Well Being Retreat Center - Event
Sacred Circle, Sacred Geometry, Sacred Fun!
with Cynthia Hutchison & Theresa Nardi
CE Contact Hours Available for this Event
Thursday Sep 5 - Sunday Sep 8, 2019
This Event is Now Full - Wait List Only
Cynthia Hutchison, DNSc, MSN, RN, HTCP/I, former Educational Director of the Healing Touch Program™, is leading this 2019 Healing Touch Retreat! In this nurturing setting, Cynthia will bring theoretical and practical application to Sacred Geometry and Hands on Healing, along with body prayer and related, lesser known practices for body-mind-spirit health.
This soul expanding retreat and experiential course is open to anyone who has completed Healing Touch Level 1 or above. The other pre-requisite is a sense of soul adventure, desire for healthy fun and laughter, love of community and sharing, and the positive attitude of “following the energy!”
DNSc, MSN, RN, HTCP/I
Theresa Nardi, HTCP
This gathering is a rare opportunity for all healers who have completed at least Healing Touch Level One to immerse themselves in a communal healing atmosphere, be inspired by gifted healers and receive a healing treatment during our powerful healing energy exchange session. You will be emotionally, physically, and spiritually restored in the incredible natural surroundings of the Well Being Retreat Center.
Jan Coe will be performing a very peaceful and therapeutic sound bath (complete with gongs and singing bowls!) There will be yoga classes along with other wonderful opportunities to commune with nature such as: hiking, swimming, paddling a kayak on the river and meditating at the outdoor labyrinth.
Our schedule will have some flexibility to accommodate “going with the flow!”.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP-3285, for 11 contact hours credit.
Cynthia Hutchison began her study of natural healing and energy therapies over thirty years ago. She is a long time student of mysticism, esoteric Christianity (Anthroposophy), Sacred Geometry, body prayer and choreo-cosmos, nutrition, energy healing, Earthing and Sun-Gazing. She is super excited to share these experiences with you and will provide you with handouts, references and tools before and during the retreat so you can prepare ahead of time if you like, and have educational materials to support you afterward.
Coordinator and Initiator (The Instigator!!!):
Theresa Nardi’s life-time practice of meditation led to a passion for synthesizing mysticism of both Eastern and Western thought, traditions, practices, and healing techniques. She has frequented ashrams, monasteries, and retreat centers throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Brazil and France. Theresa is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, a Certified Spiritual Director, and a Registered Yoga Instructor of Babaji’s Kriya Kundalini Yoga. She’s earned degrees in Accounting and in General Business. Theresa and her husband, Dean, created and successfully managed a magazine publishing company for 17 years. Currently, they reside in Blaine, Tennessee with their three horses, dog and cat.
Check-In and Check-Out Times
Check-in for this event is 1 – 3 pm on Thursday, September 5th. Orientation and Introductions begin at 4:15, the hour before our first meal together. Check-out is Sunday, September 8th by 2 pm.
Participants will enjoy fabulously delicious, wholesome meals prepared with love from Thursday supper through Sunday lunch. Many of the ingredients are grown in the luscious on-site organic vegetable gardens. Food provided will be gluten free with a vegetarian option at each meal. (Please notify us at check-in if you are medically allegic to any foods.). All Private Cabins and Shared Cabins have refrigerator for food you choose to bring to accommodate your special needs. (Cabinettes have mini-fridges).
The Location and our Hosts
The Well Being Retreat Center offers a conducive environment for this event: quiet natural spaces, riverfront location in the mountains of NE Tennessee, climate controlled main event room, and delicious healthy food.
To accommodate all our attendees, we need to be willing to share bedrooms as single accommodations are not possible in the lodges/cabins. An option for a single accommodation would be through tent camping or using one of our AT Shelters with full service bathrooms nearby. We hope you understand the necessity for this arrangement, and trust you will come with a healthy Girl Scout-Boy Scout community attitude of caring and sharing!
The on-site managers, Patty and Don, have themselves completed Healing Touch Level 3. They are super excited to offer their hospitality to us!
We recommend you arrive early on Thursday to enjoy a block of time on the grounds to commune with Mother Earth and the Powell River, and to recalibrate your energy for self healing and fun! We will begin our gathering at 4:15.
Cost & Registration
Please register for this event using the online form below. Total event cost (meals, lodging, and tuition) range from $380-$625, depending on housing options selected . Food provided will be gluten free with a vegetarian option at each meal. Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis. For pictures of the lodging options, go here. There is also a low cost option for camping by the river with a full service bath house nearby.
This Event is Now Full - Wait List Only)
Treatment Tables Needed!
