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Laurel Highlands Meditation Immersion One-Day Retreat
at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Saturday, July 27, 2019
8am-4pm

You are invited to Laurel Highlands Meditation Immersion Retreat in beautiful Pennsylvania!

Come meditate in the natural splendor that inspired the architectural vision of Frank Lloyd Wright and the musical richness of Taylor Swift. Amidst a beautiful natural setting of mountains, bubbling streams, and virgin forests rich with wildlife, join a community that has come together to create spiritual bonds and to deepen their connectedness to the world around them.

Find your inspiration in a place that has inspired and housed artistic communities for generations. Let the silent voice of nature call out and nurture your own silent voice.

While you are here, you will have the opportunity to seek spiritual wisdom at the top of quiet, cool mountains and then hike down to beautiful, warm, pristine communities hidden down in the glens and valleys that make this area one of the most sought after destinations in North America.

Experience the healing power of meditation, mindfulness, and restorative breathwork.

Our one-day Meditation Immersion Retreat is designed for busy professionals, caregivers, stay-at-home moms, students and all others who are searching for a greater sense of well-being, mental clarity, and techniques to navigate life challenges.

In one day you will learn and master:

  • a variety of meditation methods and breathing techniques
  • how mindfully stretch and detox your body
  • nourish your body with mindful eating
  • walking under the guidance of wonderfully experienced instructor

We will begin our day with slow, gentle guided gigong movements and stretching designed to set the stage for a relaxed mind-body integration. Physical exercises ease neuromuscular pain and discomfort and improves posture, strength and mobility. We begin our sessions focused on the body so that we can free our mind of the pain and discomfort that stress and overwork have given us.

Then, we transition into a series of specially designed restorative breathing exercises. Breathing is at the soul of meditation. Proper breathing increases concentration, reduces stress, and allows us to focus with greater clarity.

Savoring our fine teas you will learn about the importance, practical and healthful benefits of a wholesome diet which facilitates a person’s ability to enter a meditative state. After a delicious and healthy breakfast, we will journey into the history and cultural roots behind different meditative techniques. Meditation is an ancient practice that has evolved in many different ways across our all cultures. At the retreat, you will be introduced to the evolutions of these practices so you might find the techniques and approaches that best fit your individual needs.

Before lunch we engage in our first in-depth meditative technique. The evolution of human culture has provided numerous meditative techniques, and our instructor will select one that is appropriate once we come to understand the needs and the meditative skills and interests of the class.

Our midday celebratory lunch will include a guided exploration of mindful eating. Mindful eating not only increases the joy and pleasure of food, but also encourages healthy eating habits that will provide you with the opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the pure ecstasy of sustaining goodness.

After lunch, we will practice a mindfulness walking exercise designed to increase our energy for the rest of our workshop and to build on the skills that you have learned through the day. Walking meditation explores the world around us with a unique and fresh perspective that we once enjoyed as children… sights that we have seen but haven’t really looked at in years, scents that surround us that we ignored to our own great loss, sounds that once excited the ears, but that have now become merely unnoticed background.

In the later afternoon we will participate in an exploration of meditative artwork. During this process you will learn how a proper meditative attitude can unlock your creative and productive potential.

We will conclude our day with a group guided meditation with a touch of essential oils and guided imagery for good health, vibrancy, and happiness.

We hope you’ll join us!

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT:

The Holistic Healing Center at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort:
724.329.6411