FUSE YOUR PRACTICE with Adrian Eberstein and Linnea Solveig

This November Adrian Eberstein and Linnea Solveig invite you to untangle from the demands of everyday life to find personal and creative balance during a 5-night Art + Wellness Retreat fusion at the Sou’wester Lodge. Allow the cool ocean air of the Long Beach Peninsula to refresh your being and the warmth of community to fuel your creativity.

This retreat will offer you support through movement, meditation and healthy routines to nurture and inspire in your art practice. Through self-care and self-reflection we will cultivate a more holistic approach for maintaining balance in our lives. Daily meditation and movement practices will rejuvenate your mind and body to facilitate your creative flow.

During this retreat we will be focusing on sensory strengthening to develop a more integrated practice. For movement, we will explore a gentle, alignment centered approach to yoga, as well as exercises to promote strength and mobility that can be easily taken off the mat and into your daily life. For meditation, we will utilize simple techniques focusing on the present moment, judgment-free observations and mantras. Movement and mind practices bring more clarity into our artistic pursuits, nourishing and cultivating our inner awareness, as well as engaging and expanding our senses. To encourage balance and focus, optional prompts will be offered to extend our mindfulness into the studio. Together we will investigate how these practices can support one another and become more fluidly united.

Event takes place Sunday, November 5th through Friday, November 10th

Retreat offerings include:

  • Daily meditation led by Adrian
  • Daily yoga all-level Hatha  class led by Linnea
  • Communal gathering space for tea and exchange of ideas
  • Daily mindfulness and movement prompts to apply to your practice
  • Community dinner catered by Isoropia
  • After dinner “Rest & Digest” alternating evenings of restorative yoga meditation

Offerings provided by Sou’wester lodge include:

  • Full access to our Weekly Community Wellness Offerings
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finish Sauna
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and body work
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach

*** Retreat fee is $250 per person. Lodging fee is $250 for five nights and rooms can be shared, so bring a friend or two!

To register email souwesterwellness@gmail.com

Please come prepared with a project you would like to further develop, or ideas for the next creative endeavor. Your intentions will guide your process. The gift of time and space in a nurturing environment is truly transformative. Leave the retreat feeling balanced, refreshed, and re-connected to your art practice, your body and your heart.

MORE ABOUT THE HOSTS:

Linnea is a Portland based yoga instructor who teaches a thoughtful, alignment focused practice that emphasizes the internal experience of the practitioner above the goal of an external shape. With a core belief that yoga is a tool for healing and introspection, Linnea also brings a lightness, humor, and warmth into the classroom. As well as teaching at The People’s Yoga, The Bhaktishop Yoga Center and North Portland Yoga, Linnea teaches art to adults with cognitive disabilities at PHAME Academy of Art. She is currently studying asana, anatomy and biodynamic cranial sacral therapy with Todd Jackson and is preparing for an art show in Spring 2018.

 

Adrian is an artist delighted by the wonder of life and dedicated to the practices and pursuit of wellbeing. She further developed her art practice at the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she completed her BFA in fiber arts in 2011. She has also been finding awe, strength, and joy in the practice and study of yoga for over a decade, and completed a yoga teacher training with Centered Yoga in Thailand in 2012. Adrian has found solace and spaciousness in her meditation practice which has been refined by numerous teachers as well as her time spent at the Tam Wua Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. Adrian founded Isoropia Retreats, an integrated retreat and artist’s residency program, to synthesizes her passions for art and mindfulness and to share the beneficial union of these practices in beautiful natural settings.

 

WELLNESS RETREAT with Rachel Maroudas

Our next Wellness Retreat welcomes Rachel Maroudas of Essence of the Mother, a devoted teacher of self-love mastery and sacred ceremonialist, for 5 nights of soul-care and radical ritual from October 29th through November 3rd.

 “To be embodied is to live centered from within one’s self. It is creating a loving relationship of sacred respect and self-care that allows all parts of you to be held in the light of your truest source of love.” – Essence of the Mother

 

This autumnal, witchy retreat will guide us to embody the art of living life as your own radical ritual. Within the 5 days and nights of healing arts, we will journey through daily practices of energetic-magic, ritual and soul nourishment. Retreat also includes:

  • Daily Ritual Ceremony
  • Flower Essence Therapy
  • Mystic Medicine Work
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Daily Sauna
  • Oceanic Communion
  • Living and growing Floral Mandala
  • Self-care downtime

 

THE JOURNEY:

SUNDAY, Oct 29th:
3pm: Check-in
5pm: Intro in the Lodge
6pm: You are the Centerpiece Welcoming Ritual

MONDAY, Oct 30th:
10am: Juice Bar in the Lodge
Kundalini Morning Rising Ritual (time TBD)

