-The Retreat House
The Retreat House is our main building. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms,
sleeping a maximum of 15 people; a meditation room; and a full
bathroom. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen, joint
dining/living room/meeting space area, and a half bathroom.
The Phoenix Cathedral is a large room which we use for workshop space.
It is located in our carriage house, just next to the Retreat House.
We have a cabin in the woods near the sacred circle which is off the
grid. It is a good space for people who want to be solitary and away
from everything. It has a bunk bed space and a loft.
Starseed is first and foremost a sanctuary for
transformation on all levels. As such we provide a safe and nurturing
space for people to retreat to in order to avail themselves of this
opportunity. We provide space for personal retreats as well as group
retreats. These retreats can be self guided or mentor guided.
Rest and Rejuvenation Retreat - Spend some time with yourself doing
inner reflection, meditating, journal writing, walking on the land, or
curled up by the fire reading a good book. All of the facilities of the
retreat house are available to you as well as the outdoor sanctuary.
Enjoy taking a walk in the peace labyrinth or explore the woods or some
of the other sanctuaries.
All retreats are tailored to
personal needs. The cost is determined by length and
content of retreat. A guided retreat can focus on one of the areas
below or be any combination of them and include your selection of
personal coaching and energy balancing sessions.
Direction Retreat - At Starseed, we offer an interfaith,
eclectic approach to spirituality in an environment which facilitates
connection with the sacred. Through spiritual direction sessions, you
will explore your relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human
and the human aspect of being spirit. This process can help you to
understand what your path is, to grow closer to your Source and to
bring the sacred into everyday life. For those in need, we also offer
counseling for spiritual emergency.
-- Life Coaching
Retreat - Through a series of personal sessions, you will
be assisted to find, listen to and trust your inner voice, enabling you
to receive guidance and clarity to act from your inner place. You will
work with the facilitator to identify debilitating patterns, release
blockages and move forward with your life through clarifying
intentions, setting goals and establishing a plan to reach those goals.
Optional follow-up support sessions are also available.
-- Cleansing and
Regeneration Retreats - Periodically it is good to give
our bodies a complete rest, including a rest from one's normal diet,
and cleanse the body of the normal build-up of toxins. We offer a
variety of cleansing, fasting and nutritional programs which clean out
our inner systems and make for a stronger and more healthily
functioning body. We provide the information and tools to conduct an
inner clean-out that is suited to your needs.
Connection and/or Earth-Based Healing - Walk or snowshoe
on the forest trails that wind throughout the 130 acres, drink in the
beauty of the land and reconnect with the living earth, discover and
explore the stone sanctuaries located throughout the land, feel free to
create a stone stacking of your own in the Land of Good Intentions,
create environmental art.
Earth-based sessions are available with Satyena,
which teach and bring us awareness of the earth as a tool and access
point for realigning and strengthening our body energies as well as for
deep emotional release work. We utilize the nourishing energies of the
earth and the elements to access deeper levels of healing.
Satyena Ananda, co-founder and director of
Starseed, is the main facilitator for guided retreats. Satyena is a
holistic educator, polarity therapist, and spiritual counselor and has
been leading retreats for the past 20 years. She has 30 years of
experience in developing and facilitating holistic transformational
processes. She offers sessions in spiritual direction, energy
balancing, cleansing and detoxification, nutrition, deep emotional
release, life coaching and earth-based healing. She also leads
ceremonies and officiates sacred unions.
Satyena utilizes the earth sanctuary at Starseed
to assist healers and others return to wholeness by connecting with
Source and accessing the healing energies within. This process assists
people to come home to themselves and align with their true life
Call 413-743-0417 to schedule a 15 minute
consultation to design a retreat that is right for you.
Many healers and workshop facilitators hold their
workshops and programs at Starseed. The retreat house is available for
group rentals. Unless another event is going on at the time of rental,
renters have access to all of the land of the Sanctuary and the
workshop space in the Phoenix Cathedral. See below for rates.
- Shared room with shared bath - $45 per night/
continental breakfast included
- Private room with shared bath - $65 per night/
continental breakfast included
- Guests can bring their own bedding, otherwise
there is a $10 linen fee per stay.
- The overnight rate includes a continental
breakfast for individual retreatants. Guests are invited to bring food
for their other meals ($5 kitchen use fee) or if you would like your
meals provided, please speak with Satyena about catering options.
The cost of a guided retreat is determined on an individual basis
depending on the length of stay and the content of the retreat. Please
call 413-743-0417 to talk with Satyena about designing a personalized
guided retreat and for a cost quote.
Weekend Rentals of the entire retreat house from Friday evening to
Sunday afternoon, 5 bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 15 people.
- $1000 per weekend for up to 10 people, $100
for each additional person up to a maximum of 15 people. Groups can
bring their own bedding, otherwise there is a $10 per person linen fee.
Group rentals can either bring their own cook or
speak with Starseed about catering options. There is a $150 kitchen use
fee for groups who bring their own cook.
Longer group rentals can also be arranged by calling to speak with
Tenting sites are also available.
To make an inquiry about availability or to make
a reservation for a personal retreat or group rental please call
Satyena at 413-743-0417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Philosophy on Food
- All of the food served at Starseed is
vegetarian (we do serve eggs and dairy). All potluck meals are
vegetarian and any meals provided by Starseed are vegetarian.
- We honor special needs requests.
- We try to use whole and organic foods as much as availability,
budget, needs and tastes permit. When possible we use vegetables and
fruit from the land here.
- We engage in vibrational cooking. We think that the vibrations put
into food during preparation are just as important as the physical
ingredients, and to that effect, we strive to put loving and healing
vibrations into all food that Starseed serves.