Retreats

1/2 Day Retreat: Settling In

with Rachel Nixon
Sunday, January 24, 9 a.m. to noon
 
Via Zoom... preregister to receive link!
 
Winter is a time of hibernation, a time of stillness and silence. When we listen deeply, we can hear the call to slow down and rest. This half-day retreat is an opportunity to respond to the call, to soften and let go into the present moment.
 
Feel your body relaxing... supported and fully present. 
Feel your breath flowing, in the here and now.
Touch your heart, your soft warm heart.
Listen, what do you hear in the quiet of winter?
 
The morning will be a delightful blend of guided practice, deep listening, mindful movement, and guided relaxation. Come settle in and enjoy a peaceful, nurturing morning.
 
This offering is part of the year-long program, Making Friends with Ourselves & Our World, January-December, 2021.
 
Level: All are welcome.
 
Registration: Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] to register and discuss other payment options. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated. In addition to online payment, you may send checks to: The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, ME 04841. Please register by email first. Thank you!
Suggested donation
 
If you are able to pay the full amount, you will help someone else participate. Thank you!
 
Rachel Nixon has been exploring Buddhist teachings since 1999. Over the years, she has been inspired by Pema Chödrön's writings and has trained at Shambhala Buddhist Centers in the U.S. and Canada. Rachel attended the seven-week Yarne Retreat with Ani Pema at Gampo Abbey in 2019-2020. Rachel has also studied with the Mangala Shri Bhuti community and at the Insight Meditation Society. She has been trained as a Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor and a k-12 Mindful Schools Educator. Rachel loves to teach meditation and explore the Buddhist teachings with people of all ages. She also enjoys sailing, hiking, and swimming.
 
The Dancing Elephant is by donation so that everyone can participate. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated.