Fri, Jun 19 | Saranam Retreat Center


Celebrate the summer solstice—the height of our active powers—by using SoulCollage®, creative visualization, movement, music, and ceremony to explore and energize our Inner Guardian powers.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jun 19, 2020, 7:00 PM – Jun 20, 2020, 5:00 PM
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV 26283, USA

About The Event

In these “interesting times” we often feel  inadequately prepared to stand strong in the face of danger and it is easy to forget the many resources we can call on.  Here’s a workshop that will give us some powerful ways to discover and explore those resources  to help our Inner Guardian protect ourselves, our loved ones, our communities, our beautiful Earth.

Based on Jungian concepts of archetypes, the SoulCollage® process is easy, fun, and surprisingly powerful. We create collages on 5×8″ mattboard cards, using images pulled from magazines and other graphic sources–people find images that somehow resonate with them, even if they don’t really know why, and create collages with them. The process of making cards is in itself very satisfying and powerful… and in addition, the cards can be used to help you explore a question or issue. In this case, we will apply the process to the “Guardian” theme. More information about Soul Collage® can be found at the website:

The workshop will be led by Connie Banta, therapist (retired), certified SoulCollage® leader, poet, artist, and “cosmic play” facilitator.

NOTE: This workshop will only happen at Saranam if the COVID threat has eased adequately to gather safely. Both Saranam and anyone who registers ahead of time are free to cancel at any time if it does not feel safe, and your fees will be quickly refunded.  Should Saranam decide to cancel the event, you may be offered the option of attending a one-day Zoom workshop at a reduced price. If you are interested in getting information about this, contact Connie Banta at


Friday, June 19, 

7pm A brief introduction and warm up exercise, followed by time to work on SoulCollage® cards if you want to

Saturday, June 20

9am to Noon: Guided meditation, SoulCollage® work, and sharing 

Noon to 1pm: Lunch together (bring your own or bring potluck to share) 

1:00pm to 3:00: Unstructured time to commune with your Guardian 

3:00 to 4:00: Plumbing the power of your cards to empower yourself 

4:00 to 4:30: Planning our solstice ceremony to charge ourselves

4:30 to 5:00: Solstice ceremony

All materials will be provided: 8″ x 5″ matboard cards, gluestick, and scissors, as well as a wide variety of printed images and magazines (but feel free to bring images that are meaningful to you). 

Food and Lodging: We will start after dinner on Friday. For Saturday, please bring a bag lunch and/or food to share. If you are staying overnight Saturday, and wish to join the group for potluck dinner, please bring food to share. You can stay overnight at Saranam. One night is included in the fee. If you want to stay more than one night, the additional fee is $20/night. 

Enrollment: A minimum of 5 participants. Maximum of 10.   

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