Women’s retreat set for Vail on Oct. 2 and 3 | VailDaily.com

Women’s retreat set for Vail on Oct. 2 and 3

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

VAIL, Colorado –Holistic Mountain and Michelle Many present “The Vail Women’s Retreat, In The Native American Way” with Grandmother Jean Bustos, or Adasti Gadhee, which is her Cherokee name, in Vail, Colorado next month. Grandmother Jean, as many call her, is a Cherokee medicine woman from Taos, New Mexico.

Many is a Chippewa from Turtle Mountain Clan and has lived and worked in the Vail Valley for more than 12 years as a holistic practitioner. Many is proud to bring Grandmother Jean to the Vail Valley for two days of ceremony at a private Vail home, she said.

Grandmother Jean is a 13th generation Cherokee medicine woman who is renowned for her crystal work and intuitive guidance. She has worked with medicine people and shaman all around the world. Her mission is teach women to respect themselves and to ask for the love that they deserve. This is something that is very important in Native American culture.

“Our core mission is to bring love and respect back to our hearts and to reconnect our hearts with the heart of Vail Mountains,” Many said. “Our mountain is a special grandfather with much power and much to teach us. Help us to reconnect with our Grandfather Mountain through Grandmother Jean and her most magical ceremonies.”

The event will begin Oct. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a drum circle focused on Native American songs and star legends and planetary meditations, led by Many.

Though its a women-only retreat, men are allowed to attend the Oct. 2 session for an additional $35.

Saturday’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and include three women’s circles, Many said.

“I’ve commissioned six special deerskin drums to open our hearts for this event on Oct. 2 and 3,” Grandmother Jean said.

On Saturday, the first circle Grandmother Jean will lead is the women’s empowerment circle, along with a Cherokee blessing, Many said.

Accommodations are available for the event. The retreat is $200 without lodging or $425 with two nights lodging. Full use of a gourmet kitchen included in all prices. Call Holistic Mountain at 970-949-7458 or 970-827-5622 or e-mail Many at michellemany@aol.com to reserve space. Visit http://www.holisticmountain.com for more information.

Support Local Journalism