A 10-Day Wilderness Wellness Retreat
Time for a Fresh Start
June 27- July 7, 2013
with A Team of 10 Inspiring Facilitators
Immerse yourself in a festival of wellness, a holistic smorgasbord of experiences
designed to remind you of how it feels to live a healthy, mindful, engaging life.
|Give yourself the gift of time...
|Time to focus on your own well-being.
||Time to consider new ways of nourishing your mind, body and spirit.
||Time to experience various forms of movement and bodywork.
||Time to re-connect with yourself, nature and a source beyond yourself.
Immerse yourself each day in nature, fresh air and sunlight. Discover plant-based cuisine so good that you will be eager to share what you've learned at your next dinner party. It's been said that it takes 21 days to form new habits. Return home with half of the days completed, armed with the tools and knowledge to complete the remaining 11 days in your own environment. You will have gained new knowledge and discernment, innovative wellness ideas, creative fitness alternatives, healthy eating practices, delicious and easy recipes, confidence and commitment to pursue a mindful, intentional lifestyle.
Let this be the beginning of a healthier you!
Classes: Listening, Meditation, Feel Better Now!, Mindfulness Exercises, Sustainable Eco-Practices…
Nutrition: Meal Planning, Shopping Hints, Harvesting, Recipes, Cooking Demos and Fun Hands-On Preparations...
Nurturing: Self-Care, Massage, Naps, Optional Activities, Group Sharing and Reflection...
Movement: Brisk Walks, Kayaking, Hiking; Challenge Yourself for Glacier Kayaking, "The Experience of a Lifetime"...
Bodywork: Pilates, Qigong, Zumba, Yoga...
Creative Expression: Singing, Painting, Collage, Journaling…
~ Rejuvenate Happiness ~
Learn to recognize and use your personal strengths to maximum effect. Focus on the positive and appreciate what you have while building healthy, satisfying relationships. Our wellness is interconnected with the health of the people and the world around us. Learn strategies to mindfully tune in to how our choices in food, activities and practices set into motion a chain of events that affects the health of our planet and ultimately ourselves.
*9 hours of Continuing Education Credits through the Alaska Psychological Association and the
American Psychological Association are available to eligible participants of this retreat.
Click Here to Learn More About CE Credits for this Retreat
Meet The Leadership Team
Jan Thurston is co-owner and Director of Stillpoint, an artist and Spiritual Director/Mentor. The inspiration for this retreat is rooted in her participation in an 18-day life-giving experience she received at the Weimar Institute in California. As retreat leader, she offers a kaleidoscope of creative expression activities through art, music, writing and meditation.
Linda Chandler Smith is a Spiritual Director, Lifestyle/Wellness Consultant and retreat leader. Her goal is to encourage harmony and balance in life, leading us to spiritually rejuvenate ourselves so that we feel good from the inside out.
Sally Christensen, co-author of Weimar Institute's NEWSTART® Lifestyle Cookbook, gives plant-based nutrition, live cooking demonstrations and hands-on preparations to assist us in creating a life of optimal health. For the last 22 years, Sally has led cooking classes at California's Weimar Institute of Health and Education. Weimar's NEWSTART program assists guests in regaining wellness through natural means via Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust in Divine Power. more details
Pamela Hays, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Supervisor, Nakenu Family Center of Kenaitze Tribe, Alaska, shares her user-friendly toolbox of exercises, tips and strategies to help build wellness. With over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching, she offers ways to positively affect your well-being as well as those around you.
Susan LaGrande, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, leads us through the many components of mindfulness, a powerful practice that can transform our relationship with food, improve overall health, body image, relationships and self-esteem. See Article in Psychology Today: Mindfulness: Potent Medicine for Easing Physical Suffering
Beka Thoning, Stillpoint's manager, executive chef and lifelong student of wellness, provides daily reflections on meal planning, grocery shopping, gardening, decision-making, sustainability and gratitude.
Lucas Thoning, CYT, Stillpoint's maintenance manager, head guide and resident yogi, leads a gentle morning stretch, the foundation for an active day.
Ken Domela is a Qigong teacher from Homer, Alaska. Qigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.
Toni Maury, Halibut Cove summer resident, ceramics artist and manager of the Halibut Cove Experience Gallery, teaches us Pilates, a body conditioning routine that helps to improve flexibility, muscle strength and endurance.
Maria SantaLucia provides assisted living for elders in her home and is owner and operator of Majestic View B & B in Homer, AK. Maria leads us in Zumba, a fun and exciting combination of dance choreography and aerobic elements. Maria teaches Zumba at the Homer Bay Club.
Thanks-giving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. ~ J. Robert Moskin
$1895 double occupancy, $2195 single occupancy
Includes: Round-trip boat transportation from Homer, a tour of the boardwalks and art galleries of Halibut Cove, 10-nights lodging, mindful plant-based gourmet vegan meals, 10 facilitators, tuition, kayak instruction, guided kayaking and hiking, sauna, Wi-Fi and optional spiritual direction, yoga and meditation.
(Gratuities, massage, gift shop, 3% tax, beer and wine not included.)
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|Deposit: $150 per person/per event is required at time of registration.
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