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Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives in 2020 Week of December 27-January 3, 2020

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The New Year is a powerful threshold. It is an opportunity to listen deeply, reflect, restore and create anew. Yet we often make resolutions that perpetuate the myth of self-improvement, while doing nothing to empower our heart's intentions, thereby setting us up for disappointment.

This seven-day retreat invites you on a powerfully restorative journey to exchange striving for compassion through compassionate awareness, meditation and relational mindfulness, conscious movement, writing, deep time in nature, guided imagery and ritual.

Throughout our time together, the group will explore such questions as: What are my deepest intentions for the year ahead, for my life and for our world? What lessons are there to harvest from 2019? What obstacles or limiting beliefs is it time to release or forgive? How can I fully empower my essence or center, which is the source of my deepest power and my peace? How can I hold myself accountable to embodying my whole self? How can I allow myself to be guided by compassionate awareness rather than effort or striving? And what is the key to balance, joy and personal sustainability in my life?

The New Year beckons with possibility and renewal. If we open to this invitation with wonder, curiosity, and courage, we can position ourselves to receive the true guidance within and to embrace the support of the universe.


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