Exploring Astrology Retreat with Adam Sommer
The Art of Talking Astrology
with Adam Sommer
Yoga with Una Viggiani
Nourishing Foods from Chris Corl
Thursday November 2nd - Sunday November 5th, 2017
Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Colorado
All Pricing is Per Person and in US Dollars.
- Single Room = $850
- Double Rooms = $700
- Single Yurt = $800
- Double Yurt = $650
- Triple Yurt = $625
- Quad Yurt = $595
- 3 nights accommodations at Joyful Journey Hot Springs
- 3 catered meals a day
- Daily body practices of yoga and qigong
- 4 Astrology Circles facilitated by Adam
- Opportunity to connect with Adam and his students from around the world
- Unlimited soaking in Joyful Journey’s mineral waters
- Optional Visit to the Great Sand Dunes
Whether you have recently been summoned into the realm of Astrology or you are a lifelong student, there will always remain a perennial challenge when it comes to Astrology, and that is “The Art of Talking Astrology.” Reading a Chart is like learning a new language. To really know this language, we must integrate Astrology through our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. To condense it all into a word, I would call it: Kosmognosis - a process that allows the planets to speak through us, while always listening closely with Hermes’ 3rd ear to hear the wisdom of the cosmos talking from everywhere.. For those of us that know Adam Sommer, we know he talks, lives and breathes the wisdom of astrology. Join Adam, his apprentices, his clients and his fans for a long weekend retreat under the stars of Colorado, while soaking in the curative waters of the San Luis Valley.
During this retreat, you will get the opportunity to learn how to understand, read and talk Astrology, without the need to reference books or online sites. Connect with sky and ground as you explore this wondrous healing tool and discover your own unique “Art of Talking Astrology.” There will be 4 Astrology Circles in total over the weekend, led by Adam Sommer. There will also be yoga, qi gong, incredible food and plenty of time to soak in the hot springs.
We will be blessed with a Taurus Full Moon weekend with Jupiter hugging up the Sun in Scorpio. It will be deep and it will be transformative. By the end of the weekend, your relationship to Astrology will be reinvigorated and brought to the next level of its evolution.
With yoga and qi gong, titillating conversation with avid astrologers, and the sacred valley with those healing waters, it is a tri-force for a phenomenal experience. Adam’s student’s who have just graduated from The Apprenticeship Program and will be looking for practice. There will be plenty of free time for Apprentices and participants to practice readings, creating quite the environment for interstellar transmissions.
This retreat is for anyone interested in taking their practice of Astrology to the next level!
We also plan for an optional Full Moon Hike at the end of the retreat to the Great Sand Dunes.
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.
Yoga with Una Viggiani
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 Masters degree in Education at 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.
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. (Click here to view a list of minerals in the springs.) The 108°F is perfect temperature for arthritis, joint and muscle issues.
Single Beds with Shared outdoor Bathroom
Single Yurt = $800
Double Yurt = $650
Triple Yurt = $625
Quad Yurt = $595
2 Queen beds with ensuite bathrooms
Single Room = $850
Double Rooms = $700
SCHEDULE / ITINERARY
- Check In at 4pm
- Welcome Circle
- Stargaze and Soak
Day 2, 3
- Yoga / Qigong
- Astrology Circle
- Astrology Circle
- Stargaze and Soak
- The Dream Circle
- Check out and depart by 11 am
- Optional Sand Dunes Adventure
Please make your own way to Joyful Journey, which is just 3 hours from Denver.
We can certainly create carpool opportunities for out of town travelers!
28640 CR 58 EE, Moffat, CO 81143
32 miles south of Salida and 50 miles north of Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado - on Highway 17 one mile south of the Highway 285 junction.
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- Access to the constantly growing archive of Adam's Solo Monthly Podcasts.
- Submission to the Lunar Raffle every month to possibly win a Reading with Adam.
- Admittance to a monthly Q and A via Zoom with Adam to talk Transits, Chart Interpretation, share stories, and whatever else desires to come through.
- Access to a monthly two hour Astrolgy class with Adam.