TUESDAY, Oct 31st:
10am: Herbal Tea + Talk in the Lodge
Hollow’s Eve Wild Night Ritual (timeTBD)

WEDNESDAY, Nov 1st
Soft Light Temple Ritual (time TBD)
3:30pm: Meditation w/Mamook Wellness in the Wellness Trailer

THURSDAY, Nov 2nd:
The Great Embodiment Ritual (time TBD)
3:30pm: Sound Bath w/Mamook Wellness in the Wellness Trailer
7:45pm: Yoga w/Shanna Gillette in the Pavilion
8:30pm: Group Sauna

FRIDAY, Nov 3rd:
Morning Dew Drops Ritual

Noon: Check-out

*It is possible that the schedule could shift slightly as the event draws nearer*

Offerings provided by Sou’wester lodge include:

  • Full access to our Weekly Community Wellness Offerings
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finish Sauna
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and body work
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach

*** Retreat fee is $175 per person. Lodging fee is $250 for five nights and rooms can be shared, so bring a friend or two!

To register email souwesterwellness@gmail.com

More about Rachel:

As a life coach, profound healer, intuitive counselor and workshop facilitator, Rachel is here to assist others along the path of living fully connected as the greatest version of their “Radiant Self”. 

Through her abilities to be a channel of Divine information, she helps one to heal and revel into their own unique gifts and embrace the art of living life from the foundation of pleasure and purpose.

The times are calling out for you to embody your existence here on Earth as the greatest love story ever to be told. Rachel believes that within every individual is endless potential, a great source of medicine and mystery reminding us that we are a once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece — here to be forever cherished. 

Rachel is seen as a Floral Alchemist and Medicine Woman offering the healing languages of plant spirit medicine through flower essence therapy. She works closely with the flora on a regular basis, while out crafting flower essences within wild landscapes, making floral mandalas and creating her one-of-a-kind floral installation pieces for sacred gatherings, collaborations, events, photo shoots and home altar spaces. She is here raising awareness for the therapeutics that lie within Nature’s gifts of flowers.

“It is my greatest passion to celebrate YOU and your birthright to thrive and come alive in an empowered life of emotional freedom, radical joy and revolutionary love.” – Rachel Maroudas

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Fall & Winter Workshop Series

This year’s roster of Fall & Winter Workshops boasts over 25 unique and diverse classes. Ranging from art to wellness to nature explorations, there’s sure to be something for everyone! Check out the full list of classes below to plan your stay today.


To RSVP email souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or call 360-642-2452

Sat, October 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nourishing Ourselves into Winter with Food and Herbs
 with Lara Pacheco & Paige Common

Sun, Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Shorebirds, Seabirds & Little Brown Birds with Mark Elliott

Sat, Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Shibori, Batik, & Dip-Dye Using All Natural Indigo with Carolyn Hopkins

Sat, Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Writing is Magic: Intuitive Writing with Nick Jaina & Olivia Pepper

Sun, Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Writing is Magic: Mythological Writing with Nick Jaina & Olivia Pepper

Sat, Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mushroom Medicinals with Jason Tschimperle

Sat, Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Salsa QuickStart Workshop with Sarah Riddle

Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Partner Dancing 101 Workshop with Sarah Riddle

Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Settle Your World: Self Empowering Techniques for Fostering a Calm Life in a Wild World with Jason Tschimperle

Sat, Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drawing as Seeing & the Acceptance of Chaos: A Sumi Ink Wash Drawing Workshop with Heather McLaughlin

Sun, Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00pm
Cut It Up Art Card Party: “Put A Bird On It” with Mark Elliott

Sat, Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coptic Stitch Bookbinding with Jillian Barthold

Sun, Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Creating a Travel Journal with Fay Malloy & Marilyn Zornado

Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drawing as Seeing: The Figure, Nude & Costume with instructor Heather McLaughlin

Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants Allies and Writing Rituals:  To Shift us into a New Year of Personal Resilience with Lara Pacheco & Abby Chroman

Sat, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Still Life Painting Workshop with Jeremy Okai Davis & Kristen Flemington

Sun, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
How We Share Nature: with Pete Brook, Dicky Dahl & Melissa Laurie

Sat, Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30pm
Yoga & Ayurveda for Winter Vitality with Elyssia Maya Schaeffer

Sun, Jan 28 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing Your Conservative Relatives with Jenny Forrester

Sat, Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Let’s Make a Sandwich with Tommy Habetz & Jason Cohen

Sun, Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Gut-Brain Connection, How to Maintain Mental Health from a Nutritional and Herbal Perspective with Geena Barker & Ingrid Abbate

Sat, Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale

Sun, Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Objects / Belongings: Writing and Drawing about Our STUFF with Kate Bingaman-Burt

