The Descent of Inanna: A Soulful Storytelling Retreat for Seekers: Our retreat begins with a Friday evening storytelling experience, and continues with an all-day immersion on Saturday. (Location in Hobart, to be announced.) Come listen to the ancient Sumerian myth of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth, as she makes a harrowing voyage to the Underworld. Make connections between your life and her great journey into the unknown, uncovering new meaning in your challenges and triumphs, and, perhaps, unearthing answers to your deepest questions. (You can also attend as a stand-alone event. Register here: If you cannot attend the Friday night storytelling, but wish to attend the Saturday event, we will email you a link to a recording of Virginia telling the story so that you can listen before we begin on Saturday morning.)
Saturday is a day of reflection, connection, and art-making for those seeking to explore the events and stories of their life in a unique, creative, and meaningful way. The story of "Inanna's Descent into the Underworld" presents a rich opportunity for personal insight and growth; her story may forever change you and how you see yourself and the world. This is a beautiful opportunity to prepare for, process, or heal from profound life-changing events such as childbirth, divorce, betrayal, illness, loss/grief, and other transformative journeys. If you are a health-care provider, healer, counselor, therapist or other professional who supports people in crisis, you will have new insight into how to help those who are struggling or suffering. Creative processes, skilled guidance, and sacred circle allow space for deep exploration and expression. Immerse yourself in myth, meaning, and mindful reflection. Leave feeling renewed, uplifted, and connected to your authentic self. No artistic skill or experience needed.
Friday evening storytelling is from 7-9 pm. Saturday retreat runs from 10 am to 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break from 12:30-1:30 (lunch not provided). Please wear comfortable clothes. Tea and light snacks will be served.
Space is limited, so register soon to save your spot! (Prices include Friday evening and all-day Saturday.)
Early registration price: $189 (pay in full by May 15); regular price: $229 (May 15-May 31); late registration/door price: $259 (if space available). (All prices in AU$)
Check out Virginia's retreat the next day: ink come soon> (When you register for this event, you'll receive a discount code to use for the Sunday event.)
*save* Enjoy all three events at these special prices (Friday evening, all day Saturday+Sunday): $309 (early, pay by May 15); $349 (pay by May 31); Late/door: $399.
Virginia Bobro (workshop facilitator) is from California, and this is her first trip to Tasmania. She's been studying, telling, and working with Inanna's story since 2004. Virginia has supported new parents for over twenty years, and provided training, retreats, and personal development to birth professionals globally since 2005. She managed Birthing From Within's childbirth educator and doula certification/training programs for eight years. To find out more about Virginia, please visit: www.vbobro.com
Can I bring my baby? Due to the nature of the work we will be doing together, unfortunately babies and children cannot be present. The exception to this is nursing/non-separating infants (non-mobile) at the Friday evening event.
What should I bring? You only need to bring yourself and your open heart. You are encouraged to bring a notebook/journal and something to write with. Some art supplies will be provided-- feel free to bring your own as well, such as watercolors, colored pencils, markers, etc. Lunch is not provided, so please bring a lunch with you, or plan on eating out nearby.
Anything else I should know? You are welcome to bring a snack to share. Do let us know if you have any food or environmental allergies. Please do not wear or bring scented or fragranced items.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can contact Nette (local coordinator) at: bmV0dGUgISB3aWxkZW4gfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==
, or Virginia (facilitator): www.vbobro.com
What's the refund policy? Eventbrite fees cannot be refunded (approx AU$4-8 per ticket). If you cancel at least 7 days in advance (before 10 am on May 26), you will receive a full refund (less Eventbrite fees). If you cancel between 1-6 days before start of event, we can either hold your payment as a credit (less Eventbrite fees), to be used for any other events or services with Virginia Bobro before June 1, 2019, or we can give you a refund, less a $35 admin fee. No-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours before start of workshop will result in no refund, but payment (less $35) can be held as a credit until June 1, 2019.