Soulful Sauna Build | A Holistic Retreat for Aspiring Builders
Ready to embark on a transformational journey, enriching your carpentry skills & nourishing your soul? We invite you to an empowering Introductory Carpentry Course hosted by Permatours, in partnership with the Wild Island Center! Beginners welcome!
🌿🔨🏞️ Discover Your Carpentry Passion In Acadia, Maine! 🌳🌊🌞
Ready to embark on a transformational journey, enriching your carpentry skills & nourishing your soul?
It is with joy that we invite you to an empowering Introductory Carpentry Course hosted by Permatours, in partnership with the Wild Island Center!
Join us for the opportunity to learn about carpentry by building a sauna, guided by Noah Schoneberg, a master carpenter, with assistant instructors onsite to offer guidance and support to participants as well.
Beginners are welcome as our instructors will meet you where you're at, ensuring a comfortable & inclusive learning experience for everyone! We’ll be working with wood sourced from the cedar trees that grow onsite, too!
🌱💃🧘♀️ A Holistic Retreat in Nature's Embrace 🎶🎭 This event is designed to nurture your mind, body, & spirit. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Acadia, ME, you'll be invited to connect with nature, swim in the lake and ocean, enjoy in healthy vegetarian meals, and participate in holistic workshops (i.e. yoga, breath work, cacao ceremony, ecstatic dance, etc). ~~~ Stay tuned for our lineup of features sharing their gifts throughout the event.
Get ready to dance the night away after enjoying pizza on Saturday night made and baked onsite in the Cobb Oven Permatours built at Wild Island Center a few years back! On Sunday night, we'll enjoy another pizza party followed by a drum & song circle. Note: Vegetarian meals are included with your ticket (with gluten and dairy free options offered as well). See schedule below for more info.
Sliding Scale Pricing, Inclusivity at Heart 💓 We believe that everyone deserves the chance to participate, which is why we offer sliding scale pricing to accommodate varying financial capacities. Please choose the rate that feels right for you: 🌠 Prosperity Rate: $1000 - for those who can afford to contribute more and support others. 🌈 Equilibrium Rate: $800 - for those who can comfortably afford the standard rate. 🤝 Inclusivity Rate / Rate for Locals: $600 - to make the event more accessible ACCOMMODATIONS: If you would prefer to stay inside Wild Island Center’s gorgeous bed and breakfast vs. camping out, there’s the option to purchase housing accommodations as an add-on.
🌈 Scholarship Opportunities 🌟 We understand that financial constraints can sometimes hinder participation, which is why we're offering a limited number of scholarships to support those in need. Please apply here: https://share.hsforms.com/1FS5P-byYSiawzwhqdYNHxg1fen9
💲 Work Trade Opportunities 👩🍳 Work trade opportunities are available for those who are interested in sharing their skills in exchange for a reduced ticket price. Please apply here: https://share.hsforms.com/1_ZW2Y4e8QbiR4cNuD-hALQ1fen9
🎓 Embrace the Carpenter Within! 🧰 Whether you've always dreamed of being a builder or you're interested in learning how to build a sauna on your own property, this event will provide you with skills to take with you on your journey post-event. From collaborating around building a sauna to enjoying time connecting with nature, yourself, like-minded individuals, this event will be an unforgettable experience. Space is limited, so please secure your spot! We can't wait to welcome you to this unique and empowering event. Let's make lasting memories together! 🌟✨
🗓️ Event Agenda: 🌳 THURSDAY: Arrival & Orientation 1:00 PM - Arrive and Set Up Camp: Get ready to embark on an epic journey! Arrive at the stunning Wild Island Center, set up your camp, and meet your fellow participants. 3:00 PM - Property Tour: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the location as we take you on a guided tour of the property, plus the nearby swimming spots. 4:00 PM - Project Overview & Safety Training: Prepare for the exciting days ahead with a project overview and safety training. Feel free to ask any questions during the Q&A session, and throughout the event. 5:30 PM - Site Prep & Other Preparations: Start gearing up for the carpentry adventure by preparing the site, gathering your tools, and getting ready to build. 7:00 PM - Dinner & Campfire Fun: Share a delicious dinner with your fellow participants around a cozy campfire. (Expect some campfire songs). :) 🛠 FRIDAY: Building Begins 8:30 AM - Morning Practice: Start your day with yoga, breath work, or meditation depending on our features' offerings (TBA), embracing the serenity of the morning. 9:30 AM - Breakfast: Savor a nutritious breakfast, fueling you for the exciting day ahead. 10:30 AM - Kickoff Build: Dive into the carpentry journey! Work together in groups and receive the support you need, depending on your comfort level and interests. 1:30 PM - Lunch: Take a break and enjoy lunch, refueling your energy. 2:30 PM - Continue Building: Immerse yourself in the project, witnessing your skills grow throughout the day. 5:00 PM - Other Programming: Engage in other activities or workshops during this leisure time. 6:00 PM - Pizza Party & Celebration: Join us for a pizza party, open for locals to drop-in! Enjoy live DJ sets, dancing, entertainment, and more campfire fun. 🧱🔥 SATURDAY: More Building & Celebration 8:30 AM - Morning Practice: Kickstart your day with a morning practice, centering yourself amidst nature's tranquility. 9:30 AM - Breakfast: Savor a healthy breakfast, preparing yourself for another day of carpentry and exploration. 10:30 AM - Building Continues: Delve back into the carpentry project, witnessing your progress unfold. 1:30 PM - Lunch: Recharge with a hearty lunch, taking a well-deserved break. 2:30 PM - Continue Building: Embrace the joy of carpentry and the sense of accomplishment as the project takes shape. 6:00 PM - Pizza Party & Celebration: Join us for a pizza party, open for locals to drop-in! Enjoy live DJ sets, dancing, entertainment, and more campfire fun. 🛖🎉 SUNDAY: Building, Celebration, & Farewell 8:30 AM - Morning Practice: Embrace the final day with a calming morning practice, appreciating the connections you've made and the skills you've learned. 9:30 AM - Breakfast: Share a heartfelt breakfast. 10:30 AM - Final Building Session: Make the most of your last building session, relishing the camaraderie and empowerment that comes with it. 1:30 PM - Lunch & Farewell: Enjoy a final lunch together. 2:30 PM - Last Build Session: Savor the final build session and opportunity to learn before we conclude the event with gratitude and reflections. 6:00 PM - Final dinner together, followed by a drum & song circle. Note: Guests are invited to camp out Sunday night and leave Monday morning.
About Permatours: Permatours is a non-profit that brings people together to exchange skills and knowledge through permaculture action and natural build-focused educational events - supporting biodiversity, personal growth, & the resilience of local communities. Having facilitated over 40 projects throughout the country in over 2 years time, Permatours’ is a connective membrane in the vast ecosystem of community groups, environmental action networks, and educators - weaving together innovators, native land stewards, healers, permaculturists, teachers, creatives, and community centers - fostering a culture of learning, growth, authentic expression, and empowerment. Learn more at www.permatours.org
About Wild Island Center: Wild Island Center s a catering kitchen and education center offering workshops and retreats that deepen connection to nature and spirit through creative expression, hands on learning, rites of passage, and community events. We keep culture alive. Learn more at https://www.wildislandcenter.com/ With Gratitude, Permatours & Crew
Sept 14th at 1 pm to Sep 18th 11 am