Weekend Retreat at Mount Madonna
Immersing in the natural world...
Connecting with yourself...
Nourishing body, mind, heart, & soul...
Being in silence...
Bathing in the moonlight...
Relating authentically with others
This retreat offers an opportunity to open your heart, cultivate spaciousness in your mind, and nourish your soul
by stepping outside of routine and familiar into a world of beauty and state of wonder.
Bringing curiosity into our relationship with nature, ourselves and each other, allows us to experience what is “underneath”
— the silence, stillness and ever-present miracle of simply being here,
in this body, in this community, in this universe.
MOUNT MADONNA CENTER, Watsonville, CALifornia
TEACHERS: MARIANNE ROWE, KATIE DUTCHER, JENNIFER FARLEY, PATRICIA WOLFF
This retreat is facilitated by four experienced teachers, Marianne Rowe MS, LMFT; Katie Dutcher, MA; Jennifer Edwards, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT; and Patricia Wolff, DC, MFT. We offer perspectives from wisdom traditions, shamanism, mindfulness, psychotherapy, neuroscience, and nature therapy.
Elements of this retreat will include:
- Meditation (Guided and Silent)
- Gentle Yoga, Qi-gong, and Authentic Movement
- Relational Practices
- Mindful Inquiry and Discussion
- Reflection and Writing
- “Shinrin-yoku” (Forest Bathing)
- Periods of Silence
- Ritual and Ceremony
- 2 nights lodging
- Facilitation by 4 teachers
- Locally-sourced, organic, gourmet meals
- Practice Guide
Registration deadline October 23.
- A full refund, minus a $50 service fee, is available until October 9, 2018
- No refunds are available after October 9, 2018
Mount Madonna Center is a yoga, conference, and retreat center nestled among redwood groves on top of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For nearly 40 years, the Center has been an educational, transformative setting for a wealth of universal teachings of peace, growth, and values-based living. Walking trails, natural elements, hot tub, hiking trails, and a small lake for swimming are some of the contemplative environments to be found on the grounds.
Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks are provided, with non-gluten and non-dairy options available at every meal.