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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 and recovery rituals that promote the strongest versions of ourselves. 


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, multiple forms of 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 and Yoga 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 educational experience that introduces practices that can help us live a joyful life in spite of life's most difficult challenges including grief and loss. Defiantly Joyful 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 

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


Guests can meet afterward at the cauldron/firepit for community and fellowship if they would like.



SATURDAY


9:00 AM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: "Defiantly Joyful" Board Opening Sentiments Holly Chapple, Trish Phillips, Hannah Warfield, Susan Lee, Tracy Stickley, Penny Hoffman.


10:00 AM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: Kurt Aschermann "Your spiritual life IS your life: what the East teaches us about the sacred nature of everything."


10:30 AM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARNMegan Hurley "We Choose Joy"


11:00 AM

CENTERS 


Sound Bath with Jenny Goff Phillips "Ohm Dome" - Upstairs Dairy Barn

Meditation with Kurt Aschermann - Bank Barn

Therapeutic Arts Science & Growth with Sheila Anwari  - Studio Barn

Grief Fellowship with Penny Hoffman - Manor House


OR Self-Guided: Meditation, Journaling, Flower Harvesting (fee required Gift Shop)


12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break 


Pack lunch, Go to Roots, Charcuterie in Winery.


1:00 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARNGia Trionfo Hooper, Reiki, "MultiDimensional Living"



1:30 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARNAutumn "Abernathy and Spence" How growing and gardening heals.



2:00 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARNHolly Chapple "Holly Chapple Flowers" Flower Therapy - Demonstration on Floral Design



2:30 PM

CENTERS 


Yoga Nidra with Gretchen Schutte "Peace in the Pause" - Upstairs Dairy Barn

Acupuncture with Isabel Hulkower - Bank Barn

Grief Fellowship with Penny Hoffman - Manor House 


OR Self Guided: Meditation, journaling, Flower Harvesting (fee required Gift Shop)



3:30 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: Amalia Natalio "KarmicKindness" Understanding relationships through a spiritual lens.


4:30 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: Penny Hoffman "Penny D Hoffman Counseling LLC" Grief Therapy


5:00 PM

Closing Ceremony/Meditation - HAWKS LANDING:Jerome "Samskara Yoga and Healing Center"


END OF DAY: Guests can meet afterward at the cauldron/fire pit for community and fellowship if they would like.


SUNDAY


9:00 AM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARNHealing & Wholeness via the 12 Steps - Joel Gough


10:00 AM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: Susie Bartel "The Ryan Bartel Foundation" Connection and Belonging


10:30 AM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: Kathryn Bovino "Thrive Consultation and Therapy" Cultivating Resilience and Joy with ACT


11:00 AM

CENTERS 


Reiki with Tonia Bultrowicz "Calming Winds" Practices at home - Upstairs Dairy Barn

Yoga with "Samskara Yoga and Healing Center" - Walking Meditation

Grief Fellowship with Penny Hoffman - Manor House


Self-Guided: Meditation, Journaling, Flower Harvesting (fee required Gift Shop)


12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break 


Pack lunch, Go to roots, Charcuterie winery.


1:00 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN - Jerome "Samskara Yoga and Healing Center"


1:30 PM 

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN - Dr. Jennifer Hansen "Positive Vibe Practice"


2:00 PM

CENTERS 


Yoga with "Samskara Yoga and Healing Center" - Location TBD

Grief Fellowship with Penny Hoffman - Manor House


Self Guided: Meditation, Journaling, Flower Harvesting (fee required Gift Shop)


3:30 PM

PRESENTATION - BANK BARN: Rosa Diaz De Leon "Recovery After Divorce & Finding your part in life situations"


4:00 PM

Flower Communion - All guests are to harvest one bloom and head to Hawks Landing for the closing ceremony. 


CLOSING with "Ohm Dome" and Rosa Diaz De Leon.