A Sanctuary of Connection: tend to the longing for belonging

Join Kimberly Ann Johnson and Deborah Claire Bagg for an upstate New York Women's retreat.

May 26 – May 30 MILLERTON, NY

A Sanctuary of Connection: tend to the longing for belonging

Join Kimberly Ann Johnson and Deborah Claire Bagg for an upstate New York Women's retreat.

May 26 – May 30 MILLERTON, NY

You are invited to gather in connection to your body, to other bodies, and the body of the earth.

This retreat will be an exploration of practices, ways to be present and curious about yourself and the world around you. We will explore somatics and themes of relationships, with ourselves and each other. You can expect to be fed, to be seen, to be heard, and to be moved.

Yoga, movement, dance, touch, laughter, singing, being together and a work project on the land will all be part of our experience.

The Watershed Center

The Watershed Center is located on a 73-acre farm adjacent to hundreds of acres of state forest, two-hours north of New York City in Millerton, New York. With 19th century farmhouses, post-and-beam barns, a 30-foot yurt, swim lake, hiking trails, waterfalls, and a beautiful organic farm where our food will be sourced from.

Shared Rooms are available 

$1100 per person

3 meals a day. Programming, delicious local farm-fresh food, and lodging

*All participants must be vaccinated, tested 48 hours prior to the retreat, and bring a rapid test with you.

-50% Refund by April 15th. 

There will be no refund after April 15th

Deborah Claire Bagg

Your Retreat Guide

Originally from South Africa, Deborah graduated from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy in 2005. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor.

Her therapy practice is a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness, using flower essences to support each client’s unique process. She is a doula, a women’s wisdom circle leader and a yoga teacher. In Colorado, she met her lifelong teacher Sofia Diaz who taught her the depth of sacred feminine yoga and how to live open-heartedly.

Her classes are focused on wisdom traditions, rhythm, and somatic attention. Each class is an opportunity to create spaciousness, skilled awareness, and heart awakening. Juniper is the culmination of what has filled her life since she was young. The love of movement, beauty, the wild, and free.


Kimberly Ann Johnson

Your Retreat Guide

Kimberly Johnson is an author, postpartum care activist, trauma educator, structural bodyworker and mother. She graduated Valedictorian from Northwestern University with a BS in Social Policy (‘97). 

She studied yoga directly with the three main lineage holders of the Krishnamacharya tradition- Desikachar, BKS Iyengar, and Pattabhi Jois and taught yoga full time for 15 years, while also maintaining a Structural Integration practice. 

When radically rearranged by childbirth, Kimberly’s life changed shape to attend to the cultural chasm of postpartum care, and as a result she trained in Somatic Experiencing and Sexological Bodywork to be able to help women heal from birth injuries, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. 

She is the author of the recent Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power and Use it for Good published by the feminist imprint HarperWave as well as the early mothering classic, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) translated into eight languages

Join us for the Somatic Sanctuary Retreat in New York!

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