Motherwise: A Weekend of Will

Meditation, Movement, Badassery, and the Art of Not Giving a Fuck

With motherhood we have crossed a threshold. And whether we like it or not, we have the scars to prove it. We can choose not to embrace the lines of perfection, desperately grasping at the unrealistic, or we can decide to let go, own our individuality, and just be (or start to become) ourselves.

This weekend is for Mamas only-  whether your children are old or young, living here or in spirit country. Seasoned by adversity themselves, mothers Kimberly Margaret and Chelsey Magness will be leading talks and teaching practices in the art of not giving a fuck, how to make needed changes in your life without fear, how to move (both literally and figuratively) through this world like both steel and water, as well as their own spin on visualization, exercise, nutrition, ritual, tradition, and much, much more.

It has taken us decades to develop this retreat. We’ve drawn from all the experiences and techniques that have molded and taught us over the years, and we’ve combined them with methods we’ve developed on our own along the way.

Have you been afraid to create the big, necessary changes? Feel stuck in rut? Need a radical shift? While we can’t give you a magic formula or a step-by-step system for doing this, what we can provide is the transformative space to find your own truth and wisdom – the space to become Motherwise. We can promise you a damn good weekend that will give you the tools and confidence to walk to the beat of your own drum.  

What’s Included 

-Delicious meals and snacks (vegetarian and meat options)

-Lodging in an historic home in beautiful Sunriver with a hot tub

-4 days of retreat living including: yoga, meditation, functional fitness, and personal challenges

-a safe sacred space to share and discuss deep topics with an entire group of attendees and amazing staff of tough and compassionate fellow mamas

-Optional group activities such as mountain biking, hiking, trail running, slacklining and partner acro.

-Some free time. Plenty of space for conversing, movement, and stillness

– Free Intuitive readings and energy healings with Anna, designed to help you settle into your soul, reconnect with your truth, and get your sense of ease and groove back.

– Courage and Renewal seminar with Beads of Courage founder Jean Gribbon

-Nature at it’s finest, with trails, a river, and mountains at your doorstep.

-Swag from various sponsors including PrAna, Sea to Summit, Hydro flask, Bronwen Jewelers and much more. 

A day might look like:

  • A leisurely wake up
  • Morning yoga
  • A nourishing breakfast
  • Themed discussion
  • Optional outdoor activity related to the morning’s theme
  • Yummy lunch
  • Afternoon free time
  • A delightful dinner
  • Evening light movement, discussion and connection
  • Sweet dreams

What you’ll get out of it:

We can’t really say for sure. WE do not have the answers for YOU – those have to come from within yourself. What we do have is knowledge to share from our own personal experiences that can help you put together YOUR road map you may need to physically, mentally, and emotionally get through your next storm – whether that be going grocery shopping or running your first marathon.

Our advice is to come as open as you can, without expectations but with intentions. At the end of the retreat, you may not want to go home, but will be empowered to do so, because we will equip you with an individualized self maintenance routine.

We will consider ourselves a success as the weekend facilitators if we reach our goal in creating:

-A safe, sacred, space where mothers can share anything they want, ask anything they want, and be whomever they want.  

We will consider your weekend a success if you leave having discovered that:

– To change, to say one thing but mean another, to make “mistakes”, to be vulnerable, to be scared, to put up a wall, to not be ok in every single moment is absolutely FINE.

The days will be full on, but only if you want them to be. All of our activities are optional because we know how it is being a mama on retreat! This time is FOR YOU!

Dates:  May 3, 2018 4pm through May 6, 2018 11am

Where: Bend, Oregon

Lodging:   A (recycled) historic mill home formerly a part of the McMenamins St. Francis Hotel in downtown Bend, Oregon.

The home has historical charm such as old style wood fireplace, antique doors, and sinks but also modern appliances, professionally designed kitchen, hot tub, flat screen TVs, etc. A recycled theme shows with decks built from reclaimed old growth redwood. The ceilings were paneled with local Ponderosa Pine that had been killed by pine beetles. These dead trees were milled locally into custom ceiling paneling. Decorative accents were made from reclaimed barn wood creating a warm, and rustic feel. Many of the McMenamins decorations and additions have been preserved as well maintaining the super fun and funky charm McMenamins hotels are known for.

Price: $599

Equipment Rentals: Packrafts and SUP rentals are included. However, Bike rentals are not. For a mountain bike rental for one of the days during the optional activity – it will be an additional 32$

How to register:  Venmo @Chelsey-Magness or paypal jandc@jandctraining.com (add 3% if you are paying paypal)

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Questions?:  email Kimberly at grrlfriendinacoma@gmail.com

Hosts:

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Chelsey Magness-  

A professional adventure racer, world renowned acrobatics teacher, and a new mother. While she is no stranger to challenges, her entry into motherhood was one that rocked her hard. The beginning of 2017 saw her giving birth to two twin boys. One boy stayed. We call him Max. The other, Spirit B, left his body shortly before coming into this world. Needless to say, Chelsey’s first months as a mother were filled with many tears of both sadness and joy. Now, a year later, while the wounds are still fresh and sometimes barely covered, she continues her rigorous physical training with the responsibilities of mothering in tow, and has developed tools to help her and her family cope with this great loss. Through meditation, movement, open communication,  self-care, and writing, she is healing herself and many others with traumas and tribulations of their own.

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Kimberly Margaret-

Celebrates the light AND the dark; the good days and the bad- for it is her firm belief that you cannot have one without the other. Married with children at a young age found her divorced and feeling jaded yet youthful after 17 years of wedded “bliss.” (That is, *after* she got up from being a puddle on the floor.) Kimberly has learned to evolve as a person by reinventing herself whenever she deems it necessary (or when life demands it of her) and has effectively become a sage on accident. She lives as unfettered an existence as possible in her Texas hill country abode, delicately positioned exactly on the edge of the grid. A mother of four, (and a grandmother to one!) she is no stranger to the necessity of running a tight ship, nor of handling the unexpected with grace and artfully placed expletives. Never shy to share an opinion, she brings her no nonsense style to every aspect of her life- be it imperfect parenting, her own self-care, or helping clients with the nuances of their personal/home lives. Half Dear Abby and half Mom-for-hire, Kimberly is often sought after to help friends and strangers simply handle life. She thrives under stress and only balks at a challenge if she REALLY just doesn’t give a fuck.

Chef/Intuitive Healer 

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Anna Holden: 

Anna is the powerfully psychic diva-in-charge at http://www.sensitivityuncensored.com, where she works an intuitive, energy healer and mentor to burgeoning psychics and healers. She runs the Sacred Rebellion, a spiritual empowerment platform for highly sensitive people, and hosts The Soul of Sensitivity podcast, a show that explores the intersection of sensitivity and spirituality. On occasion, she cooks fabulous meals for magnificent people. When she’s not marching through the shadows, crystal singing bowl in hand, you’ll find her kickboxing, mountain biking, or hiking near her home in the Pacific Northwest. Anna is lucky enough to be the mother of a one-year-old boy, Slone, whose big smiles and busy-ness keeps her on her toes, reminds her how to be goofy, and keeps her singing all the songs, all the time. After a bout of postpartum anxiety and depression knocked Anna on her tush in 2017, she recovered ungracefully with grit, good friends, snark, time, and a healthy dose of whiskey – all of the things that feed her soul.