Sat, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Poetry Through List Making with Heather Douglas

Sun, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Type/Writing: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction and Zinecraft with Melissa Favara

Sat, Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Creative Songwriting, Arranging and Rhythm: Tell Your Story through Song with Katie Sawicki & Zanny Geffel

Sun, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Busy Hands Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation with Samantha LaMont & Natalie Novak

Sun, Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hands on Healing for the People with Jason Tschimperle

All workshops are open to the public.
To RSVP email souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or call 360-642-2452

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WELLNESS RETREAT with Tatiana Sakurai

We’re kicking off our new Wellness Retreat programming with our first guest-host Tatiana Sakurai October 1st – 6th!

 

In this full moon retreat , Tatiana will be offering a special edition of the 4 Elements of Infinite Being light-workshop series exploring energy + consciousness tools through a framework of the archetypal energies of the elements of Air/Mind, Fire/Spirit, Water/Emotions, and Earth/Body. Each class in the series will include intellectual and experiential elements of mindfulness, guided meditation/visualization, consciousness tools, and energy work. There will also be time for sharing and exploring applications.

Offerings by Tatiana include:

  • Opening Circle: Group Meditation/Energy Work Healing 
  • 4 daily 2-hour workshops 
  • Closing Circle: Full Moon
  • Special discounts on private sessions ($50/hr…almost 30% off)

Offerings provided by Sou’wester lodge include:

  • Full access to our Weekly Community Wellness Offerings (schedule below) as you see fit
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finish Sauna
  • Scheduled studio time in our Wellness Trailer
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and body work
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach

 

SOU’WESTER COMMUNITY WELLNESS OFFERINGS:

 

*** Retreat fee is $125 per person. Lodging fee is $250 for five nights and rooms can be shared, so bring a friend or two!

To register email souwesterwellness@gmail.com

To learn more about Tatiana’s work:
www.tatianasakurai.com

To book private sessions:
www.tatianasakurai.schedulista.com

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY, Oct 1st:
3pm: Check-in
5pm: Intro in the Lodge
6pm: Retreat Opening Circle w/group meditation + energy work in the Pavilion

MONDAY, Oct 2nd:
10am: Juice Bar in the Lodge
11am to 1pm: 4 Elements of Infinite Being: AIR in the Pavilion
2pm to 6pm: Private Sessions w/Tatiana available in the Wellness Trailer

TUESDAY, Oct 3rd:
10am: Herbal Tea + Talk in the Lodge
11am to 1pm: 4 Elements of Infinite Being: FIRE in the Pavilion
2pm to 6pm: Private Sessions w/Tatiana available in the Wellness Trailer

WEDNESDAY, October 4th
11am to 1pm: 4 Elements of Infinite Being: WATER in the Pavilion
3:30pm: Meditation w/Mamook Wellness in the Wellness Trailer

THURSDAY, Oct 5th:
11am to 1pm: 4 Elements of Infinite Being: EARTH in the Pavilion
3:30pm: Sound Bath w/Mamook Wellness in the Wellness Trailer
6 to 7pm: Retreat Full Moon Closing Circle in the Pavilion
7:45pm: Yoga w/Shanna Gillette in the Pavilion

FRIDAY, Oct 6th:
Noon: Check-out

*it is possible that the schedule could shift slightly as the event draws nearer*

Wellness Retreats

As we soften into the season of introspection, we’d like to give guests an opportunity to delve into self-care with a community of like-minded people. Throughout fall and winter we are facilitating guest-hosted Wellness Retreats alongside our new Wellness Residency Program (WRP). Retreats will provide all the benefits of the WRP with an added layer of reflection and rejuvenation. We’ve invited a number of instructors with different modalities of healing to lead 4-5 days of self-care classes and gatherings. So, what does that mean?

Accommodations are offered at a reduced weekly rate of $250 (Sunday-Friday) with the following amenities:

  • Full access to our Weekly Community Wellness Offerings, including juice bar, herbal tea + talk, meditation, sound bath, and yoga.
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finish Sauna
  • Scheduled studio time in our Wellness Trailer
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and body work
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach

In addition, instructors will develop their own set of programming for an even more immersive experience to accompany the offerings listed above. Scheduling and retreat fees will shift week to week depending on the host. Here’s who’s on the the roster so far!

