Murray Grove Women’s Retreat

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Joyous Women’s Spiritual Retreat: Let the Spirit Flow

This Spiritual Women’s Retreat at Murray Grove provides a weekend, November 2 at 3pm to November 4 at 1pm, at our beautiful, sacred center amongst old friends and new, sharing quality time, reflection, and laughter. We stop at nothing to provide: fabulous food, a variety of recreational activities, soulful workshops and inspiring fellowship.

Come and experience much needed sister time and the magic that is Murray Grove!

This gathering includes two nights single or shared room style accommodation at Murray Grove, six meals, and workshop expenses. Accommodations can be a single room or a double room. Register at this link. Early Bird rate until October 17th.

The fun, creative and relaxing programs we have in store for you!
is a multi-leveled, creative process which anyone can do. It is art of collage making. All you need is a good pair of scissors, and images you can cut out from magazines, greeting cards, personal photos, postcards, catalogues, and calendars. Your creative spirit flies free when making and learning from the cards you make. SoulCollage® is also a process which begins as simple creative fun, but which suddenly may surprise and awaken you! The cards help you to access your intuition and create an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life’s questions. (supplies will be provided)
Let your spirit sing
Do you enjoy singing? How about beating on a drum? Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to sing without music, to express your creative side through voice, instrumentation directly from the heart. Join us as we explore the power of our voices in a space free of judgement and held by love and creativity.
Creative Movement
When we get out of our heads and just let our bodies flow to the rhythms of music, fun and surprising things happen. Movement stemming from the creative spirit is limited only by our imagination. Move a lot; move a little, it doesn’t matter. Just let our bodies become the messenger of the spirit inside.
Sacred Geometry
Sacred geometry has been described as having both a contemplative side and a practical side, as well as an intuitive and intellectual side. In this workshop we will be working with one of the oldest symbols on the planet, The Flower of Life; drawing the flower of life is an activity both right brained and left brained.
Please join us in this workshop where we will learn to draw this ancient symbol. Bring a few sheets of your favorite scrapbooking paper or choose from the many we have available. 
Every dream contains within itself the elements of every part of our lives- the social, psychological, physical, sexual, spiritual parts, and more. In this workshop we will focus on how these energies contribute to our lives and how our dreams can lead us to unblock or enhance our inborn creativity. Join experienced facilitator and dream worker, Bonney Parker and she gives you the tools and guidelines for remembering, understanding and talking about dreams in a facilitated group setting..
about our Retreat leader:
Rev. Craig Hirshberg is a UU minister who retired after serving for five years as the Executive Director of UU Faith Action NJ (formerly the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ), Rev. Craig Hirshberg has a wealth of experience in the pulpit and in the community. She is Minister Emerita of the UU Congregation of Somerset Hills where she served as the founding minister. She brought to her ministry extensive non-profit experience including training, planning, community organizing and program development. She is a spiritual director and hosts meditation classes, retreats and other spiritual development activities. She is a graduate of Drew Theological School, and a lifelong student at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She received her spiritual direction training at Shalem in Washington DC and from the Rowe Spiritual Direction Program. Rev. Hirshberg also serves on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Trauma Response Team, being deployed in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.  She currently lives in Easton, PA with her husband, Dominick De Pinto, and has three children.

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