The Longing Retreat - Into The Meta
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-1228,single-format-standard,bridge-core-2.5.9,qode-page-transition-enabled,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,footer_responsive_adv,qode-theme-ver-24.4,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.4.2,vc_responsive

The Longing Retreat


A weekend retreat to

(re)connect with Source

on your own terms


Join us in a safe and sacred space to explore nourishing ways to create, or to strengthen, your relationship with Divine. Lift the veil between our 3-dimensional reality and the unseen world where the meaning of life can be imagined. We will make our way back Home with a playful spirit, as we contemplate, meditate, share and create (through movement, written word and art).  You are invited to read this post to better understand the 3 Faces of Spirit which we will experience together.

Whatever your spiritual background or wherever you are on your journey, this retreat offers the opportunity to be guided out of the head and into the heart. Extend this precious gift to yourself by taking time out of your busy life to focus on the spiritual realm.  Here you may be shown parts of yourself that have long been forgotten and begin to look at life with increased awe and grace.


10 women-folk who are seeking to start, reconnect or deepen their relationship with Divine


Labour Day weekend: September 4-6, 2020 Cancelled due to border closure


Indigenous Peoples Weekend: October 9-11, 2020 Cancelled due to border closure


Fayston (Waitsfield), Vermont only 2 & 1/2 hours from Montreal



All sessions will be experienced, however, timing is flexible as Spirit moves & as needs surface.


5:00-6:00         Arrival, unpack, appetizers

6:00-7:00         Welcome blessing and supper

7:00- ?              Check-in & Spiritual Biography

~ open space to open one’s heart~


7:00-8:00         Opportunity for a walk, meditation, yoga

8:00-8:45         Breakfast

9:00-9:45         Check-in

10:00- 12          3rd Face of Spirit Contemplation & Creative Expression

12:15-1:30         Lunch

1:30-2:30          Free time: Nap, walk, journal

2:30-4:30          2nd Face of Spirit Contemplation & Creative Expression

4:45-6:45           1st Face of Spirit Contemplation & Creative Expression

7:00                    Supper

8:00                    Sacred Circle: Ritual of connection, devotion & embodiment of Self

~Relax on the porch ~ Enjoy the hot tub~


8:00                   Opportunity for a walk, meditation, yoga

9:00-9:45          Breakfast

10:00-12            Lifting the Veil Meditation & Creative Expression

12:00-1:00         A Creation Story skit & Closing Circle

1:00-1:45            Lunch

2:00                    Departure


 Join us in a beautiful, cozy log home with spectacular views of the mountains in Northern Vermont . In this perfect setting, we can enjoy clean, shared accommodations, an outdoor hot-tub and magnificent hikes. A lovely, elderly dog named Lily lives on the premises.

~People with mobility issues have priority for lower bunks. After that, first come, first serve. ~


Home-made vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, as organic as possible.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Bonus Blessings

Attendees who are local to Montreal can participate in Meta Circles after the retreat. This a monthly gathering to explore new practices and to share our spiritual growth and inquiry.

After the retreat, follow-up the Lifting the Veil meditation with MappingMeaning which includes complementary time with Judi to write your version of a Creation Story.

You will be provided with a journal to use during the retreat.


All prices are in Canadian dollars

Lodging $100 (if you are local, here is your savings!)

Food $100 (6 meals + snacks)

Workshop $200

Special Post-COVID! Total $400 (including $75 deposit*)

Early bird special: Sign up by August 31 for October retreat and save $50

Sign-up with one friend: Save an additional $25 each

*Deposit: $75 required to complete your registration.  Refundable up to two weeks before the event.  Payable via PayPal or bank transfer to judithblum@live.com (preferred method for Canadians please). 

If COVID is part of the reason for cancelling, you will receive a full refund if your request is approved.

Balance due upon arrival: Accepted modes of payment: cash or check (CND or USD equilavent), bank transfer, PayPal or Interac on site.


Please scroll down within box below until you finish the entire form and click submit.



Retreat is led by Judi Blum, Spiritual Doula

Retreat is hosted by Lisa Schermerhorn, Life Coach



No Comments

Post A Comment