EXPLORING ASTROLOGY RETREAT:
CYCLES WITHIN CYCLES
with Adam Sommer
Yoga with Una Viggiani
Nourishing foods from Chris Corl
Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Colorado
Wednesday, May 16 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
The next chapter of the Exploring Astrology Retreat with Adam Sommer will focus on the nature of cycles. This retreat occurs during a special alignment of the synodic cycles of Mars and Venus! Mars will be gearing up for his rarest retrograde this Summer and Venus will be watching on from the evening sky and preparing for her own deep retrograde dive in the Fall. This planetary arrangement will serve as the perfect dramatic backdrop for this long weekend of astrology, yoga and healthy eating retreat under the stars of the San Luis Valley, Colorado.
Facilitated by Adam Sommer, Exploring Astrology is a popular and recurring retreat. Students and fans of Adam’s are welcome – as are any other open minds with a love of the stars! Anyone interested in taking their practice of Astrology to the next level is encouraged to attend. This retreat is a full immersion into Astrology and combines the essential elements of yoga, qigong, natural hot springs, and wide open skies. This tri-force experience will enhance each day and night and bring conversation and yogic practice to new heights!
The bulk of this retreat will be spent engaging in Astrology Circles, which is Adam’s prefered way of teaching. Adam presents on a given topic while we share stories, look at participants charts, ask questions, search for answers, laugh and learn. There will be 5 circles at the retreat that focus on:
- An Intro into Synodic Cycles and Lunar Cycles
- Mars Cycles Collectively
- Mars Cycles in the Natal Chart
- Venus Cycles Collectively
- Venus Cycles in the Natal Chart
This is all levels event. Don’t be discouraged if you know nothing about Astrology. This retreat is for anyone interested in taking their practice of Astrology to the next level. You will learn just by coming and being immersed in this vibrant Astro – Community. By the end of the weekend, your relationship to Astrology will be reinvigorated and your understanding of Cycles and the living sky will be expanded.
Many of Adam’s previous students and apprentices will be present to assist and offer readings. The retreat creates a safe space to integrate our bodies, our minds, and our spirits with Astrology. With yoga and qi gong, titillating conversation, fires, and the sacred valley with those healing waters, it’s bound to be quite the environment for interstellar transmissions.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Colorado|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Check in at 4 pm|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday, May 20, 2018 Check out at 10 am|
|WEAR||Comfortable yoga clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, swimsuit, slippers, robe, sunscreen.|
|INCLUDED IN RETREAT COST|
|RETREAT PRICING (see ROOM tab at top of page for more information)|
|room||BYO Tent, double room, Double Yurt, Quad Yurt, RV no Electricity, RV with Electricity, Single Room, Single Yurt, Tipi – Single, Triple Yurt|
Wednesday, May 16
- Check In at 4pm
- Welcome Circle
- Stargaze waters
Thursday, May 17 – Saturday, May 19
- Yoga / Qigong
- Astrology Circle
- Astrology Circle
- Stargaze waters
Sunday, May 20th
- The Dream Circle
- Check out and depart by 11 am
To allow the benefits of our mineral hot springs healing water and therapies to awaken the hearts and uplift the spirits of all who come.
Many come here for the curative powers of the healing water, others for the clean peaceful energy that seems to permeate the area. One can sense joyful vibrations here, thus: Joyful Journey Hot Springs. We invite you to come and experience this wonderful sacred area sheltered beneath the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains. At an elevation of 7700 feet on the valley floor, we enjoy cool summers and sunny winters, as well as spectacular views of the 14,000 foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness to the east. Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa offers a wide variety of Spa Treatments including therapeutic and deep tissue massage, raindrop and hot stone therapy, aromatic facials, natural body wraps, reflexology treatments and more. The hot springs water is 100% artesian mineral water which comes out of the ground at over 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The pools are gravity fed and naturally kept at temperatures between 98 and 110 degrees.
ABOUT THE POOLS
Although the water rises from the travertine springs at between 120 and 145 degrees we maintain our pools between 98 and 108 degrees. The water is a sodium bicarbonate type with significant levels of boron, calcium, lithium and magnesium along with several other beneficial minerals.
Native American elders and spiritual masters from the Crestone area consider this area on the west side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as one of the most sacred and energetically active places in North America. It is said that the water here is encoded with the energy of the earth from which it rises. Perhaps then, this water indeed is unique and special among all the hot springs of the state.
Lithium, noted for its calming effects, is reportedly also able to influence distribution of sodium and potassium. Boron is recognized for its benefits to brain function, the immune system, bones and joints.
Joyful Journey is one of the few places on earth with natural hot mineral water that does not have the “sulfur odor” that is often found in many hot mineral springs. The 98°F pool is perfect temperature for those with low tolerance of hot water and you still get the benefit of the minerals. The 108°F is perfect temperature for arthritis, joint and muscle issues.
Adam Sommer is an astrologer. One who is dedicated to augmenting your experience of astrology through playful words, inspiring podcasts, and hopefully, life changing readings as well. He has been practicing professionally for nearly a decade, working with clients and students all over this beautiful world. Trained and certified by Maurice Fernandez, he has used this sturdy foundation to explore many other branches of the astrology tree—like Jyotish, Evolutionary, Archetypal, and Traditional forms—but likes to find himself sitting beneath the tree, not solely hanging from the branches. By borrowing from many traditions and applying the techniques in his own life and the countless clients he has worked with, he has stumbled into what he calls, “Kosmognosis:” A direct and alive relationship with the cosmos—up there and in here—which infinitely informs the participant with the most unique strain of wisdom.
Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. While in Costa Rica, she discovered the Nosara Yoga Institute, which allowed her to become certified with Yoga Alliance as well as find her new calling as a yoga teacher. She originally used yoga as a way to balance the demands of teaching, but it soon became much more than that. Yoga became a way of life for Una and making the shift from art teacher to yoga teacher came naturally. Now, she combines her love of art, yoga, and travel by teaching workshops and organizing retreats all around the world. As a yoga teacher, Una teaches at a gentle, conscious pace that allows beginners to feel comfortable while offering challenging sequences and poses for all levels. Una inspires students to explore the connection between movement, breath and mindful awareness in the body. She believes that a slow conscious yoga practice can allow the physical, mental and spiritual realms to merge into one.
Chris is an astrologer (a former student of Adam’s), personal chef, teacher, and healer. He’s a Cancer who loves to cook nourishing foods for new friends, immersed in retreat, getting clearer about their path in this life. His approach to astrology and to cooking is deeply influenced by native healing traditions of the South West. From these traditions, healing is found by cultivating the kind of dynamic balance found in nature. In all his endeavors he seeks to help others find this balance in their lives by building a relationship of greater cohesiveness between all of their planets and parts, and therefore developing a stronger and clearer alignment with their own soul’s path.
Joyful Journey Hot Springs resort has two styles of accommodations in order to meet all your needs. All retreat accommodations include access to the hot springs, usage of Joyful Journey’s bath house, and complimentary robes and towels.
Resort Indoor Rooms
Hotel rooms are available for single or double occupancy.
Yurts are free standing structures on the grounds of the resort. Single, double, triple and quad occupancy are available. Includes usage of shared outdoor bathroom.
Bring Your Own RV & Tent Camping
Bring your own gear and stay on the beautiful grounds overlooking the San Luis Valley. Includes usage of shared outdoor bathroom access to the hot springs, usage of Joyful Journey’s bath house, and complimentary robes and towels.