Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
Led by Gary Barrett, Tom Darnall, and Ward Bauman
By request, we are once again offering this retreat, building on the work of last year’s themes, introducing practices designed to sensitize us to the body’s subtle movements and mechanics and to develop in us an awareness of the spiritual energy that is always moving and animating us. Our exploration will include the ancient practice of Chi-Kung (Qi-gong) as well as contemporary mindfulness practices which focus on integrating movement, breath and intention. The kinesthetic freeing of the restrictions and limitations that we all habitually impose on our psyche and our bodies opens us to the presence of the spirit within and without. The retreat is grounded in meditation practices and teachings on the spiritual context in which we “live and move and have our being” (Acts 17).