A Mini-retreat with the Full Moon
Acupuncture, Meditation, Creative Play, Spirit Tending
Monday, April 3, 6:00-8:00
This is the second in a series of gatherings I am offering, creating space for practitioners, teachers, caregivers, those in leadership positions, those facing and moving through transition, or those feeling stuck, to take a moment to recharge and tune in to a place of alignment with a deeper sense of self. This is a space to gather in community, settle into meditative quiet, a place for restorative attunement with a sense of spirit, a place to explore creative expression from deeper within.
This feels near and dear to my heart, something that came out of a dreaming session with my business buddy last October about how I would make use of a community space at Deep Roots Acupuncture. And so, I present to you:
An evening retreat, attuning and aligning with deeper aspects of self, in connection with community and in alignment with the full moon. Powerful acupuncture treatments allow you to turn inward, while creative expression provides the perfect outlet for any arising insights. This retreat strikes a balance between contemplation and connection, with space for both silence and sharing. We will gather in the warm, cozy community space of The Quill’s Nest at Deep Roots Acupuncture, where tea and art supplies will be provided. If you’re looking to support your authentic self and tap back into your true potential, this is the place for you!
What happens when we allow our deeper selves space while gathering with others?
What happens when the spirit is given space to express itself in new or different ways?
What is it like to enter healing space in community with others?
How does the rise of energy with the full moon help carry us into deeper aspects of self – carry us in its swell into new aspects of BE-ing in alignment?
We will gather at 6:30, settling into meditative space. Acupuncture will be offered (optional*) with a focus for a deep release of tension and stress. These simple treatments have a profound ability to help tap into a deeper quiet, for the authentic self to have a chance to surface, to dream, to allow for healing.
(*Acupressure beads to stimulate these points are available. For those who would prefer, opting for meditation without needles is an alternative option during this time.)
Following these treatments, we will then move into reflective, mindful, creative space with journals, meditation, collage, drawing, as led. There is a library with poetry, or books about healing. There are tarot decks to draw from. There will be candles, and maybe an altar, and calling in the directions and the five elements. This is an open time to move into space of exploration and expression.
To do this in the presence of community is really exciting to me.
This is not:
A group therapy session
A place to process with others
An expectation to CREATE ART (although art may emerge)
A place to gather with others
A place for self reflection and exploration
A place to tap into aspects of self that want to be heard and witnessed but often don’t have a chance because of all the other demands that are pulling in every direction
A place to cultivate resilience
A place to explore creative expression
A place to allow new neural pathways to form, to help heal old wounds and traumas
A place for curiosity and spirit to play
A place for tending grief, burnout, exhaustion, stuckness
A place to honor transition and celebrate movement
These are scheduled monthly through the spring, aligned with the cycle of the full moon.
By donation: $10-$35 as you are able.
Mon April 3
Fri May 5
Fri June 2
Tap In & Tune In at The Quill’s Nest at Deep Roots Acupuncture, 1222 Rochester Ave.
This is a mask optional event.
Please bring a journal, pen, blanket, cushion, and any other art supplies or ritual tools you’d like to incorporate.
I would welcome your presence and involvement. Please share with others you think might be interested.
Other upcoming offerings:
Yin & Pin – March 27, 5:30
A Yin Yoga class with Skye Guindon, followed by acupuncture with Lucy Marsh
2nd Saturdays 10:00-noon (April 8)
4th Thursdays 4:30-6:30 (April 27)
Also, check out Songbird Yoga with Bri Postlewait. Gentle, slow flow, and restorative yoga at The Quill’s Nest at Deep Roots Acupuncture.
Mondays 6:00, Gentle Yoga
Tuesdays 6:00, Virtual Slow Flow Yoga
Wednesdays 6:00, Slow Flow Yoga
Thursdays 6:45, Restorative Yoga
Private sessions also available
And Reiki sessions with Skye Guindon:
Reiki is a beautiful and gentle form of energy work that allows you to reconnect with the purest expression of your heart. If you feel stuck, unheard or unseen, this quiet practice allows you to experience profound listening and complete care, sometimes for the first time in a long time. Guided by crystal-clear intention and utter respect for your body’s sovereignty, I will invite healing energy to flow to the places within you most in need of kindness, and together with your highest self help pave a path towards wholeness.
You can expect breathwork, imaginative visualizations and grounding mindfulness techniques to be effortlessly interwoven into your sessions together.
One hour sessions are $45 as an introductory starting rate.
She can be contacted at 860.605.3205 or by email.