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Serenova Community Weekends

  • May 17-19, 2019 -- Projects: Mending fences; painting a seed shed
  • May 31-June 2, 2019 -- Projects: Painting the Owltree (preps, trim)
  • sign up here: Sign-up form

Do you need a weekend away in a beautiful, pristine location just 45 minutes from Portland? Need a weekend to feel recharged, renewed and inspired? This year, we've created "Serenova Community Weekends" extending our invitations to the community to this amazing land, to spend a weekend while helping us co-create this place we are so fortunate to share.

What you get: A weekend of boutique accommodation (shared), your choice of a bedroom in the Owltree or one of three cottages that can accommodate up to four people comfortably. Enjoy the 20-acre woodland to saunter through, enjoy and relax.

How much does it cost: Absolutely nothing, nada, zip, zero.

What to bring: Yourself (and your friends!), appropriate shoes for outdoor activities, and your own food (meals are your responsibility). We have fully equipped kitchens and an outdoor barbeque grill (propane-powered) for you to use!

How to sign up: Space is limited, so when you sign up and if you want to share a room with others, please indicate the space you are interested in (see below), along with the number of people you will be bringing with you. If you will be coming with a group of people, we will work to keep you together in one room.

Sign up form

Lodging options:

The number of beds represents the maximum capacity for a given accommodation.

  • Owltree Salmon Creek room 110 (3 queen beds + 2 twin air mattresses)
  • Owltree Milton Creek room 111 (2 queen beds + 1 twin bed)
  • Owltree Dart Creek room 112 (2 queen beds + 1 twin air mattress)
  • Nyberg cottage 001 (1 double bed + 1 twin bed + 1 queen air mattress)
  • Walrod cottage 003 (1 double bed + 1 twin bed + 1 twin air mattress)
  • Sleeth cottage 004 (1 double bed + 1 twin bed + 1 queen air mattress)

Note: The Owltree has 1.5 baths and a full kitchen. The cottages have no electricity or running water.

Schedule:

  • Friday: Retreat center opens at noon for check-ins. Free time all afternoon and evening. Weather permitting, we will have an outdoor fire in the garden and/or movies after 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: Work party!

    April 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Working in the garden laying out weed barrier, gravel, and raised boxes. Our goal is to fill the boxes with planting soil and to get our starts planted!
    May 18, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.: Repairing old fences in the Heritage Orchards that are in dire need of TLC.
    June 1, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.: Painting the Owltree house and preparing the trim and other areas that we will be painting. (Weather permitting)

  • Sunday: Enjoy, relax and hang out!

Create the life you're meant to live: a vision board workshop

A full-day immersion to focus on your authentic, ideal and purposeful life.
Many of us have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do, or have in our lives. But they remain just that: fleeting.

Celebrities such as Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey say they've succeeded in creating an intentional life by using a very simple tool called "vision boards." A vision board is a way to "sell your own ideas" to yourself, anchor yourself to your dreams, and to allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life at last.

As someone with an extensive experience utilizing vision boards with some amazing results, I’ve learned that it is more than just slapping a picture onto a poster board. A vision board is much more than a collage. Rather, it is about first gaining clarity on your authentic life while letting go of self-imposed obstacles, and then clearly connecting with your dreams while designing a vision that calls you.

I’m leading this "Create the life you're meant to live" workshop to hold the space you need to intentionally define your dreams and create a vision board that can effortlessly attract your ideal results to you!

You will gain:

  • Clarity on what you really want (No more settling for someone else's dreams).
  • Space and time to map out your ideal outcomes in each area of your life.
  • Connection with like-minded peers (No "Negative Nellies" permitted!).
  • A method to clear out the natural "gunk" that arises (Time to let go!)
  • All the tools provided to create your own powerful vision board (You don’t have to bring a thing. I’ve got all the materials you need right in the room!) - Your very own vision board to take home and effortlessly attract your ideal results in the months ahead.
  • A full day of breathing room and dream time. (The very thing you keep telling yourself you’ll give yourself but never do!).

"Deeper Dive Overnight" (optional extension)

For those who are interested in taking a deeper dive into creating the life you’re meant to live, sign up for an optional overnight one-on-one opportunity to work directly with me. I am a successful entrepreneur, business and clarity coach, and workforce planning specialist who has acted as trusted advisor to hundreds of organizations and individuals in life and career transition. I will be joined by Mary Ann Antenucci, a world-renowned author and personal coach who has worked with hundreds of people to gain clarity and understanding of their true purpose-filled paths.

The price for the "Deeper Dive Overnight" includes accommodations, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Schedule and pricing:

  • One-day workshop on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: $49 (the price includes lunch, snacks and all materials).
  • The Deeper Dive Overnight from 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 through 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9: $99 (the price includes overnight accommodations, dinner, Sunday brunch, and all materials. This is an add-on to those who participated in the one-day workshop.)

Please note: Because of the powerful and intensive nature of this workshop, there are only 24 spaces available for the one-day workshop and 10 spaces available for the Deeper Dive Overnight workshop. They will fill up fast, so please act quickly. (Doubts, excuses and wavering are just the ego’s way of stopping you from creating your dreams!)


Serenova Sister Circle Celebrations

This year, we have decided to create quarterly opportunities to gather and build upon each opportunity to connect. We originally used the “Red Tent” as our ancient symbol for women to gather, heal, share knowledge and celebrate our divine feminine, however, it has come to our attention that the “Red Tent” is also a symbol of a patriarchal religious and cultural oppression of women still to this day. Our sisters in Nepal are suffering from cruel and unusual circumstances as women are routinely sequestered to a menstrual hut during their menses. Women in Nepal continue to die from this practice. So in good faith and solidarity with all women in this world, we have chosen to change the name of our gatherings to reflect a more inclusive environment of all women.

Serenova Sister Circle is a place to gather, to create, to be inspired, to (re)discover your voice; a place of healing so that our stories may ripple out into the world and heal others. We have created a safe, supportive, and empowered environment where the possibility of all that we women continue to hope for in this world can be manifested.

The ”Red Tent” will stay as a symbol of adversity, patriarchal religious and cultural oppression, and how we women who dare to gather, support, hold space to heal, and share knowledge have and will overcome adversity and smash patriarchal oppression in this world. We will not forget where we have come from. We honor the work that has been done and inspire one another to be the change we seek in this world.

Each gathering will include workshops, meditation, movement, and music performances along with ceremonies that will enhance your experience and expression of the divine feminine.

Save the dates for the next two Serenova Sister Circle Celebrations: A more complete list of activities and accommodations will be announced by April 30. It is our desire to keep these gatherings intimate and affordable.

  • June 28-30: Summer solstice celebration
  • Oct. 11-13: Fall harvest celebration

Regular community events sponsored or co-sponsored by Estancia Serenova

  • Serenova Sister Circle: A place to gather; a place to create; a place to be inspired; a place to discover or re-discover your voice; a place of healing so that our stories may ripple out into the world and heal others.

  • The Preslar Gallery, a program of Limeadestand {Media|Art}Works: Creating opportunities for emerging artists/crafters/makers and fostering local arts and culture. Monthly art exhibits and a variety of educational programs.

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