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The Mindful Relating Retreat: Connecting with Presence, Compassion, & Authenticity

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What happens when there is a relational field in which there is genuine curiosity, willingness to engage, and sense of safety?

What happens when there is the opportunity to speak what really matters to someone who really listens?

How does it happen that you can learn about yourself as you are learning about someone else?

Being present, attuned and accepting are fundamental qualities of mindfulness. They are also fundamental qualities of deep relationship. Being awake to what is happening is a fundamental quality of awareness. It is also a fundamental quality of authentic connection.

Through guided meditations, relational games and mindful interactions, we will explore what it’s like to be right here, right now, together… Discovering, exploring and celebrating connection at a deeper level.


Teacher: Marianne Rowe

Saturday, February 2

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Asilomar Conference Grounds

$140 (includes Practice Guide & Journal)

The Retreat Facilitator

Marianne B. Rowe, MS, is a Marriage & Family Therapist, practicing in Pacific Grove since 1986. She is the founder of the Mindful Education Project and co-founder of Monterey Bay Meditation Studio. Since 2011, she has facilitated relational training intensives in San Francisco, Santa Cruz & Boulder, CO, as well as Monterey and Pacific Grove.

The Setting

Asilomar, known as Monterey’s “Refuge by the Sea,” overlooks Asilomar State Beach, providing a serene, wooded setting for reflection and restoration. Our meeting space has a fireplace & an ocean view.