2016 Workshop - July 15, 16, 17
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be artistic to participate?
You do not need to think of yourself as artistic to participate in this workshop. Mosaic is an art form that is easy to learn and enjoy. This mosaic project we will be working on is for you - it does not need to please anyone else.
Working on a mosaic can be meditative and help you access your more creative side and open up your thinking.
If you wish, you can bring objects to incorporate into your mosaic piece. The material can be anything that inspires you or has personal meaning, for example: a lone earring, a picture or photograph, broken china or pottery, beach rocks, shells, mementos. This is not a requirement. Bring only if you wish. All other mosaic materials will be provided to complete your piece.
You say that this is a workshop for women who are seeking change. What if I don’t want any big change in my life right now?
The change that you are seeking can be small, incremental, or significant. Some women may be looking to gain support in making a big life transition such as a career change, while others may wish to make a change such as committing to self-care and exercise. In advance of the workshop, we will talk with you to learn about what you hope to achieve during the weekend.
The workshop description says “A women's weekend retreat for self-exploration through creative mosaic work and focused conversations.” What does “focused conversations” mean?
Focused conversations are conversations with purpose. The workshop leaders, Jenn and Nancy, will lead you in discussions which encourage clarity and self-discovery. Conversations will focus on gaining a greater understanding of where we are right now in our lives, our individual gifts, life purpose, and challenges, to move forward into realizing our dreams.
Weather permitting, the evening conversations will take place around the campfire.
All participants must agree to honor one another by keeping all conversations confidential. Jenn and Nancy will reconfirm this agreement when we are all together Friday night.
What are the accommodations like?
The accommodations are in a rustic yet very comfortable group setting. Pictures of the camp house can be found at www.campbellasoul.com. There is a group sleeping room as well as one large private room, reserved for snorers at no extra charge. Additionally, there are two private rooms with a shared bathroom in a cabin a short walk away. These rooms are available for an additional $50 per room for the weekend. This option is available on a first come, first served basis. Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure the private rooms.
A shared living room and kitchen is in the camp house and is available for use at any time.
The camp house is on a large private lot, with access to a private swimming area on the lake. There is ample space for walks in the woods, or to the water, should you wish to have some alone time.
What would I need to bring?
Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided. Please bring a towel.
You will be in a wooded setting. We encourage you to bring comfortable shoes (high heels would not work well!), comfortable clothes which you don’t mind getting a little dirty, a bathing suit (if you wish to make use of the beautiful swimming lake on the property), and a sweatshirt or fleece (summer nights in Maine can be chilly).
There will be time to do yoga or go for a walk in the morning, if you choose. If you have a yoga mat that you like to use, please bring it. We will have several to share.
Please bring a journal or notebook to write down your thoughts/ideas.
If you have any further questions about the workshop, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to Jenn at email@example.com or Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.