WARRENTON — Restore and nurture your inner vibrancy as a woman at the first annual Coastal Emersion: A Woman’s Gathering, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18.
This one-of-a-kind gathering will be held at Camp Kiwanilong — nestled in the forest between Seaside and Astoria. The gathering will be hosted by Angela Sidlo, coastal certified health coach and Amazon bestselling co-author of “The Silver Linings Storybook.” Sidlo’s vision is to bring women, healers and teachers together to facilitate an empowering experience for women who want to “emerge” and learn how to share their talents with the world.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the day of events stats at 10 a.m. with a welcome and introductions, followed by a meditation to raise the vibration of the group and clear the space for empowerment.
Next, keynote speaker Shannon Kaiser will lead the group with the talk “Open Your Heart and Reclaim Your Strength,” helping attendees reclaim inner strength and tap into their authentic power no matter what comes up in 2017. Kaiser has been named in the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by the Mind Body Green, and “a thought leader on the rise” by Café Truth. She appears regularly as a happiness expert on Portland’s KATU AM Northwest and Huff Post Live. She is the best-selling author of “Adventures for Your Soul” and “Find your Happy” as well as being the founder of PlayWithThe World.com
After the keynote address, the group will break at noon for a vegan-friendly, gluten-free, organic lunch prepared locally. There will be time to talk with Kaiser, and vendors will have handmade jewelry and aromatherapy products to offer as well as local authors with books for sale.
The afternoon session will feature four additional workshops.
First is holistic practitioner Debbie Inman, who will talk about meditation and the power of biofeedback. She will discuss how to tap into the energetic field to release past trauma as a means to open up to the limitless possibilities of your inner potential and share your gifts with the world.
Sarah Dailey will then lead a session on “Embracing the Feminine & Being Present in Oneself.” She will show attendees how movement can unlock inner beauty in a classic Egyptian-style belly dancing session. For Dailey, what began as an alternative form of exercise, soon turned into a life-changing hobby. Her journey from pre-to-post pregnancy dance helped her become more at peace with herself, on and off the dance floor. Worries about appearance, judgments, careers, family or anything else, can often weigh you down, even unknowingly. “There’s wonderful freedom in being able to let go and be in the moment with the music and dance, be present in one’s self without the worries that often seep into our daily lives,” she says.
Then, writer, illustrator and educator Heather Douglas will lead a session on self-exploration through photography and writing. Douglas is the author of two coloring books and a book of poetry. She also recently finished a writing residency through Astoria Visual Arts and is currently working on a novel.
Then, host Angela Sidlo will wrap up the day of events by sharing her expertise as a holistic aromatherapist. She will offer an explration into the world of plant medicine and essential oils.
Tickets are $98 each. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/eventbrite-coastalemersion. Or contact Sidlo at 503-338-9921.
Proceeds will be given to the AAUW Scholarship Fund, Camp Kiwanilong Scholarship fFund and The Harbor to empower women.