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Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table2018-11-16T14:14:07+00:00

Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table

Intimate Small Group Workshop

Around the Kitchen Table, Outside in Mother Nature

With Cheryl and the Akashic Records

Imagine sitting around the kitchen table with a group of folks just like you:

  • Spiritually curious,
  • Open heart,
  • Looking to understand at deeper levels,
  • Willing to release whatever no longer serves,
  • Eager to affirm balance in all aspects of life.

Together at the table with laughter, tears, frustration, awareness, joy and … yes, fear.

Ready to acknowledge the hard bits and work through the tangle of emotion and expectation and disappointment to get to clarity, awareness, and balance.

At the kitchen table, there are no limits to exploring self.

At the kitchen table, together we gather to witness and encourage and support the deepest process of being and becoming – with each other, for each other.

In our world, we stand at the beginning of a miraculous shift: we are releasing the physical dominance of over 2000 years.

We are moving forward into a world guided by deeply balanced spiritual-physical integration.

A balance, an equal partnership where neither spiritual nor physical is subservient to the other. Exciting yet testing. Illuminating yet murky. Driven to figure out how this works both within and without. Willing to tackle the unknown as you explore this new path of divine possibility and emerging human potential.

In part, the answers are not known because this is all new from both the spiritual and physical points of view.

Yet, in the exploration, that’s the excitement, the joy, the wonder:

  • Who am I in this new world?
  • How do I navigate this new ocean of possibility?
  • How can the spiritual and physical of me help me dig deeper, explore the unknown and follow my path into the boundlessness of a new me?
  • How do I begin?
  • Eager to affirm balance in all aspects of life.

In this workshop, your starting point: wherever you are, with whatever you know, however you feel, why ever you feel drawn, whoever you are in the moment.

Because when is now!

Despite fear or worry that you are not ready, not further along, or simply not enough.

Now is the time to respond to the call of your soul and to the call of your being.

Now is the time to explore and understand at deeper levels, shining light into the dark, learning comfort in the unknown, and experiencing joy in the journey.

At its most intimate, whether at the kitchen table or exploring nature, soul illumination has no destination.

Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table is all journey and the joy of the adventure.

These weekend retreats are a beginning, a setting sail, a learning, a willingness to open self and trust.

What is a Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table?

A small, intimate group process exploring your life from your soul’s point of view through kitchen table gatherings, nature adventures, and work with Cheryl and the Akashic Records.

You join Cheryl and no more than four other people for a four-day retreat on the Oregon coast.

Each day begins with stretching and a short beach walk, then breakfast together.

The morning session: together as a group working in a guided process of exploration and reflection based on the topic Cheryl presents. With group witness, Cheryl will take each person through a personal journey using the Akashic Records as a source of support and release.

After lunch, we head out together for a walk or short hike exploring the mountains and beaches surrounding us. During our outing, Cheryl will provide ways for you to reflect on and extend your learning from the morning.

We will return late afternoon and there will be at least 90 minutes of quiet personal time before dinner. During one of these times, you will receive a 60-minute Akashic Record Reading from Cheryl.

Dinner will be as a group either prepared together or enjoyed in a close-by restaurant.

The evenings are for quiet conversation with Cheryl to process the day’s exploration.

Our group of no more than five will stay together either in a beach house or large hotel suite on the Oregon coast.

A Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table is for you if you are:

  • Feeling a call in your heart for soul illumination! You know this is the right time and the right place and the intention of the retreat feels balanced and aligned within you.
  • Excited to explore the depth of your soul and understand the deepest expression of your life.
  • Ready to consider new perspectives, gather new vision, and release whatever stands in your way.
  • Eager to experience the power of standing witness within a small, safe, sacred group of supportive spiritual seekers.
  • Open to engage with the Akashic Records, Soul Illumination Healing, and other energy techniques to learn, release, and integrate.
  • Enthusiastic to enjoy an intimate group retreat at the Oregon Coast River with daily excursions into the majestic beauty of ocean and mountain.

During this Retreat, Cheryl offers you:

  • A powerful and intimate small group retreat for soul illumination healing around the comfort and safety of the kitchen table.
  • A vision quest which utilizes a focused process of deep personal learning, release, and growth.
  • Daily topic with guiding questions to form the foundation of your personal quest and journey.
  • Guided excursions to the mountains and the ocean with a contemplative, mindful focus.
  • Individual Akashic Record Readings before, during, and after the Weekend to deeply process and expand soul understanding.

