2022 Harmony Hill Retreat with Roy Holman & Liz Gross
Apr 8, 2022| $575 – $695
Springtime in the Pacific Northwest:
Coming back to Life!
April 8th-10th, 2022
Please Note: We will do our best to stay safe, but with all the polarity and division, we will NOT be adding to it by discriminating between masked or unmasked, vaxed or unvaxed, etc. We trust one another to take care of one’s self and the group. All welcome!
“You took good care of everyone – exceptionally!” – Cyndie, past retreat participant
Why a Retreat at this time?
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 “coming back to Life”, balancing us out after a tough couple years, reclaiming our optimism, playfulness, joy, and community.
Why 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?
Ahh, yes, we need to have the ‘COVID talk”. Hopefully by April 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.
“If human beings become conscious, the need for domination and conflict will dissolve.” – Sadhguru
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 meditation walk and Earth Ceremony. Afternoon yoga, dinner, kirtan or relax (or both!)
Sunday: Coffee or tea, followed by yoga, then breakfast. Next is 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 sometime in your schedule Sunday night and Monday, to integrate, settle into the new you, the next stage of your adventure.
✓ Two teachers to support you for your retreat
✓ Shared room
✓ 3 healthy, organic, vegetarian delicious meals a day
✓ Yoga and Meditation classes
✓ Guided Silent Meditation Walk
✓ Regular check-ins, meditations, and discussion groups
✓ Time to relax, rejuvenate, read ….
✓ $575: Shared room (double occupancy), shared bath
✓ $595: Shared room (double occupancy), private bath
✓ $695: Private room, shared bath
About the instructors:
Roy Holman: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).
Liz Gross: I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness and often does some of the cooking on our retreats. “When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.
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