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Nature and Art Soul Work Retreat

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Blue Ridge Summit Retreat

20375 Blueridge Mountain Road

Paris, VA 20130

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We want to kick off the New Year in a positive life affirming way. This second installment of our full day retreat is to help us to unplug from our day to day life and spend time connecting to our spiritual center. When the chatter of our self-talk becomes too loud we find that we no longer believe that a part of us is artistic or creative. Our childlike wonder and creativity becomes a distant memory. In stripping away the subterfuge of daily responsibilities and chatter we will find that our inner self still has a clear vision of its connectedness to all things and the wonder of inspiration.

Through this day we will renew our energy, quiet our minds and reconnect to our sense of wonder. We will learn new ways of calming and centering ourselves including mindful meditation inside and out in nature. We will share healthy food for lunch (please bring a simple healthy food to share) to celebrate mindful eating and community sharing around the table.

We will try new ways of expressing our inner artist and find joy in the process as we cultivate non-judgment, kindness, self-compassion and awareness, beginners mind, patience and trusting the practice and welcoming community.

RETREAT AGENDA

Welcome and Intention

Affirmations
"We welcome the gift of imaginative creativity within each of us"
"We recognize that mindful meditation calms the nervous systems and activates responsiveness"
"We recognize that this setting in nature is designed to cultivate quiet, stillness and rest"
"We welcome art as a meditative practice completely non-competitive and without judgement"

Yogic Breathing and Stretches

Five Senses Nature Walk

Community Meditation

Observing different Art forms and discussion

Celebration of Mindful Eating (Bring your favorite healthy snacks to share if you would like)

Campfire: Mindful Listening Conversation

Artistic Soul Work Practices - Photography in nature, drawn art, journaling, poetry, fabric art, knitting, etc. (bring your own supplies if you have a medium that you would like to practice)
Otherwise we will have supplies for writing, collage, drawing, watercolors, etc. for people to try!

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Blue Ridge Summit Retreat

20375 Blueridge Mountain Road

Paris, VA 20130

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