Dragonfly Ascension II: Appalachian Mountains Retreat September 1st – 4th, 2022

Join us for a transformative Vocal Sound Healing Retreat Sept. 1st – 4th at Birdsong House in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina!

Birdsong is a magical guesthouse nestled in nature. It is Asheville’s premier getaway in the North Carolina mountains with cooler country air at 3400 ft. Restore, rewild, renew in a unique wildlife private paradise. Panoramic views, pristine stream, & solar-powered renewable energy transform stress to tranquil calm. The spring-fed water system, radiant heat, and on-site harvested Post and Beam cabin architecture connect to the cozy chalet. Owls, wild turkey, hawks, Indigo Bunting, and Cardinals dazzle the deer trails on the property.

Birds, butterflies, bees, & trees bless this solar sustainable nest for rest. Deer blissfully graze on natural 30 acres; quiet and serene. Stargazing is epic at this property as it is far away from city lights. Sip the best-tasting spring-fed water & hear the Birdsong in surround sound. Fluff your feathers at the number one NC beauty spot for lovers of mountains & meadows. Scroll to post’s end for a link to Birdsong photos!


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DRAGONFLY ASCENSION II: A VOCAL SOUND HEALING  4-DAY / 3-NIGHT RETREAT

Expect profound love, transformation, gentle compassion, opportunities for vocal expression/song, grounding, as well as evolutionary progress on your Spirit’s journey of love, dreams, loss, pain, balance, courage and growth.

Creative Expressive Healings Tools offered are: Art, Movement, Vocal Sounding, Singing and more. No previous experience with singing is necessary. Each day will be filled with powerful group moments bringing you closer and closer to the Loving Depths and Wholeness of your Soul.  Gwendolyn is guided by Source / Creator/ God therefore each moment will be guided by Divine Light, grounded on nurturing Mother Earth.

Each morning before breakfast participants will have a chance to walk the grounds, join in a community yoga/stretch circle, sleep in, meditate, or whatever your heart desires. After breakfast there will be two primary sessions sandwiched around lunch for deep-diving into the intensity and playfulness of vocal sound healing explorations. One afternoon we may go in a caravan with our Birdsong Host Greta Lee to her favorite new waterfall and swimming hole! In the evenings after dinner the group will experience different fun and soulful activities: Campfire music with guitars and singing; Indoor crystal singing bowls & Lullabies, and on the final night, the group will generate a community sharing event where all are invited to share anything with the group if they wish: Poetry, dance, song, musical instruments, heart-expressions, and more.

MEALS: This retreat is fully catered as vegan and gluten free. Meals begin with Dinner on Thursday Sept. 1st. For Friday and Saturday, you will receive Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Dragonfly Ascension II  Retreat ends after Breakfast on Sunday Sept. 4th. Gwendolyn will sing a song at Grace before each meal.   A keto option is available for an added charge of $175. 

LODGING: Retreat Lodging Choices range from Outdoor Camping to Indoor Shared & Private  Housing.  See Lodging Details below.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE: Guests arrive between 2-3pm Thursday September 1st to get settled and oriented before Dinner. Departure is at 10am Sunday September 4th, just after breakfast & Closing Circle. Carpooling will be requested at Birdsong House as there are limited parking spaces (9) at this venue. See Gwendolyn if you have questions: Gwendolyn@vocalsoundhealer.com

Register for this Retreat by August 22nd, although the Retreat may fill up before that date so early registration is recommended!! If the retreat is not full by August 22nd, registration will be extended through August 29th, after which the Retreat will be closed so our Vegan Chef Hunter can shop for our meals!

REGISTRATION BASED ON LODGING CHOICES: The 4 – Day / 3 – Night Dragonfly Ascension II Vocal Sound Healing Retreat Fee includes all Meals, Lodging, and Retreat workshop intensive sections, and starts at $585 for the Outdoor Camping accommodation. All other accommodations and pricing are listed below.  Lodging accommodations are offered on a first come first serve basis, so let Gwendolyn know which Lodging option you would prefer as you are registering.

To Register or for further information such as Lodging Accommodations Availability, Contact Gwendolyn and see Registration Details below: Gwendolyn@vocalsoundhealer.com.

Individual Dragonfly Ascension II Retreat Fees Based on Lodging Preferences:

Camping Option: $585. per person. Pitch your tent out in the meadow and be serenaded by birds, crickets, and lulled to sleep by the babbling fresh water spring coming down Birdsong mountain.

Tree Lovers Room: The tree lovers are called to this upper floor bedroom that fosters a pair of maple trees which whisper to you to flop into the Queen’s canopy 4 poster bed. Breathe in the mountain air with hoots of the barred owls at dusk and dawn to call your dreams or wake your joy.  1 Person Rate: $985;  2 -Person Shared Room Rate: $785/each.

Sky Room: The Sky bedroom also shares this top floor. The Queen bed is sequestered with two twin beds making it a sleepover. Casement windows open to the scents of the gardens below with views of the mountains & meadows. Listen carefully to hear the magic hum of the bee song. The upper floor has a  full-bathroom with soaking tub for letting it all go…. Easy access to the full bathroom in the night for these two bedrooms, but watch your head because the Sky room is made for the nimble and aware.         1-Person rate $1050; 2-Person rate: $785/each; 3-4 Person rate: $685/ each.

Hummingbird Room & Butterfly Room: Downstairs leads to a private space that feels like the understory of the forest. Two bedrooms on the bottom floor house the Butterfly room and the Hummingbird room, both with Queen beds. These room names reflect the feeling of the sound of the pollinators given safe harbor on the property. These rooms are Quiet, secluded,  with a Private Entrance to the gardens and parking. Views of forest, stream, and meadows. Shared bathroom on main story. Next to these two bedrooms is an open space to run on a treadmill or relax on the twin lounger. Perfect kickback area for gamers with a flat-screen TV.  Pollinator room guests use the full bath on the Main Story. 1-Person rate per room: $785; 2- Person rate per room: $685/each

Meditation Room: The 5th bedroom in this house on the Main Story has a Queen fold-out couch. For your sleeping pleasure, an extra pad is added to the mattress for comfort. The Meditation room’s high vibrational resonance was acquired by decades of regular meditation practice therein.  1-Person rate: $785; 2-Person rate: $685.

REGISTER for the Dragonfly Ascension II Retreat by August 22nd

To fully Register, send in your registration fee today based upon above lodging choice using multiple payment options below. Once registered for this Retreat, you will receive a welcome packet with a map and directions to the retreat location.

Zellepay: Use your bank website or the Zelle website: https://www.zellepay.com . Add “Wendy McClure” as your Zelle Contact. Use Mobile # (520) 904-2043 with Retreat Leader’s legal name: Wendy M McClure. Check to see if your bank has the Zelle feature. If not, see below options.

Venmo: Add Gwendolyn as your Venmo contact and send your Registration fee here:                  @Wendy-McClure-1;  last 4 digits of phone #: 2043

PayPal; You can use Friends and Family PayPal option with this link: https://paypal.me/GwendolynSongbird. Please use friends & family platform. If you opt out of using friends and family feature, please add a 3.5% processing fee. It is best to check with Gwendolyn if using PayPal.

Credit Cards: If you choose to use the credit card option, let Gwendolyn know and she will send you an invoice which can be utilized via PayPal or via SquarePay. The invoice will include the platforms’ respective processing fees. Let Gwendolyn know if you will be using PayPal credit card or SquarePay. Thank you.

By Check:

Please send a check so that it arrives no later than August 15th to: Dr. Gwendolyn McClure Maricopa, AZ 85139. Contact Gwendolyn for exact street address: Gwendolyn@vocalsoundhealer.com.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel by August 15th, 2022, 33% of the Registration Fees are Refundable

If you cancel after August 15th, 2022, No Registration fees are refundable. Registrants can register for this retreat up until August 22nd (which may be extended through August 29th if spaces are open).

ABOUT THE BIRDSONG RETREAT HOUSE LOCATION:

Birds, butterflies, bees, & trees bless this solar sustainable nest for rest. Deer blissfully graze on natural 30 ac; quiet and serene. Stargazing is epic as this property is far away from city lights. Sip the best-tasting spring-fed water & hear the Birdsong in surround sound. Fluff your feathers at the number one NC beauty spot for lovers of mountains/meadows.

Birdsong is a magical guesthouse nestled in nature. It is Asheville’s premier getaway in the North Carolina mountains with cooler country air at 3400 ft. Restore, rewild, renew in a unique wildlife private paradise. Panoramic views, pristine stream & solar-powered renewable energy transform stress to tranquil calm. The spring-fed water system, radiant heat, and on-site harvested Post and Beam cabin architecture connect to the cozy chalet. Owls, wild turkey, hawks, Indigo Bunting, Cardinals dazzle the deer trails on the property.

An unforgettable sanctuary awaits you. The stewards are earth-lovers who enjoy hosting & sharing one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Thank you for helping to support a garden sanctuary for birds, bees, trees & butterflies. This 3-story beautiful House was built 28 years ago from wood found on the property.

Located in a private cove, secluded on 30 acres with easy access to I26, Asheville, Burnsville, Mars Hill, Marshall, Weaverville, and Wolf Laurel country club/ski.

Radiant heat makes delightful cozy evenings to remove the chill at these lofty elevations. Three floors, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living spaces, yoga and lounging areas to nap in, spacious gardens, open space, solarium, deck, gas grill, fire pit, fireplace, wood stove, and babbling brook.


The Layout of all Rooms at Birdsong Guesthouse:

Birdsong’s top floor layout starts in the overstory. The tree lovers are called to this bedroom that fosters a pair of maple trees whisper to you to flop into the queen’s canopy 4 poster bed. Breathe in the mountain air with hoots of the barred owls at dusk and dawn to call your dreams or wake your joy.

Lofty relaxations continue into mediation/yoga space next to the TreeHouse room.

Across the hall features a bathroom with skylights to see starlight. The soaking tub for two is a nirvana-like experience. Feel good knowing chlorine is foreign to spring-fed, solar-heated agua.

The Sky bedroom also shares this top floor. The queen bed is sequestered with two twin beds making it a sleepover. Casement windows open to the scents of the gardens below with views of the mountains & meadows. Listen carefully; to hear the magic hum of the bee song. Easy access to the bathroom in the night for these two bedrooms, but watch your head because the room is made for the nimble and aware.

Hand-carved woodblock stairs lead you down to the main floor. Open space to kitchen, dining, wood stove, fireplace in the living room, family room, home entertainment room (5th bedroom), laundry, and access to deck, grill, and solar patio. Music connections and great wifi are easy connections in Birdsong guesthouse.

Large full bathroom on the main floor with rain shower & ceramic seat, sink, and toilet. The house’s spring-fed water has been tested & filtered. Discover the taste of the most delicious water on earth.

Downstairs leads to a private space that feels like the understory of the forest. Two bedrooms on the bottom floor house the Butterfly room and the Hummingbird room, both with queen beds. We chose names to reflect the feeling of the sound of the pollinators. Quiet, secluded, private entrance to the gardens and parking. Views of forest, stream, and meadows.

Joining these two bedrooms is an open space to run on a treadmill or relax garden/twin lounger. Perfect kickback area for gamers with a flat-screen TV.

Want to see photos of Birdsong Guest House and Grounds? Visit the link here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/50937875?source_impression_id=p3_1659733367_h%2FchcWVE1McXJBiW&modal=PHOTO_TOUR_SCROLLABLE

If you have questions, Contact Gwendolyn via Email or Phone:  Gwendolyn@vocalsoundhealer.com; or at (520)- 904-2043

 

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