FA18 Unwind & Renew: A Mind-Body Wellness Retreat

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Friday January 18

1:30 PM  –  4:30 PM

Unwind & Renew: A Mind-Body Wellness Retreat
Instructors: Jenne Sluder and Rebecca Caldwell
Friday, January 18, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$159 Member / $169 Non-member
Limit: 12 students

Like painting or playing an instrument, releasing cumulative stress is a skill that can be honed through practice. This weekend retreat is an immersion into gentle mind-body practices to release muscular tension, calm the nervous system, digest emotional distress, and de-clutter the mind. Expect very gentle stretching and breath-based movement, guided progressive relaxations, personal journaling, mindful group sharing, and indoor/outdoor contemplative practices. Excerpts from the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. will offer a reflection on the power of practicing care for ourselves as a skillful means to deepen our sensitivity and attentiveness to others and the world.

Jenne Sluder is a qualified mental health professional certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a trauma-sensitive therapeutic yoga instructor. She holds a master’s in transpersonal psychology: ecopsychology from Naropa University and specializes in mind-body approaches to improving mental and physical health. An Asheville native, Sluder works with individuals and with groups engaging somatic (body-based), contemplative (mindfulness-based), ecological (nature-based), and compassion-based practices. 

Rebecca Caldwell is a writer, educator and counselor in Asheville. Drawing on expressive arts therapy and ecotherapy, Caldwell leads workshops on writing and making expressive journals. She has taught literature and writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Clemson University, and Western Carolina University.