April 19 - 21, 2019
Let's camp under a Full Pink Moon, with Mt. Blanca and the Great Sand Dunes within view. Immerse yourself in Mother Nature and reconnect with yourself.
Native American tribes once observed the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Time was not recorded by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many of the traditional names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from the Algonquian tribe because they lived in the same regions as Colonial Americans.
April’s full Moon is called the Full Pink Moon, heralding the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers.
You will arrive Friday afternoon at our 'primitive' campsite at Rabbit Hole Ranch. After pitching your tent and getting settled, you'll enjoy a 'Full Pink Moon Dinner' in front of our meeting tent. Dinner will be provided for you.
After dinner and cleaning up, we'll gather around the campfire, in a 'Sisterhood Full Moon Circle'.
The magic of sisterhood fills the longing for authenticity, deep connection and the expression of our wildness that was expressed so freely in ancient times. In some indigenous cultures, this tradition is still alive and increasingly it is being revived by women across the world. Traditions like the Red Tent, honoring rites of passage, healing circles, fertility rituals, and other indigenous women’s business nourished women and kept the whole tribe strong.
Women also gathered in circles on the Full and New Moon for ceremony and rituals to heal and support one another. Many feminine traditions included the honoring of the earth and the Goddess.
Women are created to be together, to collaborate, to support each other, and to be a sacred community. These special moments lift the spirit and melt the heart. And science has shown that sisterhood also has wonderful benefits for women’s health.
For our world to heal, each woman needs to rediscover herself, find her light and shine it out into the world. We need to guide each other home and now is the time.
After breakfast (bring your own) on Saturday morning, we will drive to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. FREE entry for National Parks Week!
In the park, we'll hike up the highest dune in North America, rising to a maximum height of 750 Ft from the floor of the San Luis Valley on the Western base of the Sangre de Cristo Range.
The dunes are the most beautiful sight with the mountains in the background.
This evening we have a reservation to soak in the nearby Sand Dunes Hot Springs.
'The Greenhouse' features 3 small soaking tubs with varying temperatures, a 10 foot by 75 foot zero entry pool complete with water fountain feature, a 10 person sauna, gardens, numerous deck and patio spaces, and an onsite libation stop and bar.
Upon return to our camp, feel free to sit around the campfire or gather in the meeting tent.
On Easter Sunday morning, we will enjoy a 'Traditional Easter Breakfast' (provided) with all its blessings. Your spirit is refreshed and your creative power in harmony with the principles of nature, nourished through your sisterhood's support and love. The Healing Power of Women and Nature.
'The veil of darkness
Transformed to the brightest Light.
The most dreadful end Became the most beautiful beginning.
The depths of despair fade to reveal hope everlasting.
The curse of death
Defeated by eternal life.'
2 Nights Camping
1 Dinner/ 1 Breakfast
Entry to Sand Dunes Recreation Hot Springs Pool Greenhouse
Sisterhood, Fun and Empowerment
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