FRiendship found, The gathering -
a deep five day dive into the joy of connection
Play is how we practice our new skills and learn how to exist in a higher state. All animals use play to strengthen and develop new powers. Many of us get trapped and lonely behind roles that don't help us really connect. I want to build realms where we can exist and play through to the other side, together.
I'm excited to co-create an extraordinary experience with you beside one of the cleanest rivers in the world with some of the funnest people I haven't met yet. Come be one of them. Let's take friendship to the leading edge, together.
- Natalie, lead shenanigan strategist
Imagine, cell phone off, highest mountain on east coast a five mile hike from you, cleanest river in the world rushing by your tent and five luscious days of deep radiant and heart-centered play, listening, workshops, creating and connection. This is a small scale "smart-festival" with limited spots because my focus is to develop our capacity to be friends to ourselves, to the world, to each other, so intimacy is important and fun. When folks leave, I want them to have a better, softer listening in their heart, and a sweet happy satisfaction in their friendships. I want them to have made juicy progress on heart projects and to find or deepen their place in the joy tribe that is exploding in Celo, NC.
why this will rock
We will howl in the solstice with our deepest, wildest hearts wide open to the magic, together.
Lots of us have given away the most important part of ourselves, our Listening, and we often find ourselves spinning and far from clarity. This week dials in what True Listening is and then holds you in place while you develop habits of clarity and listening.
We live in a vibrational universe and spending five days in bliss is gonna be very good for the rest of your life.
You'll have more friends and a deeper capacity for, intimacy with and enjoyment of friendship. I believe that friendship is at the root of any thriving relationship.
This is a smart festival, designed with buddies, checks and balances and failsafes to help you relax, enter and ride the waves fully.
You'll take all this good juju and laser focus it into a project that wants your best and will leave on Monday proud, productive and happy to be alive at a whole new level.
camp & swim and day hiking gear
a project you want to give your joy-fueled attention to
river shoes for meandering up river!
breakfast food & snacks (lunch and dinner are provided)
One LARGE meal for all, prepared in advance
water containers (There is a spring up the road)
you don't bring
Internet, or the outside world: When you arrive, before you leave your car, you send all the messages you need to so you can shut your internet off on your phone and BE present with your now for five days. Take a breath, can you FEEL HOW GOOD THAT IS?
worry. just leave her home. let her know you'll be back soon and she can take care of the cat cuz you have some serious playing to do.
how to attend
Write to email@example.com or send a fb message. Answering these questions in your message is helpful:
- Do you want to spend the whole time? If not it's okay, just tell us when you arrive and depart.
- Who is coming with you?
- Pay on fb paypal or at the door? The cost is $75 for all five days (this is a collab event and cost is to cover camping and set up fees) and kids are free. It includes meals. I have two spots for work crew. Want to work?
- Got dietary needs or allergies? Or any special needs or concerns? What are they?
- If you know the project you'll be bringing, I'd love to hear it so we can sync up.
- Any special hopes, wishes or suggestions for games, rituals etc?