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Wow, words cannot describe the beauty and the flow of this Veteran retreat. Warriors’ Awakening Retreat was a huge success. We managed to create a harmonious, safe and abundant space for healing and laughter. 10 veterans and 1 civilian came together for 5 days of health and healing complete with organic meals, art workshops, yoga, flower essence, nature hikes, sweat lodge, equine therapy, cold water plunge, and so much more. It felt like we accomplished so much together.
This was a beautiful group and we bonded so much! Much love to you all! I can’t wait to see what you all create in the world! And thank you for the supporters who donated funds to help the Vets attend this retreat in Roxbury, Maine.
Much love to Crystal and Ryan for bringing forth this vision with me.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates for Warriors' Awakening Retreat 2022!
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Warriors' awakening retreat 2021.
The “Warriors’ Awakening Retreat” (W.A.R.) was created to assist Veterans who may be struggling to find their way among the chaos. Using nature and art as healing catalysts, we help Veterans rediscover the peace within themselves, using sacred, holistic, and alternative practices to revive the spirit.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Join us Oct. 7th-12th in Roxbury, Maine at the Human-Nature Hostel for a unique and holistic experience, focusing on empowering Veterans in Nature, self discovery, healthy coping skills and building community.
This 5-day healing retreat offers three nourishing meals each day, wilderness hikes, meditation, discussions, yoga, visionary painting workshops, sound healing, journaling, archery, horseback riding and sacred (temezcal) sweatlodge.
Nature hikes, Archery, Ax & Atlatl w/ Marine veteran, Ryan Holt
Visionary painting w/Marine veteran, Veronika Rose
Sweat lodge & Sound healing w/ Joseph Breton & Colin Dougher
Yoga w/ Army veteran, Crystal Plunkett
Horseback Riding w/ Sarah Page
- Pick up and drop off @ Portland, ME airport Oct. 7th and 12th.
- 5 days/5 nights lodging at the Human-Nature Hostel.
- 3 healthy meals per day
- Use of Hostel amenities
- All Group activities;
- Day hiking excursions, yoga, painting materials, sound healing/therapy, sweat lodge, archery, horseback riding and video Zoom group chats.
Cost: $500 per Veteran
If you would like to become a sponsor or donate to enable a veteran to join please contact us.
The retreat is co-ed and limited to 12 Veterans. Veterans sleep in shared quarters in a spacious bunk room in the Hostel. Males and females will have separate sleeping quarters.
*Ear plugs available
We encourage you to sign up for this Retreat with a “Battle Buddy,” a Brother or Sister you’ve served with who could also benefit from this unique healing experience.
LOCATION: The Human-Nature Hostel is located in Maine's most pristine mountainous region, where rivers, lakes, hiking trails, summits, waterfalls and hidden gems are abundant. This location and experience will give each of us the opportunity to decompress and share in the camaraderie with our fellow warriors. Simply immersing ourselves in Nature offers a much more affective way of healing our inner selves, and sometimes all it takes is sitting around a fire on the mountain under a celestial starry night, reminiscing with a band of brothers & sisters.
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