Spring Retreat 2020
Program Description

​​Sarah Cledwyn (Opening Ceremony speaker and Spiritual Advisor)

Sarah Cledwyn, MA, is a Spiritual Guide and Energy Healer. She is extensively involved at Unity Church Unitarian, as well as assisting Unity Consulting with developing the Spirit Map assessment, helping folks live into the exploration of their results in everyday life. She leads online retreats and officiates at weddings and memorial services as part of her work.  Sarah's practice centers around supporting people into their fullest aliveness and being.

Are you considering focused work to enhance your life, embrace healing and authentically move through the world? Sarah has openings for new clients. Sign up for an individual session at the retreat or contact her for a discernment session after the weekend to see if this kind of learning might be for you.  sarahcledwyn@gmail.com - www.GrowSoul.com

Sarah brings varying interests to her companionship work including: embodied focusing, dream work, energy healing and Enneagram. This year Sarah is also exploring sacred sexuality and embodied receiving.  Outside her formal work, Sarah is passionate about gardening, seed saving, composting, food preservation and food justice. Labyrinth walking, journaling, meditation, cooking and caring for her children are her primary spiritual practices.  Sarah passionately believes that our whole lives are sacred, and she is a thoughtful explorer of the terrain where personal values meet the world.

Liz Loeb (Keynote speaker)

Liz Loeb is a civil rights attorney and community organizer with 20 years of experience working in political and social movements towards justice. A graduate of Brown University, Liz holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and a PhD in critical social theory from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Liz has served as an international human rights attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and as an attorney with the national ACLU criminal justice project, where she was part of the litigation team that won the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Safford v. Redding, which led to a national prohibition against forced strip searches in public schools.

In 2010, Liz left formal legal practice for full-time community organizing work. After relocating to Minnesota, Liz led the successful statewide campaign to defeat the 2012 Voter Restriction amendment, and then served as the Director of Collective Resourcing for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and as the treasurer for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s historic first electoral campaign.

Liz is thrilled to make her professional home as the Co-Director of Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, & Social Transformation, where she organizes with people across faith communities and communities of spiritual practice at the intersections of racial justice and queer liberation. Liz specializes in working with organizers and communities to build infrastructure for locally-based forms of collective resourcing that challenge modes of capitalist extraction while strengthening our connections to our work and to one another.

In addition to her organizing work, Liz is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher and an active member of Shir Tikvah synagogue in Minneapolis. Liz lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her partner Sarah and their dog Chloe.

Breakout Sessions

Creation Station      What Are You Reading?      smores by the fire      candlelight labyrinth     massage      sauna      meditation      Classical Stretch      Mask Making      walks      birding    

Chi Gung      Legacy Letters      Women’s Identities as Leaders & People of Power     movies postcards to your reps      Woman Song: Singing for Self, Children & Grandchildren    

Crochet: Novice to Pro       UU Identities in Politics & Government    

Immigration, Accompaniment & Resistance       Women’s Roles & Identities    

Dry Needle Felting       Sound Healing/Psychic Drama       Our Racial & Ethnic Identities    

Deep Listening: Giving Back to the Places that Nurture Us    

poetry reading       board games       dance


Service Providers for Massage

Pamper yourself at the retreat! Sign up at Friday’s check-in beginning at 3:00 pm for your desired time. Sessions start at 4:00 p.m. – $70/hour, and $40/half hour.

NOTE: If you must cancel, do it early so that others can take the slot and therapists are not waiting for someone to show up.


Ann Agrimson has been a Massage therapist since 2004 and an Energy practitioner since 2012. Ann’s approach is nurturing and intuitive. Massages may be relaxing - reducing stress and improving circulation, or rehabilitative – deep, specific work to an area to reduce pain and muscle tightness. Many times it’s a combination of both! No massage or energy session is the same because each session is tailored to the client.  Energy work assesses a client’s chakras and energy fields. It involves not just the body, but the mind and spirit also. A client is fully clothed and can lie on a table or sit in a chair. The practitioner has their hands on or above the client’s body. Clients find the process relaxing, rejuvenating and supportive.  Ann has worked with a variety of issues including: fibromyalgia, headaches, Parkinson’s, arthritis, cancer, joint replacement, and hospice. She enjoys working with women and promoting self-care. 

ann.agrimson@yahoo.com    612-214-6446 


Trish Kloeckl, OTR, has been practicing Shiatsu since 2000, mainly at The Center for Victims of Torture and at CenterPoint Therapeutic Massage and Shiatsu School and Clinic. Trish is a also Certified Hand Therapist and Occupational Therapist, specializing in rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Trish has been part of the massage team for many previous women’s retreats. She loves working in a retreat-style setting and encourages women to keep balance in their lives and care for themselves with a shiatsu session! For her sessions please wear light-weight comfortable clothing.  

takloeckl@icloud.com    651-503-7555

Pat Schuckert brings over 32 years of professional bodywork experience to each session. Her work includes: rehabilitative, relaxation, Sacred Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Temple, and Lymphatic Drainage massage. Energy work, Acupressure and CranioSacral® Therapy can be incorporated to create a truly personalized session. Pat also specializes in the Trager® Approach, using gentle and profound movement to promote ease, release, and relaxation for greater joy and awareness in our bodies and in our lives. This is the thirteenth year she has journeyed with the AUW women. Take time to nurture yourself, relax, release old ways of being, and simply breathe!   

patschuckert@gmail.com   612-822-2301   Offices in south Mpls and St. Paul.