2019 Northwest Focusers Gathering

Here are the details from the 12th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering –  2019 .

The Dates:  Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Location:  We will gather at Still Meadow Retreat Center in Damascus, Oregon.  It’s a rural setting, a half hour from downtown Portland, a half hour from the Portland airport, and a 3+ hour drive from downtown Seattle. More information available at their website:  stillmeadowretreat.org

The Program:  Participants create the program cooperatively in a general meeting at the beginning of the weekend.  We usually include new Focusing explorations, lots of Focusing time, a class for beginners, and other favorite activities.

Focusing Level 1 Class:  Taj Manley will teach Focusing level one. The Focusing class will take place concurrently with other presentations.  Level one students will convene separately for class times, and join the whole group for meals and evening events.  To register for the class, please email Taj:
t-manley@att.net       SEE DETAILS OF THE CLASS

Teaching/Sharing Opportunities:  All participants are invited to offer workshop sessions if they wish. The Gathering is a place where diverse and innovative Focusing-related practices can be explored. For detailed information about our process and the retreat  please see our history page

Proposed Schedule Outline:

Friday, April 12
2:00 pm                          First arrivals
3:00pm                           Check in and rooms available
4:00– 5:30 pm             First General Gathering: Welcome and co-creation of the   weekend
6:00 – 7:00 pm            Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 pm             Second General Gathering: “Changes Group” – Focusing in triads

Saturday, April 13
7:00 –  7:50                Available times for cooperative scheduling
8:00 –  9:00                Breakfast
9:00 – 10:50               Available for cooperative scheduling
11:00 -12:00               Partner and Triad Focusing
12:00 – 1:00               Lunch
1:00 –   2:50               Available for cooperative scheduling
3:15 –   5:00               Available for cooperative scheduling
5:00 –    6:00               Partner and Triad Focusing
6:00 –   7:00               Dinner
7:30 –   9:30               Gathering for Focusing Follies: cooperative games, music, skits, poetry…

Sunday, April 14
7:00 –  8:00 am           Available for cooperative scheduling
8:00 –  9:00                 Breakfast
9:00 –  11:00               Available for cooperative scheduling
11:00 –12:00               Partner and Triad Focusing
12:00 – 1:00                Lunch
1:00 pm                        Check out
1:15 –   2:30 pm          Closing General Gathering: appreciations, improvement suggestions

Warm Regards,
Your Gathering Planning Committee: Gail Beck, Jael Emberley, Kara Hill, Gabrielle Hoffman, Katherine Kehoe, Renee La Roi, Nina Joy Lawrence, Taj Manley, Sharon Lemire, Jane Nelson