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Enchanted Nature in the Redwoods: New Year’s retreat for women
January 11 @ 5:00 pm - January 13 @ 1:00 pm UTC-8
- Historic Ralston White Estate, private Mt. Tam redwoods
- 2 El Capitan Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
You are invited to this retreat for women. Nature is the one true realm of magic available to us. Full of wonder and miracles and metamorphosis, here you encounter allies – animals, elements and spirits of nature – that help us understand who we are and give us clues to accomplish anything we want to accomplish.
Start the New Year with a Magical Turn of the Kaleidoscope
Journey up the sacred mountain to enter a special world of imagination, stories, and enchanted nature to empower and celebrate the New Year.
Spend the weekend on 43 acres of private redwoods at an enchanting estate on Mt. Tamalpais. Discover private trails, meditation spots, enchanted pools, and gentle waterfalls in a forest of beauty and mystery.
Created by women for women, this all-inclusive retreat can shift how you see the world. Through themed experiences, discussions, stories, and timeless ritual, we’ll enter into conversation with the heart and imagination where we find value, love, and union with the world around us.
One Magical Weekend = An Empowering New Perspective
Explore Life at the Crossroads – Explore what empowers our creative essence and makes us feel fully alive.
See with New Eyes – Enter the mythic forest with our imagination and senses to “see through” the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Journey to Hidden Realms – Access inner knowing for growth, guidance, and healing. Encounter nature spirits, animal guides, and the creative magic of mandala making.
Ceremony and Joy – Refresh our modern lives, reconnect our spirits to joy, and celebrate our timelessness.
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You will be welcomed and empowered by Marin’s magical storyteller, nature guide, environmental awareness trainer, and acoustic ecologist, Gina Farr, together with Kauai’s Elvrine Chow, a cultural treasure of the islands for her ephemeral flower art and the warmth of her women’s story circles.
Here’s how to attend:
Step 1: Get a ticket.
Step 2: Journey up legendary Mt. Tamalpais.
Step 3: Experience enchantment on Marin’s sacred mountain.
Are You Ready to Begin Again?
Leave the ordinary world behind. Enter a special world of imagination, stories, and enchanted nature to empower and celebrate life after 50.
The one true realm of magic waits for your return.
P.S. SPACE IS LIMITED to 16 women. Please get your tickets soon!
“There’s a flame of magic inside every stone & every flower, every bird that sings & every frog that croaks. There’s magic in the trees & the hills & the river & the rocks, in the sea & the stars & the wind, a deep, wild magic that’s as old as the world itself. It’s in you too, my darling girl, and in me, and in every living creature, be it ever so small. Even the dirt I’m sweeping up now is stardust. In fact, all of us are made from the stuff of stars.” – Kate Forsyth, The Puzzle Ring
– Historic accommodations in an enchanted estate setting
– All meals in the grand dining room or the terrace overlooking the redwoods
– Welcome reception on Friday night with wine, and special welcoming dinner
– Snacks, coffee & tea always available
– 43 acres of stunning redwood forest with your own private trails, magical spots, waterfalls, bridges, tranquil nature pond, native plants & garden
– All materials for expressive flower art projects and journaling
– Autographed copy of Elvrine’s book, Heavenly Hakus Kauai
What are the accommodations?
Marin County’s enchanting Ralston White Estate is a 14,000 square foot historic home with three stories, nine relaxing porches, and balconies with spectacular views of Mt. Tam and the redwoods. Designed in 1913 by renowned architect, William Polk, it is nestled within a 43 acre private redwood forest on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, in Mill Valley, CA. There are magical walking paths on the property, canyon waterfalls, a reflection pond, and connecting trails that lead to the top of the mountain.