The Art & Soul of Wisdom: Connecting Body, Mind & Soul through Toltec Teachings
Retreat Description: A weekend retreat exploring Toltec Teachings based on Don Miguel Ruiz's books: The Four Agreements and The Mastery of Love. Through writing, meditation, yoga, movement, and art we will explore the connection between these Toltec Teachings and modes of artistic expression, movement and connection to our bodies and nature. ~~Your life is your canvas and your body is the paintbrush~~ With this concept in mind, we will explore how we use our bodies to create and respond to life. This retreat requires showing up with an open mind and a sense of adventure and willingness to be in the wilderness. We will begin to explore outside of our comfort zones and give our minds a chance to let the heart and soul lead. To learn more about the Wisdom Collective visit our website at: wisdomcollective.net. Yoga will be lead by Leah Shirton, Founder of Happy Body Yoga https://www.happybody-yoga.com/ Guided Somatic Attunement and Meals will be provided by Deborah Pickett, Massage Therapist.
About Toltec Wisdom: The retreat themes and activities are based on the books: The Four Agreements and The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz. Prior to the retreat each participant will select a copy of one book (included in registration) and a personal journal. We ask that the book be read prior to the retreat. The journal will be used to reflect on the key concepts or ideas from the book/s that had relevance, raised questions, or challenged beliefs. Your personal journal will also serve as the artist palette over the weekend. These readings and journal reflections will be the entry point for our gathering and weekend activities.
About the Retreat Location: The Beaver Brook Campsite at Maple Hill Farm, is a primitive site that does not have running water or electricity. The bunk houses are enclosed structures with wooden cot style bunks. We will supply lanterns to each participant upon arrival. There is kitchen with sink and propane stove as well as portable toilets. Cars will be parked in lot above campsite, it is about a 5-10 minute easy hike to the campground. Details for parking and trail access will be provided. We request that all participants plan to stay for the full retreat, that participants are comfortable with primitive camping and easy hikes. THERE ARE 2 OPTIONS for those who prefer not to stay overnight or attend only Saturday: OPTION TO ATTEND DAILY: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm SAT and 9:00 am to 3:30 pm SUN. where you can rest in the comfort of your own home and enjoy the drive to and from Beaver Brook. OPTION TO ATTEND SATURDAY ONLY 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. See pricing below for these options.
Included in Registration: In addition to the activities led by Karen, Leah and Deborah, your registration fee includes: Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, snacks; one night lodging at Beaver Brook Campground; book of choice by Don Miguel Ruiz, personal journal, art supplies and related materials.
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What to Bring: Personal sleeping bag or bed roll, (cushion or pillow if desired), water bottle, one gallon of water, eating utensils with cup, bowl and plate. Comfortable walking/hiking shoes, sun screen, hat.
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Complete the following sections to register for the retreat. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this form and payment. Upon verification of information and payment you will receive an email with further details and information for receiving your book selection and journal.
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Registration Fee: Cost: **Suggested Price: FULL RETREAT w/camping: $120-$150 per person FULL RETREAT w/out camping: $100-$120. ONE DAY RETREAT SATURDAY ONLY: $50-$70. Pay via Venmo- @karen-cadiero-kaplan or PayPal: @karenck **This Retreat is offered on a donation basis with the understanding that in the spirit of respect and reciprocity, those who have more will offer more, and those who have less, will give less. Make your donation in a sincere manner and in a way that you will not feel burdened. In this way the circle is complete and everyone experiences the blessings generated by your gift. No one who seeks support and asks in a good way will not be turned away for lack of funds. *
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