2014 – 2015 Meditation Retreat Schedule
- The Healing Retreat: Saturday, March 21, 2015
- Still Voices Meditation Retreat: Saturday, September TBA, 2015
- Gentle Heart Compassion & Forgiveness Retreat: Saturday, November TBA, 2015
- Joyful Heart Retreat: TBA
Day-long healing and meditation retreats allow you to take time for yourself, focus on your desires, and rejuvenate your commitment to spirit. Designed for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, these retreats are based on universal themes, such as healing and forgiveness, and draw from ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology.
Retreat activities vary, and may include periods of gentle yoga, meditation, journaling, expressive arts, and walking meditation. There is ample time mid-day to eat, enjoy a walk (or nap!), journal, or any other nourishing activity. The Center for Mind-Body Therapies provides a beautiful, calming respite from your everyday activities.
Doors open at 8:45am. A light breakfast will be served from 8:45 – 9:15. Retreats begin at 9:30am and last until 4:30pm. Participants bring a bagged lunch and snacks for the day. Water and hot tea are constantly available. The content of each meditation retreat is detailed below. Learn more in the Frequently Asked Questions section.
No previous yoga, meditation, or journaling experience is needed for these retreats. All levels welcome!
Joyful Heart Retreat
Connect With Your Inner Wisdom & Bask In The Bliss!
The new year is a perfect time to take a day to relax and renew! It is rare that we reserve a whole day to simply celebrate being alive, so shake off all the holiday hustle and bustle, and plan some downtime for yourself. Connect with your body during gentle yoga, enjoy the stillness during guided meditation, and connect to your inner wisdom through creative journaling!
Drawing from the works of Louise Hay, Byron Katie, and SARK, Heather will lead you on a day-long journey into your own joyful heart!
The Healing Retreat
Saturday – March 21, 2015 – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Healing Practices for Personal Growth & Self Acceptance
This day-long retreat will facilitate the process of healing emotional, physical and psychological wounds by gathering like-minded people for intense relaxation and introspection. Readings from great healers, group discussion, and mindfulness practice will help nourish and rejuvenate your spirit.
A combination of guided meditation, gentle yoga, mindful journaling and community will help you support your commitment to heal yourself and love those around you.
Still Voices Meditation Retreat
Gentle yoga and guided meditations read from today’s dharma classics.
Saturday – September – TBA – 9:30am to 4:30pm Join us as we celebrate great writers and teachers of meditation and yoga. During this retreat you will experience the words and literature found in today’s mindfulness classics as a link to your own internal experience. Alternating periods of meditation, yoga, and journaling will lead you on a spiritual journey of the body, mind & soul. Sources of inspiration include: Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Pema Chödrön, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh. . . and more. Bibliography provided for further study. Reserve Your Place Online
Gentle Heart Compassion & Forgiveness Retreat
Saturday – November – TBA – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Explore loving-kindness for yourself and others.
This retreat is offered just before the holidays, as an opportunity to move into “family time” with a compassionate and open heart!
Whether you seek forgiveness for yourself, forgiveness for others, or both, the Gentle Heart Compassion Retreat will help you take the first step on the path to freedom, or help support you on your journey. Gentle yoga, meditation and journaling will facilitate your inquiry and deepen your connection to the compassionate warrior within.
Register for Daylong Meditation Retreats Online!
Reserve your space below by selecting the event you wish to register for, and then choosing the appropriate month. The date of the retreat will be highlighted. Retreat space is limited so early registration is suggested. You may pay online with PayPal, or call 240-397-8080 to pay via check or credit card.