On November 1 and 2, folks came together at Still Point and discovered an autumn cornucopia of “still points”–including the smell of a wood stove and simmering soup while we wrote, body and breath awareness in the labyrinth, quiet and bird calls and internal music that fed all the senses.
I managed to finally finish the essay for my tab above: What Is Of-the-Essence? (I hope you take a gander at it, when you get a chance.)
Participants clamored for more, so I’ll be offering Move with Mindfulness, Write with Ease once again the weekend of January 24 and 25, 2015.
This time away could even be a holiday gift for yourself or a loved one. Description below; same offering as before, one day or both, same pricing.
Move with Mindfulness, Write with Ease
Saturday & Sunday January 24 & 25, 2015
One Day or Two Day options available.
10 am to 4 pm each day
Come and experience how movement can assist your writing and self awareness in a relaxed environment, with periods to write built into the day.
This workshop-retreat offers an excellent opportunity for work on a new or ongoing project (e.g. fiction, memoir, poetry, personal journaling), or just give you quiet time away, as we experience the middle of deep winter in gorgeous upstate New York. You can attend Saturday, Sunday, or both days.
Where is it being held? Still Point Retreat Center is a small-scale, homey/comfy retreat center with a spiritual emphasis, in Stillwater NY, very close to the Saratoga Historical Park, 30 miles north of Albany.
You can commute to the workshop or stay at Still Point.
How much will it cost? $59/1 day, $118/2 days, including options to experience a yoga class, labyrinth walk, snowshoe or walk (weather permitting) and other moving meditation, while supplied with noshes throughout the day. Limited income participant $29/ 1 day, $58/ 2 days.
Accommodations are a separate charge and should be arranged directly with Still Point. Visit the Still Point website at http://stillpointretreatcenter.com for pictures and information about the cabins & rooms and to sign up for housing. In conjunction with this retreat, you can opt to stay over Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday nights, depending on what rooms are available at the time you book your accommodation with Still Point.
Included each day in your workshop fee: healthy & tasty breakfast foods in the morning, tea and coffee over the day, home made soup for lunch. If you are staying over, dinner will be shared potluck and the evening will be free time (ideas: write, visit with others, rest, walk on the grounds or read).
How do I sign up for the workshop? We keep this workshop deliberately small so it is advised to sign up as soon as you know you’d like to come. First, let us know you are attending and which days, through the Contact Us page on this website, and second, mail a check to Of-the-Essence Holistic Wellness, P.O. Box 1344, Troy NY 12181 or contact us for cash payment options.
Can I participate without being too mobile? I’m having surgery on my ankle and will be on crutches.
Absolutely! Yoga is about being present to the body, whatever its condition and mobility at that moment. Positional and participatory options are always given, since what is physically available–or even desirable–to each person differs from day to day and can be imperceivable to everyone else. There is a short walk from the parking area to the Welcoming House but plenty of seating and options inside, and of course you (along with everybody else!) would not have to go to the woods or outside labyrinth to fully participate in the weekend. If you choose to stay overnight, there are a couple rooms in the Welcoming House that you could stay in easily. Thanks for asking!