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
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)
7:30–9:30: Mermaid Ball – Get your walking tails on and dance!
Sunday Sept 14
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).