June 4 - 10, 2017
Women's Healing Intensive
June 18 - 24, 2017
MEDITATION AND CREATIVITY RETREAT
led by Alicia Allen
The group size will be no larger than 18 participants.
There are a limited number of single rooms, so early registration is highly recommended.
For more information and registration contact Alicia Allen, 505-986-0147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 7-day Meditation and Creativity Retreat we will explore how contemplative practice and the creative process are intimately related. We'll enter the richness of silence for a nourishing time of meditation and inner reflection, and of creative exploration and expression. We'll nurture our bodies with plenty of rest, good healthy food, and time spent walking in the wild beauty of the natural environment, or sitting by a clear mountain stream.
When we enter retreat, and surrender our habitual ways of presenting ourselves in the world, and begin releasing layer after layer of our emotional reactions to the experiences that arise in our lives, we have the opportunity to drop into the vast openness and stillness within. This profound resting in the natural ease of being restores us on every level. As we relax more and more deeply, we reawaken our fundamental curiosity and awareness, until we are free to meet ourselves directly, see things more clearly as they are, and respond in a most authentic and wise and caring way to everything that arises in our experience.
As we reconnect with our innate vitality and aliveness, we access our spontaneous freedom of expression, the exquisite brilliance and exuberance of our essential nature. This is the wellspring of our unique creative energy. We will explore this boundless source of creativity in a variety of ways, both individually and as a group. No previous meditation or artistic experience is necessary. Advanced levels of experience are also welcome, each person engages their meditation practice and creative process at their own growing edge. Individual meetings with the teacher will be offered throughout the retreat to assist this exploration in both areas.
July 23 - 28, 2017
Cultivating Women's Leadership
Nina Simons, Toby Herzlich and Elsa Menedez
These 6-day residential intensives bring together impassioned women from diverse cultures, ages, and background to learn from and with each other. Rooted in values of respect, humility, creativity, intentionality and inquiry, CWL trainings develop women's leadership by:
-featuring experiential learning and transformational leadership practices
-consciously shedding insidious beliefs, stories, biases that can limit women's leadership capacity
-prioritizing connecting across differences
-connecting women to networks of diverse peers for ongoing coaching, influence, access and support
August 2 - 7, 2017
ANNUAL YOGA INTENSIVE
Dean and Rebecca Lerner
Center for Well Being
123 Mt. Nittany Rd.
P.O. Box 644
Lemont, PA 16851
August 20 - 26, 2017
Women's Healing Intensive
Sept. 3 - 9, 2017
FEEDING THE MOON: Exploring the Alchemical Mysteries of Creativity and the Divine Feminine
Monika Wikman, Ph.D. and Diane Haug, MA, LPCC
Open to the Public
CEU's may be available
Includes tuition / lodging / meals
During this residential retreat for women we will explore the alchemical mysteries and motifs that connect us deeply to our own creativity and experience of the divine feminine. Defining 'creativity' as 'living with creative spirit', we celebrate all of the manifestations of spirit that define a women's life. Using highly experiential modalities such as Grof Holotropic Breathwork, Jung's active imagination, dreamwork, art, journal writing, movement, bodywork, and guided time in nature, we will 'seed' the imagination in a sacred process of deep inner exploration and self-expression. In addition to the healing and renewal inherent in the process, this cultivation of the unique and precious 'creative spirit' in each of us can act as a powerful antidote to the despair and disenchantment that so easily affects our lives in these complex and challenging times.
Sept. 14 - 19, 2017
Jake and Hannah Eagle
Meditation/ Personal Growth / Communication
Imagine a practice where every time you speak you are bringing yourself to the present moment, becoming more conscious, waking yourself up, taking command of your life, and experiencing more peaceful interactions with others.
In this practice, which has been taught for over 50 years, we learn: to live without blame or feeling victimized, not to be overly concerned with what other people think, to create peaceful and intimate relationships, and to become more in touch with ourselves and what we value. Because we practice "no blame", we let down our defenses and become more curious about who we are now --- and mindfully design who we want to be in the future.
By learning and practicing this unique way of speaking, and living by the practical guidelines of this philosophy, you will change your life.
As we individually grow and evolve, so will our families, communities, cultures, and global society that we belong to. Ultimately, Reology promotes a sustainable, respectful, and responsible path for self-renewal.
"Once I settled in, the retreat became a blend of sweet tactile, visual, auditory, and visceral moments all strung together. I left the retreat with the feeling of being lastingly and almost genetically changed . . . and incredibly alive."
Students who complete this program by attending all sessions may receive 30 clock hours of continuing education approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). There is a $50.00 administrative fee to issue a continuing education certificate.