The Wisdom of the Corn Mother

Lughnasa Harvest Women's Retreat

July 29-August 1, 2021

Ellijay, GA

Group Size: 12 Women

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This women's retreat is all about the things that nourish us: togetherness and sisterhood, delicious foods, rest, meaningful stories, and gratitude.

The Celtic festival of Lughnasa was a special time when people came together to celebrate “first harvest”. These gatherings centered around feasting, community, thankfulness, and taking time to rest after a summer of hard work. Our retreat offers a simple, restorative, and festive way to connect with these old traditions and welcome the harvest season.

A WEEKEND OF FEASTING

A highlight of this retreat will be an exquisite menu of homemade foods that will incorporate seasonal herbs, traditional grains, and harvest vegetables. From Farmer’s Market Frittata in the morning, endless summer appetizers, savory lunches, and our Lughnasa Feast, you will not be disappointed, or hungry!

 

Storytelling & Tradition

We will craft corn dolls, bake bread together, create a Three Sisters Mandala, tell stories of Harvest Goddesses and the Corn Spirit, plus have plenty of time for nature walks and relaxing.

 

Herbal Medicine & The Honorable Harvest

Time to rest and be with other women will be the true medicine of the weekend, however, there will also be workshops about “The Honorable Harvest”, identifying and foraging late summer plants and herbs, and making your own herbal medicines. Our herbal workshops will be led by Herbal Practitioner, Leanne Holcomb, founder of One Tree Healing Arts.

Lodging & Meals

Our retreat will take place on a 20-acre farm in Ellijay, GA. The property features a historic homestead, beautiful meadows, mountain streams, and forest trails. Our menu will include mostly vegetarian dishes, highlighting harvest grains and seasonal foods.

 

Registration: Cost & Deposit

Registration for this 3-night retreat starts at $339 and includes lodging, all activities and supplies, plus 2 lunches, 3 dinners, and 3 light breakfasts. Rates vary depending on bed choice. Options include Private Queen Rooms and Bunk Beds, as well as the option to camp or sleep "slumber party style" indoors with a cot or air mattress. If you choose tent camping, you can pitch a tent or set up a cot on the open deck or in one of the many grassy areas near the house. There's also a screened in porch. Photos of the home and property areas are below.

Private Queen Room: SOLD OUT

Bottom Bunk: SOLD OUT

Top Bunk: $359

Camping/Air Mattress/Cot: $339

*Register with a $100 deposit*

Balance due on June 15, 2021

*Cancellations made on or before June 15, 2021 are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be available after June 15, 2021, however your registration can be transferred to another woman.*

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