Summerlake Hot Springs Retreat in
South-Eastern Oregon, October 23-27, 2022
Immerse yourself into warm, mineral spring water and explore the profound experiences of Aguahara and aquatic dance with a small community of friends.
Aguahara is an aquatic bodywork, merging many healing modalities, meditative presence, and dance into a continuous flow. In a state of weightlessness and deep relaxation, we experience expansion and often journey into other realms where a wide variety of possibilities exist for emotional release and somatic healing. Being embraced by the wisdom of water while being held by each other is deeply nourishing for the body, mind and spirit.
Together we will journey into a deep connection with the waters of our being, while safely being floated and danced in body temperature water.
During our two sessions a day in the mineral water pool, we will discover these aquatic arts, relax & massage the body, experience a feeling of freedom & flight, uncover new ways to move and play in water, release & heal trauma, connect with other realms, and hold and nurture one another.
You will come away from this retreat with the knowledge of how to safely float someone in the water and the ability to create improvised, aquatic contact dance with a small group of people.
Gentle yoga & relaxing handpan music will be offered each morning on a platform overlooking the vast expanse of the high desert.
During the retreat we will co-create a ritual to honor transitions, rites of passage, and grief & gratitude in your life.
In the evenings you will be treated to a beautiful meal, have time to integrate the day’s experiences solo or in community, and enjoy the soaking pools under the stars.
This unique experience is limited to a small group of people, so please register early.
The retreat includes:
- 8 small group aguahara & aquatic dance explorations
- 3-4 yoga classes
- Live handpan & tibetan bowl meditations
- 4 dinners and self-serve coffee, tea, & brunch buffet between 8:00 - 1:30 daily
- A co-created community ritual
- Handouts on aquatic dance & aguahara fundamentals
- Use of nose clips & floaties (with the option to purchase your own at the retreat)
*Your choice of a private or shared cabin, camping, or RV spot (accommodation prices vary)
(*not including accommodations*): $350- $450 sliding scale per person
This portion of your total price includes 4 days of aquatic classes, yoga, live music, group facilitation, access to course materials & equipment, and meals from Sunday night to Thursday morning.
Accommodation pricing varies. Your accommodation rate and retreat price will be added together for a total price. Once you select your accommodation preference during registration, you will receive an email confirmation of the total cost before you commit to pay and reserve your spot.
*Rates include 4 nights with 24 hour access to hot springs.*
Private cabins with geothermal heat, kitchen & bathroom:
(1 bed, for a single or couple) start at $570
Shared cabins with geothermal heat, kitchen & bathroom:
(2 people, 2 beds) start at $320 each
RV camping with hookups $185 per person
Tent camping $150 per person
(Campers have access to the showers & toilets in the bathhouse and RV camping area.)
**Summerlake is located in a wide-open, high desert climate. Temperatures and winds can be unpredictable.
Early bird registration before August 31 receives a 5% discount!
Click here to Register now!
**If you wish to receive a private, therapeutic aguahara session with Kelly or a guest aquatic bodywork practitioner, there will be a limited number of sessions available during free time at the retreat. For those adding on an additional night after the retreat closes (Thursday at noon), there will be more times available. Sessions are offered at a sliding scale $85-160. Email Kelly to request to book a session in advance.
Additional night of Lodging & soaking (10/27):
*There is an option to add on one additional night of lodging, soaking, and integrating (Thursday, the 27th) after the retreat has closed. There will be no classes, but Kellyfish will be onsite and available for a limited number of private aguahara sessions Thursday afternoon until Friday at noon. No food will be provided after the close of the retreat. This optional night is available to you at Summerlake's accommodation rate for your specific cabin, tent, or RV site. If you want to consider this option, let us know in the registration form and we will send you the price for the additional night.
*Please reach out to Kellyfish via the email form below with any questions.
IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US:
*Fill out the Registration Form to sign up.
*You will receive a confirmation email with your total cost for you to review before you commit to pay to reserve your accommodation and spot in the retreat.
*Payment can be made by cash, check, paypal, venmo, zelle, or credit card.
Full refund (retreat + accommodations) offered up until August 31st.
Individual retreat cost refunds ($350-450):
Fully refundable up until September 30th.
50% refundable in October
Accommodation cost refunds:
75% refundable up until September 15th,
50% refundable between Sept. 16th-30th
Non-refundable in October,
with exceptions for illness (including COVID exposure, injury, or family emergency)
~I look forward to sharing my passion for these beautiful, therapeutic water arts with you!~
To learn more about Aguahara visit my Aguahara Page.
To read more about Kelly visit my About page.
To find out more about Summerlake Hot Springs visit their site.
I had the extreme pleasure of attending Kelly’s Aguahara Retreat at Summerlake Hot Springs. Kelly created a friendly, fun, and healing atmosphere for us to learn & practice aquatic bodywork in. We also got to play with a kind of aquatic contact improv that I recommend highly for anyone who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to dive into that form of ecstatic communion. Additionally the facility itself is an aquatic bodyworker's dream! The Summerlake main hot pool is a delightful temperature, the desert sky is epically beautiful, and the cabins are very cozy, comfortable, and close to the springs. In just a few days I felt myself completely unwind, relax, and even begin to restructure myself. Being fed delicious meals nourished me deeply. I was able to simply be present & work on my own healing process. For anyone who can attend one of Kelly’s retreats: do!