Our class focus will be the discovery of authentic personal entry points into the creative process. Together we will explore mindful participation with creativity and with life at large as we release the temptation toward control and “end-gain.” We will employ crafts – including paste-paper, journal-making, clay work among other forms – as a vehicle for the practice of presence and receptivity and for experiencing our interconnectedness. We will also explore meditation, developing personal strategies for bringing mindful practices into your life moving forward, and the role of service in the craft arts. Questions such as “What does it mean to be a vehicle for creative life force while being an object maker?” and “How can our creative processes assist us in being more awake in the world?” will be addressed as well.
We invite you to join us at our 2015 summer retreat with Caverly Morgan from July 25-29 in the redwoods near Santa Cruz, CA.
We are deeply conditioned to look for love outside ourselves. In that desperate search, we not only experience the frustration and the futility of grasping, we lose sight of who we authentically are. Join us as we engage in practices that not only remind us of our true nature, but guide us to a direct experience of it. In opening to Love, we open to the remembrance of our own authenticity. Explore how all of our relationships are transformed when the ultimate relationship with who we authentically are is realized.
No experience required. All are welcome.
This retreat will include:
Zen teacher and former monk Caverly Morgan is known for her insight, humor, and real-world perspective. She is the founding teacher at One House of Peace and holds workshops and retreats nationally. Caverly is also the executive director of Peace in Schools, which brings mindfulness to young people in schools, shelters, and social service agencies in Portland, Oregon.
Uma Hulet has been a student of yogic teachings for over twenty years and has been teaching since 2004. Her vinyasa classes are a blend of both traditional and creative sequencing and she is continually inspired by Sanskrit mantra, yoga philosophy, and mystical poetry. You can find out more about Uma on her website www.umadeviyoga.com.
Vivienne Verdon-Roe teaches a powerful form of qigong she used to heal herself from a 20 year struggle with chronic Lyme disease. The practice connects us to Source, the qi field, harmonizing our energy. The result is past conditioning releases, we relax, feel healthier and happier and at peace with ourselves and the world. Visit her site at www.embodylove.us.
“The power of retreat with Caverly is that you are guided to design and practice a ‘tool kit’ to recognize and intercept the internal negative talk and feelings we each have. This happens through the mentoring of a skillful teacher, intimate dialogue with other workshop members, and the repeated practice of exercises that connect with the breath, calm the mind, and energize the whole system. Over the several days of a retreat, your ability to practice gets deeper, no matter what level you start at, and stays with you longer in your post-retreat ‘daily life.’” — James, Arts Administrator
Retreat begins at 5pm on July 25th and ends at 1pm on July 29th.
Financial assistance is available. Please email [email protected]
Please note: Prices cover the cost of room and board. They do not include Dana (donation) for the retreat teachings that One House of Peace offers. Tax-deductible donations for the teachings will be collected at the end of retreat.
Cancellations 5 weeks or more before retreat begins will be refunded in full minus a $75 admin fee. Cancellations 3-5 weeks before retreat begins will be refunded 50%. Cancellations less than three weeks before retreat begins (including signups within those three weeks) will not be refunded.