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Touching the Earth – A One-Day Meditation Retreat for Fertility Support

Touching the Earth – A One-Day Meditation Retreat for Fertility Support

Touching the Earth – A One-Day Meditation Retreat for Fertility Support

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The Pacific Perinatal Foundation is proud to be hosting this retreat during Canadian Fertility Awareness Week. Participants will be in silence for most of the day while the instructor leads a variety of practices and shares strategies to help cope with the stress and/or grief of the fertility journey.

Registration is open to anyone who has been struggling with fertility – trying to conceive, recovering from early pregnancy loss, or perhaps in the tender early weeks of a new pregnancy. (Note – we will not be sharing details about our fertility journey together). The retreat will be held in a safe, supportive environment of belonging and being together in community.

Join us for a day of self care and well-being with guided meditation, mindful yoga, and walking practice amongst the moss and trees of a beautiful 135 acre nature sanctuary. This day of practice will be an opportunity to rest in silence and be touched by the quiet and beauty of the land.

Whether you are new to meditation or have previous experience with practice, all are welcome.

Date: Saturday April 27, 2024
Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Earthspring Sanctuary Retreat Centre
405 Hazlitt Creek Road, Victoria BC, V9E 2A3

Food: Snacks and lunch will be provided (included with registration, Gluten-free/vegetarian/vegan options will be available)

Cost: Offered by sliding scale

$145 sustainable rate / $225 benefactor offering / $95 scholarship #1 / $55 scholarship #2 / full scholarship available to anyone in need

Schedule for the day

9:30-9:45 – Parking and 10min walk from the parking area to the meditation building *
9:45-10:00 – Arriving and settling in
10:00 – Welcoming and orientation for the day
10:30 – 10:50 – Opening meditation practice
10:50-11:30 – Gentle yin-style yoga
11:30- 12:10 – Walking practice
12:10-12:30 – Short talk and sitting practice
12:30-1:30 – Lunch
1:30-1:50 – Guided meditation practice
1:50-2:20 – Standing yoga (very gentle)
2:20-3:00 – Walking practice
3:00-3:15 – Snack break
3:15-3:45 – Guided meditation and loving-kindness practice
3:45-4:00 – Closing

*for anyone with mobility challenges there are 2 parking spots right at the building, please email the instructor (Stephanie) to discuss – scurran@elementscentre.ca

Thank you to our sponsors

About the instructor

Stephanie Curran (she/her) has been practicing meditation for 28 years. She has completed a number of teacher trainings and has been leading a variety of mindfulness-based programming for over 12 years. Click here to read more about Stephanie’s background and training.

"Stephanie has a brilliant way of calming the atmosphere and really builds trust in what we are about to experience. She has a lovely voice and her words feel like a light leading the way. Earthspring retreat centre was a beautiful place to gather, it was such a satisfying day!"

"It felt so good to carve out a day, away from my phone and my normal responsibilities, and just have it for me. Thank you for the wonderful day of guided meditation, yoga and forest-bathing. This retreat was more than I could have expected, thank you for encouraging us on our journey."

"This retreat was an experience I never knew I really needed in my life. The tranquil atmosphere, the soothing voice of Stephanie and the incredible seamless flow of the day resulted in a humbling and grounding exploration of myself. I left feeling well nourished and able to incorporate mindfulness practice in my everyday life. What a gift the day was for me.”

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Date And Time

Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
 

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