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Medicine Dollmaker’s Healing Retreat

"Weaving the Darkness - Journeying Into Fall"
September 20-25, 2024 – Seaside, Oregon

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Join Dr. Melissa Bird and Jerri Shelton for a transformative Medicine Dollmaking Healing Retreat on the beautiful Oregon Coast during the 2024 Fall Equinox. 

Melissa and Jerri have come together in this special collaboration to guide you through 4 days of transformational creativity and intuitive healing using dollmaking and ceremony to amplify the Fall season so you can reconnect to the land, your body, and your heart and soul.

 

Perhaps you:​

  • Feel a sense of stagnation and a longing for deeper connection

  • Feel stuck in making decisions about your life

  • Are seeking a tool for emotional release and a process for healing

  • Want to express yourself authentically yet struggle with finding a medium that truly resonates

  • Desire change and personal transformation and don’t where to start 

  • Crave relaxation and personal time for renewal and are seeking a place you can unwind, relax, and find peace on the beautiful Oregon Coast

What if you Could:

 

  • Feel more empowered through the process of healing rituals and artistic expression

  • Regain a sense of connection over your own narrative and emotional well-being

  • Experience emotional liberation using rituals along with the Medicine Doll as a vessel for emotional expression

  • Activate and change your energy by calling in release and healing through a creative journey

  • Express yourself authentically through ceremony allowing your deepest truths and desires to come out to play

Where: The Starry Night Inn, Seaside, Oregon 
When:  September 20-24, 2024
What’s Included: All workshops, supplies and teachings, private rooms & accommodations for 4 nights, plus all your meals and beverages
Cost: $2500/person (Take advantage of early bird pricing and take 10% off July 7-July 21, 2024)

 

Note: Deluxe Medicine Doll Felting Kit included with all of the materials needed to make your doll.

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Here is the schedule...


Friday:

4:00 Arrival and Relaxation
6:30 Dinner and Introductions

 

 

Saturday-Monday:
 

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Morning teachings and ritual
11:30-12:45 Lunch together
1:00-4:00 Doll making and ritual
4:00-6:00 Integration and down time
6:00-8:00 Dinner together and evening ritual

 
Tuesday:

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Morning meditation and closing ritual
10:00-12:00 Check out

JOIN US for a transformative Medicine Dollmaking Healing Retreat on the beautiful Oregon Coast during the powerful time of the 2024 Fall Equinox.
 
We will be staying at the beautiful Starry Night Inn and Spa where we will enjoy the comfort of a nurturing, supportive, and caring environment designed to guide us through a sacred journey into the season of darkness. 

Using the magic and meaning of the Fall Equinox we will explore what it means to retreat into the womb of the earth and connect deeply to our desired intentions for growth, change and renewal. 

Through doll making, meditations and healing rituals we will ground ourselves and create a space for deep reflection. We will dive into the depths of grief and loss, learning how these experiences can be transformed into sources of strength and wisdom. 

The Medicine Dollmaking process is an integral part of this retreat 

Using the Sacred Spirit Weavers SoulCraft© art method, each participant will learn how to weave their story, energy, and self-expression into a needle felted Medicine Spirit Doll. This hands-on, power-filled creative practice will be supported by teachings that form the foundation and intention for your work, allowing you to infuse your doll with personal meaning and purpose.


 

Come weave the darkness with us. Through the art of ceremony and Medicine Dollmaking we will embark on a journey of faith, surrender, and profound transformation.
 

Perhaps you've found yourself saying…


“I don’t know what I want out of life.” The uncertainties of the last 4 years have taken a toll on our central nervous systems in ways that we are just beginning to understand. If you feel spiritually, physically, and emotionally exhausted you are not alone. The ceremonies and rituals that we will engage in together will guide you through a personal transformation that will help you connect with your inner well of strength and courage.

"I'm not very artistic or creative." It is a common misconception that art is reserved for the "artistically inclined." The truth is, the most beautiful Medicine Dolls often emerge from a space beyond artistic labels. The SoulCraft Art© process invites you to move beyond the chatter of the mind and into the realm of instinct, intuition, and profound connection to the divine. This process activates your internal guidance system allowing you to align your actions and creative expression with your highest values and purpose.

What if…

Your perceived lack of artistic skill is an advantage? The Medicine Dollmaking journey is not about perfect shape and design; it's about authentic self-expression that flows from a deeper, more instinctual place. Not all Medicine Doll’s are ‘pretty’. They are meant to express what is authentically coming through as a soulful expression, and that is what makes each doll energetically beautiful and magical.

You could silence the mind chatter and tap into your innate creativity? Creating a Medicine Doll is an intuitive process, guiding you to quiet down and trust your inner wisdom rather than getting caught up in perceived artistic limitations.
 

The Medicine Dollmaker’s Healing Retreat: 
"Weaving the Darkness - Journeying Into Fall"

September 20-24, 2024

JOIN NOW FOR 10% OFF

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Please note the following terms and conditions for all payments towards your retreat experience:

1. If the retreat is canceled by the organizers due to COVID or for any other reason your full payment amount will be transferred to a future retreat within 1 year of the scheduled retreat start date.
2. If you cancel due to any personal reason up to August 15, 2024 you will be eligible for a 25% refund.
3. Should you cancel for any personal reason after August 15, 2024 you will forfeit the full amount.
4. All payments are final and all payment plans are a legal commitment to pay in full.

 

  • Will I get my own room?
    Yes! All of the rooms are single occupancy, unless you want to bring a friend! If you want to room with a friend, email Melissa at melissa@drmelissabird.com and let her know so she can put you together! Just know the cost for the full retreat experience is per person.
  • Do you offer refunds?
    Please note the following terms and conditions for all payments towards your retreat experience: 1. If the retreat is canceled by the organizers due to COVID or for any other reason your full payment amount will be transferred to a future retreat within 1 year of the scheduled retreat start date. 2. If you cancel due to any personal reason up to August 15, 2024 you will be eligible for a 25% refund. 3. Should you cancel for any personal reason after August 15, 2024 you will forfeit the full amount. 4. All payments are final and all payment plans are a legal commitment to pay in full.
  • What can I expect at the end of the retreat?
    At the end of this retreat, you will: Feel transformed and renewed Feel freer and more creative Feel connected and inspired If you seek transformation and are on a journey of longing, this retreat is for you. If you yearn for authentic, creative expression and wish to express yourself authentically, this retreat is for you. If you are ready to navigate change and find yourself feeling stuck, stagnant, or unsure where to start in your journey of personal transformation, this retreat is for you.

* Please refer to the FAQ below for additional questions.

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