What’s Included:

  • A small intimate group of support for powerful personal learning and exploration all around the kitchen table.
  • Three 60-minute Akashic Record Readings with Cheryl – one each before, during, and after the weekend.
  • Four nights, and three full days at the Oregon coast with time to get outside walk and explore. (2pm Wednesday to 11am Sunday)
  • Healthy meals prepared and enjoyed together.
  • Transportation from and to Portland International Airport, meals, and lodging.
  • A powerful processes of soul illumination through individual and group work supported and guided by Cheryl and the Akashic Records.
  • Exploration of the twelve principles related to departing and arrival energy.
  • Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table Workbook and Spiritual Toolbox – a notebook filled with spiritual tools for personal reflection and support plus information related to the weekend topics.

The Requirements for Joining a Retreat:

  • An open heart and mind
  • A willingness to learn and explore despite fear and concern
  • Motivated to ask questions and seek support when needed
  • A gentleness with self and others
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Physically able to walk or hike for three to six miles and sit for several hours.
  • Tolerant of schedule changes according to the needs of the group and due to weather – to be determined solely by Cheryl and perhaps without advanced notice
  • Willing to be self-responsible and acknowledge the inherent risk of road travel to and from the airport and our lodging or during daily excursions.

Good to Know:

Workshop Fee: $995 and includes all of the content of the weekend plus all Akashic Records work before, during, and after the weekend.

Journey Fee: approximately $1200 and includes meals, lodging, and transportation from and to the weekend location on the Oregon coast from the Portland international Airport. The Journey Fee is calculated based on the number of participants and will be announced and invoiced by Cheryl six weeks before the weekend. For planning purposes, estimate maximum $300 per night and four nights.

Journey Fee does not cover transportation to and from Portland International Airport to your home location.

Single supplements are not available. Everyone will have their own bed and depending on the location and the number of participants, we may share rooms.

Walks and hikes will be 3 to 6 miles and are not optional.

Bring comfortable, casual clothes with layers to accommodate the shifts in temperature and weather. We will get outside even if it’s raining so raincoat and water-resistant footwear is strongly recommended.

Meals will tend towards dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free. Cheryl will ask about food preferences and can accommodate vegetarian and vegan requests. Most meals will be low-carb, high-protein with healthy fats. Tea and water will be available; bring your own coffee. We will also stop at a grocery store for you to get personal items.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Pick-up at the Portland International Airport is 2pm on Wednesday. Return on Sunday is by 11am to the airport. Any deviation from this needs to be discussed with Cheryl prior to registration.

Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table Dates for 2019

Weekend Date Early Registration Deadline Registration Deadline Topic Guiding Questions
March 6-10, 2019 December 12, 2018 January 9, 2019 Release, Embrace & Explore What stands in my way of soul illumination?

What supports my deepest becoming?

Who am I in this new world?

September 11 – 15, 2019 June 19, 2019 July 17, 2019 Harvest & Integrate How can I reap the benefit of my soul’s journey?

What moves me beyond the limits of mind into the expansion of soul?

Registration

To register, first please read the Terms and Conditions.

Then complete the registration form below. After completing the form, a new page will offer you a scheduling link to make a 15-minute appointment with Cheryl to discuss your participation and confirm your registration. If there is room, Cheryl will send an invoice for the non-refundable deposit of $600 plus any additional monies due depending on the date of your registration. The balance of the Workshop Fee and the Journey Fee are payable no later than two months before the first day of the Retreat.

Terms and Conditions

Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table ise offered by Cheryl Marlene through her business Souls Illuminated, LLC. Every Retreat is governed by these Terms and Conditions. Any question should be directed to Cheryl.

The Retreat Fee has two components:

Workshop Fee: $995. Includes all content for the Retreat and all Akashic Record work with Cheryl before, during, and after the weekend.

Journey Fee: approximately $1200. Includes meals, lodging, and transportation from and to the weekend location on the Oregon coast from the Portland International Airport. The Journey Fee is calculated based on the number of participants and will be announced and invoiced by Cheryl 8 weeks before the weekend. For planning purposes, estimate a maximum of $300 peer night and four nights.

Prices quoted are subject to change in the event of any unforeseen increases in costs including fuel, lodging, entrance fees, currency fluctuations (relevant to aircraft or travel and transfer services) and/or taxes.

Use the Registration Form to reserve your spot on your chosen Retreat (or both!). You will then schedule a 15-minute appointment with Cheryl to discuss the weekend and confirm your registration. Cheryl will email an invoice for the $600 non-refundable deposit and any other monies due depending on the date of your registration. Payment of the non-refundable deposit is due in two days and, if not paid, your spot will be opened to another participant.

The entire Retreat Fee is due two months before the first day of the Weekend. Cheryl will send an invoice for the balance due on receipt. If you would like payment terms, please discuss this with Cheryl at the time of your 15-minute appointment with her. If the balance is not paid within 5 days of invoice, this is deemed a cancellation and your space will be offered to the waiting list.

