Summer 2023 Retreat
We will gather in-person August 11-13 at Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center, Watervliet Michigan. We'll stay in the New Grandma's House, a brand-new accessible facility! Wait till you see the fresh native plant landscaping by our sister Kimberly Ginn!
Nourishing workshops, wildflower walks and worship circles make this weekend "back to the land" on the 400+ acres of woodland and lake within the spirit-filled place called Ronora. A few workshops, plus time to explore, relax, drum, sing and commune with nature and each other.
Fall 2023 Retreat
DeKoven Center, Racine, Wisconsin
October 6-8, 2023
Our keynote is Sue Balaschak!
Sue produces, engineers and owns her record label, FireBand Records. She has been playing drums professionally since the age of 12, and has taught drumming since she was 17. She has facilitated drum circles and workshops within the Pagan community for the past 22 years. Sue has also taught accredited classes for Licensed Music Therapists, facilitated healing circles at Memory Care facilities, and has performed journey work. Sue blends her professional career with her personal life. She lives in Cleveland Ohio with her canines and feline. If she is not drumming, she can be found hiking in the National Parks or along the Appalachian Trail with a backpack and her dogs.
Spring 2023 Retreat
We were at Pilgrim Park again this year, June 2-4.
Keynote speaker was Martha Kirby Capo!
Martha Kirby Capo is a Solitary Witch currently working with Brigid, Hekate, Pan, and Cernunnos. She is the page manager of Patheos Pagan’s shared blog The Agora, where she writes as The Corner Crone. Her Moments for Meditation can be heard on KPPR Pure Pagan Radio.
Martha has been active in several Unitarian Universalist congregations for over 35 years, including First Jefferson (Ft. Worth TX), Bay Area (Clear Lake TX), Peoples (Cedar Rapids IA), and DuPage (Naperville IL). She is currently a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, where she has established a monthly Drum Circle and serves as a resource for members seeking to learn more about paganism. Martha has served on the CUUPS Board and was a co-founder DuPage UU’s Earth-centered spirituality group. With members of that group, she led the Opening Ritual of Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride 2017.
Martha has been extensively anthologized through Skinner House books, Flying Cow Productions, and various Llewellyn Publications. An online collection of her work is included in the UUA’s Worship Web Library, which provides resources for worship services and personal spiritual practice. An award-winning poet and lyricist, she has written for several online and print magazines, including The Wild Hunt and Witchology. Martha has been a presenter at Florida Pagan Gathering, Turning the Tide, and Mystic South. She is a member of Circle Sanctuary and Everglades Moon, a Local Council representing the Covenant of the Goddess in Florida.
Martha’s first book, Thrifty Witchery, co-authored with Vincent Higginbotham, is available at online and local bookstores. Her second book, Quantum Magick, is forthcoming. You can keep up with Martha’s latest activities by following her on Facebook or Instagram.