Not So Great News:
If you were waiting to put in your application, registration reached “full” this weekend with the last of the acceptances going out.
You can still apply because there’s a waiting list!
How does the waiting list work?
SJW applicant spots are not locked in until applicants pay and there is a time frame in which initial payment must be made to hold the spot. Also in case spots become open because someone has to cancel/has an emergency etc. The waiting list is first come, first serve.
If not, get on it, we want you there on the mountain with all of us!
We have fabulous classes & presenters getting ramped up to share with you all. Have you checked out the line up yet? We are excited to be bringing you a whole host of new classes this year! Check them out here!
We are getting super excited, are you?
It’s hard to believe we’re heading to the mountain for our 10th anniversary of Submissive Journey Weekend (SJW)!
As always, your hosts have selected a theme designed to give us all guidance and focus as we come together to explore who we are – both separately and together. This year’s them is “10 Things About Me.” As you might imagine, this implies that each of us will be looking internally to figure out who we are – AND WHAT THAT MEANS.
- What makes up the “me” that so many people love?
- How can I be the best ME there is?
- How can I figure out what that even means?
SJW has always focused on self-discovery and building a foundation for ourselves as s-types (or little letter people). This year, we’re taking it to the next level. We want you to leave the mountain knowing 10 things more deeply about yourself than when you arrived.
- You’re pretty. What does that mean about how you interact with others?
- You’re shy. What does that mean about how you can alter your service to your partner?
- You’re exuberant. How does that impact how you project yourself to others?
Go beyond the surface and find out how you can discover the deeper, brighter meanings behind all these truths you to hold to be true about YOU. And if you’re able to translate that information into better service to your partners and/or communities, so much the better!
Come celebrate 10 amazing years with us, and share with us all of who you are!
As you know we are going to be in a new cabin this year! Here’s some pictures of the cabin and a little preview of the amenities.
- 8.5 bathrooms
- 11 Bedrooms
- A 20 seat stadium style home theater room
- Three huge banquet tables
- A double kitchen
- There is an arcade style game room with 8 machines and 45 different games to play
- Air Hockey Table, Foosball Table, Pinball Machine, Pool Table
- There is even a swimming pool available to us in the resort
How many teachers / parents / caregivers told us we weren’t living up to our potential? GAH! No one wants to hear that!!
The reality is that all of us have some really great stuff inside us, just waiting for our time to flourish. For most of us, it’s not about whether or not we can do it – it’s whether or not we have the passion to carry through.
So, how can turn that inside potential into external possibility? Well, that’s what this weekend is all about – discovering that spark within you, and carrying it out into the world.
Meet some great people.
Have some lovely down time.
Share ideas with people you’d probably never get to sit next to if you weren’t on the mountain.
Find your passion, share it with others, and help others see your vision. Let’s find a way to carry our potential out to a place where we can make positive change happen in the world.
Dates: Thursday August 17 – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Location: The Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.
Cost: $250/person until April 30, 2017
After April 30th, cost goes up to $275/person
For those who cannot pay a lump sum, payment plans can be setup.
We hope to have some partial scholarship dollars again this year so don’t let cost deter you from applying!
January 29, 2017
After much agonizing, we have made the difficult decision to move SJW to the fall this year. We’ll be meeting August 17-20, 2017.
A couple months back we were all set to make an announcement about dates for May. Then the forest fires in TN ruined all our plans. Once the rental agencies got done moving everyone around, the dates they offered us just weren’t acceptable. So, in lieu of cancelling for this year, we’re just moving to the fall and a new cabin.
Don’t worry, it’s only for this year! 2018, we’ll be back in the spring again!
Tomorrow we’ll be getting the website sorted and getting registration finalized.
On a serious note…..
I’m incredibly sorry we have been so silent. Honestly, I just didn’t know what to say or how to say it. I didn’t know how to tell you that we couldn’t have SJW in May, and so I said nothing. Boy, was that a bad choice!
Thankfully, Mags finally kicked my ass enough to get me to finalize everything and get this ball rolling. She convinced me you folks would be fine with the weird arrangements for this year, and that we’d just make it work. Well, can I say how much I love having my ass kicked by Mags? smile
We are doing everything in our power to cut the costs of SJW to the bare bone. It is my goal to get SJW down to the lowest price we possibly can, to make it available to a wider scope of folks. For this year, i can promise you that the prices will not be raised – and are likely to go down.
Tomorrow the team will be finalizing the numbers and setting up the website registration. At that time, we’ll announce this year’s price.
Oh, and if you’re still reading…….you get in on a special secret. We already have dates for next year: May 17-20, 2018. Mark it on your calendars, because the cabin’s already reserved!!
Although kinky IRC isn’t what it once was I thought SJW, SEEK, and similar events might do well to have a presence there to answer questions and allow us to keep up with each other.
It’s on cuff-link.me’s IRC server: #submissive_retreats.
I just sent out another acceptance and we have filled over 20% of the non-instructor or staff spots. If you are interested you might want to apply sooner rather than later.