The Power of the Mare (Women's Retreat)

Event Highlights

  • Attendees will have time for solitary contemplation and group activities. A spectacular stretch of Heceta Beach is just a two minute walk away.


Morning contemplation, beach walks, journaling, group processing (optional), creative projects, horse-guided (equine-assisted) learning.

About This Event

This is a small retreat for women to be held on my 1/3rd acre Beach Cottage property just 300 feet from beautiful Heceta Beach, Florence, Oregon. Guests may choose between staying in the Guest Cottage or at the Driftwood Resort, which is just a one minute walk away. Women will engage in creative projects, journaling, and horse-guided (equine-assisted) learning with Rebecca's horses, and may also go on a beach ride via the local stables (optional). This 3-Day retreat, which will be co-facilitated by Rebecca C. Mandeville and Nora Juarez-Gibbs.

'If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.' – Chinese Proverb

Venue Highlights

Heceta Beach Cottage Retreat is located 300 feet from the shore, and a two minute walk from two local eateries, as well as the Driftwood Resort (if additional lodging is needed). The Cottage is built above street level and surrounded by shore pines and lush landscaping for added privacy. The kitchenette allows full meals to be made via the many cooking appliances, as well as an outdoor grill, but there is no stove.


Two Master En Suites (Queen beds plus baths); Ocean View Loft Has Two Single Beds. Driftwood Resort is one block away and will provide rooms to retreat attendees at a discount when 10-plus rooms are rented.


Attendees may eat out or prepare own meals in kitchenette. Two eateries are less than a five minute walk away. Garden on-site with herbs, etc., are available for attendees use.


Eugene is the nearest Airport. Shuttles available to Florence, Oregon. Check with Owner for details.

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