The theme for these intimate and 'herstoric' dialogues, Leadership Retreats and "Synergy Salons" is:
Women Uniting for Humanity: A Power Such as the World Has Never Known - an invitation into Collaboration and Co-creation on behalf of our Common Good.
Participants will be fellow visionaries, change agents, social entrepreneurs, leaders, directors and members of socially conscious and faith-based networks, organizations, circles, businesses and groups whose focus includes women, leadership, education and training, community development, social change, gender issues, partnership and peace. 
Our Purpose...is to share openly and listen deeply as we  explore the overarching question: What is possible together? How can unity transform our work, and transform our world?
Our Goal...is to share insights around what each of us is learning as women practicing new paradigms of power and feminine leadership; and exchange information related to our missions and key initiatives in order to co-create new alignments and strategies that integrate the best of what each has to offer, elevating each group and initiative to yet another level of effectiveness and capacity.
Our Commitment...is to seek guidance and direction from a place of clarity and Feminine Wisdom; to speak our Truth with courage and compassion, and listen both for what is emerging and what is standing in our way. To Invite a process of Collective Visioning that helps release and shift any beliefs and barriers that might limit our infinite Co-Creative Potential.

Itinerary and Agenda (Still in development. Please check back.)
Retreat Dates:  May 27 - 29, 2009
Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY
Arrive Wednesday, May 27
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Check in to cabin (shared accommodations) and explore campus.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Dinner at Omega Dining Hall. (Note: Lines begin to form before 6PM. )

Look for individuals you recognize, or those holding a sign saying SOPHIA ALLIANCE - WOMEN UNITING, and/or place-cards on one of the round tables inside and out. (We'll try to be outside if weather is nice.)  Enjoy a wonderful organic vegetarian dinner together then walk to orientation.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Omega Institute Welcome and Orientation

Go immediately from Orientation to the Still Water Building. (Located across the street from Dining Hall, and down the path behind the yellow Registration and Staff Center Bldg., parallel to the Lake.)

9:15 - 10:15 PM Welcoming Circle and Intention Setting Ceremony
Thursday, May 28

6:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast at Main Dining Hall.

Free Yoga, Stretching and Meditation Classes offered to all participants.

We request that each participant have breakfast by 8AM and spend at least 30 minutes in silent meditation (or on a meditative walk through gardens and campus)
reflecting on our shared intentions for this gathering. Then, spend at least 15 minutes writing and journaling to record what comes up for you. Meet back at the Stillwater Bldg no later than 9AM.
9 AM Opening Circle
Noon -  Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 PM  Afternoon Session
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 PM Fun, Fellowship, Music and Vision Board
Lite refreshments and desserts to share.
Friday, May 29
Check Out of Cabin
6:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast, Yoga, Stretching, Meditation, Nature Walk
8:45 AM Morning Circle
Noon - Lunch
1:00 PM Closing Circle by the Lake
Depart Omega Institute
between 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 



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