Being in Stillness - A Spring Retreat

Being in Stillness - A Spring Retreat

April 6-8, 2023 -Thursday eve. to Saturday am
On-line with the Zoom Platform

Welcome the spring arising in you by entering into silence and stillness. Let the stirring of nature, the new life emerging, inspire awakening and sprouts of things to come, in your world - inner and outer.

This is an experience of “supported silence” to nurture a connection to your inner world and the world of spirit, in tune with the emergence of spring.

This retreat is for you:

If you feel called to explore and more fully harness, the emerging spring energy, arising in you
If you feel empty and disconnected and long for some spiritual connection and nourishment
If you feel “over full” of thoughts, emotions, energy, busyness, etc and want to dip into emptiness
If you’d like to learn more about the spiritual power of stillness and silence
If you want to learn about and practice the Art of Retreat.

The retreat format will look like:

Thursday eve - an opening ritual; meeting those you will journey with, setting your intention for the time in silence; a meditation to close the night

Friday - a morning teaching session; an optional mid afternoon movement session; an optional evening check-in;

We will have two formal meditation sittings together morning and evening.

Saturday 10-12p.m. Time for integration and closing the retreat. 

As part of the retreat package you will receive ahead of the event,  readings, reflective exercises and suggestions for how to prepare yourself for retreat time.

Fee: $225. (plus $29.25 HST for Canadian residents )
Total fee: $245.25
Payment can be made by e-transfer or PayPal to

For more information or to register contact Madeline Dietrich @

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