Wow! What a day yesterday (Saturday, October 12th) at our All-Day Retreat! You could call it a day of self-care and wellness. I loved watching the transformation of attendees over the course of the day. My favorite part was leading the restorative yoga in the afternoon. As I watched people who have never tried restorative yoga before be astounded by how deeply relaxing it was, I was glad to have a hand in their regaining of peace. Those who had stress from a busy week, seemed to melt into the floor with all the props used for support. They loved the sandbag placed on the belly area the most. Sometimes we don’t realize how much stress we are carrying until we do a practice such as this. Several said that they now wanted to attend my restorative yoga sessions at the studio because of it.
What else did we do? We learned how to practice mindfulness in our daily lives, first by slowing down our breath when stress strikes, and then applying mindfulness to daily tasks. Paul led a workshop on creating a meeting place to meet your inner spirit guide by using a guided visualization. In the afternoon, we learned about our inner compassionate voice and how we can stop the inner critic. We practiced a loving-kindness meditation to help us to so.. Our last longer afternoon session presented the opportunity to work in the creative area with Allison, journal and meditate with Paul, and/or try restorative yoga. We ended with the calming sounds of the Crystal Singing Bowls as a meditation..
We had forgotten to take pictures. However, the feelings of the activities and the sharing that took place, certainly makes the day a memorable one.
We have many other events this month, take a look here on the website.