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CULTIVATE REST: AN ADVENT RETREAT | Dec. 6 – 8
December 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Advent is traditionally a season of expectant waiting, resting, and rebirth. Join Heather Kennedy (Integrated Wellness Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, “retired” Veterinarian) in a perfect natural setting to rest, unwind, connect, and deepen your commitment to caring for yourself during the often-too-busy December season of Advent and beyond.
DAILY PERSONAL GROWTH SESSIONS: LEARN TO CULTIVATE REST
Experience daily group coaching sessions in which you will find space to get curious about what a rested life means for you during December and beyond. More ease in your days? More energy? More space to be present, dream, and enjoy? Better relationships with yourself and others? Create a vision for a RESTED, ENERGIZED YOU and then take steps toward creating that vision as you:
• Consider who you become as you find rest and ease in your life
• Notice the limiting beliefs and habits that keep you in “busy mode”
• Get comfortable in your own identity so that you can say “no” when you mean no and a heartfelt “YES” when you mean yes rather than responding out of obligation or expectation
• Develop your own personal practice of cultivating rest and create habits which support you
As you become curious about the ways in which cultivating true rest in your life will benefit your wellbeing and your relationships with others, you will depart from your weekend feeling not only refreshed but also empowered to make decisions that support this restorative practice in your everyday life.
DAILY YOGA SESSIONS
Come to your mat several times daily in the amazing yoga dome to find movement, release, playfulness and stillness. You will enjoy practices that are suitable for all bodies and levels, leaving your mat feeling refreshed in your body and calm in your mind. Yin and restorative practices will be the focus of your time on the mat as you deepen your connection to rest, but flow and hatha elements will be incorporated into morning practices as we greet the day.
DAILY GUIDED MEDITATION/PRAYER AND YOGA NIDRA
Settle into those quiet spaces where you connect with your soul as you are offered space and contemplative words with which to do so. You are welcomed and encouraged to practice from a place that resonates for you.
REFLECTIVE GUIDED WALK (weather permitting)
A beautiful walk in the woods lies at your doorstep. Explore this walk through guided reflection, or choose to embrace this walk in your own reflective space if that offers a more restorative and restful experience for you.
NOURISHING VEGETARIAN MEALS
You will enjoy nourishing, delicious meals each day, beginning with dinner on Friday evening and ending with brunch on Sunday. Special dietary needs and requests will be happily accommodated.
Bowen Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland, but arrival on the island instantly
makes you feel as if you’ve hit the pause button on life. Nestled among the trees
and never too far from the ocean, Nectar Yoga B&B offers a beautiful setting in which to
rest, grow, and restore. Unwind in your room, walk on nearby trails, and be awed at the deer who may greet you during your stay. Private and shared accommodation are available (pricing details below).
TWO ONLINE GROUP COACHING SESSIONS (prior to the retreat weekend)
Experience your most restful December yet by planning for it! Retreat participants will receive two 30-minute online group coaching sessions prior to the retreat weekend (scheduled for late October and mid-November). Deepen your commitment to cultivating rest by exploring in advance what it might look like for you this Advent season and letting your daily calendar reflect that.
Your investment for the weekend is as follows, depending on your preferred accommodation option (tax included, $450 non-refundable deposit due upon booking):
• Deluxe Lodge private room with private bath: $1175/person
• Deluxe Lodge private room with shared bath: $1075/person
• Deluxe Cottage for 3 with shared bath: $875/person
• A-frame Cabin, single, with shared bath: $775/person
You are responsible for transit to Bowen Island. Your investment covers all other aspects of your weekend as described above. I can’t wait to share space with you at Nectar!
To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Heather directly: email@example.com, and learn more about both Heather and the retreat here: www.blossomingtogether.com