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April 1, 2019—April 5, 2019

Mary NurrieStearns: PESI: 5-Day Certificate Program: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Please Note: This retreat is offered for Mental Health and Wellness professionals only. Please contact PESI if you have any questions about your eligibility.

Rejuvenate yourself and your healing abilities with this incredible retreat. Experience the transformational practices of meditation, yoga, self-inquiry, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and noble silence, along with their clinical applications. This retreat is ideal for deepening your learning of both yoga and meditation! All levels are welcome. Earning 22 CE hours has never been more relaxing. 

The meditation and yoga retreat is a rich exploration into practices that cultivate happiness and healing. We will follow a balanced schedule of meditation, clinical teachings, art expression, group discussion, gentle yoga movement, transformational practices, mindful eating, walking meditation, noble silence, and deep rest. We will journal our responses to inquiry questions, practice emotional regulation skills, learn to witness thoughts, calm our nervous systems, and experience inner quiet. To ensure rejuvenation there is plenty of free time for walking, contemplation, and resting the Garrison Institute offers an exquisite landscape, walking paths, and healthful and incredibly well prepared vegetarian cuisine. Accommodations are simple, peaceful, and in keeping with the healing atmosphere of the Institute. Please go to go.pesi.com/garrison for links to additional Institute information. 

This retreat will be held in partial silence, occurring during mealtimes and meditation.

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Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain based protocols for treating shame, and office-based yoga back to their clients. These evidence-based clinical interventions move therapy forward by improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy nervous system functioning, and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students. 

 Rick NurrieStearns will co-facilitate the retreat. He has been immersed in consciousness studies for more than four decades. For over 20 years he was involved in publishing transformational books and magazines. He was the publisher of the magazines Lotus and Personal Transformation, co-editor of the book Soulful Living, co-author of Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma, and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind. He is a long-time meditation and mindfulness student of Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of his Order of Interbeing. A seasoned facilitator, Rick has co-led yoga/meditation retreats for 14 years.

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