RETREATS

One of my very, very favorite things to do is hang out with members of our incredible, worldwide community and offer rest and respite from our regular lives. I would LOVE to have you join me. Scroll down for more information on retreats in general, or, if you prefer to just head straight to specific retreat offerings and registration details, you can go to directly to the Cairns Farm Adventures* page

Looking forward to seeing your face,

 

*Why Cairns Farm for registration? The whole farm story is here, but in short, I own Cairns Farm — a 5-acre private park and gathering space — along with Greg and my brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Kim. While most of our retreats aren’t at the farm itself since it’s day-use only, we are booking all of our Adventure series fun via the farm’s snazzy registration software. It’s easiest to keep it all organized in one spot. When you’re at the Cairns Farm Adventures page, you’ll see two types of retreats — Cairns Adventures (all the fun offered directly via Cairns Farm) and {re}Treat Yourself (all the Beth Woolsey retreats), as well as who’s leading each one. ❤️ 

 

{re}TREAT YOURSELF in 2019 and 2020

We are very excited to offer ONE MORE OREGON COAST RETREAT in November 2019 and to announce TWO OREGON COAST RETREATS in 2020 — one in March and one in November. In addition, after the stunning success of our first international retreat in Tuscany, Italy this spring, we’re thrilled to let you know we’ll be offering {re}Treat Yourself in Tuscany 2.0 in late June 2020. 

Our theme for 2019 and 2020 is {re}Treat Yourself because we’ve started to notice how very much we all need a chance to rest. A chance for respite. A chance for renewal and time dedicated to self-care and fun. As in, treat yourself… then treat yourself again… that’s why these retreats exist. See what we did there?

“Re” as in “again?” ReTreat.

“Re” as in “regarding?” RE:Treat.

And, of course, “retreat,” as in “withdraw from the world because DEAR GOD WE NEED REFUGE for a little while.” I mean, right? Yes, right.

 


{re}TREAT YOURSELF
at the
OREGON COAST
NOVEMBER 7-10, 2019*
MARCH 5-8, 2020*
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2020*

* PLEASE NOTE: {re}Treat Yourself events at the Oregon Coast last three nights with a fourth night optional for an additional fee. When enrolling, see “optional items” to add your extra night.

We’re doing a FUN THING with the {re}Treat Yourself theme this year, combining all the elements participants have loved at past retreats into one cohesive experience.

There will be fantastic fresh food, a welcoming community, a relaxing environment, ample opportunities for both down time and planned activities, and expert guidance in topical sessions about Mindfulness with Heidi Hopkins and Discovering our Inherent Worthiness with Melanie Springer Mock

(There will also quite possibly be naked hot tubbing, questionable language, and stories with WAY too much personal information because Beth Woolsey isn’t very socially appropriate, but they keep letting her come anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) 

Truly everything about the retreat was shocking in how incredible it was. Location, people, food, the balance of sessions and free time, the love and sincerity of everyone there. I would go again in a second and recommend it to anyone.

OUR LOCATION: Waldport, Oregon Coast

GROUP SIZE: 22 participants maximum + staff

INCLUDED: Your retreat includes all group sessionslodging, meals, beverages, wine, WiFi, linens, activities, and more.

COST: Starts at $475 per person

REGISTER VIA CAIRNS FARM:

 

 


{re}TREAT YOURSELF
in
TUSCANY, ITALY
SUMMER 2020

THAT’S RIGHT! Tuscany, ITALY, friends. Following the rousing success of our first international retreat to Tuscany in 2019, we’ll be hosting a 2.0 version of this food and wine retreat in the summer of 2020 (final dates TBD soon.)

Once again, we’ll be staying at a stunning villa in the heart of wine country, lounging by a pool overlooking the countryside, and taking day trips to places like Florence, Siena, and Mediterranean beaches, and dining together in the evenings on food fresh from the market and wine sourced nearby. We’re thrilled to offer this retreat again!

OUR LOCATION: Tuscany, Italy. I CANNOT EVEN STAND IT.

GROUP SIZE: 12 maximum, including 3 staff members

INCLUDED: Your retreat includes 8 nights lodging, daily European continental breakfast (pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, fruit, yogurt, coffee), beverages, wine, optional day trips to places like Florence and Siena, ground transportation to/from all group activities, and group dinners catered by our very own Maggie Peterson.

YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN FOR: 1. Transportation to/from the retreat. We are happy to provide assistance booking airfare and/or ground transportation to/from the retreat upon request. 2. Museum and other attraction entry fees. 3. Lunches (because we don’t want you to miss out on dining at the local trattorias on the day trips!)

ACCOMMODATIONS: We will be staying at an incredible winery with breathtaking views of Tuscany in the Chianti area (wine region) of Italy. This is a known location where staff have stayed previously and are excited to share with you! Complete with historical winery tour and gorgeous pool, our beautiful rooms are located in a renovated farmhouse and old stone church. Each room can accommodate up to 2 people. Baths are located across the hall, each shared by 2 rooms.

RATE and REGISTRATION: We’re in the process of updating our itinerary and securing accommodations right now. Once we’re done, we’ll be able to provide you with rate and registration information. IF YOU WANT TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN WE HAVE THESE DETAILS FINALIZED (recommended, given that the last Italy retreat sold out in 4 days), please contact Maggie Peterson, retreat registrar, at petersonm1@spu.edu and ask to be added to the Italy 2020 list. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate food allergies/sensitivities on the Italy retreat. 


Inclusion Policy: We welcome all adult humans to all of our retreats. We are LGBTQ+ friendly and an inclusive space. We’d love to have you attend! If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Peterson, retreat registrar, at petersonm1@spu.edu.