November 3 – 5, 2017
With Wendy Black Stern and Robyn Hubbard
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Something special happens when you gather a group of open-minded seekers who give themselves to a weekend of self-exploration and growth — not in spite of grief, but because of it.
During this retreat, we build a sacred circle, an intimate and safe container for grief to be felt, expressed, shared and moved. Throughout the weekend, the group creates an environment of unconditional love and acceptance, in which all experiences and feelings are acknowledged and validated. Within this field, we learn to be a witness for ourselves and each other, cultivating compassion, self-awareness and connection. A heightened trust invites greater vulnerability and authentic sharing to take place.
We know that grief ‘lives’ in the body. Through yoga, meditation, expressive movement, dance, writing, ritual, art and somatic exploration and sharing, we can observe where we are holding grief in our bodies, without judgement, in order to move through it.
This is our time to be present and deeply rooted in our bodies – being awake to memories, emotions, traumas, wounds, and stories – whatever our bodies need to “speak”. This a powerful way of birthing ourselves, a process that teaches us to access the wisdom that can only come from within.
This weekend is an opportunity to gather with others who are grieving in a supportive, restorative and transformative way, through an embodied approach to working with grief. Regardless of what kind of loss you are grieving or where you are at along your healing journey, we invite you to join our circle. All are welcome.
2017 Healing Retreat
Date and time: 4 pm, Friday, November 3rd through 4 pm, Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Location: SunMountain Center in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Located near Garden of the Gods and downtown Manitou Springs, SunMountain is a beautiful retreat center that lets you feel peace as you explore the tranquility of nature – a wonderful opportunity to rest, replenish, and renew yourself spiritually. Included in the weekend is the use of SunWater, a spa featuring natural mineral-water cedar pool soaking, yoga, massage, cultural events, and more.
Click here to register. Registration is limited; please sign up early.
About the Presenters
As Founder and Director of The Grief Support Network, Wendy dedicates her life’s work to supporting people to heal and transform through the process of grief. The Grief Support Network’s mission, programs and network of resources are inspired and informed by Wendy’s personal experience of loss and professional background as a yoga therapy practitioner, yoga instructor, yoga teacher trainer and group facilitator. Wendy has devoted the last 20 years to being a student and teacher of yoga. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is certified as a yoga therapist, teacher, reiki practitioner and facilitator of yoga therapy groups for grief support and self-empowerment. In 2007, when her son Noah passed away, her grief propelled her into a process of profound transformation, which has taught her to live with more joy and gratitude in her life.
Robyn Hubbard, DMin offers spiritual counseling, specializing in grief and loss, end of life transitions and thresholds of all kinds. Robyn’s doctoral work, as well as her lifelong passions for dream work and embodied spirituality, has led her to explore how the human soul navigates difficulty, loss and the bridge between living and dying. She brings this wisdom to clients, groups and the cultural transformation of grieving that she sees is needed in these challenging times.