October 2-4*, 2020
Connect with Fiber, Nature, Others, and Your Self
We offer 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!
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!
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