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Program Calendar

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Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment
Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness
Spirituality of Aging
Spirituality of the Environment
Creative Expression

Aug 2019

August
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SUMMER'S LIGHT: A JOYFUL YOGA PRACTICE

Cooling breath practices and inspiring meditations will refresh your mind and spirit. Each class is a mini-retreat, allowing you to reconnect deeply with yourself and leaving your whole being glowing and renewed. This mixed-level series is appropriate for most ability levels.

Spiritual Enrichment
Health and Wellness

August
2

YOUR ENCORE: GOD'S CALL FOR OLDER ADULTS

This program will invite participants to discern vocation, or deep inner calling, in the later season of life. What are the unique gifts and struggles of this sacred time, and how may you enter into those with creativity and hope? We will be attentive to sacred texts and follow the path of our ancestors in faith who witnessed to the spiritual value of aging.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment
Spirituality of Aging

August
3

6-DAY GUIDED BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING RETREAT

In this guided retreat, morning group learning sessions and afternoon one-on-one Focusing experiences will provide the structure of each day.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

August
3

TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA: TREATMENT FOR PTSD

If you have experienced or are experiencing trauma and would like to explore a safe way to get more comfortable in your own skin, this class is designed for you! In this 90 minute class, suitable for all bodies, elements of a traditional yoga class are modified to support trauma survivors.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

August
8

SUMMER'S LIGHT: A JOYFUL YOGA PRACTICE

Cooling breath practices and inspiring meditations will refresh your mind and spirit. Each class is a mini-retreat, allowing you to reconnect deeply with yourself and leaving your whole being glowing and renewed. This mixed-level series is appropriate for most ability levels.

Spiritual Enrichment
Health and Wellness

August
9

A SEASONAL YOGA RETREAT FOR LIFE IN BALANCE: SUMMER EASE

Ease through your summer with this mini yoga "vacation." You'll be guided through yoga sessions that balance movements and rest. You'll learn yogic breaths: some for soothing, others for energizing. You'll experience Yoga Nidra meditations for profound healing and total wellbeing. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful arboretum of the Genesis Center are perfect for your retreat into Summertime Ease!

Health and Wellness

August
11

THE DREAM OF GOD IS POSSIBLE

In a world struggling with conflict and division it is easy to lose sight of what matters most. But amidst the challenges we see the dream of God unfolding around us and we need reminders of this ongoing work of God.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

August
15

SUMMER'S LIGHT: A JOYFUL YOGA PRACTICE

Cooling breath practices and inspiring meditations will refresh your mind and spirit. Each class is a mini-retreat, allowing you to reconnect deeply with yourself and leaving your whole being glowing and renewed. This mixed-level series is appropriate for most ability levels.

Spiritual Enrichment
Health and Wellness

August
17

MINDFUL EATING - THE PRACTICE OF EATING MINDFULLY

Mindfulness is the practice of being completely aware of what is happening in the present moment, to be fully aware of all that is going on within ourselves and all that is happening around us without judgement. Mindful eating is the practice of mindfulness while eating – paying attention to thoughts, emotions and physical sensations as we eat. This practice of being fully present helps us to be in the here and now – where we can make purposeful choices around food and eating.

Health and Wellness

August
18

5-DAY SILENT DIRECTED BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING OR SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

A Silent Directed Retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude.
A Silent BioSpiritual Focusing Retreat is about presence to self, others, and God, and will guide you to the deepest levels of awareness inside your body.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

August
25

6-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

A Silent Directed Retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude. There will be opportunity to meet daily with a spiritual director, providing time to reflect on your spiritual journey and the presence and action of God in your life.
Mary Costello, RSM and Carol Fitzsimmons, CSJ

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson