Harmony Hill Retreat
Earth, Fire, Sea & Air
July 16 -18, 2021
Please note: This retreat may be full. Talk to us before registering.
♥ Two teachers to support you for your retreat
♥ Single, private room
♥ 3 healthy, organic, vegetarian delicious meals a day
♥ Yoga and Meditation classes
♥ Guided Hike & Silent Meditation Walk
♥ Regular check-ins, meditations, and discussion groups
♥ Time to relax, rejuvenate, read ….
Room Options Remaining:
$550: Private room, shared bath
“You took good care of everyone – exceptionally!”
Why a Retreat at this Time?
In the spring of 2020, for the first time in the nearly 20 years I have been leading retreats, I had to cancel a year’s worth of retreats. Like all of us, I was thrown off, making dozens of cancelations at hotels, flights, and returning tens of thousands of dollars in retreat payments to Bali, Sedona and local retreats. I am STILL trying to settle the books.
So, with the COVID end in sight, many of us feel it is time to get back to life. And we can all use a retreat! Stress levels are of the charts. And while things are still tense and unsettled in our country and world, Liz and I are optimistic that some profound changes are just ahead, and the astrology backs that up!
We hope you can come join us on retreat. We greatly miss the powerful energies when community comes together to stretch, breathe, eat, connect, share, grieve and celebrate!
Theme: We will have a theme of Earth, Fire, Sea and Air, balancing us out after a tough year. And we will include a focus on … “What next?” We will explore what each of our purpose is as we move forward with this amazing shift on Earth.
Why Visit Harmony Hill?
Harmony Hill Retreat Center is located near Union, Washington, in the Hood Canal area. Harmony Hill began with Gretchen Schodde’s dream to create a retreat center where people could experience renewal and deep well-being. In 1986, Harmony Hill opened its doors as a nonprofit retreat facility focusing on wellness. In 1994, they added our Cancer Program, the heart of their mission, to support those affected by cancer, including caregivers and health professionals. In 2004, they began offering our cancer-related programs at no charge. In 2020 Harmony Hill decided to make a fundamental shift to increase our commitment to inspire healthy living for all, recognizing that many of the programs and resources developed over the decades to support those on a cancer journey could equally benefit those who had other health and well-being concerns.
Harmony Hill has a lovely yoga space and will prepare our healthy, vegetarian meals. There are walks and hikes right from the property, and more expansive hikes less than an hour away in Olympic National Park. This will be our first retreat at Harmony Hill!
Whether you are a beginner or expert at yoga, meditation or hiking, you are welcome here. We teach to all levels, so experienced yogis and hikers will hopefully get what you need, but also those who are new to yoga, or cannot hike fast or far, will have a positive experience. Sometimes we split the hike into two groups, a stronger hike group and a more meditative group.
What about COVID?
Ah, yes, we need to have the ‘COVID talk”. Hopefully by July COVID will be a distant memory, but for now there are still protocol and mandates. We respect everyone’s opinion and your right and freedom to choose, and we seek finding a balance of taking care of those with concerns or compromised immune systems. And also we want to honor the Harmony Hill official protocol. We admit this is a moving target, and will be flexible regarding deposits.
The best part is that due to COVID, we are offering private, single rooms. We hope this helps everyone feel safe and at ease. As far as specifics regarding masks, etc. let’s see what unfolds as we move closer to July.
Your guides will be Liz Gross and Roy Holman
Roy and Liz are passionate about healing and transformation. Roy has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 20 years, and has led hikes in the Pacific Northwest for many years. Liz Gross also teaches yoga and meditation and is a gifted energy healer. Roy has been leading retreats here in WA state and all around the world for nearly 20 years, and Liz joined him in 2014.
Picture is of Liz and Roy showing off by the pool on Bali, Indonesia on our last retreat there, one of our favorite places on Earth. But to be honest, wherever we are is a beautiful place to be!
“If human beings become conscious, the need for domination and conflict will dissolve.”
What does trip look like? What are the details?
Note: We are happy to help you find carpool friends to save gas and ferry costs (if you take a ferry)
Friday afternoon: You drive and perhaps take a ferry (depending on your route), arrive any time after 3pm. Yoga at 5:30, dinner at 7. Then community circle to meet and greet and meditate before bed.
Saturday: Morning coffee or tea, then yoga, followed by bountiful breakfast. Optional hike (we will pack you a lunch). Afternoon yoga, dinner, kirtan or relax (or both!)
Sunday: Coffee or tea, followed by yoga, then breakfast. Next is silent meditation walk then relax time. Short healing playshop, then lunch and closing circle. We will finish by 2pm or so.
Note: We encourage you to leave a bit of space at the end, not having to rush off, and ideally leave some time in your schedule Sunday night and Monday, to integrate, settle in to the new you, the next stage of your adventure.
Pay in Full $550:
Pay a Deposit $100: