IFFP Annual Women’s Retreat

2022 Women’s Retreat

The 2022 IFFP Women’s Retreat was held May 6th and 7th!
The theme was Reconnect, Renew, Restore.
The annual retreat is an opportunity to spend quality time together and replenish our souls. In 2022, activities included yoga, dancing, poetry, a book reading, nature, art, and great food. Hybrid elements allowed our whole community of IFFP women to participate and connect.
Planning for 2023’s retreat will begin in January.

AGENDA for 2022

Friday evening (online only)

  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm — Welcome, Introductions, Lighting of Shabbat candles

Saturday Morning (online only)

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am — Coffee Klatsch (optional; informal conversation)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am — Guided Chair Yoga led by Ashley Erwin
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am — Introduction to Retreat Theme
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am — Poetry workshop
  • 11:30 – 12: 30 pm — Author reading/Book Group: Irene Landsman, The Good Poetic Mother (purchase book here)

12:30 – 2:00 pm — Break, lunch on one’s own, in-person participants make their way to the park

Saturday Afternoon Activities (in-person only,* Wheaton Claridge Local Park, Wheaton, MD)

 

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm — Salsa dancing workshop with Rev. Sam OR Independent arts and crafts activities
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm — Forest bathing workshop with Certified Forest Therapy Guide Adria S. Zeldin
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm — OR Gel printing workshop with Jane Silver
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm — Closing Circle/Havdallah (online option TBD*)
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm — Dinner and relaxation

New members and first-time women’s retreaters are encouraged to attend. This event is inclusive of non-binary and trans individuals. We look forward to seeing you there!