Merry’s Musings

A quote from yesterday’s Facebook blog of one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott, “expectations are resentments under construction.”  Something to give serious thought to as we start to build pictures in our heads of how the holidays should happen.

What do we expect from our events and gatherings?  Are we looking for those Hallmark moments?  Do we expect our kids… parents… friends… to act in a certain way, help in a certain way, give gifts in a certain way, be with us in a certain way, thank us in a certain way?  Will we feel resentful if we’ve become attached to those expectations and they don’t quite work out as we’d like?  Can we let all the pictures go and just be with whatever happens–no judgment, no need to control the outcome? Can we find peace in solitude?  Can we find the joy of loving and giving and serving because it bubbles out of us from a heart full of gratitude? Let’s not construct expectations of the world outside ourselves, let’s build joy within our souls this holiday season.

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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 November 25 at 5PM thru December 1 at 9AM

Festive Winter Potluck Dinner
December 10

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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