Saturday, April 5, 2015 – Nature Day with our expert nature guide, Joe Neal… an annual springtime tradition now, and folks from all over the Ozarks show up…we’ll meet (9 am) at the top of the Wattle Hollow driveway on Hwy 170, and stroll slowly down-hill. (People will share their binoculars if you don’t have any).
Then, we’ll share a pot-luck lunch overlooking the pond and mountains, (where Joe and others can also identify dozens of birds, just by sound….). And head down into the creek-bed, for a delightful nature walk into yet another eco-system.More Information
April 17 – 19, 2015 – Our weekend retreat with Vivian and Joy is about listening, on a deep and subtle level…. How else can we know what the next step is, in this constantly swirling universe?
So we will set the container by meditating in silence for most of the weekend… listening to the heart, noticing how the body and mind are chattering almost non-stop and simultaneously. Joy will share the Vipassana/Insight techniques for watching the mind, via sitting, walking, eating, breathing, and yoga practices. Click to Read More…More Information
May 1 – 3, 2015 – This annual retreat is never the same twice. Because, we are never the same twice, on our path. Essentially, we’ll use meditation, writing, art, music and group sharing to find that inner Mother-space of loving-kindness and wisdom.
The many meditative sanctuaries at Wattle devoted to the Divine Feminine: Kuan-yin, Earth Mother, Black Madonna, Green Tara, Virgin of Guadeloupe, and Ferocious Mother may offer us archetypal inspiration about how to sculpture our own inner prayer and inner sanctuary.More Information
May 22 – 25, 2015 – Susan Drouilhet and Joy Fox will guide participants on a three-day intensive retreat, combining the meditative silent introspection of Vipassana Buddhism, with the energetic healing possibilities of our mutual chi field, within Qigong. . .The land itself, some of the oldest mountains on the continent, will play a role in our rejuvenation, along with the springtime’s blooming trees and wildflowers. And the feminine “grounding” effect of Wattle Hollow’s cob buildings is something you’d have to come and experience for yourselves….More Information
June 5 – 14 – Summer Retreat with Joy Fox – If you have been to a Wattle weekend of meditation (or a Dharma Day) and longed to remain immersed in the possibilities of “silent inquiry”, perhaps it’s time to sink down into a longer, deeper opportunity?
Sitting practice will be inter-mixed with yoga and qi gong, walking, and eating meditations. i.e. no “time out.”More Information
July 17 – 19 – Join us for a weekend of Cobbing a.k.a Adobe-mounding, an alternative building technique. We will be working on the newest upcoming building, the Green Tara Temple. Come and learn the basics of cob/ adobe mounding, via hands-on experience.
A family-friendly event – you can join us for the day, or spend the weekend.More Information
Sunday, June 28th – A day-long festival with Kathy Johnson who specializes in Afro Caribbean dance. $2o, which includes lunch. For an extra $35, there is the added option of arriving at Wattle on Friday, for supper, overnight lodging, and breakfast in the morning.More Information
Sunday, July 26, 2015 – A one-day guided exploration into Vipassana (“Insight”) meditation, with guidance in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition of sitting, walking, and eating, as focused practices. It will be a day of silent contemplation, with complete guidance in the techniques, from Joy.
New-comers and old-timers are welcome.More Information
Creator of Wattle Hollow Retreat Center
Traditional healer and a walker of the Red Road/Native American tradition.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Vajrayana Study/Meditation Retreats
'Becoming Transparent' (QiGong plus yoga/mediations with Joy)
Spring Nature Walk / Bird watch
Creativity / Music Retreat
…how much I loved the retreat! Wattle Hollow is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The work you do both inside the human, and outside the natural world is non-pareil. Thank you so much. . . I learned so much to help me with my meditation practice, and have carved out time every morning to sit before going to work.
“I had a great time cobbing! What a wonderful way to create community with kind and gentle people in harmony with mother earth. I learned by doing, and now I feel confident enough to start my own cobbing project.”
“We really loved it…the vision we cherish of deep, deep ecology, natural beauty and…. a ‘ heaven on earth ‘. And without nourishment born of beauty we couldn’t rise to the needful height to be of real service in this divine dance.”
“Your place is wonderful- the perfect environment in which to relax, enjoy nature and allow for the spirit to rise.”
Love, Valerie (Hospice volunteer coordinator)
Wattle Hollow for me was a little bit of heaven! Thank you for letting us drink of its joys, beauties and relaxants…. (from Paul)