LYRICAL DREAMING "Exploring the Wonder, Wisdom and Mystery of Dreams" Carmel-by-the-Sea, California Hosted by The Vagabond's House with Maureen Boyd Biro
A Residential Dreamers Retreat October 21st-25th 2018 Course limited to 15 participants. Early registration recommended.
Do you wonder why we dream, and what your own dreams are really about? Is something significant unfolding in your nocturnal adventures? Become a dream explorer and discover just how significant your dreams are, how often they preview future events and their potential to transform your life. Whether you are just beginning to explore dreams, or already work with your dreams and want to go deeper, this unique retreat will help you discover the amazing wealth of guidance, inspiration, healing, creative energy, and wisdom your dreams offer - even the nightmares that make your heart pound and bolt you from sleep. Dreams are powerful and empowering for those who willing to work with them, and act on the messages they bring.
A Dream Location:
Carmel-by-the Sea is truly a dream setting. Astounding views, stunning white sand shores, shimmering ocean sunsets and a night sky pooling moonlight over Carmel's charming European-style village and gleaming sea will make you feel as if you've stepped inside a dream. Even the fog rolling in off the ocean casts a misty, dream-like spell.
The Vagabond’s House, a world acclaimed inn, is your host for this unique and magical retreat. Daily workshops will convene in the spacious and welcoming Carmel Woman’s Club, with special gatherings at Carmel’s beautiful beach, and fireside in the courtyard of The Vagabond’s House under the full October moon, led by dream teacher and author Maureen Boyd Biro. With world class accommodations, exceptional dining options, outstanding personalized service, and the passionate, inspiring guidance of a noted psi dreamer and teacher, this promises to be a memorable and transformative experience at a top rated, vacation destination.
The Vagabond's House is an exquisite Carmel gem. Discerning travelers will appreciate the meticulous attention to detail that seamlessly blends luxurious modern comforts with vintage charm, that honors the inn's unique artistic and literary origins. A magnet destination for creative seekers, The Vagabond's House classic Carmel style design boasts a magical, rock courtyard with a cozy, fireside reception area, enchanting waterfall, artistically themed rooms, and truly outstanding service and staff. Located blocks from Carmel's famous beach, in the midst of the city's finest restaurants, art galleries and shops, The Vagabond's House brings devoted travelers back for exciting vacations and immersive creative sojourns year after year. Carmel is the place to awaken all your senses, refresh and restore your spirit, and prepare you for nights of sweet dreaming. Long walks on the beach, soothing massages booked directly though the inn, afternoon wine tastings or curling up with a cappuccino and your dream journal or a wonderful book, are just some of the delights awaiting you.
The Dream Retreat:
We 'll meet as a group weekdays from 9:30 a.m to noon, and again from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. with morning and afternoon breaks, and a leisurely catered luncheon on site at noon each day. Our morning will commence with dream sharing and discussion, followed by brief lectures, short films, and interactive instruction in dream exploration techniques. We will work together and in small groups, with Maureen supervising and assisting group discussions. Expect a lively, sometimes playful, sometimes deeper, more soulful approach to dream exploration. Attention will be given to specific kinds of dreams including precognitive, lucid, recurring, and mutual dreams, as well as healing dreams, and dream visitations.
Throughout our time together participants will create their own unique dream journals and customized dictionary of symbols and themes, using a workbook provided for each dreamer. Each day, our dream sharing will evolve as participants acquire skills and techniques to more deeply consider their own and others' dreams. Weather permitting, we will convene outdoors under the full moon for an evening dream circle. Participants will be encouraged to try methods discussed throughout the week, which will include: setting dream intentions to solicit desired guidance or healing in dreams; mutual dreaming; and dreaming for inspiration regarding creative projects. Methods we'll explore include: dream incubation and recall; how to be an effective dream journaler; and different approaches to dream interpretation, always employing a respectful attitude that "the dreamer is the expert of his/her dream." We will also discuss bringing your dream into being and ways to re-enter a dream while awake for continued exploration after the retreat. Most importantly, we'll explore the art of living your deepest and truest dreams.
Each participant may schedule a 20 minute individual consultation with Maureen during non-course hours, or post retreat, to discuss any dream, or any aspect of working with dreams in private conversation. All participants must understand and agree that any dreams discussed during our time together are private, and not to be shared with anyone outside of this course, without explicit permission from the dreamer.
Upon registration, a suggested reading list and links to online information on dreaming will be sent for some pre-retreat exploration, if desired. This is entirely optional but may be helpful to explore. An extensive library of dream books will also be available for your perusal throughout the week. As part of of our dream sharing and exploration, a small altar of tokens and artifacts reflecting dream symbols or intentions will be set up in the center of our meeting space each day. Participants are encouraged to bring an item to add to this display. Example: You've had a dream about a bird that you feel may have been a visit or message from someone who has crossed over. You may want to contribute a feather to our dream display or a picture of the person you've lost. All items belong to the participant and may be taken back at the end of each day.
All meeting places are within walking distance of the inn.
What's Included in Your Retreat Package
Four days of instruction and dream activities from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A portfolio of our schedule and events with daily handouts, including recommended books and resources An evening dream circle with sparkling water, wine and dream inspired savories and sweets A custom Dream Workbook for each participant that you can adapt to use as desired for your own dream exploration An on-site lending library of dream books for your use throughout the retreat Special viewing of short films on dreams and dreaming A private dream consultation during non-course hours or post retreat
What Included in Your Accommodations Package:
This retreat is hosted exclusively by The Vagabond's House via their Event Package/Dream Retreat. Please contact the inn directly to register for the retreat and reserve your room with full event package, including:
Guest Room (room choice is on a first to call basis) Retreat Package with Maureen Boyd Biro Sunday welcome reception Daily breakfast delivered in room Daily on-site catered luncheon buffet One evening dream circle with wine, savories and sweets Final Dream Dinner at a special Carmel location
Single or Double Occupancy Room Rates are available.
Retreat Cost (including accommodations with full retreat package): Double Occupancy (per person): $2477 Single Occupancy: $3433
If you are a local resident interested in participating in the dream retreat and special events, but don't require accommodations, please contact The Vagabond's House for registration availability and information.
To reserve your space, contact The Vagabond's House, 831-624-7738. Enrollment in this retreat is limited to offer you the fullest experience possible. Early registration is highly recommended.
A non-refundable deposit of $350 will be due on registration, with non-refundable balance due in full 60 days prior to retreat. Cancellation and trip insurance may be obtained at Allianz Travel Insurance. Still Have Questions?