Winter 2018 Retreat
A time to reset, come together, and lift one another up. This is a space made just for healers and wellness professionals. If you are feeling tired, worn out, or irritable, you need a chance to step away and get renewal.
There is something about getting out of town that can shift us. Come and join us for a day together. This is a bit of an introvert's retreat... join us when you feel drawn to and wander off on the trails when you want to step away ... this is for you at your pace.
This day-long retreat will be filled with good food, important information on self-care tips, and wonderful experiences.
Our suggested itinerary is below...
Dharma Ranch San Marcos, TX
9 - 5pm Retreat
8:30 - 9am - Registration, Tea, and Breakfast snacks
9 am - Welcome Circle and Energy Balancing Tips by Sarah Griesemer
10 am - 12pm - Inner Alchemy: Yin Yoga for Emotional Resiliency by Fanny Priest
12pm - 1pm A delicious and vegetarian lunch by our chef, Jennifer Biggs
1pm - 2pm - Therapeutic Poetry Writing by Laura Guli
2pm - 2:30pm Free time - Snacks, tea, and time to chat
2:30 - 3:30pm - Acupuncture and Guided Meditation by Arden Yingling
3:30pm - 4:15pm - Free time - Snacks, Journaling, Walking
4:15pm - Closing Circle and Meditation
This magical and calm space in just outside of Austin in neighboring San Marcos. A space created for retreats, and filled with magic, this is the perfect place to soak up nature and turn inward.
* photos from their facebook page used with permission from Dharma Ranch
Our Winter 2018 Instructors
Arden Yingling, LAc, MAcOM, is the owner of Songbird Acupuncture and a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Master's Degree in Chinese medicine from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and also has extensive postgraduate training in pediatric medicine. As a mother herself, Arden loves helping women thrive during motherhood and beyond. In addition to her focus on the childbearing cycle, she also treats overall women's health as well as working with acute and chronic conditions in babies, children, and teenagers.
Fanny Priest has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, and is a yoga therapy intern at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX. She has received extensive training in holding space, as well as in creating personalized and therapeutic yoga practices. She teaches predominantly Yin yoga, and yoga adapted to the individual based on the tradition of Krishnamacharya. She offers intuitive, embodied yoga practices that welcome the totality of her students’ human experience, helping them to feel at home in their bodies, and to experience the circumstances of their life as a path to spiritual awakening. She specializes in helping depleted caregivers learn to care for themselves so they can continue to serve in a sustainable way.
Hi all, I'm Sarah. This retreat has been percolating in my brain for years and I am beyond thrilled to offer this space. To this particular place I am bringing my desire to support women in finding a place to rest, renew, and find community. I am a therapist (licensed psychologist by training) and I specialize in working with women to support them in moving from a place of anxiety, loneliness, and overwhelm to finding self-love, connection, and peace and joy,. My training in mindfulness meditation and my certification as a hatha yoga teacher are key components on this journey, as well as my own years of therapy. I'm excited to hold space for all of you.
Dr. Laura Guli is a Licensed Psychologist in Austin, TX, who specializes in work with children and their families. She is a published poet whose chapbook (A Fiery Grace, 2010) was a semifinalist in the Finishing Line Press New Women's chapbook annual competition. She has also published a social skills manual that uses theatre to help children on the autism spectrum (Social Competence Intervention Program, Research Press, 2008). Laura has been writing poetry since childhood, and is dedicated to the practice of helping clients use creativity in many forms as a modality for healing and self-development.