Cultivating Happiness through everyday practices
A 3-NIGHT, 4-DAY SOUNDBODYMIND RETREAT
February 17-20th 2020
It is neither exclusive or elusive. It requires your attention, focus, and daily practice. Your ability to be present in your every day experiences make sustainable happiness attainable. Your joy is a boundless blessing. When you're happy you:
The Gathering is a great place to kindle or re-ignite that spark of joy.
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MICRO-MOMENTS CREATE YOUR BIG PICTURE
It is your awareness and intention that gives meaning and satisfaction to daily activities. You have the opportunity to see rituals or routines. Rituals can be found within simple tasks as well as in sacred ceremonies. Rituals help you:
Through a series of guided workshops, you'll examine how simple pursuits and being in the experience unites you with your joyfulness. And you'll look at how coupling these practices can lead to a more sustained outcome of happiness.
Cultivating Happiness Session
Conscious Touch Workshop
Guided Aromatherapy Blending
Embodied Expression in Movement
3 Nights at Menla: Tibet in the Catskills
Tea and Light Refreshments
Everything cycles, like the seasons. Right now, you are moving through cycles in your life. Winter is a time of reflection and renewal. It is a season of shelter to go inward, to cull the seeds of inner peace, and set intentions for the coming spring. It is a sacred occasion to commune with self and encourages tending your inner fire through the warmth of kinship.
The world is better when more people are happy
It is also the site of the oldest known meteor impact crater on Earth. Prior to Dutch and European settlers, the local Native American peoples, including the Esopus and Mahicans, regarded this valley and region, with its enormous first-growth hemlock trees, as especially sacred, a place of the spirits.
They never settled here and only used the valley for ceremonial purposes.
Menla is spectacular in its history and all it affords with access to the land and nature. It is truly an enchanting place to be in all seasons.
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co-Founder / YOGI / DANCER
co-founder / massage educator
co-foundeR / event consultant
Pamela teaches yoga and dance to help others align their mind, body, and soul and to expand the experience of self through spatial awareness. Movement is an extraordinary gift that evokes happiness. She is an advocate of finding your joy and carrying the light in your heart forward.
Pamela is an RYT-500 Yoga Instructor. She is also Thai massage and sound practitioner with Reiki level II attunement. Pamela holds a BFA in Dance and MA in Secondary English Education.
Jayme aims to capture both the significant and minute measures of experience. She celebrates life events and strives to reduce the anxiety and stress around planning, through joyful, detailed, and focused preparation that makes those moments memorable.
She has applied her talents to business retreats, personal parties, and luxury weddings.
Jayme is a graduate of the State University of Oneonta with a BA in Restaurant Hospitality and Event Planning.
Ben's practice is based on the wisdom of the body to find it's way back to health. He strives through conscious touch, to create space and awareness of the body in its present state. This consciousness eases you to move toward wellness. In your focused attention, each moment becomes an opportunity to understand your body and unite with your deeper self.
Ben is the founder of HND + TMPL Massage Therapy, a NYS licensed massage therapist and educator, a sound practitioner, and a former GYROTONIC instructor.
of Reverie Aromatics
Abigael works with aromatherapy to help people feel more connected to themselves throughout their day.
She came to aromatherapy through her personal experience using essential oils and feeling deeply both their psychological and physical transformative power.
Believing that the best plant medicine is the one we actually use, she creates portable, uncomplicated products that work with your modern, busy lives.
Abigael is a NAHA Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist.
Following the guidance of her heart for the past 11 years, Kelly has developed a strong foundation in the space of spiritual teaching, energy healing, and empowerment coaching. Founder of the Heartspace Healing Academy, she works around the world with individuals and groups to tap into their highest truths and live in alignment with their heart’s desires.
Kelly is a Reiki Master Teacher, ceremonialist, poet, author of Rise Above Fear, and passionate spiritual guide. She has traveled the world studying with indigenous elders in Guatemala and India.
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