Payment may be made by credit card or PayPal. If you would like to make other payment arrangements, please check with Cheryl before registering

To ensure comfort and enjoyment, this Retreat accommodates a maximum of 4 people plus Cheryl. Please note that minimum numbers are required for this Retreat to occur.

Luggage limits: one medium-sized suitcase (no larger than 26 inches in length) and a small backpack/bag/purse per person.

Outdoor activities are exciting and required. Average fitness levels are required for the Retreat and include a fair amount of walking or hiking. Our activity can include walking up steep hills, stairs and across fields; entering enclosed spaces such as caves and underground chambers; and might be done in inclement weather with rain and wind. Each participant is solely and individually responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to undertake these activities.

Personal items, such as jackets, cameras, purses and daypacks are the sole responsibility of the owner.

A general schedule is available on the website. A detailed schedule is sent to all participants prior to departure. The schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond Cheryl’s control including weather, political upheavals, delayed/changed flights or at the Retreat site. Cheryl reserves the right to change the Retreat schedule and/or accommodations should the need arise solely at her own discretion based on the needs of the moment.

The Retreat will be located either in a house or large hotel suite on the Oregon Coast. Single supplements are not available. Everyone will have their own bed and depending on the location and the number of participants, we may share rooms. When needed, roommates will be assigned by Cheryl.

Dietary preferences should be specified at the time of registration. While effort is made to accommodate these preferences, Souls Illuminated, LLC cannot guarantee that these preferences will be met.

All participants are required to carry legal identification with them and present if requested. This identification can be a driver’s license, passport, or other form of legal identification. For non-US citizens or residents, it is the responsibility of the participant to obtain the necessary visas or other required permissions in a timely manner, the cost of which is solely the responsibility of the participant.

Souls Illuminated, LLC, owners, staff or agents, cannot be held liable for any visas or travel documents not held by the participant nor any costs relating to refused travel by airlines or authorities.

Participants are responsible for their own personal insurance. Personal travel insurance including baggage, medical and trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.

Participants are also responsible for their own personal health insurance and should bring insurance cards or proof of insurance in case of emergency. Participants are also required to provide Cheryl emergency contact information prior to departure.

  • A small intimate group of support for powerful personal learning and exploration all around the kitchen table.
  • Three 60-minute Akashic Record Readings with Cheryl – one each before, during, and after the weekend.
  • Four nights, and three full days at the Oregon coast with time to get outside, walk, hike, and explore. (2pm Wednesday to 11am Sunday)
  • Healthy meals prepared and enjoyed together.
  • Transportation from and to Portland International Airport and lodging.
  • A powerful processes of soul illumination through individual and group work supported and guided by Cheryl and the Akashic Records.
  • Exploration of the twelve principles related to departing and arrival energy.
  • Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table Workbook and Spiritual Toolbox – a notebook filled with spiritual tools for personal reflection and support plus information related to the weekend topics.
  • Travel arrangements to and from Portland International Airport and participant’s home
  • Personal documentation and visa costs
  • Departure taxes
  • Travel and trip cancellation insurance
  • Telephone calls
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Medical requirements including inoculations or vaccinations
  • Meals and beverages not specifically mentioned in inclusions or undertaken away from scheduled meals
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional extra tours
  • Gratuities not specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Anything not explicitly stated in Inclusions

Individuals are responsible for their own personal comprehensive medical, travel, cancellation, curtailment and default, baggage and flight insurance for the duration of their trip. Personal items, such as jackets, cameras, purses or daypacks are the sole responsibility of the owner. We cannot be held responsible for any guest traveling without insurance. We strongly recommend participants take out personal travel insurance.

Please note minimum numbers are required for Retreats to occur. Should the minimum number of participants not be reached, the Journey Fee of the Weekend Fee will be refigured based on the number of confirmed participants. If confirmed participants choose not to accept the new Journey Fee, the Weekend will be cancelled, and a full refund of the payment received will be given less any amounts paid on behalf of the participant which are not refundable.

Travel insurance including trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Souls Illuminated, LLC is not responsible for connecting air tickets or additional travel arrangements booked through any source. Cancellations due to travel advisories, acts of war or terrorism, acts of God, Natural disasters, strikes, technical problems, political upheaval or any other circumstances outside the control of Souls Illuminated, LLC are not the responsibility of Souls Illuminated, LLC. Cancellations for any of these reasons will not be eligible for any form of refund.

