Date(s) - December 17, 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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We will gather on Sunday, December 17 to celebrate the holidays together on beautiful Mt. Weather near Bluemont at Blueridge Summit Retreat.
Please dress comfortably and bring gloves, scarf and hat for our meditative, gentle hike and yule log and bonfire.
Bring a dish to share with others (portion for 6) as we enjoy the gift of intentional community, meditation and the gift of winter beauty.
There will be a special time to share the ancient story and science of winter solstice that begins on December 21st.
We close our time around a bonfire with a guided meditation on the interplay of shadow and light as we approach the longest day of darkness and the emerging light of spring.
Cathy is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course and studied with Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She also completed training at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative small groups and retreats. She is currently teaching Hatha Integral Yoga at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Clinic in Herndon and at her private studio near Bluemont, VA. Cathy is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of each yoga practice.
Sue Berkery is a long time hiking enthusiast and finds time in nature a significant way to cultivate joy, wonder and renewal. She is a lifetime learner and enjoys pursuing the latest research in science and astronomy. Music is an anchor for Sue and a source of deep, contemplative practice in daily life. She finds time in intentional community to be an important way to encourage mindfulness and meditation practices in her life and creates a gracious, welcoming presence with her leadership.