-2 SEATS REMAIN-
 
 



“Sometimes, just showing up, burial spices in hand, 
is all it takes to witness a miracle.” ― Rachel Held Evans


The Way Home is a healing retreat for cis and trans women who want to heal from spiritual wounds and trauma and reclaim their wholeness together. 

We believe spiritual wounds do not occur in a vacuum, and therefore the healing cannot happen alone.  At The Way Home, we hope to provide a safe 5-day, 4-night space to bring you into the depths, reclaim what you have lost, support you embody you wholeness and write a new story of sovereignty alongside a sisterhood ready to grow with you. 

-Barbara, Hillary and Madison


Join us January 6-10, 2020 on Honokaa, (The Big Island) Hawaii

“Sometimes, just showing up, burial spices in hand, 
is all it takes to witness a miracle.” ― Rachel Held Evans


The Way Home is a healing retreat for cis and trans women who want to heal from spiritual wounds and trauma and reclaim their wholeness together. 

We believe spiritual wounds do not occur in a vacuum, and therefore the healing cannot happen alone.  At The Way Home, we hope to provide a safe 5-day, 4-night space to bring you into the depths, reclaim what you have lost, support you embody you wholeness and write a new story of sovereignty alongside a sisterhood ready to grow with you. 

-Barbara, Hillary and Madison


Join us January 6-10, 2020 on Honokaa, (The Big Island) Hawaii
THE WAY HOME OFFERS YOU:
  • 5 days 4 nights in shared accommodation at the Ahu Lani Hawaii Big Island Retreat Center and Sanctuary.
  • ​Daily meals made onsite (food is included) with the option to eat offsite.
  • ​Opening ceremony, meditation and intention setting.
  • ​A mind-body-soul approach to spiritual healing including daily sermons and education, along with sacred circle/group coaching in a trauma-informed container and somatic experiencing.
  • ​Space to be hike and reflect in nature and visit the farm animals on the property. 
  • ​Private pre-retreat Facebook group.
  • ​Closing ceremony and celebration.

Your Facilitators:
Barbara Erochina is a non-religious pastor at large and a healer of healers. Formally trained in psychotherapy, ministry, and coaching, Barbara has spent the last thirteen years offering emotional and spiritual support through one on one and group work, writing, teaching, ritual and facilitation.  


Barbara’s ministry has included her business, Be With, as well as leadership roles in churches, community organizations and non-profits. She is the creator of Cards of Self-Care, writer and director of the play Wrestling God and Girls and the host of The Be With Podcast. Barbara is deeply rooted in her own spiritual life, built on a foundation of queer liberatory theology, ritual, intuiton, prayer, and somatic practice. Her life’s work is to foster her own and others’ spiritual growth by learning and teaching how to live in right relationship with self, others & source. 


Barbara lives in Toronto, Ontario with her wife and chosen family, and can be found online at www.bewith.org and on instagram @bewithcards. 

Madison Hedlund is a 3x international award winning life coach and worthiness mentor who helps women transform their story, embody their power, and come alive to their true worth through systematically deconstructing beliefs (religious/personal/cultural) that hold them back from their personal liberation. Madison's work has largely been in in facilitating mindset and spiritual change through one on one coaching, writing online and her signature mentorship program, Awaken Her Soul. 

Madison's coaching practice came as a bi-product of years in women's ministry, church leadership, college alongside ongoing education and personal healing from narcissistic, codependent and spiritual trauma. Boundaries, radical responsibility, sovereignty and conscious communication now are front in center in all she teaches. 

Madison has her degree in interpersonal communication with an emphasis in psychology from Missouri State University, is conflict resolution and mediation certified, and is a Certified Beautiful You Life Coach.  Madison lives in Springfield, Missouri. You can find her at www.madisonhedlund.co and on instagram at @madisonhedlund.
Hillary McBride is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice in Vancouver and PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at UBC. When she is not doing clinical work she is researching, speaking, and writing. Her areas of clinical and research specialty focus on the intersection of spirituality and mental health, trauma, and trauma therapies, embodiment, eating disorders, body image, sex, and sexuality.  

