located at 209 Blake Hill Road
Van Etten, New York 14889.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE OCTOBER
October 7th - 9th
Theme: "Adapting to Change with Ease and Grace"
Two of our greatest tools for healing are our Breath and the use of Sound. At this retreat you will learn to become your own Sound Healer! You will also learn various forms of Pranayama that will help you to adapt to the changes in life as well as experience greater levels of joy and peace!
The literal translation of qi gong is “energy work.” It is an Asian form of gentle yoga incorporating slow movements and breath work that has been around for thousands of years. Much of it is performed while standing, though there are a number of seated sets as well. There are hundreds of systems of qi gong that have come from various lineages, but they all focus on the energetic well-being of the individual.
This class will gently and safely stretch and strengthen the body with the goal to build and maintain a healthy back and joints. Geared toward beginners, this gentle practice is also good for maintaining peace and balance in all levels.
The term "forest bathing" emerged in Japan in the 1980s as a physiological and psychological exercise called shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing” or “taking in the forest atmosphere”). The purpose is twofold: to offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom burnout and to allow participants to reconnect with the natural design of nature.
We will have opportunities each day to enjoy the beautiful 236 acres of woods, streams, gorges, and walking paths. It offers a panoramic views as distant as Pennsylvania.
Researchers are now amassing a body of evidence, proving what we all know to be true: nature is good for us and has both long and short term mental and physical health benefits.
You will experience a transformation through all of our rejuvenating practices, Mindful Yoga, Meditation, Gatherings, along with free time for reflection, connection with nature, Journeydance and more.
I'm excited to announce that "Miss Casey" will be joining us on our retreat to share her amazing techniques and spiritual wisdom that reflects so beautifully in her art!
Casey Maura is a painter whose art is "intuitive and intentional to bring healing, creativity and wholehearted peace to this deeply aching world."
As a creator she "lives to paint", facilitate workshops, and is a motivational speaker.
"Art is a platform for me to express an even deeper personal message. I paint to bring my visions of this world to life; environmental protection, promoting the evolution of human rights, and building equality are a few things I stand for.
It is time to start treating each other and our land with more dignity, compassion and grace. When we rob each other of dignity we smother opportunities that could have promoted mutual empowerment.
In empowerment we rise. "
Miss Casey's art will leave you with a sense that everything will be okay. "We will find the peace despite the sorrow, we will rise above the suffering despite the pain, and we will do so together. "
See some of Miss Casey's Art:
The comfortable rooms have excellent soundproofing with a large window in each overlooking the beautiful grounds.
We will be staying at the Light on the Hill Lodge where there are 18 single rooms.
In addition to comfortable lodging in a private room and all parts of the program, the cost of the retreat also includes:
Dinner Friday night, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.
$425 for a Single (per person)
People coming together can sign up for a double room so that they can stay together and get a reduced price of $400 each person.
*We will be adhering to all of the safety protocols recommended by the CDC at the time of the retreat.
Please email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org