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Summer Retreat: Pause. Play. Express.

The Love & Light Institute

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Summer Retreat: Pause. Play. Express.

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
First 15 Participants   more info Jun 25, 2017 $340.00 $0.00
Standard Registration   more info Jun 25, 2017 $375.00 $0.00

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The Love & Light Institute's Summer Retreat: Pause. Play. Express.

A relaxing weekend getaway to help you unwind and feel refreshed.

Pause. Play. Express.

This 1.5-day wellness retreat is designed for relaxation, personal reflection and renewal. We invite you to pause so  you may calm your busy mind, rejuvenate your sense of play so you may find your sense of joy, and express yourself so you may find connection within and around yourself.

Based on your feedback from our first retreat, we have designed longer class sessions so we can take a deeper dive into the subject matter and the experience of each topic.

You will leave the weekend with a sense of lightness and a depth of connection to carry you through your busy normal schedule.

We believe:

  • Pause creates momentum.
  • Play sustains our natural wonder.
  • Expression creates connection to self and others.

During this retreat, you will gain the tools, support, and plans you need for connecting with your best self – across mind, body, emotion, and soul.

The retreat will include a series of workshops led by highly-respected facilitators of The Love & Light Institute. The sessions will focus on connecting you with each element individually – mind, body, emotion, and soul – while also reconnecting each element to each other.



9:00am // Check-in, coffee and tea


9:15am // Welcome, retreat kick-off with Corey


9:30am - 12:00pm // Pause with Laura Boone

  • Develop self-awareness
  • Understand your thinking process
  • Practice positive imaging


12:00pm - 1:00pm // Lunch Provided


1:00pm - 1:30pm // Regroup


1:30pm - 4:00pm // Play with Jamie Butler

  • Get in touch with your body's messages
  • Focus on your breathing as a critical support system for your body awareness
  • Move, play, exercise, and laugh



9:00am - 11:30am // Expression with Sonali Sadequee

Dialogical Relations: A Workshop for the Psycho, Social, Emotional, Energetic, & Dialogical Expression & Sustainable Connection 

  • Do you seek to develop genuine, deep connected, and compassionate energy with yourself and others in your life?
  • Do you seek to create empowering and sustainable relationships with your loved ones and friends?
  • Do you intend to be a source of a healing force in your community/organization through the power of your expression and communication?


11:30 - 12:00pm  // Closing, reflection, send-off back to the world with Corey

Registration includes:

  • 9 hours of learning and exploration
  • Healthy lunch provided Saturday
  • Snacks
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • Community, fellowship, support, connection, smiles and FUN!

The value of 9 hours of learning is $900+, but your cost is just $375. (Or $340 if you're one of the first 15 to sign up!)

Speaker Bios

Laura Boone

Laura will guide retreat participants in a beautiful process of experience that will invite you to pause and listen to your inner voice and the knowledge found in the stars.

Laura Boone is a clairvoyant and clairsentient who employs astrology and tarot in her intuitive readings with clients. Since a very young age psychic dreams, intuition and uncanny predictions happened frequently. When she began to study Tarot and Astrology, these abilities found an outlet and began to grow. After working with clients for over 25 years, Laura has created a unique one-on-one session experience that utilizes her psychic gifts augmented by the symbols and timing of Tarot and Astrology.


Sonali Sadquee

Sonali will guide retreat participants through an epic journey of expression using the modalities she is trained in to help in our listening, speaking, movement, and awareness found in our bodies, hearts, and minds.

Sonali is passionate about educating and supporting busy individuals in their journey towards achieving and sustaining wholeness while creating community sustainability. She is professionally trained in the art of healing foods, yoga, meditation, and transformative communication. She is a certified trauma-informed-alignment-based Hatha yoga teacher, certified by the College of Purna Yoga. She has been teaching the movement arts for over ten years. Her roots are in Hatha yoga, Purna Yoga, Social Justice, Trauma-sensitive-yoga, nutrition, Imago communication, tantra energy, and her own journey in exploring the mystery of Life. Movement, spirituality, and deep self-exploration have always been sources of transformation and healing for Sonali throughout her life.


Jamie Butler

Jamie will guide retreat participants in one of her favorite activities, play. Using play as her medium, pun intended she will help you tap into the energies within you and that surround you.

Jamie Butler is a natural-born Medium, Wholeness Expert, and Media-Personality working internationally for the past 25 years. She is the author of With Love and Light: A True Story About an Uncommon Gift. Jamie is the founder of The Center for Love and Light in Atlanta, GA and co-founder of a nonprofit learning environment: The Love & Light Institute connecting the mind, body, emotion and soul to cultivate the potential from within. Jamie hosts The Lighter Side Show podcast which encourages learning truths through humor while letting go of learned behavior. Her life goal is to teach people of all ages about the infinite possibilities for healing, joy and success available to us when wholeness living is incorporated into our daily lives. As Jamie says, “It’s not Woo Woo, It’s True True.”


Corey Dobyns

Corey is the cruise ship director on this journey of Pause. Play. Express. The details create the journey so that the overall experience is seamless.

Corey is eager to help people feel more comfortable in their own bodies and in the world we share. She enthusiastically shares her knowledge within her personal network, and seeks to give back to the Atlanta community through volunteerism and outreach. Corey is the Co-Founder of The Love & Light Institute. Corey currently runs Core Balance + Wellness where she practices Therapeutic Massage and teaches various classes focused on stretching and chronic pain. After many years of involvement education and working in injury and recovery, Corey’s connection with the healing arts has only deepened. Combining her passion with hard work and study led to the co-creation of The Love & Light Institute. The Institute was born from a lifetime of working and spending time in the presence of healing, education, and growth. Corey believes that through connecting the whole person that the body will respond positively.

Have questions about Summer Retreat: Pause. Play. Express.? Contact The Love & Light Institute

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1145 Zonolite Rd NE
1145 Zonolite Road Northeast
Suite 10
Atlanta, GA 30306

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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The Love & Light Institute

Welcome to The Love & Light Institute. We are a non-profit learning environment that provides an integrated approach to understanding our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual selves – and inspiring authentic wholeness living.

First of all, what is wholeness living? There is an Indian proverb that says: “Everyone is a house with four rooms – a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”

When we start to rely on one area over the others, we create the feeling of imbalance and need. Being in a state of wholeness allows us to experience total unity between the mind, body, emotion and soul.

To support your wholeness living, We have created a user-friendly library of classes that highlight what you want to learn, in the style you want to learn it.

We respect your investment. We want you to feel limitless in your growth. We keep our class and programs costs low by offering different styles of learning – from written PDF, to pre-recorded video, to live-streaming video and in-person classes.

We respect your time. Life is busy – but this no longer has to be an excuse. We can travel wherever your computer or mobile device is, and keep your classes organized in your online profile.

We understand the value of community. We know how important community is when you are learning and growing. Our web site offers online forums that help you stay in touch with other learners and teachers throughout your education. You can even meet your fellow online learners at our weekend workshops here in Atlanta.

And we help you take your new knowledge and incorporate it into your world through community give-back projects.

We hope you’ll join us. Come cultivate greater health, joy, and peace – both at home and in the world.

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