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Mindfulness Day-long Silent Retreat
Mindfulness Day-long Silent Retreat

Sat, Oct 14


Wilder Grove

Mindfulness Day-long Silent Retreat

An opportunity to retreat from your daily life in peaceful silence.

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Time & Location

Oct 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wilder Grove, Hartwood, VA

About the Event

The practice of Mindfulness is one that teaches us to slow down, focus within, and become fully present.  When we develop this practice, we cultivate a deep sense of peace, concentration, tranquility, and insight.  So that whether we're at home, at work, or anywhere else,  we move through our days in conscious awareness of our thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Participants will remain silent throughout this day-long retreat.  The experience will include alternating seated guided meditations and walking meditations designed to help you focus on the present moment, and become consciously aware of your body, mind, and spirit.

Meditation has been shown to help you experience thoughts and emotions with greater balance and acceptance, as well as:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, depression and pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve attention and concentration
  • Decrease tension, burnout and fatigue

Join us for a day of silent mindfulness and come away feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to be fully present in your daily life.

Retreat Information

This retreat is suitable for people age 18 and up.

Please come prepared for a day that includes sitting for extended periods of time as well as walking around the land.  We encourage you to bring whatever you need to be cozy during the sitting meditations.  Please also bring footwear suitable for light hiking, and layers based on the current weather conditions.  As part of the silent nature of this retreat, we encourage you to leave your cell phones in your vehicle for the duration to help you remain present and to avoid distractions.  

Wilder Grove Retreats: The Wilder Grove is located  on 10 acres of beautiful private land surrounding Liz* and Cael's home,  and has walking trails, a sacred circle, an indoor swimming pool, and  plenty of room to enjoy nature.  Because this event takes place on  private property, the exact address and directions will be sent to confirmed guests who have completed the registration process.

Please bring with you:

  • A bag lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat/head covering/layers/scarves
  • Camp chair/pillow/blanket/yoga mat

Meals: There will be a lunch break included in the  schedule, as well as snack breaks.  Space in the small refrigerator is limited, so please plan to bring your lunch in an insulated container just in case.

We will provide some snacks, as well as coffee, tea, and water for  your convenience.  If you require any specific foods for your snacks,  please plan to bring them with you.

Accessibility: We invite those who require disability accommodations to contact us to discuss your needs.

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