• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

Mindful Relationships for the Holidays with Nature Renewal

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Date(s) - November 19, 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” -Bryant McGill

Mindful Relationships for the Holidays

We will gather at beautiful Blueridge Summit Retreat for a workshop to provide renewal in the beauty of nature along with practical tools and skills to strengthen mindful self-awareness and relationships with others especially during the holiday season.

Please dress comfortably and bring shoes appropriate for a meditative walk (no sandals, please). Pack a lunch and bring a snack to share with others.

Our workshop will include:

Guided mindfulness practices with a meditative nature therapy walk

An overview and experience of mindfulness meditation practice for daily living

A guided community outdoor experience to cultivate the journey inward and together.

A primer on mindfulness, conflict and safe conversations

The integration and practice of mindful conversations throughout the workshop.

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 course and has 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.  Cathy is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of each yoga practice. She and her husband, David, live at Blueridge Summit Retreat. 

Bertha is passionate about spending time in nature for reflection and soulful renewal. She is committed to mindfulness practice including yoga, meditative hiking, mindfulness meditation and intentional retreating. She is an educator in the Fairfax County Public Schools and guides with a passion for inclusive hospitality and a deep commitment to intentional community as a journey inward, together and outward. Bertha has a B.A in International Business with emphasis on Latin America and a Master’s in Cross Cultural Teaching. She has lived and traveled in different countries and is currently working with Fairfax County Public Schools.

Ron has been a lover of nature and an outdoor enthusiast for the last few decades and back in 2009, left an 18 year career in information technology so he could pursue his dreams and passions in nature and the outdoors on a full time basis. Currently, he works as a Sr. Park Ranger for NOVAParks at Algonkian Regional Park. In addition to his day to day duties, he runs all of the parks guided kayak tours and also started the Algonkian Nature Preserve which is a long term labor of love of his. You can read more about the ANP by going to 


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