Leave your pencils at home - this is not a seminar! This weekend retreat will give you time and emotional "space" to restore yourself as you get away from the daily grind. Let go of "the old" and allow something new to emerge. 

During this experiential retreat ... Learn how to get in touch with your body’s knowledge through inner-sensing. Practice yoga postures. Experience archetypal concepts. Discover alchemy in your life journey. Ground yourself in the medicine of the Five Elements (fire, water, wood, metal, earth). Craft a nature journal and use journaling for self-discovery. Explore the mind/body from a mythological perspective. Utilize acupressure and essential oils. 

Earn 18 contact hours for this event. A certificate will be awarded at completion of the weekend.

Bridget Boylan, PT-LAc, EAMP, will guide participants on an exploration of their inner landscapes. 

Participants will create "nature journals" using found beach items, and Mitzi Szereto will use these journals to help participants understand the creative writing process.

Georgette Jowdy demonstrates the gentle, yet powerful art of storytelling, weaving the Five Elements throughout her shared stories.

Kandy Hughes is certified in both Kundalini Yoga and Yin Yoga. Students will experience multiple yoga sessions with this talented instructor throughout the weekend. 

For more information about the event, please contact Bridget Boylan:  boylanpt@yahoo.com 503-610-0834 

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION: participants are asked to bring a new or gently used children's book to be donated to the Lummi Nation Head Start. Additional donations gratefully accepted. 

Event Price: $475  ($450 for returning participants or friends attending together.)

Suggested reading: The Power of Focusing by AnnWeiser Cornell, PhD and Archetypal Acupuncture by Gary Dolowich, MD

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About Bridget

Bridget Boylan graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and from the Wu Hsing Tao School of Five Element Acupuncture with a license to practice acupuncture. She has studied myofascial release, alchemical acupuncture and aromatherapy. Bridget combines Alternative and Western medicine to provide holistic treatments with her clients in Bellingham and Everett, Washington.

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About Georgette

Georgette Jowdy has an extensive background in couples communication and conflict resolution; she facilitates an individual's inner wisdom to allow integration and healing. Georgette is sought for counsel because she is known for her deep compassion, her regard for the sacredness of all life, and her respect for the courage it takes to be truly human.

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About Mitzi

Mitzi Szereto conducts writing events around the world, leading residential writing courses in Greece and on the Shetland Islands and lecturing on creative writing at universities throughout Britain. Mitzi has published over 25 books in multiple genres. She divides her time between the UK and the Pacific Northwest.

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About Kandy

Kandy Hughes is certified in both Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and Yin Yoga. She teaches group classes and private yoga classes several times a week in the south sound.

REC Retreats weekend retreats are all-inclusive and offers 5 gourmet meals, wine tastings, optional massage and 2 nights of deluxe accommodations.

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Not ready to go home?

Stay an extra night! After the retreat ends on Sunday, and most of the retreat participants have departed, stay one more night and enjoy the quiet house, and the tranquil island. Dinner is on your own, and a continental breakfast is provided. Click below to reserve your room!

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