While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, at Genesis we are preparing for a New Beginning! 

September is here, and Genesis staff-members are busy welcoming guests back with many upcoming on-site programs as well as continuing on-line programming. 

Our September 2020 to February 2021 programs are now online! Click here to check out our September 2020 to February 2021 program offerings!

 Please CLICK HERE to read our COVID-19 statement.

 

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Upcoming 14 days - Sep 18 2020

August
31

**EMAIL** 21-DAY SELF-COMPASSION JOURNEY WITH BECKY CRANE

Would you like Join Becky on a 21-Day Self-Compassion Journey? You will receive an email every morning to start your day on the right foot with being self-compassionate towards yourself. The teachings will be short and inspiring. Some will include a 1-2 minute audio, photographs, and exercises.
Starts on Monday, August 31st and Ends on Sunday, September 20th.


September
1

**ZOOM**HEART-CENTERED MEDITATION EVERY DAY AT 7AM AND 7PM

MONDAY THRU SUNDAY, two sessions daily. Offered 7 days per week, twice daily with exception of Saturday, once daily at 7am. The first half hour includes a prayerful centering and inspirational reading and is followed by 20 minutes of silence.


September
18

**ZOOM** CHAIR YOGA WITH OPTIONAL GUIDED MEDITATION (Tue & Fri)

Tuesdays and Fridays
Mindful chair yoga with do-able challenges and stretches for your whole body. All levels.

Health and Wellness

September
20

**ON SITE** 6-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

You will meet daily with your Director, or Spiritual Companion, for one-on-one sessions. During the session, experiences from the outdoor world, poetry, and Scripture may be interwoven with the story of God's activity in your life.


September
20

**ZOOM** GUIDED RELAXATION ~ SUNDAYS

This is a deep mind and body relaxation session. Practice this in the comfort of your chair or lying down.


September
22

**ZOOM** CHAIR YOGA WITH OPTIONAL GUIDED MEDITATION (Tue & Fri)

Tuesdays and Fridays
Mindful chair yoga with do-able challenges and stretches for your whole body. All levels. Sturdy chair recommended.


September
25

**ZOOM** CHAIR YOGA WITH OPTIONAL GUIDED MEDITATION (Tue & Fri)

Tuesdays and Fridays
Mindful chair yoga with do-able challenges and stretches for your whole body. All levels.

Health and Wellness

September
26

AUTUMN EQUINOX

SORRY! THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED!


September
26

**ON SITE** BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING: A DAY OF PRESENCE

This workshop is an overview and introduction to the history and practice of BSF and includes prayer, presentations, experiential exercises, reflection, and discussion. No prior experience with Focusing is needed. This workshop serves as a prerequisite for other BSF programs.


September
26

SUBSTANCE USE, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND SPIRITUALITY

This program will be a safe environment to discuss the needs and challenges that people with trauma and mental and emotional health challenges face in recovery programs. We will discuss the stigma that mental health diagnosis carries, and offer perspectives and tools to create recovery circles that welcome the whole person.


September
27

*ON SITE* CARING FOR THE GIVER

This day is offered for the givers: For we who forget to take time for ourselves as we selflessly offer our time to loved ones, clients, patients, students, or staff. It is okay to return to the well to replenish; in fact, it is imperative that we care for ourselves as we continue to give to others.


September
27

**ZOOM** GUIDED RELAXATION ~ SUNDAYS

This is a deep mind and body relaxation session. Practice this in the comfort of your chair or lying down.


September
29

**ZOOM** CHAIR YOGA WITH OPTIONAL GUIDED MEDITATION (Tue & Fri)

Tuesdays and Fridays
Mindful chair yoga with do-able challenges and stretches for your whole body. All levels. Sturdy chair recommended.


October
1

**ON SITE** AUTUMN YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight-week yoga series.


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