Well Being Retreat Center

"Where Silence Is Expressed"

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Well Being Retreat Center Events

Covid-19 Precautions: Even during these pandemic times, we are able to offer in-person retreats due to the uniqueness of our facilities. We have 12 separate cabins and three cabinettes. We limit occupancy to one person per cabin except for couples and mutually consenting friends. So we have a retreat capacity of 15 - 24 people. We can seat up to 24 people at six foot minimum spacing in our open-air Powell River Pavilion directly on the bank of the scenic Powell River. The Pavilion also has eight foot square picnic tables for socially distanced meals served from the outdoor take-out window from our commercial kitchen. Cabins are ozonated and rested between groups in addition to our normal thorough cleaning.

Don Oakley, Director, Well Being Retreat Center

Don Oakley will be presenting LIVE on Zoom Tuesday evening July 5th at 6:30 pm EST. The title of the presentation will be "The Wisdom of Uncertainty" More information on the next Tuesday evening session can be found HERE.

Don's talks are also posted as podcasts as "Well Being with Don Oakley"

More information HERE

July 8 - 10, 2022 "Exploring Your True Nature"  - a Weekend Retreat with Don Oakley & Patty Bottari                              
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"Exploring Your True Nature" Retreat. Don & Patty will lead a weekend retreat from Friday afternoon through Sunday lunch. Coffee, teas and snacks will be served. Please plan to bring your own meals. $150. Open-air venue on the bank of the scenic Powell River. More information HERE.

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July 14, 2022 - July 17, 2022  "T'ai Chi for Life Retreat" with Frankie Hart

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Frankie Hart is a Yoga and T'ai Chi instructor with over 10,000 hours of teaching experience.  She has owned and operated Satya Life Yoga in Lakeland, Florida since 2004. Frankie leads Yoga Teacher Training certification programs yearly. She has been teaching the art of movement and healing for over thirty years. Her credentials include ERYT500, YACEP, RPYT, MFA, Master Level certified Qigong Instructor and Certified Lifeline Practitioner. More information on this 3-night retreat HERE

July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022  "The Art of Belonging Retreat" with Chelsea Green
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Chelsea Green has designed this weekend retreat to support emotional healing through meditation and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress. Healing through meditation does not mean that we sit in a perfect state of peace while having no thoughts. But rather, meditation for healing is about establishing a different relationship with our thoughts. Chelsea is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, and Certified Meditation Instructor, CMI, who leads meditation classes and workshops on mindfulness, stress management, and spirituality. (www.chelseagreencmi.com

More information HERE.

July 29 - 31, 2022 "Recognizing Your True Nature"  - a Weekend Retreat with Don Oakley & Patty Bottari                          
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Recognizing Your True Nature" Retreat. Don & Patty will lead a weekend retreat from Friday afternoon through Sunday lunch. Coffee, teas and snacks will be served. Please plan to bring your own meals. $150. Open-air venue on the bank of the scenic Powell River. More information HERE.

August

August 10, 2022 - August 14, 2022  "Our Essential Thread" Retreat with Therese Fitzgerald

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The retreat will be mostly in silence and is recommended for both beginning and experienced meditators who feel drawn to mindful living, contemplation, and inner work.

Therese Fitzgerald trained for eight years at the San Francisco and Tassajara Zen Centers and then with Thich Nhat Hanh for fifteen years. She was ordained as a Dharma teacher by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994. Therese lives on the island of Maui, where she is a Dharma teacher and a hospice chaplain.

More information HERE

September
Sept 2, 2022 - Sept 4, 2022  "Loving Kindness Retreat" with John Blackburn
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John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over 45 years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions. He leads a local meditation group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He has also served on the board of directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC. More information HERE about this retreat. ​

Sept 8, 2022 - Sept 11, 2022  "Silent Retreat" with Alaya Dickinson
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Alaya Dickinson will return to lead another retreat at Well Being Retreat Center September 8 - 11, 2022. Bask in Alaya's loving presence and clarity for a three-night silent retreat where you will be well cared for, well fed, and have the opportunity to experience profound inner and outer silence. More information HERE.

Sept 15, 2022 - Sept 18, 2022  "Awareness Yoga & Meditation Retreat" with Corrine Champigny
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Reconnect with yourself during this 3-night profoundly restorative retreat led by Corrine Champigny from the Ivy House Retreat Center in Nashville. Now is the time to redefine what your life is going to look like. Will you go back into the busy, frenetic life you had before or are you ready to approach and in-joy life in a new way?  Trained by Deepak Chopra, Corrine has over thirty years experience in the healing arts and specializes in helping people find balance in their lives through yoga, meditation and mindfulness, More information HERE.

Sept 21, 2022 - Sept 25, 2022  "ANFT Guide Immersion Training" with Tam Willey & Christine Hoyer

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This Guide Immersion Training is for Nature and Forest Therapy Guides-in-Training through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.  An immersion is an opportunity to be guided by ANFT trainers and to practice guiding with others.  Those who have completed at least 4 months of the six-month remote Forest Therapy Guide Training you're eligible to apply.  Completion of this immersion and the six-month training fulfills the requirements for full Guide Certification. More information HERE.

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October
October 6, 2022 - October 9, 2022  Yoga Retreat with Frankie Hart
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Frankie Hart is a Yoga and T'ai Chi instructor with over 10,000 hours of teaching experience.  She has owned and operated Satya Life Yoga in Lakeland, Florida since 2004. Frankie leads Yoga Teacher Training certification programs yearly. She has been teaching the art of movement and healing for over thirty years. Her credentials include ERYT500, YACEP, RPYT, MFA, Master Level certified Qigong Instructor and Certified Lifeline Practitioner. More information on this 3-night retreat HERE

November
November 10 - 13, 2022  "Feldenkrais® & Embodied Life™ Retreat with Brenda Rasch                    
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Join Brenda for a Three-Night Feldenkrais & Embodied Life Retreat which will include Embodied Meditation, Feldenkrais Movement, and guided inquiry. Contact Brenda at 865-363-6416 or at brendaraschpt@gmail.com for information about the content of the retreat. There will be time to enjoy the 160 acres of rural Tennessee land and the 2 1/2 miles of Powell River frontage.

Year 2023
March
March 15 - 19, 2023  "Silent Meditation Retreat with Upasaki Upali (Paul Peterson)
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