A Memorial Day Weekend to unwind

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ENJOY THE FRESH AIR, NATURE SOUNDS, AND A DELICIOUS, SEASONAL MEAL ON THE FARM.

TOGETHER WE’LL LEARN HOW TO BE PRESENT AND AWARE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AS IT INFORMS US THROUGH THE SEASONS OF SPRING + SUMMER.


This 2-day workshop is a refreshing weekend to unplug and realize our connection to nature. We will restore our minds and bodies, and reawaken our sense of acceptance and connectedness. The third workshop in the Seasonal Living Series hosted by Audrey Daniel ( Holistic Life Coach, Soul Equine) and Valerie Noell (Creative Director, The Eternal Child). They invite back their Friends Kit McDaniel (Movement + Embodiment Strategist ), Britanie Kessler (Acupuncturist + Chinese Medicine ), Brianna Sas ( Sound Healing, Elixir Field Wellness ), Briana Thorton ( Tea Tasting, Aesthete tea) and a local plant based Chef to create a seasonal experience that stimulates the mind and body, and brings you back to the basics.

We invite you to join us this Memorial Day weekend to Looking - Glass House & Farm, were we will once more step into nature, with new friends and explore the seasons of Spring + Summer.

A moment from our last Fall Workshop

A moment from our last Fall Workshop



THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES…

  • A full, holistic weekend of connecting back to nature & to yourself.

  • A beautiful, organic, seasonal meal curated & prepared by a chef on the farm over open-fire.

  • A curated wellness bag filled with gifts from local artisans to continue your seasonal journey.


A Seasonal Living Workshop Where WE:

  • EXPLORE living in accordance with the season through the lens of Nature, Functional Movement + Chinese medicine

  • DISCOVER your inner guide through the environment & immersion with the animal herd

  • LISTEN to your body and what movement it craves through Spring + Summer

  • LEARN practical, take-away tools for staying healthy & shifting perspective with the season

  • SHARE a sound bath, tea tasting + an organic, farm-to-table seasonal meal prepared on the farm during our workshop 

Lunch on the Farm durning our Fall Workshop.

Lunch on the Farm durning our Fall Workshop.



S C H E D U L E

Saturday, May 25th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Meet the Herd

  • Seasonal Artistic Expression

  • Staying Healthy in Spring + Summer

  • Discover your Authentic Self + Body

  • Guided Meditation to Inner-Peace  

  • Seasonal Eating for Wellness

  • Farm-to-Table Group Supper

Sunday, May 26th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Spring + Summer Restorative Movement

  • Becoming Present in our Environment

  • Spring + Summer Tea Tasting

  • Lunch Break

  • Spring + Summer Emotional Wellness

  • Seasonal Sound Bath

  • Wu Wei in the Herd





 

WHEN & WHERE

Saturday, May 25th 11:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 26th 11:00am - 4:00pm

 

 

Looking-Glass House & Farm

Forest Grove, OR

(45 min outside of Portland, OR)


R E G I S T E R

Workshop Cost for One: $295

Workshop Cost for Two: $440 ( $150 Discount )


Getting Here

If you are local to PDX or traveling from out of state we would love to help make the trip easier for you! Looking-Glass House & Farm is located only 45 minutes from downtown Portland, OR. Let us know if you need help finding a ride out to Forest Grove and we will try to hook you up with a fellow attendee making the trip.

If you are traveling from out of state we recommend staying in Forest Grove, or any of the surrounding towns.


WHERE TO STAY

There are many trendy, comfortable homes available if you’d like to stay in the city – however, if you’re looking to be closer to the farm, here are some recommended options in the area:

Airbnb Listings

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11714184?s=51

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21552206?s=51

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28389859?s=51

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12468077?s=51

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8033054?s=51

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25190325?s=51

Hotels in Forest Grove

Best Western University Inn & Suites 3933 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Mcmenamins Grand Lodge 3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116


Hillsboro Hotels ( about a 30 min drive)

Larkspur Landing 3133 NE Shute Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton 1705 NW Amberglen Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97006

The Orenco 1457 NE Orenco Station Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Towne Place Suites by Marriott 6550 NE Brighton St, Hillsboro, OR 97124

There are many more options in the area, these are just a few. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns before booking!


Some moments from past Workshops


past workshops


w i n t e r


Jan. 26th, 2019

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COZY UP AND ENJOY THE COOL AIR, NATURE SOUNDS, AND A DELICIOUS, WINTER-INSPIRED, MEAL ON THE FARM.

TOGETHER WE’LL LEARN HOW TO BE PRESENT AND AWARE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AS IT INFORMS US THROUGH THE SEASON OF WINTEr.

 
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This winter workshop is a day to unplug & realize our connection to nature.

We will refresh our minds & bodies, shake the winter-time-blues, & enter the new year with a new sense of acceptance & connectedness. 

We’ve created this series based around the seasons— because seasons are the way in which the earth informs us about life’s necessary cycles. 
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Winter can be a challenging time as the weather shifts and we find ourselves looking inward. This workshop will acknowledge nature’s winter themes, while providing tools for a healthy season & perspective shift.

