SILENT RETREAT DECEMBER 9
- Return to the Sanctuary of the Heart
A Day-Long Silent Retreat
Saturday December 9th, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Ellen Shapiro
As we approach the winter solstice, the days become shorter with less
light and the darkness of night increases. We may feel called to go
within and seek the silence of our soul, yet also be pulled into the
busyness of the holiday season. Find balance by spending a day
renewing yourself exploring the stillness of your being.
Allow yourself to bask in the beauty of silence. Pause to breathe, to
relax, and to turn your focus within. Simply by allowing yourself to
be, by being present to your moment-to-moment experience, you will
find your way back to your true essence of joy and love. This retreat
will be a time of reconnecting our heart with our soul, of
experiencing the inner peace and freedom that flows within our core
when we open to ourselves with loving tenderness.Through the stillness
we will be naturally guided toward deep authenticity and the abiding
truth of our heart's radiance. Within this part of ourselves,through
the grace of awareness and love, there is nothing to achieve,to
attain, or to change. We shift from doing to the relief of pure being.
Using elements of yoga, walking and seated meditation, journaling,
conscious eating, creative expression, rest, and reflection, you will
explore and embody your own personal journey. Relax, renew,
replenish, and experience the powerful healing and fulfillment that
comes from attuning and listening within while practicing intentional
silence. The group atmosphere creates structure and support while
also allowing complete freedom of personal expression.
We will meet on Friday, Dec. 8 from 7:15- 8:45 p.m. to get acquainted
and go over the practical details and structure of the day. You will
learn simple, direct ways to practice seated meditation, walking
meditation, and meditation in motion (yoga postures), and conscious
eating. We will spend Saturday in silence and end the day with a
short sharing and integration.
No prior experience necessary. Please bring layered clothes, walking
shoes, two pillows and a blanket, yoga mat (optional, a journal,
inspirational readings, lunch, teacup, water, and a snack to share.
Space is limited, so please register early. Cost is $80 to $100,
sliding scale. The workshop will be held at Namaste Yoga Center, 922
E. Lafayette St, Tall, FL, 32301.
For more info or if you have questions, contact Ellen at
ellsha@... or 222-0003.
To register, please send this form and your check made payable to
Ellen Shapiro to Namaste Yoga Center, 922 East Lafayette St., Suite A,
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