Imbolc Retreat: Movement, Meditation, Connection

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Imbolc Retreat: Movement, Meditation, Connection

250.00

January 20, 7pm - January 22, 5pm

Embrace the midpoint between winter and spring by spending time in the woods with your fellow human beings living, meditating and moving together. There will be a combination of indoor and outdoor movement sessions through out the weekend as well as mediation sessions. All bodies are a welcome, no experience is necessary. All meals provided (Paleo and vegetarian friendly).

 

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Movement and meditation sessions

All three of the instructors are MovNat instructors who also have various certifications with FRC (Functional Range Conditioning), FMS (Functional Movement Systems), Nutritious Movement as well as training and certifications in other movement modalities (look at the retreat instructors websites listed below for more info). The movement sessions are designed to be fun, playful and challenging. You do not have to any experience or be at a certain level of fitness for the movement sessions, however an open mind about how you move your body and a sense of adventure is highly encouraged! 

Like the movement sessions, the mediation sessions will come in many different forms. You will find yourself lying down, sitting upright, walking, drawing and journaling through the different sessions. The idea is to explore the many different ways to meditate, then you can use the meditations that work well for you in your daily life. 


Lodging and Food

The retreat will be held at Cabin 15 in Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, IN (map).  The cabin has a full kitchen, central heat, a wood burning stove, a bathroom with an indoor toilet and shower and there are enough beds and cots for everyone. There will be a fire going in the wood burning stove every night. There is a one time $9 entrance fee to the park if you are driving, $7 dollars if you live in state. For more details see the park’s website.

All food is provided but you are welcome to bring snacks of if you have special dietary needs there will be space in the refrigerator to store your food. The food on the retreat will be primarily local and organic as well as some wild food that was collected in the warmer months. 

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Outdoor gear
  • Sleeping bag or bedding
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toiletries

FRIDAY

  • 7pm Welcome/Introductions with hot tea and snacks
  • 8-8:45pm Collaborative games
  • 9:00pm Guided meditation 
  • 9:15pm Chill out 
  • 10pm Mellow out/lights out

SATURDAY

  • 7am Wake up 
  • 7:30am Gentle movement indoors
  • 8:30-9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:30am Outdoor movement
  • 10:30-10:45am Morning meditation
  • 11am-1pm Hike
  • 1-2pm Lunch
  • 2-3pm Free time 
  • 3-3:45pm Outdoor movement session 
  • 4-5pm Meditation through journaling and art 
  • 5-6pm Collaborative games
  • 6-7pm Dinner
  • 7-8pm Free time
  • 8-9pm Indoor movement session 
  • 10pm Mellow out
  • 10:30pm Lights out

SUNDAY

  • 8am Wake up 
  • 8:30-9am Gentle movement indoors
  • 9-10am Breakfast
  • 10-10:30am Outdoor movement
  • 10:30-11:am Guided meditation indoors
  • 11am-Noon Hike
  • Noon-1pm Lunch
  • 1-1:30pm Free time
  • 1:30-2pm Collaborative games
  • 2-3pm Personal meditation work/processing the weekend
  • 3-4:45pm Outdoor movement session
  • 4-5pm Goodbyes and early dinner for those interested

Retreat Instructors

Chandler Stevens is a somatic coach who provides expert guidance in mobility and mindset. He brings a playful curiosity to his practice and creates space for personal exploration through movement. 

Natalie Evans is passionate about finding ways for people to reconnect with their body, spirit and nature through movement and food. She teaches indoor and outdoor movement classes and is a wild edible foods instructor.

Dan Houlihan provides physical training to individuals and groups. He practices a combination of primal training systems and advanced techniques to enhance the body. His goal is to empower people with the joys and freedom of movement by increasing strength and mobility. He wants people to explore their interests, live their own adventures and have the physicality to do it all! 


Expectations for participants

  • Have respect and kindness towards yourself and everyone else at the retreat.
  • Be mindful of the time, fully participate in all the sessions.
  • Have minimal screen time, please keep phones on silent and only use them during free time. Doing this will keep you engaged with the people and nature around you during the retreat.
  • Give yourself permission to try new things and spend sometime outside your comfort zone. Try new movements, build new connections and/or deepen connections you already have.

Refund policy

If refund request is given in writing before January 1st, client will receive a full refund. If refund request is given after January 1st, client will be refunded $200 dollars.