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The Art of Healing: A Therapeutic Retreat ~ Hosted by Jessie Duncan & Valenca at the Healing Circle

  • Heaven and Earth Retreats 19892 Northwest Sellers Road Banks, OR, 97106 United States (map)

As the Autumnal Equinox balances day and night, come and balance your light and dark through connection and healing in a compassionate and supportive retreat nestled in the cascade mountains just 30 minutes outside of Portland, OR.

Are you navigating a life after heart ache or disconnection? Are you looking for a way to bring more presence and joy into your life? Come together with others for 3 nourishing days tucked in the woods with nutritious home cooked meals while exploring the art of healing. We will explore our lives and the ways we can heal our wounds through connection, joy, body movement, creativity, self-care, and honoring yourself right where you are at.

Price starting at $525

Your Facilitators:

Valenca Valenzuela Speer:
Valenca is passionate about bridging community support with holistic health care. She has her Masters in Social Work and over a decade of experience facilitating support groups for those who have experienced grief & loss and trauma. Valenca is certified in massage therapy, trauma-informed yoga & Primal Vinyasa (in progress). Valenca brings spirit medicine to her work and is the founder of The Healing Circle, a refuge for the mind, body, emotions & spirit.

Jessie Duncan Wex:
Jessie is a lifelong student of wellness, movement and self-healing through nourishment and emotional self-care. A licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher and movement therapist, Jessie has witnessed and embodied the profound effects of spirit and mindful work through yoga as therapy. Deeply connected to and inspired by Heaven and Earth retreats’ energetically charged land and mission, she is thrilled to offer a healing weekend in this special place. The death of her father and connection to grief has led her to commit her yoga practice to helping others find their voice to tell stories about their loved ones and live their memory.

More Retreat Details:
How You Are Feeling: Disconnected, Unbalanced, Broken Hearted, Lost, Anxious, Grieving, Stressed-Out, Hopeless about the World

How We Can Help: Connection, Stress Relief, Heart Healing, Finding Peace, Finding Balance, Finding Joy, Empowerment

Explore the art of CONNECTION with others and the healing power of community... We can’t do it alone!
Practice the art of empowering BODY MOVEMENT and how yoga and primal body movement give you a sense of grounding and transformation.
Enjoy the art of CREATIVITY while experiencing insight into your life experiences and healing from your wounds through writing and vision boarding sessions
Feel nourished through the art of FOOD and NUTRITION while learning about the supportive ways to eat for healing.
Experience the art of SELF-CARE and RELAXATION through sound bath & self-massage workshops

This Retreat will Include

Joyful, playful & creative movement practice (empowering primal movement)
Sound Bath experience
On site massage therapist for personal sessions (at additional cost)
Self Massage & Restorative sessions
Vision Board & Creative Healing Workshops
Meditation Practice
Journal/writing time
Connection with others through dedicated community support time

Retreat Amenities:
Multiple seating areas, meditative gardens and walking paths
Hot tub comfortable for 4 (bring your bathing suit!)
2 in-ground fire pits
Additional outdoor hot water shower
Yoga barn with large patio heaters (mats, blocks, straps, meditation cushions and blankets are provided)
Freshly prepared, organic, nutrient-dense snacks & meals; gluten free, sugar free (other than honey that is harvested from the bees on the property); largely dairy free (occasional ghee or aged cheeses); largely grain free (all grains are soaked, nuts and seeds are soaked and dehydrated); meats are limited to wild caught salmon and pasture raised local chicken; eggs are fresh daily from happy chickens in the neighbors yard
food restrictions are accommodated
tempurpedic mattresses, high quality futons with lush mattress toppers. plush and luxurious bedding

Pricing includes lodging and freshly prepared, intentionally crafted nourishment for your entire stay. Our 3 day, 2 night retreat will include 5 meals plus snacks.

You are responsible for your own transportation to the retreat center.

The space is a beautiful home that has been converted into a retreat center. Therefore, the experience is more intimate than a hotel. There are 2 full bathrooms, a deluxe outdoor bathroom, and an outdoor shower with hot water.

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