If a participant cancels, these are the cancellation fees. Cancellations after payment of the non-refundable deposit or balance must be in writing or email to Cheryl and are subject to the following penalties:
60 – 90 days – full non-refundable deposit is forfeit; any additional amounts paid are refunded
46 – 60 days – 25% of the Weekend Fee is forfeit
31 – 45 days – 50% of the Weekend Fee is forfeit
less than 30 days and no shows – 100% of the tour price is forfeit

No refunds will be made for no-shows or any other unused service regardless of whether they form part of the inclusive Retreat Fee or are related to pre-booked optional arrangements.

The Cancellation policy and cancellation fees apply should the participant fail to join or start their journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for this eventuality.

By agreeing to participate in a Retreat organized by Cheryl Marlene and Souls Illuminated, LLC, the participant agrees that neither Souls Illuminated, LLC nor its owners, employees or agents will be liable these Terms and Conditions.

Each participant also agrees that they are individually and solely responsible for their health and well-being during any Journey in which they participate and will not hold Cheryl Marlene, Souls Illuminated, LLC or its owners, agents or employees responsible for any hurt or harm which may occur during a journey. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if they are at the health level required by the described conditions of the Weekend before registering for the Weekend. The participant agrees to communicate clearly during any Weekend if their health or well-being has been compromised in some fashion and they need medical attention. If for some reason, a participant is not conscious, Souls Illuminated, LLC, its owners, employees, or agents, will seek appropriate medical care for the participant. The expenses related to all medical care received by a participant during the Weekend, even if such care is administered while unconscious, is the sole responsibility of the participant and the participant will not seek compensation or reimbursement from Souls Illuminated, LLC or its owners, employees or agents.

The local ground handlers and suppliers providing transportation, sightseeing arrangements, meals and accommodation for the duration of the tour are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of Souls Illuminated, LLC. All travel documents for journeys organized by Souls Illuminated, LLC are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and ground handlers, and the laws of the countries is which the services are supplied.

To support an intimate and personal experience, cars, mini-vans and vans for transportation for all participants. Often the driver is Cheryl. Again, there is an inherent risk in any form of travel, and the participant agrees to hold harmless Cheryl, Souls Illuminated, LLC and its owners, employees or agents in the case of an accident.

Soul Illuminated, LLC is not responsible for any changes in schedule, strikes, delays, acts of governments, acts of God, fires, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantine, medical or customs regulations, accident, loss, injury, or damage to a participant or fellow participants, in connection with any accommodation, transportation or any other services, resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or conditions beyond its control, including defects in vehicles, breakdown in equipment, thefts, delays or cancellation. Neither shall be liable for any delay, inconvenience, loss of employment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of Souls Illuminated, LLC. In addition, neither Souls Illuminated, LLC nor its employees shall be liable for any damage, loss, claim, cost or expense arising out of personal injury, accident, death, loss, damage or delay of baggage or other property.

Souls Illuminated, LLC, its owner, employees or agents, cannot be held responsible for the late arrival of passengers at airports or resorts due to weather, acts of God or any other incident outside their control, nor are they to be held liable for payment or any refund for unused hotel accommodation or meals occasioned by such late arrivals.

No person, other than Cheryl Marlene may vary, add or waiver any term or condition of a Soul Retreat at the Kitchen Table.

Souls Illuminated, LLC and suppliers contracted for services reserve the right to refuse to accept or retain any person whose behavior is deemed likely to affect the smooth operations of a Retreat, or adversely affect the enjoyment or safety of other participants. Souls Illuminated, LLC, its agents, and suppliers shall be under no liability to any such person for refund, compensation, repatriation or any other matters arising. Souls Illuminated, LLC is not responsible for circumstances beyond its control including trip cancellations resulting from the inability for Retreats to depart as scheduled, such as cancellations due to acts of war and/or terrorism, God, or nature.

Written notice of any claim against Souls Illuminated, LLC must be received no later than fourteen (14) days after the date that services were provided to a participant.

For Souls Illuminated, LLC, privacy is mandatory and non-negotiable. To provide personal attention and to make our services accessible to you, we need to collect some personal information from you which will only be used to facilitate your Retreat and will never be sold, rented or given to any third parties other than airlines, hotels and ground handlers who partner with us in providing you services, and then only for the purposes of your Retreat. We will always safeguard your personal information to the best of our ability. We will also need to collect payment information to process checks and/or credit cards. This information will only be collected through secure means using proven third-party tools and will not be stored or retained by Souls Illuminated, LLC. Sometimes to communicate quickly and efficiently with all participants, Cheryl will use group text or group email which will reveal phone numbers and email addresses to all participant on a Retreat. If for some reason, a participant does not want this information shared in this fashion, it is the sole responsibility of the participant to communicated this to Cheryl.

Registration Form