Inner Quest Women’s Retreat

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A Four-Day Women’s* Wilderness Retreat in the foothills outside of Boulder

Quest: 4-Day Retreat + 2 preparatory meetings + 1 integration meeting

2022 Dates TBA

Do you long to be reminded of who you truly are?
Are you in the midst of a life transition and wanting assistance to move through it consciously?

Will you allow yourself the support of a community of fellow travelers?

Are you willing to step into the unknown to find a greater sense of purpose and belonging?

We invite you into a deeply soulful journey….Join a small group of women* for an inspiring and illuminating 4-day, 3-night women’s wilderness retreat near Boulder, Colorado. Connect with a community of like-minded people, the beautiful land, yourself, and your life circumstances and intentions.

Think of this as a time of pause … a time to empty out and listen deeply to the voices of the natural world and the still small voice inside as it speaks to your soul. You will return home with a shift in perspective, feeling more at home in yourself and with a deeper sense of belonging, purpose and connection.

Supported by guides Katie Asmus and Lisa Kennemur… you will have the opportunity to begin to honor the journey of your life including what you are currently letting go of, stepping into, calling in and/or celebrating in your life.

*We welcome cis and trans women as well as non-binary people who identify primarily as women. Please contact us with any questions.

Your experience will include:

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  • An invitation to authentic self
  • Earth-centered ceremony
  • Powerful meditations, poetry and journaling
  • Connection with nature
  • Nourishing our bodies on every level
  • Deepening into community
  • Silence and solitude
  • A 24-hour solo (with option to fast)

Details:

Inner Quest Overview:
This quest is a four-day, three-night deeply soulful journey in the foothills outside of Boulder, Colorado. We will hold two preparatory meetings where we will begin our deep-dive as a group. During these gatherings we will meet each other, begin to speak to our intentions for the retreat, and discuss the important details and logistics to help you feel prepared for your time on the land. These meetings will take place over Zoom. Finally, we will hold 1 integration gathering a few weeks after coming back from the retreat (date TBD – also to be held over Zoom).

Preparation:
In preparation for the retreat, Katie or Lisa will meet with you for a 1:1 intention setting meeting. In addition, you will also receive suggested preparation exercises to begin engaging with your intention for the journey. We also invite you to track your dreams and pay attention to synchronicities as you move toward the quest time.

Our Time Together on the Land:
Arriving on the land at 9am on the 17th, we will begin the journey together and have time to connect with the land, each other, and each person’s intention for the quest. After two days of introspection and deepening into community and intentions, on the morning of the 3rd day, you will each have the opportunity to go on a personal quest, spending 24 hours of solo time with a place on the land that calls to you. During your time on solo, Katie and Lisa will be in ceremony, holding sacred space for your intentions. Just after sunrise on the 4th day, we will welcome you back to our basecamp, invite stories from your solo time and offer reflection and witnessing to deepen your experience.

On our final day together, we will consider how to incorporate the gifts and insights from the quest time into our daily lives. We will close our ceremonial time together in the early evening, having cultivated a deeper connection to ourselves, the land, the unseen world, and our own inner truths.

 

DATES

Quest: 4-Day Retreat + 2 preparatory meetings + 1 integration meeting

2022 Dates TBA

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Upon reviewing your application, we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with Katie or Lisa.

Any other questions? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]

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About your facilitators:

Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP

Headshot of Katie, laughing joyfully in front of a Colorado mountain backdrop.Katie Asmus, MA, incorporates present-moment awareness, relationship to the natural world, body-mind connection and expressive arts practices to support people in more deeply and compassionately connecting to themselves, others, and the earth. She believes strongly in the power of spending time in nature as a way to listen deeply inward, and has a long history of creating, practicing, and facilitating personally meaningful culturally relevant ceremonies and rites of passage. Currently, Katie directs and facilitates rites of passage programs, sees psychotherapy and coaching clients and trains therapists and healers through The Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute (SWTI), a multi-dimensional therapeutic and educationally-based organization that incorporates Nature-based and Body-Centered offerings in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

 

photo of lisaLisa Kennemur, MA Candidate

Lisa marries her love of nature and of helping others with her work supporting people in discovering their own inner wisdom and innate tendency towards healing. Having navigated several major life changes (including leaving her nearly 25-year career in the United States Navy where she served as a medical physicist/radiation health specialist to channel her passion for helping others into therapy and rites of passage work), Lisa specializes in guiding others through personal growth, chronic illness, transitions, evolutions and major life changes. You’ll often find her in Nature, where she feels most grounded and connected to the Earth and all other beings (humans, plants, and animals).

 


A NOTE REGARDING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING: we will be monitoring the evolving situation and giving updates to program participants on our own specific protocols. These protocols will be based on local, state, and federal recommendations and requirements as well as outdoor industry best practices and will be communicated closer to the program start dates to ensure we are keeping current with appropriate precautions. For additional questions or information contact us at [email protected]