- MOMS UP! October 28-30. GREAT for mamas who want to spend an intimate weekend with other mamas! DELISH food, conversations, mama workshops and movement practices all weekend. We share a big country house and enjoy the beauty of Fall and each other.
- Pause. November 13. Our most popular half-day retreat is back! Spend your Friday committing yourself to purposeful rest, movement, and connection right in Tenleytown. No weekend long commitment or stress around arranging childcare- just a short, sweet opportunity to recharge before the Holidays.
- Delight. December 9-11. Designed for women wanting to spend some time in quiet, in contemplation, surrounded by the beautiful VA countryside with plenty of trails to walk, plus time for yoga and meditation. The PERFECT way to approach the Holidays, to set intentions for the new year, and to explore your inner world. In this retreat, we will dive into some of the principles covered in my book, Delight: 8 Principles for Living with Joy & Ease all while settling into the rhythms of winter. Our accommodations allow for you to share a room & visit with a friend OR to have a private room where you can choose to spend most of your time just resting and relaxing. I have a few optional workshops also planned for this weekend, including JourneyDance and Mala Bracelet making, and book your own massage.
What if I don’t know anyone? You’re already one of us—you seek connection, rest, and nourishment and so do we! It won’t take long to break the ice and feel open and comfortable with the group.
What if I have a food/allergy concern? E-mail us and we’ll find a solution.
What if I’ve never done yoga or meditation? You’re in for a treat! We’ll enjoy all levels practices for all ages, stages, and sizes.
Is it possible to arrive early or stay late? Maybe! Please contact the venue directly.
What if I have to cancel? Your registration is non-refundable, however you are able to transfer registration to someone else (ie. sell you spot). Keep in mind, this is a gift and investment in yourself.
and the heart says to trust
and the tears fall for no reason or every reason
I lean into the suffering of us all
while the beauty of today seems
like a magical dream
living with my soul- letting the heart guide me feels so scary
not a habit or a hurry
just a deeper understanding of all
that was buried and still
let her go. be free I ask
stop trying so hard
you dont have to be amazing, she says
relief. gratitude. tears again.
relax, the gripping begins to loosen. realizing new layers of self and identity that are old news, really.
be free sweet soul- go
do not be careless with now.
Here is a collection of thoughts on ways our community wants to move forward into this week, month, life- with intention, purpose and SELF LOVE. Hope some of these ideas inspire YOU to create your own list of ways to show yourself love, and thoughts on what you NEED to be and feel love.
When we feel loved… goals and ideas on living.
1x a week make time for myself to do something I enjoy.
Take time each day to play with my son.
When I feel loved, I notice the fresh air,
Get more sleep at least 7 hours at night and nap when possible.
To give myself more appreciation time and space to celebrate what’ I’ve done, just me.
When I start to criticize or doubt myself notice, stop and try to tell myself the opposite.
Exercise regularly. Yoga, walk, run
I feel like I can do anything.
Say I love you and thank you more often.
Take joy in the small things
I feel calm.
When I feel loved, I move.
Don’t feel bad about needing help.
Start a home yoga practice.
Remind myself that the Universe loves and cares for me. TRUST.
Make a decision and let it go. Right or wrong move on.
Drink More Water – at least 8 glass a day.
When I feel loved, I know life is not so hard.
I feel authentic.
When I feel loved, I pause before I say yes.
Post “TRUST LIFE” affirmations.
Start each day by breathing deeply for 5 minutes ( instead of reaching for my phone to check emails and plan my day)
I feel grateful.
Start going to yoga classes on a regular basis.
Not feel guilty for taking time for myself.
Tell myself I’m worth it.
* Join us for our MOMS UP Program coming this summer to lil omm yoga.