremendous Intensives.  Our Building Projects Week includes building compost toilets and water collection systems, building counters and a range of plumbing experiences—running water lines, hooking up faucets, installing sinks and tubs.

 

 Then into 10 days with Becky Bee to focus on a range of Cob activities—build a hot tub, build a model of your house, build walls and ovens, sculpt. Truly an incredible opportunity to work directly with Becky Bee.  Many fun photos on Becky’s Facilitator page.

 

 We move from Becky’s Sculpting with Cob Exploration right into a phenomenal week of diverse Creative Expression with Liliana Kleiner.  This is an absolutely amazing range of paper making, art from that paper and found objects, Creative Filmmaking, Performance Art and more. Do check out Liliana’s page for photos of some of her remarkable artwork.  Plus Liliana is facilitating a Weekend Creative Exploration as well.

 

 Rounding out our Workshop Season is a final Do It All week the end of August.  Again a range of marvelous Practitioners in a range of Healing Arts plus Quiet Time.  Again, just a fine opportunity to focus on You and Your Wellness in an environment that promotes Healing on every level.  Practitioners are also available for private sessions.  For those still wanting to build we are also wrapping up our Adobe Building this week.

 

 Yep, laugh, do everything indeed.  

 

 3.   Weekend Workshop Explorations

 Friday eve to Sunday ~ Every Weekend May through August

 

 

 

We offer a marvelous variety of Explorations to further expand ourselves and to really round out your Outlandish Workshop Week experience.

 

 Explorations focus on Creativity or Wholeness/ Healing or a facet of Building.  Often the Exploration topic expands on the theme of the week workshop. 

 

 There are 17 marvelous Facilitators, each highly skilled in her area and each looking to provide the expansion you are looking for. 

 

 We cannot praise these women and their abilities highly enough.  They are simply outstanding.  See the Chronological List of Workshops or the 21-Week Overview summaries as well as pages dedicated to the work, workshops and lives of each Facilitator.

 

 You are welcome to stay for an extra Weekend or to come just for a Weekend.  We encourage you to come for as long as your schedule allows.

 

 

 ~ Join Us to Focus on You ~

 

  Your

  Learning, Expansion, Creative Expression, Healing

Connection to Self, Earth, Others & Spirit

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Land Values ~ Please Note 

      This is Woman's Space, a woman-loving environment. We are Lesbians celebrating, creating and expanding space and possibilities for women and for Lesbian culture and community.

 

        We are a wild plant and animal sanctuary and we honor this land and the plant, animal and mineral peoples who live here.

 

        We value caring & respectul interaction as we honor & celebrate each other. To make this a nourishing environment for us all, we agree to take full responsibility for ourselves, communicate directly and with caring, and to interact without drama or agression of any kind. 

 

        Just as we live in harmony with the land & creatures we live in harmony with each other and without weapons or s/m display or practice. We interact with equal caring for the Earth on this marvelous wild plant & animal preserve.

 

We value a Simple Living Philosophy.

 

        Our construction is nontoxic & green and our air here is wonderfully pure. To maintain this preciously healthy and healing environment, we ask you to leave all scented products at home. We gladly provide unscented and natural home care & body care products for your use. 

 

    We value foods that are organic, local and unprocessed. Tasty is high on our list too, smile.

 

We interact from our authentic Selves so we ask you to leave illegal drugs & alcohol at home. We are considering a designated cigarette area removed from the buildings and activities.

 

 

    We are sorry that we cannot usually accommodate children.  We have one space where it is sometimes possible to accommodate an animal companion. 

 

The land and activities encourage us into our biggest, wisest, most authentic Selves.

 

We love sharing this incredible land with other women and Lesbians.

 

 

We would love to share this land with you.

 

 

 

 

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