October 2-4*, 2020
Connect with Fiber, Nature, Others, and Your Self
Enjoy a weekend of unique natural fiber workshops, mindfulness sessions, and outdoor experiences to deepen your connection to the fiber arts.
All activities at Spirit Spin are optional; you create your retreat in a way that restores you, enlightens you, relaxes you and "fills your cup". And, please know that we are inclusive to all people; you will be welcome here exactly as you are! We offer:
Fiber-Fun in Community (Spinning, Knitting, Whatever You Like!); Creativity Workshops; Guided Nature Walks and Foraging; Hotel Accommodations; Michigan Harvest Cider/Wine/Beer/Cheese Reception; Gentle Yoga; Knitting/Spinning by the Fireplace; On-Site Massage Therapist and Energy Healer; Breathwork; Natural Dyeing; All Meals and Snacks Included; Bonfire by the Lake; Free Goodie-Bag; Sauna; Fiber Arts Mini-Workshops Featuring Local Fiber Producers--and more!
Facilitated by: Fiber Expert, Rita Petteys; Creativity Coach/Energy Worker, Michele Lussky; Naturalist, Rebecca Marquardt + Massage Therapy by Pamela Krzysik
WHAT TO EXPECT
(Back by popular demand we have an optional Thursday arrival!)
Centering and Introductions; Spinning Together
Optional: Gentle Yoga for Sleep
Plenty of Free Time to Spin, Relax, and Enjoy the Peaceful Outdoors; Michigan-Grown Cider, Wine, Beer, and Cheese Evening Reception
-Sacred Geometry w/Michele-
-Small Weaving in Nature w/Rita (no previous weaving experience needed) -
-Shaman Walk w/ Michele-
-Gentle Yoga and Meditation-
Plenty of Free Time to Spin, Relax, and Enjoy the Peaceful Outdoors; Bonfire
-Natural Fiber Sandwich Carding w/Rita-
-Intuitive Collaging w/Michele-
-Felted Labyrinths w/Rita-
-Shamanic Journey Walk w/Michele-
-Foraging for Dyeables w/Rebecca-
-BreathWork Meditation w/ Michele-
Plenty of Free Time to Spin, Relax, and Enjoy the Peaceful Outdoors; Retreat Concludes at 11am (but you may stay on until 8pm with your new friends).
-Guided Nature Walk w/Rebecca-
Your Tranquil Setting
The Kettunen Center is a full-service conference center located in Tustin, about an hour and a half north of Grand Rapids in the rural northern woods of Michigan. Situated on 160 acres of rolling hills and forests along a beautiful lakefront the modern facility offers hotel accommodations and locally sourced, organic food in the beauty and tranquility of a natural setting with many opportunities to unwind and explore with boating, hiking trails, bonfires, sauna, and more. For more about the facility, visit: kettunencenter.org
is the owner of Yarn Hollow, a hand-dyed fiber, yarn, and fabric company based in Grandville, Michigan. Operating since 2005, Yarn Hollow was born of a life-long love of fiber arts and color. Rita was a young knitter and crocheter who returned to knitting after college, starting with the mythic boyfriend sweater. Then came spinning--and dyeing soon followed. Rita has taught dyeing and other aspects of the fiber arts since 2007 at yarn shops, fiber retreats, and fiber festivals throughout the Midwest--including Oxbow, the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Interlochen Fine Arts, and the Michigan League of Handweavers annual conferences.
Michele DeVoe Lussky
is a Creativity Coach, Teacher, Writer, Intuitive, and Owner of Shamama--a business devoted to helping people tap into their creative energy, hidden power, life's purpose, and authentic voice. Michele has taught Writing and Literature for over 16 year--most recently at Grand Valley State University. She has published several books, articles and poems and enjoys leading "Shaman Walks"and as well as sessions in mindfulness, yoga, mandala-making, intuitive collaging, and her very own style of the "Shamanic Journey Writing" process.
is Naturalist and Landscape Architect at her own firm, Revery. She is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast who specializes in place-based education and sustainable and native-species design. She holds certifications as a: Native Plant Master program through Colorado State University; Master Gardener from the University of Wisconsin Extension, CSU, and Michigan State University, Master Naturalist program through MSU; and Land Ethic Leader from the Aldo Leopold Foundation. She also serves as a naturalist at the Wittenbach Wege Nature Center in Lowell, Michigan.
This Retreat is for you if you are
a Fiber enthusiast, and...
You are craving time and space to spin, weave, hook, crochet, or knit in peace
Desire connection with nature and new friends in a peaceful setting
Want to learn more about syncing up with the inherent wisdom and rhythm of nature as a way to connect to your highest self
Would like to acquire new techniques and knowledge about fiber, creativity, and nature