W@W mid-week mini-retreats are intimate, in-person gatherings (max 4ppl) designed to practice presence in our bodies using water as a source to balance the burdens we carry in the world.
With the exception of the opening session (November 15th), W@W meets Wednesdays in Troutdale, Oregon starting November 30th. All sessions include lodging, although staying overnight is optional.
W@W is created to be flexible for the individual and fluid for the group. You are welcome to attend all or just a portion of our time together. What is provided below is simply a sketch of the intentions that can easily be filled in by what you need in the moment.
The price of each W@W session includes:
The retreat location provides a variety of food, beverage and entertainment options throughout the property for an additional cost.
*The soaking pool is open from 4-11pm and re-opens at 7am in the morning.
Erica Briggs is a consultant, community caretaker, and creative artist. In each capacity she is a storyteller, relating themes of learning that support more transparent and fluid identity, embrace culture, and align with nature to better heal, grow and sustain mental health and well being.
A native Oregonian, Briggs has lived and worked across the country and overseas. Currently, she serves as a Nonprofit Education Specialist at the Nonprofit Association of Oregon; Facilitator of Learning for the Anti-Defamation League; and is the founder and CEO of a small arts and nature nonprofit based in Troutdale.
As a single mother, she earned a BA in Communications at Mills College in Oakland, CA and a Master's in Africana Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she studied the social construction of race in America.
For over 25 years, she has served various roles in asset-based community nonprofits, and both traditional and alternative learning environments from elementary through college.
When she is at play you will likely find her camping, wandering in her garden, making a mess in her art studio, or hiking with her children to the nearest body of water.
Reservations and advance payment are required for each session.
Lodging facility requires a $50 deposit for incidentals at check-in.
Cancellations made less than 48 hours before arrival time are subject to an administrative fee in addition to the fee charged by the lodging facility.
Refunds will be available within 7-10 business days.
Except for a severe weather warning, all sessions will take place rain or shine.