Bearing Witness to Love: A Three Part Retreat
with Emily Garrett and Kim Nolan
What is love? For many of us, the concept of love has been formed through fairy tales, TV dramas, and ideas of sacrifice and domination. The mythology around romantic love tends to play out in ways that neglect our wholeness as individuals and creates a binary that sets us up for disappointment.
When we begin to investigate the concept of spiritual love, specifically unconditional love, we realize that unconditional love is an inherent part of who we are. It is spacious and forgiving. At times, fierce. In this three part retreat we will explore the practice of love in three parts:
Cultivating a mind of Not Knowing
Through mindfulness practice, guided dialogue and story sharing, we will give space for wisdom and compassion to emerge, allowing restorative ways of being and healing. In week one and two, we will focus specifically on self-love and attunement to self and others as they correlate with the principles of Not Knowing and Bearing Witness.
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.