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In keeping with the ancient Circle of Stones tradition, the gathering is held only in the spring and/or fall.  Gatherings begin on a designated morning and conclude four days later after the closing ceremony.  A minimum of six participants are needed for each gathering.  Should each gathering fill to its maximum number of participants, a waiting list for each session will be created should an unexpected vacancy occur. 

Who SHOULD Come To This Gathering

Every woman hungry to rediscover, reclaim, or reconstruct the life she was born to live -- the woman who feels deep within her bones there is another part of her waiting to be acknowledged, trusted, honored, and loved.

Every woman who feels that, although her life has been rewarding, there is something missing -- something elusive but very much a part of the ache she has felt for a long, long time.

Every woman who feels she is standing at a fork in the road ... and isn't sure if she should take the road less traveled by.

Every woman who wants to re-member the woman she has forgotten to be.

Every woman who needs to know the source of her real power (not the kind granted or received from exterior sources) and how to use that real power to enrich her life and the lives of all she loves.

Every woman who has always known she had a wild, natural, ferocious, intuitive spirit ... but never learned how to access or express it.

Who SHOULD NOT Come To This Gathering

Any woman who needs to be led.  This gathering is about hands-on participation.  You will do and experience things you've never felt or done before.  If you expect to come, sit, and make nice notes about wise things, you will not be an asset to a Circle that is all about sharing and learning with and from those who are walking the Vasalisa path with you.

Any woman who just wants to "plug in" to the energy of the event, get "revived," then return home expecting to go back to business as usual.  There is no "business as usual" after attending a Circle of Stones.  And that's about the only absolute, honest, unadulterated truth I will swear to regarding this event. If you aren't ready to make at least one significant, life-altering change in your life, you are not yet ready for this gathering.

Any woman looking for the "magic wand" that will change her life.  There are no quick answers, no "abracadabra" shortcuts to your La Que Sabe.  There are no 5 steps to this, 10 steps to that.  In other words, there are no express trains to the answers you seek.  You already know the answers. You have to re-member them.  And that takes a lot of digging, weeding, transplanting, watering, and nurturing.  Nothing in Nature grows on demand.  If you are looking for quick solutions, this Circle is not for you.
Where the Circle of Stones Gathering Is Held
Hoophole barn

The Circle of Stones gathering is held at Hoophole, a very special, secluded space in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 50 miles southeast of Asheville in the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hoophole's restored red barn sits on 40 acres of pristine woods and meadows, all part of the Fox Haven Plantation, founded in 1775 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hoophole is not only the home of KohlQuest, it's also home to the fox, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, squirrel, owl, heron, and hawk ... and scores of songbirds that add their harmonies to Hoophole's natural symphony of sounds . Oh yes, one can't overlook Hoophole's comic four-legged residents:  Coby and Pogo ... one dog and one cat!

Hoophole invites you to walk trails that will stimulate your imagination ....
watch the power and majesty of a sunset ...
disappear into the magic of a waterfall ...
discover a gold nugget along a woodland creek ....
or just sit on the deck and be awed by the beauty of a flower.

It is the perfect place to get lost ... so you can find yourself again.

The Historic Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast


We are pleased to be able to offer in-home guest rooms to registrants as part of your event fee. All guest rooms offer bed and bath facilities and are located in and around the Rutherfordton area. 

If you are not interested in a guest room and wish to make your own room arrangements, there are many options to choose from in and around the historic town of Rutherfordton, North Carolina.  In fact, there is a different kind of inn, bed and breakfast, motel, or cabin for every taste and budget  ... from the restored 1822 Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast (above photo) to campgrounds.  Five national franchise motels are also in the vicinity:  Super 8, Ramada Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Bayfront Inn.

After your registration is confirmed, you will be mailed a packet of information listing all area accommodations with contact phone numbers and web sites if available.

Schedule of Daily Events
(times are approximate)


9:00 - noon
Circle Greetings
The Medicine Wheel
Hoophole Walk About
Conflict of Two Faces
Power Mask Creation
Serving Your
Stone Woman

The 7 Goddesses Within
12 Balancing Secrets
Accepting the Knowing

12:30 - 4:30
Opening  Ceremony
Receiving the Intuitive Gift
Walk Through the Forest
Listening to Your
Stone Woman Voice
Story Hour: Woman to Woman
Creating Your
Scar Clan Shawl

5:30 - 8:30

Creating  the
Vasalisa Doll
Mask Ceremony at
the Medicine Wheel
Decorating the
Power Masks
Closing Ceremony
Final Good-byes
completed by 6:00 pm

Personal Investment:  $600 per person registration fee includes:
  • $100 non-refundable reservation fee
  • all meals (continental breakfast, lunch and dinner daily)
  • accommodations for 4 nights: an in-home guest room with bath facilities
  • all materials for individual sessions
  • processing, handling, and setup costs

What You Will Receive For Your Investment

  • Two exceptional meals every day, prepared by those who come to the gathering, and a daily continental breakfast.  (You will be responsible for preparing one meal for the group from your own favorite recipe. We do the food shopping for you. You do the cooking!)
  • A personal introduction to the Circle of Life Medicine Wheel.
  • Your own autographed copy of  Hole in the Garden Wall, Prudence Kohl's powerful, award-winning visual diary
  • All materials provided for creating the gifts you give to yourself at each step of the Wild Woman journey, gifts that include:
    • your Vasalisa doll
    • your handcrafted power mask
    • your personal Clan shawl
    • a personal guide for your "Walk Through the Forest"
  • More "ahas" than you can imagine in four short days.

NOTE:  Registration is limited in order to preserve the event's special atmosphere of intimacy, personal interaction, and individual attention.  Please don't hesitate in registering for the gathering of your choice.  Delay could mean experiencing the disappointment of being closed out of a session or put on a waiting list.  And disappointment is NOT the kind of experience we want you to have!

Upon receipt of your registration fee, a confirmation email will be sent notifying you of your reserved place in the gathering you have chosen. You will then receive your own personal Circle Guidebook detailing what to bring to the gathering, what to wear, directions, and explicit details to assist in your choice of travel arrangements and accommodations.

Choose one of 4 easy ways to register.  CLICK HERE for instructions on how to register.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Your place in the Circle of Stones shall be considered reserved upon receipt of your $600 registration fee
Should you cancel your registration up to one month before the first day of the gathering of your choice, your registration fee will be refunded in full except for the $100 non-refundable reservation fee included as part of your registration package.

Cancellations made within one month before the first day of the Circle gathering you have chosen will not be eligible for any refund.

Should KohlQuest decide to cancel a scheduled gathering for any reason, other than an "act of God," those registered for the canceled gathering shall have their registration fees refunded in full including the $100 reservation fee.

Questions About Registration?
We will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your registration to the Circle of Stones gathering of women. Contact us via e-mail or call us at 828 - 288 - 0730 between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday - Friday Eastern Time.  Or send a note to:  KohlQuest, 3271 Polk County Line Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Privacy Policy
At KohlQuest, we recognize and respect the privacy of each and every customer, client, member, registrant, and subscriber. Your personal data will be treated with the highest level of safety, security, and confidentiality.  We do not and never will sell or exchange names, e-mail addresses, 

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