Wild Body, Wild Mind
- Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
- Springfield, NH
- Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 (6 days)
Where is the wilderness inside you? Can you tap this fertile source of energy and joy and dance with the shifting, graceful nature of your own body and mind? In this five-day residential retreat, we will embark on an inner journey to find the roots of our own wild, creative energy by taking our cues from the non-conceptual presence of the natural world. By retraining our inherent ability to directly connect with the ever-changing textures of our sensory life, we will rediscover our innate capacity for grace, flexibility, openness, and delight with the changing weathers of our lives. This retreat will involve contemplative practices and meditation both indoors and outdoors among the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire's upper valley.
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, the hosting venue, is surrounded by woods, meadows, gardens, and century-old stone walls. Tranquil and serene, Wonderwell’s stately main building offers a comfortable and spacious setting in which the transformative potential of meditation—for work, community and daily life—can be explored and realized. Recently, due to its many unique features, the building has been recognized as a New Hampshire state historic site.
This retreat includes one yoga session per day, as well as significant meditaiton time, both indoors (in Wonderwell's spacious oak meditation hall, with working fieldstone fireplaces) and outdoors.