Discover what it feels like to be on a serene, intentional, farm – with animals and good company – in the cool, winter air.

Experience a winter sound bath, an authentic tea tasting, & a delicious, seasonal meal –prepared in the earth with intention and the heat of a live-fire.

We are your holistic facilitators, here to support you, but also to explore with you. We will look to the animals as our guides. 

We believe that being present is a practice of intention. We have beautifully curated every detail of this day to bring you back to a feeling of renewal, and a sense of coming home.

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A Seasonal Living Workshop Where WE:

  • EXPLORE living in accordance with the season through the lens of Nature + Functional Movement

  • DISCOVER your inner guide through the environment & immersion with the animal herd

  • LISTEN to your body and what movement it craves through the winter

  • LEARN practical, take-away tools for staying healthy & shifting perspective with the season

  • SHARE a sound bath, tea tasting + an organic, farm-to-table seasonal meal prepared on the farm during our workshop 

 

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Meet the Hosts


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Audrey Daniel

(Soul Equine), BA – certified Holistic Life Coach & FEEL Practitioner.

Because we live in a society where we are totally consumed by future plans, thoughts of the past, and constant expectations, it can be really challenging to tap back in to our intuitive nature. But ultimately, we are all born with an inner-wisdom that can guide us to peace and happiness in the present moment.

I’m a holistic life coach specializing in equine and nature guided learning. I facilitate experiences, grounded in mindfulness, for people with nature & animals on my farm. We are able to use horses not only as a mirror to what we are experiencing in the moment, but also as an example of our deep intuition. I love this work because it’s really the foundation of everything. I don’t have to tell you, you always possess your own wisdom – I’m only here to guide you back to it.

 

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Kit McDaniel

(Movement and Embodiment Strategist), Pilates Certified, BFA in Dance, FSU

“It’s all information, no judgment” is a self-mantra that encompasses both my professional and personal practice. I have dedicated my life to the art and science of the moving body, and my life as a dancer has given me a deeper understanding and appreciation for the power of the human design. Whether you’re professional athlete or an attorney with no exposure to physical movement, I believe everyone has the ability to listen and learn the language of our body. Through mindful movement and guided breath-work, my process calls attention to our present body and it’s holding patterns, without judgment. Are we moving through our day with optimum efficiency?  How can we let go of excess tension so we may function as lighter, brighter beings? Becoming aware is the first step to unleashing the power we have already been gifted. When we are informed, we are empowered. My sessions hold space for new discovery, and offer practical tools to self-assess, self-heal, and in turn: self-love. I invite you to explore with patience, kindness, and compassion. Understanding your body requires giving yourself permission to arrive in your body exactly the way it is in its most authentic form. It is time to let go fear and expectation and instead, embrace intention and gratitude. 

With 25+ years of physical training, Kit has been dancing and educating professionally in NYC for the last decade. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Performance from Florida State University and teaching credits from Juilliard, NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, and Elón University. Kit received her 600+ hour Pilates Certification through Erika Bloom Pilates with specialized focus in pre and post-natal, scoliosis, myofascial release, osteoporosis, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. 

 

Valerie Noell

( THE ETERNAL CHILD )

CREATIVE DIRECTOR + Photography

Valerie Noell is a creative director and photographer focusing on artistic, intentional story-telling and thought-evoking experiences.  She creates under her lifestyle company, The Eternal Child, which focuses on exploration and gathering together to feed the mind and soul with good food and creativity. Valerie produces print and online media surrounding this concept, along with curating artful gatherings and immersive workshops. Her work is thoroughly connected with the earths natural elements, pulling from nature wherever she may be. She specializes in design and development, surrounding food and atmospheres, working with different brands and artisans.  As a photographer, she focuses on lifestyle and the artistry of food, portraiture, still-life and nature. Her work is driven to evoke emotion if it be either captured within a photo, or laid across a table to experience.


with special guests

BRIANA THORTON

tea tasting (aesthete tea )

Briana Throton, founder of Asethete Tea will lead us in a tea tasting before our meal, with a special blend created specially for the day.

Briana has studied and received certificates in Vendantic Philosophy, Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic diet, Reiki and Permaculture. She wanted to create a brand that incorporated her passions: art, tea and a drive for a healthy, slower lifestyle. 

Read more about her here

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BRIANNA SAS, MSACOM

winter sound bath (elixir field wellness)

Brianna is a bodyworker and sound healer based in Portland, Oregon. Her practice is rooted in the belief that we are beautiful expressions of the universe - that we have everything we need within us. Because we are light beings in a multi-dimensional reality having a human experience, it is very easy to forget our miraculousness. Her sessions are aimed at helping you feel fully embodied, so you can feel grounded, protected and liberated in your earthly body. 

Self-care practices such as sound healing and bodywork are especially poignant during the winter months as everything slows down and goes inward. This winter sound bath is aimed at providing the deepest state of rest so you can give yourself permission to retreat inward and restore your vitality as well as receive care that is intended just for you.




