September 9-11, 2016
The Alcyon Center, Seal Cove, ME
a weekend retreat with the Portland Recovery Community
Fri 5pm-Sun 2pm, $100-$150 (sliding scale)
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This fall my pals Mark Cevoli, Brian Mantle and I are leading a retreat especially for those in recovery from addiction. Please join us in spectacular Seal Cove for a weekend in community at The Alcyon Center.
If you are just beginning to respond to the call of the spirit – or are simply wondering what it’s like to “go on a retreat”- please join us for this weekend in community. Inspired by the root of “retreat” – “to pull back”, we will read, pray, listen and practice – together and individually. We will explore spiritual practices such as Bendedictine labor (physical work as a meditative practice), cooking with intention, yoga and meditation in silence and heart, and how recovery from addiction merges with the spiritual life to become contemplative action.
This weekend in community is for learning that it is not only “okay” but essential to take a break, begin to build a relationship with the divine, connect with the spirit, touch nature, go deep, laugh, eat, work and sleep. Recovery from addiction merges with the spiritual life to become contemplative action.
Questions? Email Liz.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1-2:30 PM
509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
free ~ we will gratefully accept donations!
Join Brenda and Liz for an afternoon of restorative yoga, meditation, and sacred music — we’ll do very gentle yoga and breathwork, move into heart mediation and then sing together. This free event, open to all, is co-sponsored by the Call and Response Foundation and Hope Acts.
Please bring blankets and bolsters/pillows if you have them!
About Brenda McMorrow:
Devotional chant artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous practice of Kirtan. She has accompanied Grammy Award winning cellist David Darling and Kirtan musicians such as Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman and Dave Stringer and has been invited to Bhakti Yoga Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent touring schedule. When not on the Bhakti road, Brenda calls Toronto, Ontario home.
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About Liz Leuthner:
Liz, of Nama Yoga, is also Hope Acts’ program coordinator for recovery and wellness. She is a devotee of kirtan who is deeply influenced in her teaching by the bhakti path of love and devotion, truth and service. Liz specializes in teaching yoga for addiction recovery and offers free yoga and heart meditation weekly (Wednesdays at 5 pm) at HopeGateway. Liz also teaches and lectures at retreats and workshops for groups and organizations around New England.
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