January 25-27th, 2019
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Winter is a powerful time for self-reflection and gestating. During the Deepening Roots Winter Retreat, we will explore aspects of awakening and activating using Patricia Fero’s books, What Happens When Women Wake Up and Sacred Marching Orders. All retreatants will receive copies of both books, including the newest edition of What Happens When Women Wake Up, to be released for the very first time at the retreat. We will work deeply together using workbooks from both of Patricia Fero’s books. We will do a deep dive into What Happens When Women Wake Up, which is a guide for clearing our own internalized patriarchy and Sacred Marching Orders, which is a road map for stepping into our power on behalf of the planet. Connection and collaboration are the powerful qualities we will deepen and strengthen during our time together at this retreat.
The compelling painting above was commissioned for this retreat from local artist, Leah Meyer. Over the course of several months, Lauren, Leah, and Pat focused on illustrating the energies and power of the Divine Feminine that is rising so powerfully within and around us. Leah received these images and symbols through downloads as she plugged into the morphic field of the Divine Feminine. On Saturday, Leah will offer a workshop detailing her experiences of the creation of this image and the meaning of the many symbols captured within it.
We are excited to have confirmed the Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast for this retreat, an upscale, cozy environment with fireplaces in every room. The location is convenient for winter travel and still offers a sense of escape in the midst of the city.
5:00pm Friday, January 25th, 2019 - 1:00pm Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast, 1917 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48104
We are offering three options for participating in the retreat:
Full retreat: $350 (includes all meals, lodging, supplies, and programming)
Full programming: $200 (includes all supplies, programming, and Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and snacks on Sunday. This option is for those who would like to attend, but do not wish to stay overnight at the Bed and Breakfast. Note: breakfasts are not included in this option).
Saturday day-only option: January 26th from 1pm-7pm, $75
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Patricia Fero has been empowering women for over 30 years by holding space for deep thearputic work and spiritual growth.
Patricia was born for these times. She is a passionate woman who has dedicated her life to igniting the collective feminine in planetary awakening. Her capacity for clearing her own internalized patriarchy and fierce listening are the magic she brings to every setting.
The author of four books, Patricia has shared her wisdom through writing. Her first, Mining for Diamonds shows how people can use adversity to create resiliency. What happens When Women Wake Up? is a roadmap for clearing internalized patriarchy.
Her third book, Sacred Marching Orders, describes the new energy of the solar feminine. Marianne Williamson’s endorsement reads: “Women owning our power and using it collaboratively is what our planet desperately needs. Sacred Marching Orders is a call to women to channel our passion into the healing of the world.”
Patricia has grown an active psychotherapy practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan over the past 30 years. She is assisted by her black cocker spaniel, Dexter. Patricia is certified in a cutting edge advanced grief treatment, Induced After Death Communication (IADC) facilitator. Her fourth book, titled The Other Side of the Door, is a guidebook for connecting with loved ones who have crossed over. Patricia earned a Bachelor's of Science in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master’s in Social Work from University of Michigan.
She has led workshops and retreats for over 20 years based on her books, as well as other topics empowering women. She is available for speaking engagements, personal coaching, and advanced grief work.
Lauren is a woman on fire, fearlessly living her passion as a spiritual revolutionary. She is currently the owner of Inspired Life Counseling in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she conducts one-on-one and couples counseling sessions, women’s circles, yoga and free form dance classes, and rights of passage ceremonies. She has a Masters degree in Spiritual Guidance from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a B.A. in International Service with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Resolution and a Minor in Sociology from American University. As the former Senior Minister at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she gave powerful weekly sermons (available on YouTube) on a wide range of topics. She is currently an active volunteer and LGBTQ advocate with the Human Rights Campaign and serves on the Ann Arbor Police Task Force, working to address racial injustice in the policing system.
Prior to moving to Ann Arbor, Lauren spent many years as an activist in low-income communities in Denver, Colorado working on issues of poverty, race, environmental justice, and healthy food access. She joined forces with numerous agencies and non-profits advocating for human rights and environmental sustainability. She also worked with youth in inner-city Denver promoting their empowerment and access to opportunities. Lauren has traveled to 20 countries, mostly in the developing world, studying movements of peace and social justice.