Sand, Symbol and Source

October 20-22, 2023 with Sheryl Lyndes Stowman

What does it mean to listen and explore your present experience as the doorway of the Divine?
This retreat is designed to provide support and guidance as you deepen your ability for soul work.

Through the imaginative method of playing with sand and symbol, you can enter into a practice that calls forth the “yet to be known”. The sand is a spacious place that holds all. It allows you to play with what is present and unfolding in you. In this retreat, you may bring a question or challenge, an exploration of your life purpose or a significant transition. Or you may bring your curiosity and openness to discovering who you are.

Inquiry includes the wisdom of all three of our knowing centers—Belly, Heart and Mind. We will draw on the work of Bio-Spiritual Focusing, John Prendergast and the Diamond Approach in providing meditations and exploration sessions that will bring you into greater awareness and embodied knowing through the practice of Inquiry.

Join us for this playful and supportive exploration of what is arising in your soul.

Sheryl Lyndes Stowman, M. Div., she/her

Sheryl Lyndes Stowman, M. Div., she/her

Retreat Facilitator

Sheryl has had a lifelong love of the mysterious and creative Presence we often call the Divine or True Nature. This brought her early in life into the Christian ministry and following a Christian contemplative path. She spent 33 years as a clinical pastoral educator guiding ministers, religious leaders, chaplains and educators in personal and professional development. This is where she delved deeply into psychological understandings of personality and spiritual development. She also trained in spiritual guidance from an eco-feminist perspective and practices as a spiritual director. Drawn to the wisdom and integration of Diamond Approach 16 years ago, she has been an active student and currently is an ordained teacher-minister in this spiritual path. 

All Inclusive Retreat Pricing Options

Listed pricing includes all housing, meals, and program fee

Lodging Options:

Single Modern Hermitage: $575
Single Room in Main Building: $513
Single Cabin Bedroom: $513
Single Rustic Hermitage: $419

Please contact our main office to make your reservation for any of the following (715-267-7507 or

        • Shared lodging options
        • Camping
        • To reduce the number of meals you would like
        • If you need to make special arrangements
        • If you would like to reserve pet friendly accommodations

Modern Hermitage: One room cottage with anywhere from 1 to 3 beds; living area; kitchenette; bathroom and shower.
Cabin Bedroom: A private bedroom with 1 to 2 beds located on the property in a shared cabin; shared kitchenette; shared bathroom and shower.
Guest Room-Main Building: A private bedroom with 2 beds and private bathroom located in the main building.
Rustic Hermitage: One room cottage with anywhere from 1 to 2 beds; living area. No bathroom or kitchenette. Modern bath and shower facilities are located on the property.

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