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Sat, Jun 22


Confluence Arts Center

Summer Solstice Day Retreat

Join us for a day in the countryside to celebrate the Sun, welcome summer and invite JOY into our lives! Mindful movement, meditation, sound healing, plant walk, elixir making, flower crown making, restorative yoga, a cacao experience, and locally sourced home cooked vegetarian lunch. Sliding scale.

Summer Solstice Day Retreat
Summer Solstice Day Retreat

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Confluence Arts Center, 20159 Hazelnut Ridge Rd, Scotts Mills, OR 97375, USA


About the event

We’re so excited to be collaborating with the Herb Shoppe PDX and Kelly Viernes again to host another Summer Solstice Day Retreat on Saturday June 22! Join us for a day in the countryside at Confluence Arts Center to celebrate the Solstice and welcome Summer! We will be welcoming in Joy with this Summer Solstice. Come invite Joy back into your life with the energy of the sun! Be immersed in nature and replenish your body and soul through a rich combination of offerings including: mindful movement and meditation, sound healing, plant walk, elixir making, flower crown crafting, journaling, and restorative yoga. We’ll integrate the day with a cacao experience and closing ritual. A locally sourced home cooked vegetarian lunch and snacks are included with registration.

Offerings facilitated by Brianna Taylor (Mindful Movement, Journaling, Restorative Yoga), Andre Dimapilis (Sound bath/Kalayaan Sound), Amanda Furbee of the Herb Shoppe (plant walk, elixer making, flower crowns), and Kelly Viernes (cacao experience).


Sliding Scale $129, $189, $249

We're offering a pricing tier structure that considers basic costs of food and supplies, overhead, facilitation, and equity. We invite you to consider these tiers and what’s possible within your current financial situation, and choose the amount you are able to offer at this time. We’ve included these tiers in full transparency in alignment with our values of equity and community care, and in honesty of the costs of what’s being offered (food, facilitation, flower crowns, elixirs, cacao). We’ve included the ‘Green Bottle Sliding Scale*’ model to support your consideration of what you can offer to participate in this retreat.

* Alexis J. Cunningfolk is the creator of the Green Bottle Sliding Scale. Please see their website for in depth explorations around financial liberation.

Sample Schedule:

10am arrival – tea + snacks available

10:15 – Introductions + Grounding

10:30-11:15 – Mindful movement practice and meditation w/ Brianna

11:15-11:35 – Guided Journaling

11:45-1pm – Plant Walk and Cordial Making with Amanda

1-2pm – Lunch / Free time

2-3pm – Flower Crown Making

3-3:15 – break

3:15-4:15 – Cacao experience

4:30-5:30 – Restorative Yoga + Sound

5:30-6pm – Reflections +  Closing circle

Guests will need to bring: journals, writing utensils, water bottle, layers (dress for unexpected weather)

Meet the Facilitators:

Amanda Furbee

Offering: Guided plant walk, elixir making, flower crowns

Links: Website - Instagram - @theherbshoppepdx Facebook - The Herb Shoppe

Bio: Our top priority at The Herb Shoppe is to provide quality herbal medicine to the community we support and admire. We’re proud to say that our herbs are organic or wildcrafted, locally sourced and live up to our highest possible standards. Whether you’re purchasing bulk herbs for personal use or you’re buying one of our in-house custom creations we know you’ll be happy with the selection we’ve gathered for you. The Herb Shoppe is more than just a store, we’re dedicated to educating our neighbors about herbal medicine as well. We feel it’s important to foster a relationship with our surrounding community and what better way to bring people together than through the healing tradition of herbalism. Between our affordable courses and practitioner services our aim is to make healthy choices accessible while building trust with everyone who walks through our doors.

Andre Ignacio Dimapilis

Offering: Sound Journey

Links: Website -, Instagram - @kalayaansoundllc

Bio: Andre Ignacio Dimapilis is a Filipinx-American culture-bearing performance artist, sound facilitator, and peaceful warrior.  Andre’s journey with sound started in 2007 with the didgeridoo, performing on stage with blues, funk, hip-hop and dance artists. Then, he shifted his focus to communicating with the divine by blowing spirit through the didgeridoo during meditations. While listening to divine Spirit and intuition, Andre was guided to use other indigenous and traditional instruments for setting intentions during ritual, ceremony, and spiritual work. He is the founder of Kalayaan Sound LLC. Kalayaan is the Filipinx word for freedom, using sound for participants to re-connect and re-member the freedom of their spirit. Andre infuses ancestral wisdom and indigenous knowledge for participants to listen with their body, connect with spirit, and have clear intentions during sound therapy sessions for a personalized and meaningful experience.

Brianna Taylor

Offering: Mindful Movement, Restorative Yoga, Guided Journaling

Links: Website - Instagram - @confluence_arts_center, @briannataylor_confluencearts

Bio: Brianna Taylor (she/her) is a multidisciplinary movement artist, choreographer, facilitator, yoga instructor and bodyworker born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Brianna carries an eclectic movement history that has been deeply enriched by the study of many forms including Modern/Contemporary, West African and other dances, Improvisation, Yoga, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, and various somatic practices. She has been guiding Yoga, Dance and creative experiences for 20+ years. Her intention as a facilitator/practitioner is to provide a supportive container for individuals to connect to and be present with the wisdom of their bodies, and she aims to facilitate spaces that uplift and celebrate our wholeness. Brianna is also the co-director and caretaker of Confluence Arts Center. She holds an MFA in Choreography from the UNC Greensboro, as well yoga teaching certifications from the Laughing Lotus in San Francisco, and the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram in Colorado totaling over 500 hours. Additionally, Brianna  studied traditional Thai Massage at the Naga Center in Portland, OR, trained in the Outer Reach method (an assisted stretching technique created by Toni Mealas), and is a level three Reiki practitioner under the guidance of Sky Bradshaw.

Kelly Viernes

Offering: Cacao experience | Instagram: @kellythegroove

Bio: Kelly Viernes (she/they), is a community-driven facilitator. She has completed Soul Lift Cacao's "10-Week Cacao-Powered Facilitator Course", and studied with Mayan Guide, Ixquik Lopez Zavala, in her three-week course, "The Spirituality of Cacao in Ceremony". Kelly is passionate about guiding safe spaces where yoga and cacao are presented together, as she hopes that participants will also experience their complimentary soothing benefits.


  • Early Bird

    Early Bird discount through Friday May 17!

    +$2.98 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Tier 1

    +$3.23 service fee
  • Tier 2

    +$4.73 service fee
  • Tier 3

    +$6.23 service fee



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