A Fall & Winter Seasonal Day of Mindfulness at the Whidbey Institute Sanctuary

with Kurt Hoelting

Sunday, September 22, 2019 & Saturday, December 14, 2o19

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The Whidbey Institute sanctuary

The Whidbey Institute sanctuary

Join Kurt at the beautiful Whidbey Institute Sanctuary on Whidbey Island to bring in the fall and winter seasons with a day of mindfulness. Timed to correspond with the fall equinox and the winter solstice, these daylong silent retreats will offer a precious opportunity to turn inward with the seasons of harvest and rest. In a culture that never slows down, never stops striving, these retreats will be a chance to refresh our spirits while revitalizing our practice of mindfulness.

Appropriate for seasoned meditators, or those just beginning a practice, these Day of Mindfulness retreats will blend guided sitting meditation with periods of yoga and mindful movement in the sanctuary, along with extended periods of walking meditation on the beautiful Whidbey Institute trails. There is also a lovely stone labyrinth for walking meditation adjacent to the sanctuary.

Nestled in the center of 100 acres of protected forest land, the Whidbey Institute is a place apart, a place steeped in natural beauty, that exudes a spirit of both presence and craft. As such, it is a perfect place to practice mindfulness.

Just a ten minute drive from the Whidbey Island ferry landing in Clinton, and less than an hours drive from Seattle, the Institute is surprisingly close to the urban centers around Puget Sound. Yet it feels far from the buzz of the city. Instructions for getting to the Whidbey Institute, and planning your trip, are available here.

Cost of the retreat is $35. REGISTER HERE. Further retreat details will be provided upon registration.