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April 7-9, 2017

img_0944with Renée Silvus, Luminaire

$175 plus lodging

Educator Course CEU with NNU

Mediterranean cuisine by Eva Samaha

Dive into the rich terrain of your life journey.
See your current stage with clarity and courage.
Identify which human archetypes you inhabit.
Invoke a divine call.
Learn to accept hardship and enjoy it.
Learn to recognize a celebration and honor it.

Join us for a weekend deep dive.  We will use the paradigm established by Joseph Campbell and refined by many others.

Why does this storyline continue to fascinate us?  Star Wars, The MPieter_Lastman_-_Jonah_and_the_Whale_-_Google_Art_Projectatrix, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games.  Same story, same cast of characters, different settings.

The adventures and archetypes of the hero(ine) is our human experience, especially our search for meaning and purpose.

Receiving the Call & Departure

We may learn to recognize when a call is arriving.  There are different kinds of Calls and we have an array of responses.  After we accept the Call, we acquire help and must face thresholds, both external and internal. Then there’s the Belly of the Whale…

Initiation, Road of Trials and Adventures

The Road of Trials contains archetypes such as the monster, shapeshifter, meeting the goddess, tests, and the descent into darkness. How is that different from the Belly of the Whale? Why do we meet with divinity and find reconciliation with a father-figure? Who are our shapeshifters and how do we handle them?jesus and Buddha

Return and our Role in the World

The Hero must cross more thresholds to return to the world, and quite often he or she is not welcome. The hero has gifts to offer and must integrate all paths.

The weekend will include~

~guided meditations, journaling and sketching
~humanities study~mythology, sacred texts, fine art, literature
~film clips
~facilitated discussion and inquiry
~walks, sauna, and quiet time to reflect and integrate
~simple and nutritious meals

Retreat/Course fee of $175 includes all meals Friday dinner through Monday breakfast.

Haven Lodging per night~ $25 shared, $50 private.  View lodging here.

Please arrive Friday between 2 and 4 MST to get settled.  The retreat/course will begin at 4:30 pm and close Sunday at 4 pm.  You are invited to stay Sunday night to quietly integrate the weekend and enjoy the Haven. Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast will be provided.

Retreat / Course Resources:
~ The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
~ Bill Moyers Interview: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
~ Callings, Gregg Levoy
~ Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin
~ The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power, Sara Stover

~ Watch Renée’s film montage here


Friday 7 April

4:30 pm The Paradigm~ Campbell, Jung, underlying mythology and psychology
6:30  Dinner
7:30  Receiving the Call & Departure
9:00  Guided Meditation on the Journey

Saturday 8 Aprilnelson-mandela

7:30 Yoga and Meditation, optional
8:30-9:30  Breakfast on Buffet
10:00 Initiation, Road of Trials, and Adventure
1:00  Lunch
3:00 Continue Initiation, Road of Trials, and Adventure
5:00 Break, sauna available.
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Film Viewing and Discussion

Sunday 9 April

7:30 Yoga and Meditation, optional
8:30-9:30  Breakfast on Buffet
10:00 Return and our Role in the World
1:00  Lunch
2:00 Our Role in the World and Closing
6:30 Dinner available
7:30 Optional Film Viewing

Retreat Registration  

Copy/paste the following and email to renee@reneesilvus.com.


Accommodation first choice:
Second choice:

Dietary requests and restrictions:

Questions and general requests:

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To hold your accommodation, please send a $50 deposit to PO Box 2115, McCall, 83638, drop at Renée’s office on Deinhard Lane, McCall, or use the Square storefront here.

Haven Lodging  img_1093

Sheep Wagons
Queen bed, solar lanterns, wood heat, & chamber pot.
Mountain View (reserved)
River (reserved)
Garden (reserved)

Main House Bunkroom (reserved)
Main House Master Suite (reserved)

Vintage Airstream
Twin Beds, solar lanterns, wood heat, toilet.

Aloha Trailer (reserved)
Double bed, solar lanterns, chamber pot, electric heater

Aloha Trailer
Twin Bed, solar lanterns, chamber pot, electric heater

About Renée
1. Renee 1st. Edit  -6001Renée brings a blend of perspectives as an educator, therapist, and coach.  She offers courses, retreats, community-building events and celebrations with Luminaire.  She taught high school English for 17 years across 5 schools and 2 continents.  Her passion with the Hero’s Journey arrives from years of humanities study blended with soul work from bodywork and coaching.  Her facilitator training is with Authentic World San Francisco and the Integral Center Boulder, bringing an Integral lens to this topic. She is in the inaugural class of the West Central Mountains Leadership Academy and is assisting in coordinating the 2017 Cohort. She is currently enrolled in yoga studies with the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition. Read more at reneesilvus.com.

About Eva

5. Ladies walking up the path & the Greeting-4199Wholesome and healthy food is Eva’s biggest passion.  She and her husband Telly (Eric) Miller designed their spacious kitchen as the center hub of a kiva-themed house.  Born in Lebanon and raised in California, Eva has been immersed in fresh, creative food her whole life.  She brings her expertise and unflinching standards for healthy food to support our  weekend.

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