Tentative Mystical Mermaid Retreat Schedule (subject to change)

Friday Sept 12

12:00 pm:  Arrival, set up your camp site

2:00-4:30: Free time, play and swim

3:00: Walking tour of Harbin Grounds (Jumana)

4:30:  Art project:  Mini Sandcastle making (for taking home) (Kathleen)

6:00 – 7:00:  Dinner & icebreaker

7:00: Opening Circle (Oceanna chant and blessing, Vyana intro to Harbin)

8:00: Mermaid Fashion Show casual and open to all to participate. (Mermaid Atlantis is MC)

9:30: Mermaid Storytelling & learn Hebredean chant (song of the Selkies by Rosanna Ferrera)

Recommend getting in the warm pools and getting to know each other

Saturday Sept 13

7:30-9:00: Breakfast

8-9:00: Early morning soak in the Harbin main pool (Jumana will lead us)

8- 9:30: Yoga at the Temple

10:00-11:00: Group swim in large main pool (Aquiana, champion synchronized swimmer, shares her “mermaid moves” with us)

11am-6pm: Vendors open (mermaid shopping)

11:00-12:00: Play the Mermaid Board Game prototype

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Free time

2:00-3:30:   Workshop I (pool): Inika Spence leads Aquatic Contact Dance (limited to 12 participants)

2:00-2:45: Workshop II (inside):  Sharing circle format – “What does it mean to be a mermaid?”

4:00-5:00:   Workshop III (pool): Water priestessing and water dance demonstration (Jumana)

6:00–7:00: Dinner

7:30–9:30: Mermaid Ball – Get your walking tails on and dance!

Sunday Sept 14

7:30-9:00: Breakfast

8:00-9:30: Yoga at the Temple

10:00-11:00: Group swim in large pool

11:00-12:00: Free time

11:00-6:00: Vendors open (mermaid shopping)

12:00-1:00: Lunch (same area as the talent show)

12:30-1:45: Talent show/Open mic

2:00-2:45:   Meet HANNAH FRASER. She will share what’s important now and offer photo opportunities with her.

4:00-4:45:   Workshop (inside): Mermaid Vyana – “The Mermaid: A Deeper Dive” : Mermaid as a symbol through history reveals her light and shadow qualities

4:00-4:45:   Workshop III (pool): (TBA)

4:00-6:00: Vendors open to Harbin folks for the first time

6:00 – 6:30: Closing circle

Recommend having dinner at the Harbin restaurant – delicious!

Ongoing activities throughout the weekend:

Get to know other merfolk!

Be a vendor and sell your mermaid art or crafts ($50-100)

Sign up for free chair massage with Jody.

Water dance sessions – sign up with Jumana.

Arts and Crafts area open all weekend.

Photo booth area for taking pictures

Yoga is available 3 times/day at the temple (8:00 am, 10:00 am and 5:00 pm)

Harbin’s health services offers a wide variety of massage services, on land and in the waters by appointment. Call (707) 987-0422 for appointments.

Fluffer area” near photo booth has mermaid accessories for those who want to adorn themselves or each other for fun & photos.

Mermaid library area (bring your favorite mermaid books, magazines, and images to enjoy and share)

Mermaid shrine area (bring your favorite mermaid objects to temporarily adorn our sacred space).