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$360.00
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Yoga on the Page Retreat: Memoir, Movement, & Mindfulness
Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
 

We each have a story to tell and the act of writing about our lives helps us make sense of our experiences with loved ones, family, careers, community, personal struggles, and most importantly, our inner emotional life. Get the guidance and mentoring of an experienced memoir teacher (MFA in fiction) to explore where to start and/or how to dig under the surface into your life story as an act of creativity, self-knowing and mining the wisdom gained from your own life experiences.

This retreat includes 2.5 days of mindfulness exercises, expressive art, writing exercises, critique sessions, yoga and plenty of reflecting. We will bask in the inspiration of beautiful Heartwood Retreat Center walking the labyrinth, enjoying restorative and/or other styles of yoga, sit in an award-winning Chakra garden to pen thoughts, gain insight through guided meditations, and each participant will enjoy a relaxing massage in our healing salt room massage studio. This retreat is designed to relax the mind, body and spirit, as we learn to dive deeper into writing our life story.

Memoir writing is less about capturing the events of your life, and more an act of probing the deeper recesses of one’s heart and mind to find connections and meaning in the choices we've made and the direction our paths have taken as life unfolds. Whether you want to write your life story for a more poignant understanding of a particular period of your life, to gain deeper awareness of self, to leave reflective stories behind for future generations, or you want to hone your craft to make your story publication-worthy, this retreat will awaken you to the power of memoir writing from a technical “how to” standpoint as well as process oriented self-discovery. Writing sessions include inspirational exercises and writing prompts to complete during the retreat and elective critique sessions to share and get professional feedback for your writing. Participants are invited to bring up to 5 pages of any work written before the retreat for critique. We will send you an e-mail with writing prompts to spur inspiration before the retreat if you want to get started on a project before joining us.

This retreat is taught Heartwood staff which includes C-IAYT (certified yoga therapists & ERYT-500 teachers), mindfulness coaches, and writing teachers with MFA and publishing credits.

This retreat begins Friday October 25th at 3:00pm. Activities are planned until 8pm. Saturday October 26th we have activities (and free time) from 9am till 7 or 8 pm.

We conclude all formal activities Sunday, October 27th at 12pm noon.

  • Includes dorm lodging Friday, and Saturday night.
  • 2 dinners, 1 lunches, and 2 breakfasts, snacks (all food vegetarian, organic with vegan and gluten free options.)
  • Leather journal gift
  • Yoga, meditation and art activities with all materials and supplies
  • 6 Writing and Critique sessions & optional breakout sessions in poetry & journaling
  • Transfers to and from Sarasota and Bradenton Airports
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Schedule
Date
Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
3:00 - 9:00pm
$295.00
2 Sessions
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Meditation and Rounding Weekend
Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020
 

Join us for a weekend of expanding your understanding of meditation, theory & styles as well as experiential learning through a full day of rounding. With this course you will learn a variety of different approaches to personal centering and clearing the mind to promote personal harmony, self-actualization, stress release and heightened awareness. We explore different meditation techniques to embrace various practices and find what works best for different circumstances and personality types, while developing tools and training for a sustainable meditation practice. Heartwood provides the perfect setting as we enjoy the meditation garden, indoor studio space, labyrinth and the beautiful natural areas of Heartwood as supportive settings for exploring different modalities and styles of meditation .

The course will cover:
Core principles, history, science and practices of meditation
Guided meditation
Japa Mala meditation
Mantra Meditation
Open awareness meditation
Walking Meditation (Labyrinth)
Yoga nidra
Pranayama for meditation
Mudras for meditation

 

Day two of the program is a full day of silent rounding where we reboot our hearts and minds with a full day cycling through restorative gentle movement followed by deep meditation. As the day progresses, personal insight, heightened awareness and regenerative rest is acquired.

 

This retreat is from 10:30-5:00, but you are invited to join us from 9:00-10:30 for a complimentary yoga class if you wish.

 

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$295.00
2 Sessions
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Meditation and Rounding Weekend
Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020
 

Join us for a weekend of expanding your understanding of meditation, theory & styles as well as experiential learning through a full day of rounding. With this course you will learn a variety of different approaches to personal centering and clearing the mind to promote personal harmony, self-actualization, stress release and heightened awareness. We explore different meditation techniques to embrace various practices and find what works best for different circumstances and personality types, while developing tools and training for a sustainable meditation practice. Heartwood provides the perfect setting as we enjoy the meditation garden, indoor studio space, labyrinth and the beautiful natural areas of Heartwood as supportive settings for exploring different modalities and styles of meditation .

The course will cover:
Core principles, history, science and practices of meditation
Guided meditation
Japa Mala meditation
Mantra Meditation
Open awareness meditation
Walking Meditation (Labyrinth)
Yoga nidra
Pranayama for meditation
Mudras for meditation

 

Day two of the program is a full day of silent rounding where we reboot our hearts and minds with a full day cycling through restorative gentle movement followed by deep meditation. As the day progresses, personal insight, heightened awareness and regenerative rest is acquired.

 

This retreat is from 10:30-5:00, but you are invited to join us from 9:00-10:30 for a complimentary yoga class if you wish.

 

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 5:00pm