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Soul Alchemy Retreat

We are thrilled to invite you to Soul Alchemy retreat, a collaboration with Erin Gael Friedman of Soul Alchemy, Sarah Vaughan Schaefgen of Sacred Ally, Jessica Peeblson of Hummingbird Lodge Healing Arts, and Mudita Kristy Hinton of Vital Living Solutions.

During this immersive healing experience, we will sing, move, use expressive arts, and practice yoga and meditation together with a shared intention of engaging in a deep way with individual and collective Soul.

The retreat is non-residential (and therefore quite affordable), and scholarships are available.

Friday May 24, 7-9 pm: Soul Alchemy Song Medicine Circle, held at Sacred Ally, 736A S. 1st West, Missoula, MT 59801

Song medicine is every human's birthright. This family-friendly gathering will begin with breathwork and relaxation exercises designed to free and warm the voice and reduce self-consciousness. Together we will play with vocal exercises and harmonics, learn ancient and new songs, and enjoy the full-body joy experience that is group singing. With song and prayer, we honor our ancestors and engage wholeheartedly with soul. Song sheets are provided and people with no singing experience are especially welcomed. Bring drums, rattles, shakers, and a willingness to play!

Schedule for Saturday, May 25th ~ Hummingbird Lodge Healing Arts & Event Center:
9-10 am: Optional breakfast
10 am-1 pm: Session 2 :: ELEVATE ::Guided expressive arts journey & wisdom circle - Hummingbird Lodge
1-2 pm: Lunch; downtime
2-5 pm: Session 3 :: INTEGRATE :: Gentle yoga, guided meditation, closing circle - Hummingbird Lodge

Saturday Session Details:

Following the Friday evening [Song Medicine Circle at Sacred Ally], Saturday's workshop continues the process of wholehearted engagement with soul.The fundamental principle of Soul Alchemy is distillation: we will use an intelligent, embodied process to bring forth what is arising within the individual and the group and bring the soul's messages into profound clarity. The sequence includes:

  • Movement

  • Music making/song

  • Drawing/painting/collage

  • Writing

  • Witnessing

  • Sharing

The Soul Alchemy process was born during Erin Gael's time at California Institute of Integral Studies, where she studied Expressive Art healing modalities and Jungian theory. She facilitates each segment and transition with sensitivity to allow for energy to move safely. In the afternoon, we will integrate all that arises in the sacred container of the morning session by practicing gentle yoga with Mudita Kristy Hinton and a healing guided meditation with Sarah Vaughan Schafgen of Sacred Ally.

Register for all three sessions (including Friday 5/24 at Sacred Ally) by April 30th for just $108!
In the spirit of reparations, full scholarships available for BIPOC (Black, indigenous, or people of color).

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Artwork: Ocean Atlas, by Cameron Gray at Parable Visions

Artwork: Ocean Atlas, by Cameron Gray at Parable Visions