This retreat is an open invitation to all those diagnosed with a serious or life threatening illness. Knowing the impact that a devastating illness can have on those living with a loved one, families and caregivers are also welcome and encouraged to join. We will explore a holistic approach to prayer culminating in a pilgrimage to the sacred church Santuario de Chimayo, north of Santa Fe. Built in 1816 this sanctuary is a destination for over 300,000 spiritual seekers annually as a refuge for prayer and healing.
Easy everyday movements, breathing, meditative prayer, Christian chant and the sharing of our stories, struggles and daily victories will be incorporated as tools to help reduce the impact advanced illness has on the body, mind, emotions and spirit. These tools of healing can have a pacifying effect on the symptoms of most illnesses and help uncover and strengthen a persons pre-existing faith. Through this contemplative practice and sharing, each participant will be able to emerge from the retreat with greater confidence in the opportunities and techniques available for coping with a situation that had previously seemed beyond hope. Though the body may continue to feel the effects of an illness, the mind and heart, through faith, can influence the process of healing, so we are able to continue our lives without the dis-ease of a disease. The presenter, Jim Reale will draw on his knowledge and experience as a hospice nurse, teacher of contemplative practice and yoga therapist.
Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152
Two ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
Online Registration will be available December 10, 2012