Hillary's work has been recognized by both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and she was recently awarded the International Young Investigator Award for her research contributions so early in her career. In 2017, she published her first book with Post Hill Press - Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, and she is the senior editor of a textbook, Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention and Treatment, which came out in 2018. You can hear her work on as a co-host on the Liturgists Podcast, host of CBC Podcast Other People's Problems, follow her on Twitter @hillarylmcbride or Instagram @hillaryliannamcbride, and find more of her work at www.hillarylmcbride.com 

The Retreat Space:

A true sanctuary in the forest, Ahu Lani is a retreat space, farm and forestry, all 100% solar powered. The heart of the owners is to be true stewards of the land. All food served will be made with love onsite and is sourced locally. 

"Ahu Lani sits at the base of Mauna Kea and at the top of the Hamakua Coast along the Eastern coast of Hawaii Island (also known as the Big Island)...  As the stewards of the land change the vision remains; restore native forests to restore the native ecosystem...  Ahu Lani's forestry efforts are focused on the growth of Koa and other native Hawaiian trees and understory plants."

The Way Home
RETREAT STAY OPTIONS AND installment PLANS:
All room options require a $500 nonrefundable deposit. 

Installment plans available when making a deposit. If you choose an installment plan, your $500 deposit is due today, and two follow-up invoices will be sent to complete the installment plan in August and November. In order to attend the retreat, your plan must be paid in full by December 1, 2019.



OPTION 1- SOLD OUT: 

Room solo, meals all inclusive.  - $2100 USD


OPTION 2: SOLD OUT

Room with another/in communal space, solo bed, meals all inclusive.  - $1950 USD



OPTION 3: (2 seats left)

Room and bed with another in queen bed. Stay and meals all inclusive.  - $1600 USD
(This is a great option for someone wanting to save money and come with a friend!) 


Click to view the cozy rooms at the Ahu Lani Retreat Center:

Q+A
How much alone time will I get with the facilitators:
There will be unstructured time throughout the retreat at which time everyone will be given the opportunity to interact with whomever they like. The facilitators, will not be providing individual coaching/counselling/psychotherapy/treatment during the retreat, and will likely need time to rest or be on their own to recharge. 
Is this trauma therapy?
Although Hillary is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and therapist, and all 3 facilitators practice trauma-informed work, this retreat is a group experience and therefore not the same as one on one trauma therapy. 
What kind of spiritual practice can I expect during this retreat? 
All forms of spiritual practice during the retreat will be optional. However, you will be invited to participate in experiential spirituality as a form of reclamation, healing and reintegration. That may include contemplation, inclusive and non-dogmatic liturgy, somatic (embodied) movement practices, journalling, silent or spoken prayer, nature based spiritual practice, and feminist re-imaginings of traditional and/or mystical Christian devotions. 
Do I need to be a certain religion to participate?
We welcome womxn from all backgrounds to join us in reclaiming a relationship with her goodness at all places in her spiritual path. All 3 of us, Barbara, Hillary and Madison, have backgrounds and education in the Christian tradition, and all identify differently in their relationship to Christianity, but the thing that tethers us together is the desire to help others healthfully commune with Divine and embody wholeness in their humanity. 
What if this event triggers me?
Through the retreat, our aim is to provide a space where all of you is welcome, no matter if you are just starting a deconstruction or trying to put the pieces back together again. We understand we are talking about deeply personal topics and will do our best to handle your story with care and dignity. 

We believe, however, that you know yourself best, and want to hold you as capable for taking care of yourself. If you are concerned about being triggered, we would encourage you to speak with your therapist/coach or support person before the event to make a list of grounding or centering activities or thoughts that you can utilize as need be throughout the retreat. You will not be forced to participate in anything, and if at any point you feel to activated to participate you will be encouraged to do whatever it takes to care for yourself.
Can I select my roommate if I go with a friend?
Absolutely!!
How many women will be in attendance? 
We have room for 20 women max, so this will be an intimate retreat where you will get to dive deep into real relationship with every woman attending. 


Accessibility: It's important to note that we desire to make this retreat physically accessible as possible. We can accommodate most dietary requests (vegan/gluten free/etc), however if you have a severe allergy, please let us know in advance so we can communicate with the host. We will be offering light movement in somatic work, nature walking/sitting and dancing, however none is required. The retreat space does have stairs, requiring the ability to walk up 6 stairs to enter.


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