A 5-day Reflective Retreat : Sept 30-Oct 5, 2018
Experience the rhythmic beauty between movement and stillness. Explore art, natural beauty and the majesty of your inner landscape. Carry your morning experience of mindfulness & movement into the expansive art galleries at the Yale Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art viewing art and your personal experience with a fresh and deeper perspective. Kathy Daniels, MA will lead us through the galleries as our private docent!
What you can expect daily: movement and meditation in the morning, art & exploration in the afternoon and quiet reflection, solitude or socializing in the evening.
Our retreat center, Mercy by the Sea, has 33 acres on the shores of Long Island Sound. The beach is not only a relaxing refuge to read, gaze out at the water or track the flight of birds but also a lovely area to stroll or collect shells.
In addition to the beach, the Mercy Center has a labyrinth. Walking the labyrinth has a centering effect and puts us in touch with the wisdom of our bodies. It also allows us to slow down and become more aware of the quiet beauty that surrounds us – the plants, the sky, birdsong and smell of the earth and sea.
Mindfulness and Movement Workshop: Two morning sessions, led by Kate Mitcheom MSN, CNM, RYT, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor. Kate is a master teacher who integrates 20+ years of meditation and movement into her open-hearted style of teaching. This style of yoga is accessible for all and geared toward the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
Art tours of the galleries at Yale University will be lead by Kathy Daniels MA. Kathy is an art historian and former gallery director for St. Catherine University. Kathy and Kate are life-long friends and both are graduates of St Catherine’s University, class of 1973. Here’s a little more About Kate and About Kathy.
Sample Daily Schedule:
- 7:30-8:30am Meditation
- 8:30-10:00 Breakfast
- 10:00-12:00 Movement
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
- 1:30-5:00pm Art tours (3 days)
- 5:30-6:00pm Social Hour
- 7:30-8:00pm Dinner
Download brochure: Mindfulness_Brochure.pdf
The cost of the retreat is $1795, double occupancy – all inclusive except for airfare and transportation to Mercy by the Sea.