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Chef ( folklore PDX )

Chef Sean Sigmon of Folklore PDX will join us to create our seasonal farm lunch durning the workshop.

“I’ve always identified with the idea of working with the raw materials of the earth around you and creating a product of simple beauty.”

Sean has a Plant based Agrarian Pop-up called Folklore PDX.

See more about Sean here.



Experience our Fall Workshop


F A L L


See all the photos from our Fall Workshop Here on our blog .

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Cozy up and enjoy the crisp air, nature sounds, and a delicious, fall-inspired, family style meal on the farm.

Together we’ll learn how to be present and aware in our environment as it informs us through the seasons. 

 
 

According to a BBC Earth article, an analysis found that people with a stronger connection to nature experienced more life satisfaction and positive affect.

 Our connection to nature plays an important role of who we are. We are nature.

However, many of us live lifestyles that inevitably create a feeling of separateness. Nature becomes something we must look to experience outside of ourselves and our daily schedules.

This workshop is a day to totally unwind, unplug, and realize your connection to nature once more.

We’ve created this series based around the seasons— because seasons are the way in which the earth informs us about life’s necessary cycles. 

This FALL workshop is centered around what nature teaches us in autumn: slow down, detox, let go, & self- reflect. 

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What does it feel like to be on a serene, intentional, farm – with animals and good company – in the crisp, autumn air?

Imagine us gathering around a delicious, seasonal meal –prepared in the earth with intention and the heat of a live-fire.

We are your holistic guides, here to support you, but also to explore with you, this season of brewing energy within. We will look to the animals as our guides. We will discuss essential oils, grounding & clearing, breath & awareness, and communicating to our bodies what it desires most from nature’s wisdom. 

We believe that being present is a practice of intention. We are fully committed to that intention.  We have beautifully curated every detail of this day to bring you back to a feeling of renewal, and a sense of coming home.

 
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A Seasonal Living Workshop Where We:

  • EXPLORE living in accordance with the seasons through the lens of Nature + Chinese Medicine 

  • DISCOVER our inner guide through our environment & immersion with the animal herd

  • LEARN practical, take-away tools for staying healthy & shifting perspective with the seasons

  • SHARE an organic, curated, farm-to-table seasonal meal prepared on the farm during our workshop  


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S e e t h e p h o t o s f r o m l a s t S e a s o n s W o r k s h o p


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More photos from past workshops and gatherings our host’s and collaborators have held

 
 

Workshop Hosts

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Audrey Daniel

(Soul Equine), BA – certified Holistic Life Coach & FEEL Practitioner.

Because we live in a society where we are totally consumed by future plans, thoughts of the past, and constant expectations, it can be really challenging to tap back in to our intuitive nature. But ultimately, we are all born with an inner-wisdom that can guide us to peace and happiness in the present moment.

I’m a holistic life coach specializing in equine and nature guided learning. I facilitate experiences, grounded in mindfulness, for people with nature & animals on my farm. We are able to use horses not only as a mirror to what we are experiencing in the moment, but also as an example of our deep intuition. I love this work because it’s really the foundation of everything. I don’t have to tell you, you always possess your own wisdom – I’m only here to guide you back to it.




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Britanie Kessler

(Wild Hearts Wellness), LAc. – licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.

Britanie focuses on improving the health of the whole person.  She pursues her passion for healing from a holistic perspective after 10 years of working in the medical technology industry. She achieved her Master's degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  She first received her BS in Psychology from Clemson University in her home state of South Carolina.  

In her 7 years in the Northwest, Britanie has been exploring her love for the outdoors, food, people, music and adventures. She uses these experiences to guide her practice of helping people to live healthy, happy and harmonious lives.

Britanie enjoys working with patients based on their individual lifestyle and personal health goals. She specializes in TMJ disorders, postpartum care, and has begun a focus on autoimmune disorders.


Collaborators

Valerie Noell

of The Eternal Child

Style + Photography

Valerie Noell is a creative director and photographer focusing on artistic, intentional story-telling and thought-evoking experiences.  She creates under her lifestyle company, The Eternal Child, which focuses on exploration and gathering together to feed the mind and soul with good food and creativity. Valerie produces print and online media surrounding this concept, along with curating artful gatherings and immersive workshops. Her work is thoroughly connected with the earths natural elements, pulling from nature wherever she may be. She specializes in design and development, surrounding food and atmosphere, working with different brands and artisans.  As a photographer, she focuses on lifestyle and the artistry of food, portraiture, still-life and nature. Her work is driven to evoke emotion if it be either captured within a photo, or laid across a table to experience.



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Shauna Galante

of Secret Language

Chef + Menu

Secret Language is a home I’ve carved out to explore my own creative approach to everyday eating: rooted in the micro-seasons of local plants, inspired by global flavors, and carefully engineered for total body happiness. You know that moment where you push your empty plate away and feel as if every individual cell you’re made of is humming with gratitude? That’s the moment we’re after here, every time