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Defiantly Joyful

July 26th, 27th & 28th, 2024

A Healing Experience



"Defiantly Joyful" is an enriching workshop set in the picturesque surroundings of Hope Flower Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. This unique event, curated by Holly Chapple and friends at her multifaceted property—a combination of a working flower farm, winery, and historic site—provides a haven where individuals can explore healing after experiencing significant grief, loss, and trauma.


The core theme of the workshop is finding and reclaiming joy despite the challenges posed by life's most difficult moments. This theme is intricately woven into every activity and session, offering a holistic approach to recovery that involves flowers, spirituality, self-care, and community engagement.


Healing Through Flowers and Nature


At "Defiantly Joyful," participants engage deeply with the natural beauty and therapeutic qualities of flowers. Sessions on floral design not only teach the art of arranging blooms but also demonstrate how these activities can serve as meditative practices that promote mindfulness and inner peace. The act of working with flowers—cutting, arranging, and even planting—becomes a metaphor for personal growth and rebirth.


Spiritual and Self-Care Practices


Understanding that healing is a multi-dimensional process, the workshop incorporates various spiritual and self-care practices. Reiki sessions offer energy healing that aligns and heals the body's chakras, while sound baths with gongs, singing bowls, and other instruments provide sonic therapy that resonates deep within the body to release stress and trauma. The creation of mandalas and other symbolic artifacts like flowering crosses or altars allows for spiritual reflection and expression of personal journeys, we will be creating a flower circle at hawks landing as the sun sets.


Dynamic Learning and Community Building


"Defiantly Joyful" is structured to foster a dynamic learning environment where guest lecturers share insights on diverse healing modalities. These lectures are interspersed with interactive sessions where participants can discuss and digest new ideas, facilitating a supportive community atmosphere. This setting not only encourages the sharing of personal experiences but also cultivates connections among attendees, reinforcing the idea that no one should navigate their healing journey alone.


Reflective and Playful Exploration


Beyond structured learning and activities, there is ample opportunity for participants to reflect on their experiences, explore the expansive grounds of the farm, or engage in playful activities that reignite joy and wonder. These moments are crucial, allowing participants to process their healing journey in a space that balances introspection with the rejuvenating power of play.


Serene Environment


Hope Flower Farm itself plays a crucial role in the healing process. The beauty of the landscape, the tranquility of the gardens, and the charm of the historic property offer a peaceful retreat from the chaos of everyday life. The integration of a working farm and winery also introduces participants to the rhythms of nature and agriculture, grounding them in the cycle of life and renewal.


"Defiantly Joyful" is more than just a workshop; it is a transformative experience designed to guide individuals through the complexities of grief and loss towards a pathway of healing and joy. It promises not only to equip participants with practical skills and knowledge but also to inspire a profound internal journey towards peace and happiness.




ITINERARY


FRIDAY 


6:00 PM

"Meet and Greet" Pack your own Picnic or charcuterie available at Winery.


7:00 PM 

Drum Circle Opening - Loudoun Drum Circle - Intentions for the weekend "Ohm Dome"



SATURDAY


9:00 AM

PRESENTATION: "Defiantly Joyful" Board Opening Sentiments


10:00 AM

PRESENTATION: Kurt Aschermann "Getting Grounded and Finding Spirituality" AND Megan Hurley "We Choose Joy"


11:00 AM

CENTERS 


Instructor: YOGA with "Samskara Yoga and Healing Center"


Instructor: SOUND BATH with "Ohm Dome"


OR Self Guided: Meditation, Journaling, Grief Fellowship, Flower Harvesting


12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break 


Farm Belly Pre-Orders OR Pack lunch, Go to Roots, Charcuterie in Winery


1:00 PM

PRESENTATION: Gia Trionfo Hooper, Reiki, "MultiDimensional Living"


1:30 PM

PRESENTATION: Autumn "Abernathy and Spence" plants 


2:00 PM

PRESENTATION: Holly Chapple "Holly Chapple Flowers" Flower Therapy


2:30 PM

CENTERS 


Instructor: YOGA with "Samskara Yoga and Healing Center"


Instructor: SOUND BATH with "Ohm Dome"


OR Self Guided: Meditation, journaling, Grief Fellowship, Flower Harvesting


3:30 PM

PRESENTATION: Amalia Natalio "KarmicKindness" Understanding relationships through a spiritual lens


4:30 PM

PRESENTATION: Penny Hoffman "Penny D Hoffman Counseling LLC" Grief Therapy


5:00 PM

Closing Flower Ceremony “Hawks Landing”


END OF DAY: Free to leave or stay and visit with guests (Bring snacks) Bring coolers. 


SUNDAY


9:00 AM

Yoga


10:00 AM

PRESENTATION: Susie Bartel "The Ryan Bartel Foundation" Mindfulness


10:30 AM

PRESENTATION: To be Announced


11:00 AM

CENTERS 


Self Guided: Meditation, Journaling, Grief Fellowship, Flower Harvesting


12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break 


Pack lunch, Go to roots, Charcuterie winery, Farm Belly Pre-Orders


1:00 PM

PRESENTATION - Melinda Perish "Feathered Folly Farm" Pushing through pain to purpose


1:30 PM 

PRESENTATION - Dr. Jennifer Hansen


2:00 PM

CENTERS 


Self Guided: Meditation, Journaling, Grief Fellowship, Flower Harvesting


3:00 PM

PRESENTATION: To be Announced


4:00 PM

CLOSING with "Ohm Dome"