Well Being Retreat Center - Event
Silent Retreat: Movement, Meditation, Awareness
with aLex Levin and Jackie Shaffer
April 12 - 15, 2018
Jackie & aLex lead this 3-night silent retreat which is structured with periods of meditation (guided and silent), yoga, qi gong, Feldenkrais-inspired movement, and energy work. You will have abundant time for exploring, walking and taking in the surrounding natural beauty; as well as plenty of time for reading, resting and journaling.The aim of the retreat is for you to discover how richly rewarding your experience in silence can be. Allow yourself to release tensions and limitations and open to your presence.
About the Movement, Meditation & Awareness Retreat
The retreat will begin with check in Thursday April 12th between 3:30 to 5:30pm. Supper will be served at 5:30pm and the retreat will begin at 6:30pm Thursday evening. The Retreat will end with brunch on Sunday April 15th.
About the Group Leaders
Jackie Shaffer leads meditation groups, meditation retreats and workshops at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio in northern Virginia. She began meditation in 1970, which in time, led her to the practice of hatha yoga. Jackie has taught yoga for more than 17 years. Her approach is nurtured by numerous insightful and awakened teachers, among them Erich Schiffmann, Sally Kempton, Adyashanti and Mukti. Jackie's reverence toward the mystery of life itself is her foundation. At Sun and Moon, Jackie mentors teachers within the In-Depth Program. Her yoga is enriched by practices of Feldenkrais, energy medicine and qi gong. Building on a love of science and her practice of art making, Jackie's recent workshops include Yoga for Your Brain, and Color Meditation: Painting for Yogis..
aLex Levin teaches yoga, and mentors students along their paths as she coordinates the teacher training program at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio in Northern Virginia. Ever orienting toward freedom, joy, and ease in everyday being, she’s inspired by teachers who point to the totality and immediacy of our direct experience including Adyashanti, Erich Schiffmann, Byron Katie, Rupert Spira, Mooji, Sharon Landrith, Madeline Helbraun, and Paul Hedderman. Sharing yoga since 1998 and currently folding in Yin Yoga and Feldenkrais principles, she invites us to look and discover for ourselves that what we seek might already be available: through relaxed curiosity in our actual and multi-sensory experience at this moment, through skillfully asking what we need to know, and in willingly receiving what answers come
About the Venue - Well Being Retreat Center
There will be time to enjoy the 160 acres of rural Tennessee land and the 2 1/2 miles of Powell River frontage.
The Well Being Retreat Center offers a conducive environment for this event: quiet natural spaces, climate controlled main event room, and delicious healthy food.
Tuition and Accommodations (Meals & Lodging)
Tuition and Accommodations for this 3-night retreat range from $315-$520, depending on housing options. This includes your tuition, meals, snacks, and lodging. Food provided will be mostly gluten-free non-vegetarian with a vegetarian option at each meal. (Vegetarian may include eggs and dairy.) Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis; there are a limited number of single rooms. For pictures of the lodging options, go here. There is also a low cost option for camping by the river. Bring your own tent - a new bath house with hot showers is nearby.- or leave the tent at home and camp out in one of the new Appalachian Trail style sleeping shelters by the river.
Contact & Questions
Contact Jackie & aLex here if you have any questions about the content of the event
Contact or at 423-626-9000 if you have questions about facilities or accommodations.
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