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Bearing Witness to Aging: A Retreat in Three Parts

with Emily Garrett and Kim Nolan 

The Buddha taught that in our precious life, we all experience birth, sickness, old age and death. One way to accept and make the most of our time on this planet is to recognize this truth. The intention for Bearing Witness to Aging is to create a safe space to gather, explore, and restore. Through mindfulness practice, guided dialogue, and story sharing, we give space for wisdom and compassion to emerge, allowing us to imagine pathways toward restorative ways of being and healing. This retreat will be themed around the process of aging, and how we relate to the continuously changing nature of our roles, bodies, relationships and identities.


The retreat will be held in three parts over three weeks at Laughing River Yoga on May 18, May 25 and June 3 from 7:15 - 9 pm – directly following the weekly Yin Yoga class (5:45-7 pm). You are invited to participate in the Yin Yoga Class prior to retreat sessions, as a way to take the inward turn, preparing to step into the container and bear witness to our individual, as well as collective experiences. Attending the Yin Yoga class prior is NOT a requirement; it is simply an invitation. The only requirement we ask is that if you register for the retreat, you commit to all three sessions as they are intimately connected by the guiding principles of:


Cultivating a mind of Not Knowing
Bearing Witness
Compassionate Action


Please share this invitation with those you feel are in deep resonance.


This retreat experience is offered at no extra charge to our COSMIC members unless you'd prefer to pay by donation.


Sliding scale: $30/$55/$75

May 18, May 25 & June 1

By Donation: $30/$55/$75

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