Mindful Relationships Workshop - Navigating Conflict and Intimacy.
June 4, 10 am - 1:30 pm.
Blueridge Summit Retreat. 20375 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA.“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” -Bryant McGillMindful Relationships Core Workshop
We will gather at beautiful Blueridge Summit Retreat for a workshop to provide renewal in the beauty of nature along with practical tools and skills to strengthen mindful self-awareness and relationships with others.
Please dress comfortably and bring shoes appropriate for a meditative walk (no sandals, please). Pack a lunch and bring a snack to share with others.
Our workshop will include:Guided mindfulness practices with a meditative nature therapy walk
An overview and experience of mindfulness meditation practice for daily living
A guided community outdoor experience to cultivate the journey inward and together.
A primer on mindfulness, conflict and safe conversations
The integration and practice of mindful conversations throughout the workshop.Bob Lawrence is a seasoned mindfulness meditation practitioner who has recently taught a number of mindfulness stress reduction classes that introduce mindfulness and demonstrate the benefits of regular meditation practice. Bob has completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn) and integrates mindfulness into his commute, profession and relationships. Bob very much enjoys sharing his experience with the "miracle of mindfulness" and showing the positive influence that learning these skills can have on all of our lives.
Cathy is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and has studied with Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She also completed training at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative small groups and retreats. She is currently teaching Hatha Integral Yoga at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Clinic in Herndon and at her private studio near Bluemont, VA. Cathy is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of each yoga practice. She and her husband, David, live at Blueridge Summit Retreat.