Hibernate :: Online Retreat
The weeks leading up to winter solstice are, for many of us, the most reflective and poignant days of the year. The physical work of summer and harvest are behind us, and with our days experiencing more darkness than light, the message is clear: Take a breath, slow down, rest.
Let's gather together, ready ourselves for winter, and take whatever rest life allows.
Hibernate is a self-paced, four week, online retreat - a place to celebrate the pause and renewal this time of year brings. We'll linger through the darkest days, welcome stillness and quiet, and allow for time to enjoy home and hearth.
Nourish, gather, renew, create, and rest have long been the guiding themes for Hibernate. This workshop is held on our private website, with new content delivered each Monday-Friday in the form of beautiful ebooklets filled with cozy essays, handcraft tutorials, whole food recipes, and seasonal ideas to enhance your days. In addition, there will be an interactive community to share your photos, ideas, and experience. This is an optional element but quite fun!
You will find the days in a single week thread together with projects and ideas that compliment each other. Starting where you are, and working with what you have, you will pick and choose the projects, prompts, recipes and inspiration that speak to you. There is no need to feel like you must "keep up" or complete all that is offered.
Hibernate is filled with ideas to help you revel in the beauty of the season. As our bodies slow down, leaving the heightened activity of warmer months behind, our hands welcome meaningful work and our hearts open to the beauty of home.
What to expect?
Did you take Hibernate last winter? If so, you may want to pass as this session is mostly last winter's content (with bonuses and plenty of fresh spin, for fun!), offered for those who did not have a chance to participate last year.
Each weekday you will find new content on our private website, including beautifully designed ebooks filled with recipes, tutorials, prompts and essays, as well as a few videos throughout the course to better support the tutorials. Specifically for soapmaking and candlemaking. Below is a list of what to expect, day to day.
Settling In :: Citrus & Pine Cleaning Vinegar :: Creating a Sabbath :: Medicinal Bone Broth :: Making Seasonal Flags :: Luxurious at Home Pedicure :: Home-Canned Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce :: Finding Your Pastime :: Building a Home Apothecary :: Bless the Weekend :: Tapered Beeswax Candle Tutorial :: Home-Canned Tomatoes :: Let's Make Soap! :: Seed Organizing, Record Keeping, Garden Planning :: Do Nothing :: Freezer Meal Prep :: Self Care (It Matters) :: Letter Writing :: Knitting Project Bag Tutorial :: In Closing
This session is intended to reach those who did not have a chance to participate in last winter's Hibernate. Still, I cannot miss the opportunity to create a few new additions, especially given the inspiring time of year this is being offered. We will have two bonus days of content, plus weekday check-ins from me in our private community.
Winter Solstice Celebration - Winter solstice is a favorite day of the year for many. For me, it marks the beginning of the new year; a culmination of growth, hopes and dreams, and letting go in order to move forward. A time of contemplation, sweet release, and rebirth. In our culture this day is not typically celebrated as the significant day that it is, yet so many of us feel called to mark the day with intention. Because it is culturally observed as just another day of the week, it can be challenging to prioritize our own reverence and celebration of this day. It's usually a work and school day, basketball practice still happens, meetings take place, etc. In this new ebook, I will be sharing how our own traditions have developed through the years, and how we came to establish our simple yet meaningful celebration of this day. I'm excited about this new section as it is a topic I am asked about often; it has been fun to pull it all together in a beautiful ebook for your family to enjoy, and hopefully glean inspiration from.
Wintry Brews - All of my favorite warm, cozy drinks catalogued together in one gorgeous ebook. I've wanted to create this guide for a long time now, and Hibernate feels like just the time to do so.
Weekday Check-Ins - Seasonal musings, photos, spontaneous recipes and more will be shared in our private community space on weekdays.
I look forward to hosting you, welcoming you into my home and heart, sharing projects, and even sharing the stillness of hibernation.
If you feel ready for the warmth and peace found during this cozy time of year, then please join us.
I'd love to Hibernate with you.
~ Four Weeks ~
Begins November 25th, ends on Winter Solstice.
Registration is now closed. Thank you!