Image courtesy of Thomas Robinson

MYretreat is a contemplative interfaith and ecumenical retreat. All paths, traditions and practices are welcome to share the same silence. We engage in yoga and meditation, two practices that together care for the whole person, body, mind and soul. From that place of wholeness we go deeper within and find new ways to be in relationship with ourselves, others, God and the universe. Opportunities for creative exploration will be provided during personal time.

About the meditation: No specific meditation practice is encouraged or needed. They can be centering prayer, mindfulness, loving kindness, christian meditation, TM, or any type of silent meditation. Breath meditation will be taught for those who currently do not have a practice but are looking to start one. Beginners are welcome.

About the movement: Emphasis on breathing while moving  and resting in yoga poses. Adjustments will be offered for beginners.

About the creative prompts: We offer visual prompts such as contemplative photography, nature assemblages, or symbolic drawing. Physical  prompts such as walking meditation, or the labyrinth. Verbal prompts for journaling, poetry or prose.

Why creative prompts: While many of us choose to wander during our personal time until our wanderings find us, it can be useful to have prompts to initiate something new and true. Moving, writing or creating from a well of silence, not lead by expectations, judgements and fear, is a freeing path worth exploring.