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The Great Medicine Wheel of the New Earth: South Lodge

October 18 - October 21 | Thursday 2pm - Sunday 5pm | Register


Rachel Mann, Ph.D

The South Lodge: Tap into the Greatest Abundance is coming up October 18-21, 2018!  With the wise and gentle support of serpent and deer spirits, cultivate sweetness and love for Mother Earth and others. Learn how to release lack, limitation, scarcity and fear so you can embrace a greater abundance. Discover the beauty and power of sacred dance, drum and rattle, prayer, and song – feeling support for all of who you are. Enjoy the tranquility of Galleywinter Farm, walk and celebrate our Medicine Wheel, eat delicious and nourishing meals, share stories of trauma and triumph, all while you build a personal mesa or medicine bundle, to carry healing and transformative power.

  • Do you have a passion for spiritual exploration and personal growth?
  • Do you want to expand creatively in every area of your life–relationships, work, creativity–for the benefit of yourself, your family, community, and the world?
  • Do you want to heal yourself on deeper levels than ever before?
  • Do you want to learn the deep wisdom and practices of shamanism?

Rachel Mann, Ph.D and Mother Earth medicine–at the heart of The Great Medicine Wheel of the New Earth– provide soul-inspired teachings and practices for awareness, integration and healing. This rich pathway for soul-inspired transformation brings together the wisdom of shamanism, Native American spirituality, Buddhism, depth psychology, and multidimensional perspectives on peace, violence and trauma healing.

Women,  ART & Power

October 27 - 28, 2018 | Saturday 10am - Sunday 4pm | Early Bird: $360 by September 1; Regular: $390 after September 1. | Register


Jena Leake

You are invited to join an inspiring, supportive circle of women for two full days of art-making as we embody our creativity, wisdom and personal power. We will paint, draw, write, dream, and shape artful rituals to honor the places in our lives that call for nourishment, healing or transformation.

Mindfulness practices in movement, nature and the arts will support us in resting into the present moment, where we courageously listen and create from the depths within. There will be time to rest and linger in the tranquil oasis of our retreat setting, enjoy conversation and laughter over delicious, healthy meals, and participate in a fire ceremony on Saturday evening. Overnight accommodations and commuter options are available for 10 women at Galleywinter Farm and Retreat Center, where we will be gathering each day.       

Fee includes: 2 retreat days, art materials, healthy snacks, lunch and dinner on Saturday & lunch on Sunday. Vegetarian meals are prepared on-site with organic and local produce, including food grown at Galleywinter Farm.

Overnight accommodations which include breakfast, are available at an additional fee. Accommodations are booked directly through Galleywinter Farm and Retreat Center, which offers a variety of unique and affordable options. 

Participants are encouraged to stay overnight to immerse themselves in the full retreat experience. However, we understand if you live nearby and want to return home Saturday evening to sleep in your own bed, joining us again on Sunday morning. Participants traveling from afar may also wish to extend their retreat time by arriving on Friday and/or departing on Monday.

About Jena Leake:  an artist, expressive arts therapist, educator, and consultant who is passionate about supporting women in becoming artists of their lives. Over the past 20 years, Jena has been designing and leading innovative programs integrating visual art-making, writing, movement, somatic awareness, and mindfulness practices. She lives in Charlottesville, VA, where she offers therapy and coaching for women, retreats and classes, and consultancy services for organizations interested in cultivating expressive arts and wellness programs. You can view her art and offerings here:

Home and Away Writing Retreat

November 2-4 Friday - Sunday | $200.00 | Register


Colleen Anderson

In this weekend workshop, we’ll focus on the theme of home from a variety of perspectives. In each of four writing sessions, participants will hear examples of writings meant to inspire and encourage, then write in the peaceful surroundings of Galleywinter Farm. Your workshop leader will provide gentle coaching in a safe atmosphere. This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as accomplished writers.

Colleen Anderson is a writer, songwriter, and graphic designer in Charleston, WV. Her fiction and poetry have appeared widely. She has produced two collections of original songs, a children’s novel, and a poetry chapbook. Her writing has earned two Individual Artist Fellowships from the WV Commission on the Arts and a residency fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, New Mexico.

Workshop begins in the evening on Friday November and finishes after breakfast on Sunday, November 4.

COST: $200.00  Includes 4 meals; lodging is extra, and available at Galleywinter. For accommodations, go to the Galleywinter Farm


If you have questions about the workshop content, email Colleen at

Late Fall Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation

November 9, 10, 11, 2018 | Friday 5pm – Sunday 4pm | $599 | Register


Susan Weis-Bohlen and Dawn Curtis

Self-care begins with SELF. Join us for the weekend retreat as we learn how to take care of ourselves first. In order for us to be there for others, we must go within and see what it is we need to feel good, re-energize, de-stress, sleep well and learn how to do nothing. It is in that down time that the body can heal deeply. Come learn the how Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health and well-being, along with her sister-sciences of yoga and meditation, can help you feel better, body, mind and soul.

The weekend will include:

  • Ayurvedic (vegetarian) cooking classes
  • lectures & yoga
  • mindful walks
  • meditation and silence

Space is limited to 12 people so please sign up as soon as you can.

Accommodations: online at the Galleywinter Accomodations Page

Register: please email or

Ongoing Classes

Restorative Sound at Galleywinter Farm

September 15 | October 13 | November 17 2018 | | 6-7 pm | $25


Aiia Criostiona

Alchemy Singing Bowls Sound Bath | September 15

Experience the highest quality crystal bowls on Earth! Singing bowls have been used for centuries to raise consciousness, release tension, increase awareness, and enhance physical well-being. Deeply relaxing and restorative, you will float on an ocean of sound vibration. 

Crystalline tones will surround you, creating a beautiful soundscape to soothe your body, mind and spirit.  Benefits to your brain and body are similar to deep meditation, requiring no effort or experience on your part and bringing a high level of well-being, integrated throughout your entire body down to your cellular structure. Register below. Email if you have questions or need directions!


Megan Sprague

Restorative Sounds | October 13, November 17

Relax into a unique journey to your amazing parasympathetic system where deep healing resides. Enjoy an hour of immersion in the sounds and vibrations of Crystal Bowls, Gongs, and other overtone-emitting instruments to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation, enhanced energy movement in the body, and for some - profound healing effects.

We are so pleased to have Megan Sprague of Restorative Sounds stepping in as Dominique takes care of her beautiful baby daughter. Congratulations to all! To learn more about Megan, please visit her website

We appreciate your support of this amazing work, much needed in today's potentially energy-draining world. You must register and pay to attend. Thank you!!


Tilak’s Gentle Yoga

Mondays, September 24 - November 12, 2018 | 11:00-12:15pm | $90/series and $15 for drop-ins | Register


Tilak Pyle

This gentle, stress-relieving yoga class is Pure Magic.  A person really can learn to relax and trust in movement from this place!!!  Perfect for those who like to listen to their body as they move. Yoga postures are integrated with the breath to build strength, flexibility, stamina, and mobility.  Tilak has been practicing yoga and meditation for 18 years and teaches yoga as an Intuitive Practice of Awareness. He holds degrees in Religious Studies, Literature & Religion, and has studied Sanskrit at the American Sanskrit Institute and the University of Virginia. His joy lies in facilitating meaningful experiences in the lives of his students. To learn more about Tilak: