SATURDAY, JULY 1: Enchantment Retreat~Songs, Spells & Magic

Awaken your inner witch with your voice, words, and intuition at this Enchantment Retreat in the lush landscape of Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary.

Gather under the trees for a magical day of soul connection. This retreat will flow with the energies of the day, Elements of Nature, and each participant to co-create a beautiful circle of intuition, healing, empowerment, and joy.

The retreat will explore and include:
~ Ancestral Recovery
~ Journeying to Dreamtime
~ Learning Old Songs and Creating New Songs
~ Singing Bowl Sound Bath
~ Somatic Divination
~ Spell Casting
~ Tree Medicine

All ages and identities welcome.

Enchantment Retreat

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary
Plainfield, Vermont


Saturday, July 1, 2023


10:00 am – 4:00 pm EST


As with all EmpowR events, we gather in circle as the foundational space holder for our time together. Shared learning, deep listening, and embodiment practices help build a safe and supportive container for heart-centered relationship and community building throughout the day.

Facilitated by EmpowR Transformation founder, Rae Carter, the Enchantment Retreat is designed to meet all participants at your entry points for exploring magic through an ancestral lineage lens. The retreat brings awareness to intentions for navigating spiritual practice without cultural appropriation or spiritual bypassing.

Flow of the Day
We will gather in circle for much of the day with movement, garden time, and sanctuary walks mingled throughout the day. We will flow with how the Elements and Weather engage with us.  Please plan ahead to arrive before 10 to park and ground so we can open the circle at 10:00 am.

Please bring your lunch and a snack to share. Bring a water bottle and extra water containers for amazing mountain water to take home.

Anyone under the age of 18 who plans to participate in the retreat needs to be registered. Breastfeeding babes are welcome to attend with mamas. If it is supportive for your being able to attend to bring a child who will not be participating, you are welcome to bring children who can safely frolic and play at the sanctuary while you participate in the retreat. If you plan to bring a child, plan to arrive early and please let us know ahead of time.

Camping is available for folks 18+ who are traveling to attend and would like to stay the night before, after, or both. $30 for one night, $50 for two nights paid in cash when you arrive. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to camp.

We will gather outside at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary, under the trees, in the mountains of Plainfield, Vermont. The space is partially accessible–please communicate any accessibility needs ahead of time so we can plan for accommodation. Learn more about the sanctuary vision which includes plans for how we can make the sanctuary more accessible. Please bring what you need to support yourself in circle. There is a friendly dog and cats on the premise who may participate at times.

Directions and more details of how to prepare will be provided upon registration.


Option 1) Pay the fee – $111

Option 2) Pay the fee and add a “tip” to contribute to the EmpowR Equity Fund
to pay for scholarships, stipends, and discounts for people with marginalized identities
and in low income situations to participate in EmpowR Transformation offerings.

Option 3) Request an equity discount or scholarship and send a message to receive a code.
This option is for people with marginalized identities and in low income situations.

Option 4) Engage in a trade. Attend at no cost in exchange for offering support to the sanctuary.
See a list of the types of resources we are looking for and send a message to offer a trade exchange.

REGISTER for the Retreat

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Life happens! If you are unable to attend, you can pay the cost forward to help someone else attend. You can also request a refund up to 24 hours in advance. Cancellation refunds include a small fee to cover credit card costs. No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of a program.