February 19, 20, and 21
RISE! a live online Yoga and Writing Retreat
Experience Freedom and Transformation
12pm CST on Friday, February 19 to 12pm on Sunday, February 21
During this restorative and empowering retreat, come back to your true self on the mat and the page. We’ll combine yoga, breath, meditation, and writing prompts to explore and access our pain stories in order to live our most authentic and fulfilled life.
This Yoga and Writing Retreat is about listening to your body and using your voice. We tend to the pain story or emotion to free our mind, body, and soul.
During this retreat you will:
REGISTER!Testimonials from attendees
“Life changing. Loved the pairing of yoga and writing. I feel so fortunate to have worked with 2 masters, Julie and Molly. Absolutely blessed!” – Jeannette
“The combination of yoga and writing was fantastic. It made me explore my writing at a much deeper level.” - Jean
“The blend of yoga and writing moments was comfortable and empowering. I loved the ease of the weekend.” – Patricia
“This was amazing. The combination of yoga and writing has been very powerful and enlightening! Very transforming. So glad I came.” – Dona
“I loved it being on zoom. I loved being in my home. I love being in that studio room now where this retreat took place for me. It holds the energy. I was so comfortable here. There were no awkward transitions. No mindless chatter. Focus all the way. Online is my new favorite way to be on retreat!” - Carla
“The beautiful serendipity of the whole thing.” – Maria
“The two of you brought me to tears so many times this weekend. Keep shining your lights.” – Liz
Friday, February 19
12:00pm CST – Join video chat, Welcome, Engage
1-2:15 p.m. – Centering Meditation and Yoga Practice with Molly – Yoga as a Path of Inquiry
2:30-4:30 p.m. – Writing Time with Julie: Opening up on the Page: The Inner Labyrinth of Transformation and Realization
4:30-6:00 p.m. – Dinner break and writing & Exploration time
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Writing prompt: Writing Our Personal Experiences (Pivotal Moments) Writing toward Understanding
7:00-8:00 Restorative Yoga Practice: The Body as an entrance to our emotional Self.
Saturday, February 20
8-9 a.m. — Yoga with Molly – Allowing all things to be present at once
9-10 a.m. — Breakfast break
10-11:00 a.m. — Introduction to Samskara
11:00 – 12:30 — Writing Practice with Julie. Transformational Writing: Heart Centered Practices that lead to Transformation.
12:30 p.m. — Lunch break and Individual Writing Time & explorations
3-4 p.m. — Afternoon yoga and Pranayama – Engage in the Joy and the Challenge - the path to Self
4 p.m. — Writing circle with time to share and listen. Led by Julie.
5:30-7 p.m. — Dinner break and open writing time
7-8 p.m. – Restorative Yoga Practice – To move from an integrated core; Trust in oneself
Sunday, February 21
8-9 a.m. – Yoga with Molly – Powerlessness and its connection to nonviolence
9-10:00 a.m. — Breakfast break
10:00-11:00 – Dharma and. writing prompts for the road
11 a.m.- 12:00pm — Closing Circle
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I live in Mount Horeb WI where I walk my 2 dogs through Stewart Park, garden my corner lot, wear a mask in public (and a cape at night), where I wait for spring 9 months of the year. My recent book The Zero Point Agreement is my latest of ten. I do love to write! My up coming book: Clue of the Red Thread: Discovering Fearlessness & Compassion in difficult times comes out this fall, 2020 through Shanti Arts, Nine Rivers Imprint.