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Winter Reflection Retreat

December 1 - December 2


Winter Reflection Retreat

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.”

—John Burroughs

I love to teach with the seasons. I am a believer that if we lived in accordance with the seasons we would all be happier and healthier. It is the way farmers live and those whose vocation has brought them close to the soil and into the world of Nature. But it is a good practice for all of us. You probably feel more like spending time indoors, quietly reading, crafting, watching movies in the darker months of Winter. Most people feel a rise in energy and vitality as daylight increases and we see the first buds of Spring. This is no surprise because we are not separate from Nature.

As Fall moves toward Winter and the holiday energy is a buzz, I would like to invite you to sink into a time of deep reflection and move into the darker season in a more conscious and aware way. 

Winter Reflection Retreat

Mindfulness and the Spirits of Nature

December 1 and 2, 2018

10 am to 3 pm

Story House, Whidbey Institute, 6449 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA.

Imagine two days dedicated to slowing down to the pace of Nature during a time when many aspects of our culture are amping up for the holidays. We will take time to reflect and begin to step into the “dreaming time” of winter. We will enjoy walks in the woods and become more curious about and notice the ways Nature is resting and how the growth is moving to the internal underground places for the stillness of the Winter months. We will explore how what we are observing in nature mirrors what is happening within us as we prepare for the Winter months ahead. We will use journal reflection, art, walking, mindfulness, guided imagery, solo time and silence as we bring our energy to what we want to seed in the Winter for growth in the Spring. This retreat includes a soup and salad lunch and a healing herbal tea on both days.

Fee: $225 for the two days. Maximum 10 participants.

To register, email Charlene.


December 1
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Charlene Ray