Nov 8 - 10, 2019

Earthspring Sanctuary  |  Victoria, BC

(30 minute drive from Victoria or Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal – carpooling recommended)

Sliding Scale:  $295 – $375


Friday:  7:00 – 9:30
Saturday:  10:00 am – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday:  9:30 am – 4:00 p.m.
Sliding Scale: $295.00 – $375.00
Delicious Saturday evening meal & Sunday brunch
Tea & Snacks throughout weekend
Changing Wom(b)en

by Penny Allport

A gathering of wom(b)en called 
to inquire and engage 
murmurs of midlife
peri-menopause as portal
rustles of unrest as remembrance
menopause as matrix for birthing one’s mystery
a culture hungry, thirsting 
for authentic engaged mature and magical 
In this time
of earth’s emergence
womb wisdom is essential
No longer in realms of diagnosis, symptoms and pathology,
these heralds of change 
urge women
root deep
listen wide
see far
touch the untouchable
become midwives of 
your own unfolding
archetype and embodied way of being
defies gender, age 
choice to give birth (or not)
exposed and engaged as
transforming clay container of care


What to Expect

Through practices of inquiry, collective wisdom, shared silence, dream tending, nature and embodied movement practices of Continuum, land in a deep well of awareness and remembrance, where ceremony and ritual arise out of the fires of collective care for all of life.
Earthspring Sanctuary offers an oasis of wild woods, arbutus groves, elder cedars, vistas of open horizon and sweet silence for this earth inspired gathering.  The mirror of nature reminds us we are nature.  Together we find our way in this potent time of change reflected in the season of deep Autumn’s dance with Winter.

Note:  Participants are invited and encouraged to enter into an overnight Dreamtime exploration on Saturday evening to support an extended period of collective inquiry and engagement with the mysteries and medicine of life longing to express itself without our contriving.

Times of Formal Gathering for those not staying overnight Saturday.
Friday:  7:00 pm  – 9:30 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am- 8:00 p.m.
Sunday:  9:30 am – 4:00 p.m.
(Out of town participants may wish to stay onsite for Friday evening as well  –  contact Penny to inquire)

Penny Allport, has been stewarding gatherings of women for over 25 years, inspired by Nature, apprenticed to the elements, guided by dreams and moved by inquiry based practices of embodiment (Continuum) and Portals of Perception, Yoga and trauma informed somatic practices and skills.  As a Celebrant, Penny offers a sound container for ceremony and ritual to arise and unfold in the Mystery’s own sweet time.

250-592-6400  or  604-803-4607