September 8 – 13, 2022

Big Sky, Montana

We are hosting a ‘Hands on the Sacred Window’ Professional Training Retreat!

Our instructing team, Ashlee Sakaishi-Wilkin, Julia Fishman, Charlotte Senseney-Sternkind,  Christine Devlin Eck and our beloved Montana colleague, Tona Lieseth, will host this transformational and deeply integrated Conscious Postpartum Care Training.

Our focus is on the aspects of care that are more difficult to learn online.  It is a perfect compliment to our online program and can also be taken by itself for excellent postpartum care skill building.

This Training Will Cover:

 

Practitioner Given Postpartum Abhyanga

Postpartum Marma Therapy

Infant Abhyanga

Postpartum Cooking

Postpartum Herbal Preparations

Belly Binding

and more!

As an attendee, our intention is to create a deeply enriching professional skills training with a restorative retreat experience that offers you intimate connection, self exploration and a sattvic getaway.

 

 

If you’ve trained with us online, you know we strive to embody the Universal Mother Principles of simplicity, flexibility, compassion, intuition, listening, grounding, non-judgement and intention.

This retreat experience is the manifestation of these principles from how we welcome you, how we feed you, how we hear you, how we practice together, and how we invite you to open up to this opportunity and how we celebrate the deeply rooted practice of caring for birth givers.

AND…when combined with our Online Training and Professional Development, attendees have the opportunity to save huge amounts on their tuition costs.

More curriculum and schedule information to come!

The Lodge is Full!

Please email christine@sacredwindowstudies.com to be placed on a wait list if space opens up.

Now Enrolling 5 Training Only Spaces for Commuter Students!

Retreat Location + Flow

Our Hands on the Sacred Window Conscious Postpartum Caregiving Training Retreat is a family style gathering located at White Grass Lodge in Big Sky, Montana, about 50 miles from Bozeman Airport.  This 7,600sq ft. private estate is surrounded by hiking trails, mountain views and wildlife yet is a  short distance to Big Sky basecamp.

Our training sessions will alternate between active learning in the expansive and open kitchen, a treatment center for giving and receiving bodywork in the lower level of the lodge, a comfortable community living space with expansive windows to the outdoors and an open deck area for yoga.

 

The lodge offers 6 shared bedroom spaces.  Students who wish to attend the training and book alternative lodging are in luck as Big Sky offers an array of accomodations.  A training only fee is available for commuter students.

 

Amenities of White Grass Lodge include an outdoor hot tub and gorgeous outdoor living spaces, hiking trails and stunning mountain views, gorgeous full bathrooms with large baths/showers, comfortable beds and plush bedding.  

 

The retreat will be structured with learning sessions divided by time to relax, rejuvenate and connect in meaningful ways with our team and student community.  We are here to support you in strengthening your postpartum caregiving skills while offering you a one of a kind retreat experience that honors your journey and welcomes you as part of our sacred window studies family.  

 

Transportation:

There are numerous options for finding transportation between Bozeman airport and Big Sky.  Students may share a rental car with others attending the retreat, or they may opt to hire a shuttle service.  See transportation options here.

For commuter students, options for getting to and from the retreat site can include renting a car or utilizing a car services such as Uber or Lyft.  The White Grass Lodge is right in the middle of things and is easily accessible to other local accommodations.

 

Meals:

Our goal is to have you experience eating and preparing many postpartum appropriate and absolutely delicious recipes while you are with us.  Students will take turns working in small groups to prepare meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner during our retreat.  All recipes will be shared and ready for you to take home and prepare for your client community when you leave.  The cost of our daily curriculum planned meals is included in your retreat costs.  Students are always free to explore Big Sky and eat out at any time at their own expense.

 

 

On Site Lodging:

White Grass Lodge has 6 shared sleeping rooms with a combination of king, queen, full and twin beds.  Extra mattresses can be brought in.  Friends and colleagues are encouraged to share rooms together!

 

 

Alternative Lodging Options:

Want to bring your partner or family for a gorgeous Montana getaway? Big Sky is home to a variety of accommodations.  We offer a limited amount of commuter student spaces for those who wish to lodge elsewhere, either with another student, alone or with partners/family.  Commuters will need to have a rental car or arrange for travel between lodging and training each day.

