Nature and Art Soul Work Retreat - 11/2/19 10:00-4:00 pm - no charge

20375 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd

20375 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd · Paris, VA

How to find us

Turn at the 3rd mailbox on the right after FEMA (tall fences) There will be an Imagine banner in the driveway.

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Details

The purpose of this full day retreat is to help people to unplug from their day to day life and spend time connecting to their spiritual center. When the chatter of our self-talk becomes too loud we find that we no longer believe that a part of us is artistic or creative.

Our childlike wonder and creativity becomes a distant memory. In stripping away the subterfuge of daily responsibilities and chatter we will find that our inner self still has a clear vision of its connectedness to all things and the wonder of inspiration.

Through this day we will renew our energy, quiet our minds and reconnect to our sense of wonder. We will learn new ways of calming and centering ourselves including mindful meditation inside and out in nature. We will share healthy food for lunch (please bring a simple healthy food to share) to celebrate mindful eating and community sharing around the table.

We will try new ways of expressing our inner artist and find joy in the process as we cultivate non-judgment, kindness, self-compassion and awareness, beginners mind, patience and trusting the practice and welcoming community.
RETREAT AGENDA

Welcome and Intention

Affirmations
"We welcome the gift of imaginative creativity within each of us"
"We recognize that mindful meditation calms the nervous systems and activates responsiveness"
"We recognize that this setting in nature is designed to cultivate quiet, stillness and rest"
"We welcome art as a meditative practice completely non-competitive and without judgement"

Yogic Breathing and Stretches

Five Senses Nature Walk

Community Meditation

Celebration of Mindful Eating

Campfire: Mindful Listening Conversation

Artistic Soul Work Practices - Photography in nature, drawn art, journaling, poetry, fabric art, knitting, etc. (bring your own supplies)

Community Sharing

Closing Celebration