Self-Care Retreat: Taking Refuge

“Refuge is not running away but choosing what you want to move toward.” — Judith Hanson Lasater

Retreats are an opportunity to take pause from our accelerated pace of life and to realign with who we are and what matters most to us. Each retreat weekend is an opportunity to take refuge, to return home to ourselves, and to find our belonging. We will come together as a community, gather around ritual, and share our reflections around what it means to care for ourselves and how doing so supports greater resilience so we can change our own lives and offer more to others.

Woven throughout the weekend are periods of quiet meditation and yoga practices. Each morning we will enjoy an active yoga practice that will challenge and revitalize the body while drawing the mind inward with curiosity and compassion. In the afternoon we will settle deeply into restorative poses to unwind the body, quiet the mind, rewire the brain, and soothe the nervous system.

Lunch each day will be held in social silence in order to cultivate a deeper quiet resting place.

All are welcome, no previous yoga experience required.

Dates: Saturday August 24 - Sunday August 25, 2019
Time: August 24 10 to 5 pm; August 25 10 to 3 pm
Location: Mind Body Sanctuary
4204 Leary Way NW in Ballard
Cost: $325; $275 Early Bird, if registered before August 1.
Limited scholarships available.
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Workshop for Couples: The Fundamentals of Secure Attachment

This foundational workshop is designed to assist couples in understanding the basics of a safe and secure attachment with an intimate other. 

What is required for a truly lasting and loving connection with our intimate partners?  Drawing from Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy, this workshop provides an opportunity to understand our habitual ways of relating, identify one another's attachment styles, discover what gets in the way of healthy relating, and explore ways to strengthen our emotional bonds as a way to achieve the security, safety and lasting relationship satisfaction we seek.  

Format will include lecture/teachings, experiential exercises with our partners, and group discussions.  

Date: TBD
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