The Art of Going Nowhere
Weekend Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat – October 18th-20th 2019
with Erin Joosse
Harmony Hill Retreat Center – Union, Washington
Take time for self-care, settling into yourself as you are, without the distractions of daily life.
Your Weekend: Through a balance of scheduled and unscheduled time, guided yoga and meditation practices, time to rest, be in nature, and delve into a full day of silence, we will practice connecting with and embodying our inner wisdom. To support a deepening into our experience, we have added an extra night from previous years – we will begin our weekend Friday at 4pm, and complete Sunday by 1pm.
Mindful Yoga Practice: In Mindful Yoga, each movement becomes a meditation and an opportunity to cultivate awareness moment by moment. You will enjoy both active and restoring yoga classes in support of cultivating embodied wisdom. All classes will be at a basic and accessible level.
Mindfulness Meditation: You will be guided through a variety of mindfulness practices, including sitting, moving, and walking meditation. An optional morning and evening meditation will be offered, as well as meditation in our yoga classes.
Silence: You will experience a full day of silence as a part of your mindfulness and yoga retreat, from Friday at bedtime through Sunday morning. Taking time for silence can help the mind rest, providing a foundation of deep stillness and contemplation. Discussion and time for questions with Erin will be available. We will also have time for connection with the others in our group during the weekend, fostering community.
Unplug: I will ask that you leave laptops and tablets at home, and turn off your phone for the weekend. The opportunity to unplug for a full weekend is a rare treat, creating a fuller experience of spaciousness and inner quiet.
On-site massage: Massage appointments will be available with Theresa Howell, LMP. You may sign up at the retreat. Find out more about Theresa at Buddha Bus Massage.
Harmony Hill: Harmony Hill is located on the Olympic Peninsula’s Hood Canal in Union, WA., less than 90 minutes from Tacoma. You will enjoy delicious vegetarian food, beautiful grounds and gardens, and lovely accommodations. Harmony Hill is the Pacific Northwest’s only retreat center offering complimentary life-giving retreats for people with cancer and their caregivers. Through your participation in this retreat the revenue generated will help to support these cancer programs.
A Gift for Self:
- Be guided through both energizing and restoring yoga classes, mindfulness meditation, and group inquiry.
- Nourish yourself in community.
- Feel expanded by resting in the natural beauty of our exquisite Hood Canal and Olympic view.
- Take time for silence and contemplation.
- Deepen awareness of each moment, breath by breath.
- All levels of practitioners welcome.
Your retreat includes:
- Beautiful and thoughtful accommodations
- Use of all Harmony Hill facilities & grounds
- All meals dinner Friday through brunch on Sunday
- All yoga and meditation sessions.
*A FEW rooms are available as singles, on a first come, first served basis and at an additional cost. Upon registration, please email your request for a single room to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Joosse teaches mindful yoga, which is a yoga class which incorporates mindfulness practice and meditation. In Erin’s class, you will focus on alignment and breath, as well as awareness of your mind and emotions as you move through your yoga practice. In Mindful Yoga, each posture or each flow between postures becomes a meditation. It is a physical practice, but embodies the wholeness of your being.
She teaches Mindful Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and co-leads the Source Yoga Mindfulness Based Yoga Teacher Training. Erin creates the vision and direction of Source Yoga, mentors teachers, and oversees the yoga and mindfulness programming at the Source Yoga studios. She has led retreats for more than a decade and is always delighted to be returning to Harmony Hill.
TBD double occupancy
TBD single occupancy*
*Single occupancy is on a space available basis
To Register: Registration opens May, 2019
Final Payment Due: TBD
Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel, your payment will be refunded less $50. No Refunds after TBD