Andrea has facilitated retreats for individuals and groups for more than 20 years, utilizing the idyllic Ruby-Throated Spirit location since 2002. All the spaces are used, including two guest rooms, Meditation Room, studio, kitchen, garden and Labyrinth. The specific natural beauty surrounding Ruby-Throated Spirit holds guests in Sacred Space.
Women's Mysteries Retreats are held annually for women who want to go deeper, honoring the Divine Feminine in myriad ways. Co-facilitated with Rev. Ione as offerings of the Ministry of Maåt, and working with dreams, sound, healing, creativity, astrology and ritual, these retreats provide space for reflection and intuitive wisdom, for spiritual community and quickening of one's inner life. See our Calendar of Events for the next scheduled program, or for more information, visit The Ministry of Maåt.
Andrea has also created seasonal retreats to celebrate and explore unique, nature-inspired themes: "Shedding Leaves" in Autumn, "Honoring the Witches" around Halloween, "Bear in the Cave" in Winter, "Spring Renewal" and "Sound of Blossoming" in Spring.
Other transformational themes, "Embracing the Unknown" and "Entering the Labyrinth" assist with transitions into new phases of life. She is happy to design a retreat for your group, and can assist you in developing its focus or theme of your choice.
For individuals, Andrea creates personalized retreats for special birthdays, for healing and renewal after a loss such as divorce or the death of a loved one, after a demanding period of work, to mark a new chapter in life such as an empty nest, or simply to rest and replenish. She also mentors students of astrology, sound-healing, mythic astrology, and spiritual consciousness.
Retreat Activities may include astrology and tarot readings and teachings, meditation, walking meditation, vocal mysteries including sound-healing sessions and teachings, journaling, accessing Divine Guidance, creating and performing rituals, star gazing, ocean dipping, walks in the woods, fire ceremonies, water ceremonies, and Labyrinth ceremonies.
Retreats are creative and often surprising as the natural world participates. They vary in length but are most often for a long weekend. Mini-retreats can be a half day or full day, including a reading and a healing. Meals and accommodations can be included or accessed in the charming town of Boothbay Harbor. Discount lodging is available for retreat participants at the Welch House Inn in Boothbay Harbor (open all year) www.welchhouseinn.com, or visit www.boothbayharbor.com for additional lodging information.
"As a busy practitioner of Oriental Medicine I am so grateful to have Andrea Goodman in my life. I see her as a priestess and a midwife of the unfolding soul.Through private counseling, as well as participation in group and individual retreat I have profoundly experienced her generous presence, her wisdom, and her clarity. Her insight continuously deepens and informs my healing work, my creative process, as well as my own personal journey of transformation as a woman. I have frequently entrusted my patients to her for readings, rituals, procreation and birth counseling and sound healing. It is always a joy to witness how her process with them has inspired new levels of wellbeing and realization.” Rachel Koenig, Founder of Aurora Healing Arts, Brooklyn, NY