Three DAY BLOODROOT SESSIONS RETREAT
May 28-30th 2022 | Marlboro, VT
- 3 full day/2 night retreat on a spacious, beautiful Vermont property complete with a lake, stream, woods and hiking trails. (Arrival is at 9am on Saturday the 28th and we will close by 5pm on Monday May 30th)
- Your own private, hour-long Bloodroot photo session with a witness, complete with wardrobe options and an array of elements and props (worth $800, and includes a beautiful slideshow of your session and your choice of 5 digital images with the option to purchase the full gallery for an additional $350)
- Daily multi-dimensional embodiment and healing arts workshops led by trained healers + facilitators such as somatic release + movement, creative expression, art making, Earth relationship + honoring, meditation and more.
- Evening fire pits, creative sharing, and possible dance parties
- Licensed psychotherapist on staff
- Personal reiki sessions for each attendee
- A supportive circle of powerful humans
- Catered meals and snacks made with serious LOVE
- A private group Collective Witness gathering for retreat attendants a month after the retreat for the purpose of witnessing the powerful images we created together.
Meet the Healers and Facilitators
Rachel (she/they) is an artist, photographer, former birth worker, space holder and creator of Bloodroot Sessions. Her art and breath lives at the intersection of social justice, expressive arts and body liberation. She is particularly inspired by queer, disabled, trauma-informed visionaries, poets and boundary breakers. She spends her time making messy art of all kinds, taking pictures of humans getting free in their bodies, and listening to plants and trees. She and her family practice connection to their Celtic, Chinese and West African ancestors through ritual, music, cultural celebration and food. She is forever in the practice of remembering how to be a whole human, in and through her body- mess, beauty, star dust and all.
Terna (say Tayna, she/her) is a liberian/nigerian/american-raised healing facilitator, body- & energy-based psychotherapist, energy & spirit worker, and artist based in Western Massachusetts (Pocumtuc territory). She believes that the process of re-membering our wholeness and transforming our relationship to our bodies is a fundamental part of the quest for liberation. She is the co-writer & co-performer of Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love, a steering committee member of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity, and is featured in the queer African portrait collection Limitless Africans by Mikael Owunna. You can learn more about her work at evolutionaryheart.com.
Angela (she/her) is a fiercely loving racial equity organizer and facilitator, coach and embodiment guide dancing at the intersections of joy + justice, sexuality + power, flow + action and wholeness + liberation. Body movement and dance have cracked open for her a path to healing, self-love and individual and collective liberation. She invites each of us to be fully who we are and to move, sway and shake our bodies to tune-in to the emotions that reside within and to turn-on to our power. Angela coordinates the Bloodroot retreats, is honored to serve as one of the witness/doulas for the photo sessions and leads an expressive movement release workshop.
TW (they/she) is an educator, farmer, organizer, and mother who does Bloodroot as a practice of devotion. To you, to me, to wisdom of bodies, to collective liberation and power. Through engaging with senses, they lead outdoor, mind-and-body-ful explorations to guide relationship to self and earth. TW loves being barefoot in the woods, surfing in the rain, or sweating while slaying in the club- with you! And alone!
THEMA GRAVES, RMT
Thema (she/her) is a healing artist who specializes in Reiki energy healing, and the Managing Director & Co-Founder of One Village Healing. Thema is certified in Usui/Holy Fire Reiki. She supports and empowers people with a space to relax, while acquiring mindfulness tools and divine knowledge on their road to healing and wholeness.
Lisa (she/her) is a queer activist, Quaker minister, and former public school teacher with over 20 years of experience in working with youth. She now trains teachers and non-profit staff for the purpose of increasing racial and gender equity. She is a facilitator of the Beyond Diversity 101 workshops and as a Quaker minister she works at the intersection of racial justice, climate change, and reparations in her faith community. She brings color, care and grounding wherever she goes.
Investment for the retreat is $1,500. There are 15 spots available with 3-4 sliding scale slots for those who are in financial need. Payment plans are also available (options of 3-$500 payments or 4-$375 payments up until the delivery of your gallery.)
"I had no idea the level of intention that goes into the Bloodroot Retreat. The experience was truly priceless."
"The thoughtful details, the workshops, the PHOTO SESSION! Wow, this was just so far beyond what I was expecting.”
“I could go on for ages with descriptive words-affirming, grounding, healing, liberating- and never feel it fully encompassed the magic that fueled the entire weekend. My heart and spirit remain full of awe and gratitude for the vision and manifestation of the creators of this weekend retreat. When sharing my experience with others, I refer to you all as "transformation doulas" because it feels that each participant left stripped of layers they intended to shed, with the care and guidance of practiced loving healers.”
The retreat investment does not include accommodations. There is ample space to camp on the land we will be staying on with bathrooms and shower access. There are also many Airbnb options in the area that are affordable and cute! If this is of interest we are happy to send along a list of places.
In an effort to keep all of us as safe and healthy as possible we are requiring all retreat participants to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48-hours of the retreat. We will be following up to date information + guidelines and will send out a Covid needs survey to participants a month before to determine what other practices to put in place during the retreat.
Bloodroot is a healing space for cis and trans women, those marginalized by gender, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women.
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