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Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to the 2014 Retreat!

This is where you will find posts about the 2014 retreat…once I write them! In the meantime, please select the “Objectives & Summary” page for the 2014 Retreat to learn more…Filed under: 2014 Retreat Tagged: 2014 lake alpine retreat

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Saturday after the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the playing

Our first wide open, uncommitted, untangled, footloose day at Lake Alpine dawned with blue skies. Those who’d registered in time for our Early Bird qualification, were gifted these two additional free nights stay to play! We dug into our breakfast … Continue reading

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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Beginning

Having arrived a couple days early, Jean and I knew the rugged, magnificent country waiting. All those driving up to Lake Alpine for the first time were coming through Sacramento, then weaving along California’s Gold Country towns and the final … Continue reading

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“Emerging Artist” Scholarship Awarded ~ 2013′s Momentum

Rebecca LaMonte

Late July, we began receiving applications for the ”Emerging Artist” Scholarship we offer yearly at the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. Jean and I spent time perusing the intent and experience behind the words – finding one young lady that particularly stood out!

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Retreat 2013 ~ Preparation

As summer spills across our lives, Jean and I are excitedly whispering about the Fourth Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. We have our reservations secured for the Ponderosa and the Sequoia Cabins and have begun weaving thru our upstart of … Continue reading

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Friday

An odd energy is present . . .  we all know this is our final morn of structured retreat. For me, there’s kind of an aching in the air. We trundle down to our sunny yoga spot and once nested in, …

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Thursday

Elaine Frenett 2012 Journaling Retreat, Lake Alpine, California

Our Thursday dawned just as another day in paradise. Mornin’ yoga glistened with silence only broken by a far off fishermen’s gliding boat. Once back to the cabins, Izzy had laid out a feast for our eyes as well as our … Continue reading

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