OCTOBER 1st – 6th
TATIANA SAKURAI4 Elements of Infinite Being

OCTOBER 29th – NOVEMBER 3rd
RACHEL MAROUDASWitchy Oceanic Retreat through Ritual

NOVEMEBER 5th – 10th
ADRIAN EBERSTIEN & LINNEA SOLVEIGFuse Your Practice :: MOVEMENT, MIND + MUSE

DECEMBER 3rd – 8th
 
DECEMBER 17th – 21st 
TATIANA SAKURAI:  Yule Moon Retreat
 
 
FOR REGISTRATION AND/OR QUESTIONS EMAIL SOUWESTERWELLNESS@GMAIL.COM

 

 

Wellness Residency Program

 

We’re excited to announce  the launch of our Wellness Residency Program because we believe self-care is the benchmark for creating joy and balance in our daily lives. Our mission is to offer the opportunity for “transformational travel” – where guests leave feeling renewed, restored and with a deeper connection to self and/or community.  We do this by proving accommodations at a reduced weekly rate of $250 (Sunday-Friday) with the following amenities:

  • Full access to our Weekly Community Wellness Offerings (schedule below) as you see fit
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finish Sauna
  • Scheduled studio time in our Wellness Trailer
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and body work
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach
To book your self-guided Wellness Residency and for any other information, email souwesterwellness@gmail.com.

 


Weekly Community Wellness Offerings: Starting OCT 1st

 

NOTE: All participants must RSVP via email souwesterwellness@gmail.com or by phone (360)642-2542. We need a minimum of 3 sign-ups to run each class. 

Monday 10:00a Juice & Smoothie Bar from Roots
Tuesday 10:00a – Tea Talk with Brooke Shepard
Wednesday 3:30p – Guided Meditation with Mamook Wellness
Thursday 3:30 – Soundbath with Mamook Wellness
Thursday 7:45p – Yoga Shanna Gillette followed by Group Sauna
Friday 10:00a – Mindfulness Talk with Shanna Gillette
Saturday 9:00a – Guided Meditation with Mamook Wellness
Saturday 10:00a – Soundbath with Mamook Wellness

 

 

Art Gallery

Meet the newest addition to the family, our new gallery space in a trailer! The Art Gallery lives in a 1960’s Aloha made in Aloha, Oregon! It was rescued from a neglected RV park in the northern part of the Long Beach Peninsula. After lots of TLC, it has transformed into a bright and beautiful open space to reflect a traditional gallery. It is now part of our Artist Residency Program and the new non-profit organization, Sou’wester Arts.

Our first exhibit, Pop Up Trailer Show, opened on August 11th and features original work from participants of our Artist Residency Program. Artists include: John Frentress, Nicky Kriara, Nicole J Georges, Shelley Short, Joe Chasse, Jane E Herrold, Carol Aust, Bradley Delay, J Junkins, Patrick Carrico, Aaron Tate, Erin Engstrom, as well as additional anonymous artists.

Art pictured above by Nicky Kriara

 

Interested in curating a show?
Send us a proposal at souwesterlodge@gmail.com

 

The Champion: Analog Recording Studio on Wheels

This gem is a new addition to our Artist-In-Residence Program

 

The Champion is a 1968 Ford motor home converted to an analog recording studio by Curly Cassettes. Rent it nightly or weekly through our Artist Residency Program. Call to book (360) 642-2542. 

Here’s the deal with equipment:

  • Basic microphones (SM-57/SM-58) and cables.
  • Two built in guitar amplifiers (can be mic’d or use direct out) as well as a
  • Vintage Califone Record Player/ Tube Amp
  • Short scale (64 key) Marco Polo acoustic piano!
  • Milk crate full of percussion
  • 2 Track Stereo Cassette Recorder – Cassettes available in Sou’ Store
  • Stereo 1/4″ Reel-To-Reel Recorder (Akai GX-215D) Reels available in Sou’ Store
  • Residents are encouraged to bring their own microphones, instruments and
  • recording devices/ laptops

Leave an Audio Artifact at the main desk and you will be included in the annual Champion mix tape series!

New Projects at the Sou’wester

We love all the Oodles of Projects Happening at the Sou’wester!


May 26th 2015

Here’s a New Project Happening at the Sou’wester: We have a wonderful new handpainted mural almost finished in the Main Lodge at the Sou’wester.

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Thank you April for sharing your talents!

British Art Publication to be released soon.

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The Quarterly, Issues 3, Tribes to be released soon.

Tribes are something we’re all a part of whether we choose to recognise them or not. From your family to your friends, to those you work alongside or interact with directly or indirectly on a daily basis. Issue Three of The Quarterly is a celebration of the ties and connections which bind people together.

Issue three of The Quarterly tells the stories of those groups of people, brought together by love or circumstances, showing the contrasts in the lives of others that surround us all on a daily basis.

Thanks for Jill Mason & Phil Chester of HART for coming out.

160 Pages

No adverts. No filler.
Creativity without the Exploitation.

 

 

Thanks to HART for coming out.