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Mindfulness & Movement Programs - Whidbey Institute

 

 

Synergy Yoga Retreat

November 1 - 3, 2019
This is a special weekend where you can dedicate time to yourself and your practice, as well as share a rich experience with other yogis from the community. It’s amazing what a weekend away will do for your mind, body and spirit! The retreat begins at 3 pm on Friday with checking into your room or cabin and settling in. Our first yoga class is at 4:30 pm, helping you to unwind and ease into retreat mode. The retreat ends on Sunday, after lunch, at about 1 pm. We make the special request that people take the day off from…

Stillness Tuesday

With Howard Aposhyan

November 5, 2019
Sanctuary
In the hectic humdrum of our everyday lives, it’s challenging to find time for ourselves, sit in stillness, and simply be. The Whidbey Institute offers an ongoing opportunity to slow down, be with our breath and find greater peace and acceptance through the gift of meditation. Every month, from 7 to 8:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, join Howard Aposhyan and other members of the community in the sacred space of our Sanctuary for a time of Shamatha (“calm-abiding”) and Vipassana (“insight”) meditation practice. Shamatha (“calm-abiding”) meditation is a tool for calming and stilling our highly active…

Mom Treat Wellness Weekend for Mothers

November 15 - 17, 2019
Mom Treat is an invitational retreat for mothers. To learn more, visit http://www.carmelafleury.com/momtreat.

Center for Mind Body Awareness Intensive Retreat

With Cynthia Price & Elizabeth Chaison

December 1 - 6, 2019
Whidbey Institute
This 5 day course is delivered within a retreat environment. It’s a small group course (8 to 12 people), with 2 to 3 instructors to provide support for individual learning.  WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The Level 1 Professional Training course is intended for therapists/practitioners who wish to expand their practice to include a focus on interoceptive awareness and mindfulness-based practices. While designed for mental health professionals and bodywork therapists who have experience working with mental health issues, this course may also be appropriate for health care practitioners in other disciplines or mindfulness-based teachers who work individually with clients. Dates: Sunday…

Stillness Tuesday

With Howard Aposhyan

December 3, 2019
Sanctuary
In the hectic humdrum of our everyday lives, it’s challenging to find time for ourselves, sit in stillness, and simply be. The Whidbey Institute offers an ongoing opportunity to slow down, be with our breath and find greater peace and acceptance through the gift of meditation. Every month, from 7 to 8:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, join Howard Aposhyan and other members of the community in the sacred space of our Sanctuary for a time of Shamatha (“calm-abiding”) and Vipassana (“insight”) meditation practice. Shamatha (“calm-abiding”) meditation is a tool for calming and stilling our highly active…

Aligned Yoga

With Jenny Rhodes

January 3 - 5, 2020
Join Jenny Rhodes & fellow yogis for this special weekend away at the enchanted lands of the Whidbey Institute. Retreat invites us to slow down, breathe, feel & bathe in a stillness that re-connects us to ourselves in a deep and meaningful way. Enjoy delicious, healthy meals prepared just for you, practice yoga in the awe-inspiring Sanctuary made of reclaimed trees from the property, cozy up in your cabin alone or shared with one person, relax in the gardens, walking meditation through the Labyrinth, or a wander through the wooded paths throughout the lands. Cost includes: 2 nights accommodation in clean,…

Bet Alef Meditative Retreat

With Rabbi Olivier BenHaim

January 31 - February 2, 2020
The Chasidic masters of 18th century Eastern Europe called the practice of contemplative meditation Hitbonenut. Following in their steps, each participant in the Bet Alef Shabbaton Meditation Retreat will be given tools to discern for him/herself what is, at present, most calling for attention in their lives; and set for themselves a Kavanah, an Intention/Focus, for the retreat and beyond. They will then choose a sacred word or phrase commensurate to their Kavanah to use through this weekend of Hitbonenut, contemplative meditation practice. As an inclusive and open congregation, Bet Alef engages people from many spiritual and faith traditions. “The messages and teachings which the Bet Alef…

Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat

April 20 - 24, 2020
Erica Rayner-Horn will lead Awake & Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat. We warmly invite anyone ever diagnosed with cancer to our annual 5 day rejuvenating, healing retreat. Join us for this unique opportunity and leave refreshed, inspired and renewed.  Imagine practicing the healing arts of mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion and Qigong, that help you calm fear and anxiety, boost immunity, build resilience and cope better with stress. Imagine the gift of spending five days in a warm and nurturing community of kindred spirits also impacted by cancer, sharing stories and insights in a safe, supportive circle.  With time for self-reflection, journaling and…

Realization Process Retreat

With Judith Blackstone

June 17 - 21, 2020
Judith will teach all aspects of the Realization Process: nondual meditation, embodiment, relational attunement and the release of trauma-based constrictions from the body.  This is a chance to do deep, intensive practice of the Realization Process in this beautiful natural setting. The Realization Process is a direct path to embodied nondual awakening. It is a series of powerful but gentle, precise attunement practices for realizing your own nature as fundamental consciousness– an undivided expanse of luminous transparency, pervading your body and environment as a unity. Pervading your body, fundamental consciousness is the basis of your sense of existing as an…