STORIES — Yours • Mine • Ours
April 11-13, 2014 at Koinonia Retreat Center
Keynote Speaker – Lynn O’Brien
When We Let Ourselves Be Truly Seen, Then We Can Be Truly Loved
The Importance of Sharing Your Story
“Our body, the lines in our face, and the look in our eyes hold the stories of who we are, how we became who we are as well as all the wounds and the wonder of us. Stories are the narratives of our soul’s journey. They tell of the events, people, and places that touched us and how we were impacted by them. When the stories held in our body are received by another, there is a softening in the soul, an opening to feel the touch of another human heart.” ~ Julie McIntyre, Sex and the Intelligence of the Heart
Please join us for the 15th Annual AUW Spring Retreat, April 11-13 at Koinonia Retreat Center.
Come, join us for a rejuvenating weekend of fun, friendship, and relaxation. This year, we’re excited to have Lynn O’Brien, our keynote speaker, participate in our entire retreat! In addition to presenting her keynote on Saturday, Lynn will be leading a workshop called ‘Being Brave,’ singing with us Friday night during our opening ceremony, and having fun learning, connecting and relaxing with us all weekend.
Lynn O’Brien is a professional singer/songwriter, board-certified Music Therapist and life-lover. As a music therapist, she currently serves a wide variety of patients at a trauma hospital in St. Paul. She also performs and collaborates across the Twin Cities, with 4 original albums under her belt! From studying with Bobby McFerrin to Healing Touch energy work, Lynn’s joy for creativity, spirituality and compassion is contagious, and she is thrilled to be a part of this retreat. She especially enjoys working with communities of women, and facilitates a women’s group in her living room. Please feel free to connect with Lynn at her website.
We have a great program planned for the retreat in addition to our awesome keynote. Here’s a list of just a few of the workshops planned — See Your Beauty, the Legendary Sex Talk, Being Brave, Creating a Legacy Letter, Art Journaling, Yoga, Nature Walks, and more.
Koinonia Retreat Center
Koinonia Retreat Center is located on Lake Sylvia, surrounded by 114 acres of Old Prairie, Big Woods, and lakeshore. It is 80 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, near Annandale. Special features include a labyrinth, wood-fired sauna, and miles of forest and prairie trails. For more information go to the Koinonia Website.
Registration Opens Sunday, February 16, 2014!
Complete your Registration either Sunday morning at the AUW table in the Social Hall or by mail. Registration forms will be available on the AUW website. Registration will be complete only with payment.
Join AUW and save 5 bucks on registration! You can join AUW when you sign up and take advantage of the AUW member price and register during February to be sure to have a spot at the retreat. Note that AUW membership renews each September so your membership is good from now until September.
AUW Member Registration
Opens Sunday, 2/16/2014 | Cost $180
General (non-member) Registration
Opens Sunday, 3/2/2014 | Cost $210
Carpooling is available and encouraged, please ask!
Scholarships are available. Please ask at registration or contact a Retreat Committee member if this would help you attend. Also, consider donating to the fund if you are able. Our combined stories are richer if all women can participate.
Send AUW 2014 Spring Retreat Registration To:
AUW Spring Retreat Registration
First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave S
2014 Retreat Committee
Martha Bird, Laura Harpestad, Ann Styx, Colleen Cavell, Marilyn Lamoreux,
Bethany Wijesinghe, Celia Gust