Merry’s Musings

This might have been a Winter Solstice conversation: “Gather up the chocolate, Honey, we’re getting ready to hibernate.”

December 21st, the Winter Solstice, marks the shortest day of the year, but it also ushers in the deep transformational quiet of the winter season. There was a time when all humankind was attuned to the rhythms and cycles of the seasons, the available food, and the light from the sun and the moon. We woke when the sun came up, we ate whatever was growing during that particular season in our climate, and we slept when it was dark. We were healthiest when we lived so closely tied to the natural world.

Now we have artificial bright lights, we can shop or work or watch TV at 3AM, we eat genetically modified “foods” from around the world, we don’t get enough sleep, and we are completely out of touch with natural rhythms. AND we are paying a price for it: physically, emotionally, relationally, spiritually, energetically.

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What We Offer

We offer a quiet tranquil space, a knowledgeable and compassionate staff, nourishing food, empowering and transformative classes, and facilitation for the following:

Individual Retreats:

One or more nights, year round, self-guided or facilitated by our staff, bring your own food or have our staff cater your retreat.

Group Retreats:

One or more nights, year round, self guided or facilitated by our staff, bring your own food or have our staff cater your retreat

Classes & Workshops

See the full calendar of our scheduled and on-going events. Our space is also available for rent by practitioners.

Integrated Reiki™ and Energetics Training
Certificate Training (CEU’s available) in Integrated Reiki™ levels 1,2,3,Master, Monthly public Integrated Reiki™ Clinics, Dynamic Equilibrium training, Private Integrated Healing sessions and more offered by Evoking Alchemy.

Additional Amenities:

A large variety of modalities offered by staff and local practitioners is available to enhance your retreat (yoga, guided meditation, Integrated Reiki™, and more.)

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Quick Calendar


Closed December 23 at 5PM thru January 5 at 9AM

Integrated Reiki ™ Levels 1 & 2 Training
January 16-18, 2015

Integrated Reiki™ Level 3 & Master 1 Training
February 20-22, 2015

Our Executive Director, Merry Cole, will be taking a well-deserved sabbatical for the month of January 2015.  In her absence, exciting program development for early spring is well under way. In the meantime, True North is available for private individual retreats and for rental by outside presenters and groups with their own facilitators.  If you are interested in offering a program here, please contact our office for a presenter’s packet.

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