We are requesting that those of you driving to be willing to bring a treatment table for the multiple 1:1 treatment exchanges. Also, please bring your favorite cushions and/or pillows. There are lots of heavier cotton blankets and yoga mats here already. Theresa will be in touch with you on this.
Sacred Fun Retreat Schedule
Thursday September 5
Arrive early in the afternoon to have time to socialize, rest and/or play in this beautiful place!
1:00 – 5:00 free activity choices…. Kayaking, hiking, walking the labyrinth, swimming in the infinity pool
4:15 – 5:15. Orientation and Introductions
5:15 - Grace & Dinner
6:30 – 8:00 First Gathering: Expansion & Contraction; Introduction to Body Prayer as a Way to Deepen Personal Prayer
Friday September 6
7:15 Yoga; Earthing
9:00 – 9:15 Second Gathering: Morning Movement; Expansion & Contraction & Body Prayer
9:15 – 11:15 Mysticism in Modern Times – Theresa & Cynthia; Introducing Sacred Geometry and Hands on Healing - Cynthia
12:30 Grace & Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 Third Gathering: Dancing or Stretching to Music; Sacred Geometry and Hands on Healing
5:30 Grace & Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 Fourth Gathering: Dancing/Stretching/Movement; Lesser Known Spiritual Healing Methods (Review of the Day, Holiness of Sleep, Night School; Earthing; Sungazing; Body Prayer; Grace Over Meals); Practicing Form Drawing – (Creating our own artistic expression with sacred geometry
Saturday September 7
7:15 Yoga; Earthing
9:00 – 11:00 Expansion & Contraction/Body Prayer; Morning Movement; Fifth Gathering – Sacred Geometry
11:00 – 12:00 Healing Ritual for Ourselves and the World with Sound Healing (Crystal Bowls)
12:30 Grace & Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 Sixth Gathering: Dancing/Stretching to Music; Sacred Geometry and Hands on Healing
5:30 Grace & Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 (or later for those who like!) Seventh Gathering: Community Evening! Movement, Elder Wisdom & Humor from Mary Ann Geoffrey; Followed by Drumming and Singing by the fire at the River under a crescent moon. (weather permitting). If you’ve been participating so far, your clown chakra should be fully opened by now! J
Sunday September 8
7:15 Meditation; Earthing
9:00 – 12:00 Expansion & Contraction/Body Prayer; Movement; Eighth Gathering. Putting It All Together; Final Circle Sharing, Evaluations, and Goodbyes
12:30 – 2:00 Grace & Lunch; Go Out to Shine Your Light into the World!
Dear Sacred Fun Friends,
Thank you to Theresa Nardi, Sacred Fun’s originator and coordinator, for inviting me to spread my wings to teach a group of interested folks fascinating and effective practices that have developed in my life over the years. This course is also an opportunity for me to share some of my spiritual perspective and experiences without the restrictions that come with offering a standardized curricular program of instruction. (Woo hoo!)
This time of togetherness is allowing me, and all of us, a precious series of four days to be creative and to explore teachings on esoteric healing topics that may support you to go deeper in your everyday life, in prayer, in understanding of the healing process, and in trying on new thoughts and practices that can expand your consciousness. Come with an open mind and heart!
There will be several times where we exchange hands on healing treatment exchanges applying sacred geometry. Each day, we will practice universal forms of body prayer. We will have an experience with sound healing (crystal bowls), with toning, and with creating our own sacred geometry art work (form drawing). Daily we will share our individual and collective experiences to help us integrate our learning in a meaningful way.
We will learn a few songs in rounds for singing (so fun!) and will have self-expressive movement a few times a day to support and bless our bodies, minds and spirits. There will be time to journal, to rest, to have precious alone time or social time with new and old friends. We will tell jokes tJJ! (high vibration, of course!) The food and staff have a wonderful reputation and (guess what?), our hosts are HT Level 3 students, so they GET US! The nature surrounding the retreat center is spectacular, including the Powell River, so we can count on being nourished and supported as we hold sacred space for sacred fun and healing for each other and the world. Most everyone will be sharing a room and some will be in tents so we can accommodate sacred fun, so be sure to put on your community Girl and Boy Scout attitudes for caring and sharing! Theresa can help you with roommate selection and compatibility if you like.
As of the end of March, we already have 23 of our 37 attendees, so if you are interested, register soon for Sacred Circle, Sacred Geometry and Sacred Fun!
With love, excitement and blessings to each of you,
Cynthia Hutchison and Theresa Nardi
Contact & Questions
If you have questions about the content of the retreat, please contact Theresa Nardi at email@example.com..
Contact or at 423-626-9000 if you have questions about facilities or accommodations.
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