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Valley's End Retreat on The Umpqua

  • Valley's End Umpqua, Oregon United States (map)
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Enjoy a weekend on the Umpqua River swimming in the river and sleeping under the stars or in the lovely cabin which we will be gathering and sharing meals. We will also work on writing exercises to clear and cultivate the mind. Sweethome will bring her harmonium and we will strengthen our voices collectively. Alley Maki, LMT, will be offering massages throughout the weekend. The summer is so expansive. Ths retreat is an opportunity to enjoy that as well as find center in the midst of it all. Please join us if you can.



Arrive before 5.

Set up camp and enjoy the land and river until 6 when we will gather for a gathering to invoke our time together.

7pm dinner

slideshow presentation on the latest trip to Thailand with the Elephants


7-9:30AM Practice


Free Time: We will be in a beautiful place right along The Umpqua River. Swimming, floating on the deck or in the river will be an option. My friend, Alley Maki, who is a licensed massage therapist (#24197) will be offering massages (not included in cost) throughout the retreat and The Umpqua Hot Springs and other sights are a short drive away, as well. We will also be writing and this beautiful property has many sweet nooks and crannies to nestle into to write and discover.

2:30 Afternoon snack ( a light meal to satiate our hunger.)

4-6:30pm Practice

7pm Dinner


7-9:30AM Practice


11-1pm Final practice and concluding gathering

Depart by 1:30 PM

Prices: Private room: $425 Shared room: $350 Camping $200 (bring your own gear)

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Earlier Event: June 9
Summer Breitenbush Retreat