Check out AirBnB

Check out Hotels in Big Sky 

Check out the Lodge at Big Sky Bed and Breakfast

Check out Campgrounds in Big Sky

 

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The Whole Path + Training Retreat Commuter Student Option

 

$2698

 

This is our most supported professional development and educational journey.  You receive:

~Online Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program

~Hands on the Sacred Window Professional Training Retreat (Cost includes training and meals.  Lodging must be arranged separately)

~Sacred Window Internship Circle (One Year of Professional Mentoring + Development)

~Postpartum Care Collective (Alumni + Professional Community)

Programs individually priced total $6200.

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PAYMENT IN FULL

12 PAYMENT PLAN

Online + Hands On Training Commuter Student Option

$1998

 

This option combines our online Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Certificate Program with the Hands on Retreat. You receive:

~Online Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program

~Hands on the Sacred Window Professional Training Retreat (Cost includes training and meals.  Lodging must be arranged separately.)

~Postpartum Care Collective (Alumni + Professional Community)

 

Individually Priced at $3300!

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PAYMENT IN FULL

12 PAYMENT PLAN

Hands On Training Retreat Commuter Student Option

$998

 

Train in person at the Hands on the Sacred Window Professional Training Retreat to master the skills that are harder to learn from a distance.  The commuter option includes the training and meals.  Lodging must be arranged separately.

Become a valued part of our alumni community with access to professional development and support as you work and grow in the field.

 

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PAYMENT IN FULL

6 PAYMENT PLAN

Led by the Founding Instructors of the Center for Sacred Window Studies

Schedule

 

 

Thursday September 8th

5:00pm  ~ Welcome!

6:30pm ~ Dinner

8:00 – 9:30 ~ Opening  Ceremony, Laying the Foundation, Honoring Your Journey

10:00 ~ Tea by the Fire / Hot Tub

Friday September 9th – Tuesday September 12th

7am – 8am ~ Morning Practice + Guided Dinacharya.

8am ~ Breakfast

9am – 12:30pm ~ Morning Sessions

12:30 ~ Lunch

3:00 – 6:00 ~ Afternoon Sessions and Rest

6:30 ~ Dinner

8:00 – 9:30 ~ Evening Session

9:30 ~ Fire/Hot Tub/Good Night Practice

There will be a Closing Ceremony the Evening of September 12th.

Wednesday September 13th

7am – 8am ~ Morning Practice.  Dinacharya.

8am ~ Breakfast and Closing 

More to Come!

Learning and Integration Excursions in Gorgeous Montana will built into this retreat.

Attendees will receive a Hands On Training Certificate from the Center for Sacred Window Studies

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Airport Transport:  While we cannot pay for airport transport, there are a variety of affordable options.  We will work with our students to align shared rides and will make sure everyone arrives in Big Sky smoothly.  Visit here for transportation ideas.

 

Food:  Your food is included in your retreat costs.  A major part of our retreat curriculum is cooking instruction.  Attendees will all get the opportunity to become familiar with amazing postpartum appropriate recipes that we will share together at meal times.  Expect to spend some time working together in the kitchen with your fellow attendees and mastering some new cooking skills!

 

What to bring:  We will provide a detailed packing list as we get closer to the retreat.

 

Sleeping Arrangements:  White Grass Lodge has 6 shared bedrooms with twin, full, queen and king sized beds.  Rooms and beds will be shared.  Commuter student spaces are available for students who wish to find alternate accommodations or travel with partners and families.

 

Hands On Practice:  You will be given the opportunity to practice the hands on body work multiple times as well as receive the body work if you choose.  

 

COVID:  If we need to cancel the retreat due to COVID-19, your retreat costs will be refunded in full.  If you decide you are unable to attend due to concerns about COVID-19, we are unable to refund your costs.  We will outline safety protocol as we are nearer to the retreat and know more about the state of the pandemic at that time.  We take safety very seriously and will make sure our event is as consciously planned as possible.  

 

Have another question?  Please email us at christine@sacredwindowstudies.com!