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A Retreat for Women ages 18-23

BEYONDSELFa sanctuary where souls, minds, bodies, and spirits connect to refuel,
reflect, reassess, and redefine one's purpose and reason for living!!


BODY
WORKSHOPS
ART/MUSIC
WORKSHOPS
HEALTH
WORKSHOPS
MENTAL HEALTH
WORKSHOPS
YOGA
MANDALAS
NUTRITION
GROUP WORK
DANCE
DRUM CIRCLE
MEDITATION
CAREER COUNSELING
EXERCISE
MUSIC
EMPOWERMENT TRAINING
HIKING

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The Mission

Ariana and Heide decided to start BEYONDSELF , as a result of 10 years of research and experience in the field watching young women struggle to find their authentic selves and their path(s) in life. Seeing so many young women in dead end jobs and/or relationships and unsure about what to do with their lives (especially during and after high school and college), Ariana and Heide developed the "Beyond Self Program," to help young women find purpose and meaning for their lives.

We seek to create an environment whereby women can realize their potential and know how to act on it. We hope this retreat will reinvigorate women to believe in their dreams. We want women to continue to have hope and to believe in themselves. We want women to understand how much they matter and that their ideas and voice(s) count. Women are the leaders of tomorrow and have the capacity to change their lives and ultimately the course of history

The idea behindBEYONDSELF is to reach deep within to uncover the treasures that reside within and to learn how to communicate and share those gifts.

Our mission is to restore and/or empower women to be their best. Every woman should gain the skills and knowledge to achieve optimal health - to feel healthy, confident and comfortable in their bodies. A hallmark of this retreat will be to utilize the arts, including the meditative arts, to explore ways in which to encourage imagination, creativity, confidence and purpose.

We want each woman to walk away from this retreat with a clearer understanding of who they are, understanding their unique process. We should know how we think and why. We need to know that we have the power and the right to construct a plan and a strategy to be able to act upon and achieve our dreams and live out our passion(s).

At BEYONDSELF we believe in providing women with the tools to go out in the world assertive and strong. Our women know that they don't have to "fit in," but that they have to be themselves - honoring their gifts, their voice, their purpose and reason for living.

Through networking, mentoring and support groups (both on-line and in various communities), BEYONDSELF will seek to continue to encourage women to nurture who they are and what they want from life and themselves, even after they have left the retreat.

We really believe that the "Beyond Self" experience will be a pivotal experience in the lives of young women that will never be forgotten. We believe BEYONDSELF participants will come back year after year to reenergize, to find rest and safe harbor in meeting new friends and old. To reflect and reshape their vision and purpose.

BEYONDSELF a sanctuary where souls, minds, bodies, and spirits connect to refuel, reflect, reassess, and redefine one's purpose and reason for living!!

Define your authentic self.

Challenge yourself emotionally,

physically, intellectually and spiritually.

Find meaning and fulfillment.

Build confidence

Learn to be powerful and learn how you already are!

Learn to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Break old patterns.

Find your creative self

Explore yourself through different mediums.

 


The Facilitators
HEIDE
Heide is a native Oregonian. She grew up in Clackamas and went to Clackamas High School. At a young age Heide took up gymnastics and the violin. She went to University of Washington her freshman year of college and was interested in Trauma Psychology. She competed on the Husky Gymnastics Team, but due to injury decided to quit and moved back home to Oregon where she attended Oregon State University. Continuing her studies in Psychology, she decided to also minor in Women Studies. While at OSU she joined a new sport, "crew," became a Liberal Arts Senator, joined many different clubs (i.e. sat on the Board of Sunflower House, a shelter for the Homeless), lived in Finley (the wellness dorm), became an RA (Resident Assistant) and taught Aerobics at Dixon Recreation Center. Degree in hand, she embarked for the Peace Corps to Chuuk, Micronesia, where she served a dual assignment teaching Health and ESL on Nomwin Island in the Hall Islands. Upon her return she obtained a Master's Degree at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs with a concentration in Education and Economic and Political Development. Hence began her career working with various education based institutions from Cornell University, to School & Main, Battery Park City Parks Corporation (where she met Ariana), The American Jewish Committee, Rhythms of Aqua, and finally the NYC Board of Education (Hostos Lincoln Academy of Science in the Bronx and The Academy of Environmental Science in Spanish Harlem). Only recently Heide returned to Oregon (after having lived in NYC for 10 years). She has gone back to school to get her third degree in Music Performance and Composition. She is currently an orchestra teacher for the North Clackamas School District and also leads Contemporary Strings camps teaching Fiddle, Latin, Hip Hop and Jazz styles to all ages.
ARIANA
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The Location

Alton Collins Retreat Center is located in EagleCreek, Oregon which is less then
an hour away from Portland Oregon. The Alton Collins Retreat Center is described as:

A secluded place of Peace and Serenity.

A place for walks through the forest, sitting quietly by a
stream, watching wildflowers unfold, listening to silence.

A place for study, conversation, growth, inspiration, sharing good meals with friends".
(Alton Collins Retreat Center Brocure)

Map

Transportation

Housing

Meals

 

 

 

 


About the Workshops
Each day is set up with a morning, afternoon, and evening workshops that focus on your body, health,
mental health and creativity.

BODY WORKSHOPS

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ART/MUSIC WORKSHOPS

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HEALTH WORKSHOPS

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MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS

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Next
Workshop
Thursday-Monday August ??-??, 2006

About the Schedule
Each day is set up with a morning, afternoon, and ev
ening workshops that focus on your body, health,
mental health and creativity.

THURSDAY


Arrive at camp. Make name tags. Introduction Ice-Breakers. Community member duties assigned. Berry picking (for tomorrows Muesli Breakfast). Dinner together. Nutrition Analysis and awareness. Hands on food preparation??? Soothing Movement class. Background writing assignment. Bedtime.
FRIDAY


Silent Meditative Hike. Stretching/Yoga on Big Lawn. Breakfast. Writing/Acting/Drama Workshop - Personal Statement/Marketing Yourself. Drumming Circle/Chanting. Lunch. How to Navigate Relationships (Workplace and personal) Workshop.Life Dance/Movement Workshop. Dinner.

SATURDAY

 

Silent Meditative Hike. Stretching/Yoga on Big Lawn. Breakfast. Writing/Acting/Drama Workshop - Personal Statement/Marketing Yourself. Drumming Circle/Chanting. Lunch. How to Navigate Relationships (Workplace and personal) Workshop.Life Dance/Movement Workshop. Dinner.

SUNDAY

 

silent Meditative Hike. Stretching/Yoga on Big Lawn. Pack. Clean-up. Brunch. Assessment/Evaluation/Contact Info. Leave.

Please e-mail Heide and Ariana if you have any questions or ideas as to how we might better be able to
accommodate you. Thanks!

 

 


Contact Us

E-mail us at beyondself@yahoo.com.
Register for a workshop.