March 15 - 17, 2002

Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine

A retreat for Women in Healing and Healthcare Professions

This retreat is for women who practice healing - whether modern or traditional - and are seeking to renew their spirit through Circling with other women and using shamanic methods. This retreat was seeded five years ago from the original gathering and you can read the full brochure about that gathering by going to Woman Physicians' Retreat. That will give you an idea of how we continue to work together, build bridges among ourselves, and network with women healers.

Since the first retreat, a Women Healers Drum Circle formed in Santa Cruz and we meet monthly. Each year we spend the early months of Winter, journeying, discussing, and developing plans for that Spring's retreat. We share responsibilities for various sessions and are truly thus a Circle. If you are interested, we invite you to join with us at Sequoia Retreat Center. Every year we have had a variety of women healers participating and the diversity enriches all of us.

Following is a letter from Rosalind Shorenstein who is the Coordinator of these retreats. Her letter contains all relevant information plus complete costs. If you have any questions you can contact Rosalind or me All registrations are to be sent to Rosalind as she indicates in her letter below.
Blessings, Carol


Telephone (831)458-1002 FAX (831)458-3690
700 Frederick Street, Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

RE: Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine Women's Retreat
Sequoia Conference Center, Ben Lomond, CA March 15-17, 2001

Dear Colleague and Friend,
We invite you to participate in the fifth annual Retreat in March. As in past years, our diverse group of women physicians and health care professionals will bring a wealth of experience as a reservoir to draw on during the weekend. In addition to journeying, ceremonies, and other activities of our Circle in the Waterfall Lodge, we will share meals and have time to rest and also enjoy the winding trails of the redwood forest.

We ask you to bring some item or tool that you consider important to, or representative of, your work....something that links you to your professional health care practice and work with patients. Also, look around your home and environment and select a small object that is meaningful to you, symbolizes who you are, your spiritual awareness, loved ones. Bring these items with you to the retreat.

Since we will do some rattling and drumming together, please bring a rattle and a drum if you have them or other musical instrument. We will provide drums and rattles for those of you who do not have one (please let me know). Also, please bring a mask if you have one, a bandana or other eye cover, and a spare pillow, floor backchair, or cushion to sit on.

Bring loose, comfortable, warm clothes and good walking shoes or boots. The weather can be chilly with possible rain, so a warm jacket and raincoat are recommended, as well as a flashlight.

Please schedule your travel to arrive at the Center by 5PM, Friday, March 15. The phone number for Sequoia Seminar Retreat Center is (831)336-5060. If you have questions before then, please call me at my office phone or fax. The cost of the weekend (including all meals, lodging, and materials) will be $300 for a single cabin and $ 240 per person for a double cabin. Please let me know your room preference, name of roommate for doubles, and whether you follow a special diet. Checks should be made out to “AMWA BRANCH # 59” and sent to me at my office address above.

I wish you good health and look forward to seeing you. With warm personal regards,

Roz Shorenstein, M.D.