PYM Young Adult Friends Fall Retreat workshop proposal!
On October 12-14, 2012, PYM Young Adult Friends (YAF) are holding a weekend retreat at Abington Friends Meeting on the theme "Arts & Spiritual Renewal", exploring the arts and other practices of replenishing our spiritual selves. We are looking for YAFs to lead workshops! This survey is to help the YAF working group ensure we have a variety of workshops at the retreat (to encompass different topics, activity levels, amount of worship, etc.)
The time for workshops will be 1 1/2 hours, and the workshops will be on Saturday morning (possibly Saturday afternoon as well, depending on how many proposals we have.) We anticipate there being between 2-4 workshops running concurrently.
Lifting up gifts among YAFs and providing a space for practice and experimentation is a priority of the YAF Working Group. While we hope everyone who is interested in facilitating a workshop will be able to, it's possible that we will we have more workshop proposals than workshop slots. In that case we would look for other opportunities at a future retreat or event for that workshop to be shared.
While workshops need not be limited to this, some potential workshop ideas for the YAF retreat are:
- visual art as spiritual practice (painting, collage, drawing, photography, etc)
- reading Quaker & other spiritual texts of renewal
- music, dance
- massage, bodywork
- yoga, guided meditation
- writing, journaling, poetry
- labyrinth creating & walking
- anything else that fits your take on the theme!
Please submit workshop proposals by Wednesday, September 26! Thanks!
~ The PYM Young Adult Friends Working Group
More info about the retreat can be found at www.pym.org/YAF
Questions? Contact Elizabeth at EPiersolSchmidt@pym.org or YoungAdultFriends@pym.org