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In person. In nature. Together. It’s what I love best. Tactile. Shared physical experience. Individual awakening held in and fed by the communal. We are social animals who heal in connection, relationally. What does it mean to retreat? We take pause from the rhythms of daily life to create the conditions for deeper insight and growth. It’s an ancient practice and we need it more than ever in our modern world.

 New York upstate

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The Outlier Inn 
August 2nd-6th

four nights 

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Landscape Themes: how containment begets new stretch, layers of density, seeing the forest and the trees within it, bloom and lushness, boundary and holding  

Why here? 

Many of you asked for a place close to NYC. Here we go! It’s a bucolic, 12-acre retreat location in the Catskill mountains, 90 miles from the city. You can even get there with public transport. It’s a small fiber and vegetable farm nestled into the forest. That means mammals! Yes, being around animals can be naturally regulating for our nervous systems. Our gatherings will take place in a gorgeous geodesic dome or outdoor amphitheater and we will have shared meals at a big farm table outside provided by a sweet, local-organic food based caterer down the road. It’s just us on site. The lodging options are super fun, eclectic, wild and varied. This place has creative flair! Think adorable and chic farm houses, glamping, tiny houses, sauna, cottages and bungalows. If you feel particular about your set-up, please sign up early as you will have first pick. Swimming holes close by. Sauna. Flowers. Summer vibes. Very green. Very held. 

Curious? 

See below for WHAT we will be doing. 

Click here for REGISTRATION and cosdetails. 

Women and gender non-conforming.

Lodging, Food & Tuition ALL included.

**There is one FULL scholarship available.

Lodging, tuition and food covered. Minus travel.

Deadline: March 19 

Please be in your discernment and integrity about whether this description fits you. This scholarship is about access. Are you someone who would likely never dream of attending a retreat because it isn't possible financially, even if you were to plan ahead and budget? Are you a member of a systematically disenfranchised or minoritized/marginalized group? 

 

If you are interested please apply by emailing retreats@mollycaromay.com with a detailed description of 1) Why you want to attend this workshop in particular, 2) How a scholarship would make this possible for you. *If you have already received a scholarship for one of Molly's workshops in the past, we will first prioritize those who haven't.

New Mexico

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Ghost Ranch
September 23rd-27th
four nights

Landscape Themes: the possibility of sweeping away, minimalism, expansion and holding big expression in a big container, playing the edges, pops of color, pockets of safety, the truest spare truth 

Why here? 

I have lived in, visited and loved this part of the desert since my early 20’s. Northern New Mexico is vast and pulsing with every shade of pink/red and green, a place that elicits stunning clarity in most people who encounter it. Veils are thin here. Super thin. On the ranch, you have access to miles of incredible and life-altering desert hiking, as well as other activities (like horse-back riding and massage, if you like). Ghost Ranch is a retreat center geared toward supporting artists and the arts. It has a colorful history, once called Ranch of the Witches by cattle rustlers hiding stolen goods in the canyon nearby. Georgia O’Keeffe she spent summers here painting and walking, eventually making it home. Our gatherings will happen in a beautiful yurt near the labyrinth. We will be staying in adobe-style dwellings grouped together. They say September is the most majestic time here. Warm days, cooler evenings. Stars beyond measure. Expansive.