Women’s Yoga Weekend at Alcyon

pink sunset square.jpgApril 12-14, 2019: Ancient Methods for Modern Times
Please join me at The Alcyon Center on Seal Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME for a very special Women’s Yoga and Contemplation Weekend.

Working with contemplative Silence & Heart practices and yoga texts/postures in the Iyengar tradition, we’ll listen deeply—to each other & the natural world. To register or fmi: registrations@alcyoncenter.org.

Recovering with Heart

Please join my friend Brenda McMorrow and me for a relaxing hour of restorative yoga, heart contemplation and sound. This free recovery event is open to all who are in recovery from addiction or who are allies of the recovery community and precedes Brenda’s public kirtan (tickets: $20 in advance @ brenda.bpt.me) in the same space. Please RSVP to liz@hopegateway.com to reserve your spot for “Recovering with Heart” (and get your tickets for the public kirtan, too!)


Kirtan w/ Brenda McMorrow: 10/6

Brenda McMorrow 2 2015An Evening of Sacred Song and Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

7:30 pm
HopeGateWay/509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME


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.

tickets: $20 advance/$25 door
get tickets: http://brenda.brownpapertickets.com
more about Brenda: www.brendamcmorrow.com

Listening with Silence: Women’s Recovery Retreat

Please join me on beautiful Seal Cove!

Listening with Silence ~ Women’s Recovery Retreat: April 7-9, 2017
with Liz Leuthner
at The Alcyon Center, Seal Cove, ME

Fri 5 pm* – Sun 1 pm (2 nights; $100-$150 sliding scale – please ask! – to register, email: office@alcyoncenter.org)

“This is your chance to listen carefully.
Your whole life might depend on what you hear.”
~ Joyce Sutphen, from her poem “How to Listen

Take a break this weekend and let the Silence speak, as we practice contemplative listening – with each other and the natural world – and speaking from the Heart.

This is not a silent retreat, but rather time spent practicing together in community. We will engage with a series of contemplative exercises rooted in Robert and Cheryl Sardello’s decades-long soul work that invite us into deep listening as spiritual practice. You do not need to identify as being “in recovery” to attend – the weekend is open to all who yearn to cultivate an inner life so that we may be of service in the world.

12-step practictioners might consider the weekend’s work an extension of 11th-step practices of prayer and meditation. This is an opportunity to enlarge the spiritual life through deep soul work with Silence and Heart. You do not need to identify as being “in recovery” to attend ~ the weekend is open to all who yearn to cultivate an inner life and build capacity to be of service in the world. There will also be time for rest and/or exploration of Seal Cove’s natural beauty.

**Arrive when you can** ~ we will have a casual light dinner and begin the short evening program around 7 pm. Cost: two nights in double room, $100-150 (total). Sliding scale: please inquire. Details and registration: www.alcyoncenter.org. Questions? Email Liz.

Liz Leuthner works with the recovery community in Portland, Maine, to explore spiritual practices as the solution to addiction. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher who lectures and teaches on the relationship between yoga and recovery.

Recovery on Retreat: Pulling Back | Moving Inward | Taking Action

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)
>> reserve your spot: office@alcyoncenter.org

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.29.51 AMThis 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.