If you’ve been connecting with me for any length of time then you probably know I’m passionate about visiting western Ireland and bringing Celtic Spirituality alive via experiences of poetry, nature, music and ritual.
I’m writing today because there are two opportunities coming up to explore those passions with me, if you are interested.
First, on August 10, my Mom (Mary Lou Schneider) and I will be repeating our popular Words of Power: Poetry as a Spiritual Practice Retreat at Mercy Center in St. Louis. This mini-retreat is an opportunity to withdraw from the busy-ness of life for one day (10 am to 4 pm). You can immerse yourself in beauty and connect with the Divine, your body and your Essential Self through the power of the spoken word.
Because our love of Ireland and Celtic cosmology is integral to our interest in poetry, Mom and I will be sharing a bit about our adventures in the Emerald Isle during the retreat. We’ll also offer simple yet powerful exercises that allow you to experience some of the elements of Celtic Spirituality through poetry. Please note: you don’t have to be a poet yourself, or even know anything about poetry, to enjoy the day. Poetry novices and poetry lovers alike raved about the self-discoveries and sense of peace they experienced at our last retreat.
The program is just $95 and includes lunch;registration deadline is August 1st. www.KimberlySchneider.
We hope you’ll come and bring a friend! (Please note, we had a few people travel from out of town last time we held this retreat; Mercy Center is a lovely, restful place to stay if you want to make a weekend of it).
Additionally, I’ve just set the dates for next year’s Irish Immersion Experience: July 12-19, 2014. I’m so excited!
The Irish Immersion Experience is ideal for those who want to connect with the soul of Ireland through activities that stimulate body, mind, heart and spirit, including:
~Visits to ancient sacred sites
~Glorious natural wonders
~Traditional Irish music
~Hiking through a primeval and beautiful landscape
~Meeting other spiritual adventurers
~Reflecting on Irish culture through poetry, song and group ritual
~Checking out local restaurants, shops and pubs (if so inclined)
~Spending time with Irish people who are experts in Celtic Spirituality, literature, music and the local landscape
~Exploring ancient Celtic cosmology and its relevance to the modern spiritual seeker
The workshop is based in a small village so we stay in one place for the week and venture out from there most days to see different sites.
Because of the connections I’ve made in western Ireland,we get to see some places and experience some things that are not available to most tourists.
If you are considering joining us next year, I’m offering an “early bird” special that allows you to choose an updated cottage ($200 value) PLUS a $200 discount off the tuition ($400 total value), OR a private room upgrade (also a $400 value), if you register by August 1, 2013. This special isn’t posted at the website but if you do enroll by August 1, just emailsupport@KimberlySchneider.com and let me know which one of those options you’d like. I’ll take care of the rest. You can find all of the info about the Ireland experience at http://www.KimberlySchneider.
I hope to see you at one or both of these special experiences!
The Manifestation Maven