NOTE: Please keep checking the NEWS Menu as well for special Saturday sessions
at Virginia Water Retreat House, located on beautiful Virginia Lake,
at 47 Parsonage Drive, St. John’s, (off Logy Bay Road ,Near NTV)
or other special sessions at other sites.
Click here for Fall 2019 Saturday Retreat Flyer
Keep watching for news of any Winter 2020 Saturday Retreat Days.
Saturday, November 30th – T’ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement
Saturday, December 14th – Wisdom Healing Qigong
P.S. Both were wonder-full days and were wonderfully attended!
These always prove to be a simply wonder-full day … or half day.
They are a kind of buffet style tasting/practice of the various components of a particular class.
A mix of quiet, reflection, sharing, and practice, with lunch together as as option. (Bringing your lunch)
The sessions are always very much en-JOYed by all who come to participate,
with or without previous experience.
A gift you give yourself! A gift that keeps on giving!
Whether getting together for a half day or a full day, everyone seems to want to simply stay longer!
All are repeatedly delighted to be going home with a variety of new “tools” in their wellness tool kits!
Then the “homework” begins as you continue to incorporate it into your daily life!
The only “test” is your life itself! That is where you see the results!
The Retreat/Reflection Days in the St. John’s area,
often as an added option at the beginning or end of the winter, spring or fall sessions,
are generally held at our Presentation Sisters Retreat House at Virginia Water.
Shall keep you posted re other possibilities as they unfold …
Please also see Program Options side menu for more information.
Retreat/Reflection Days with Staffs & Other Special Groups
These can be sessions I initiate or ones that are offered on request from special interest groups with a particular focus or by staff groups for staff personal development days. The day or half day may be requested with a focus on one or the other or a taste of both. Many come simply looking for a relaxing, reflective day together devoted to healthy self-care, a kind of “time-out”.
At the end of the day participants would be able to go home and continue some beginning practices on their own.
Many leave with their appetites hungry for more and register for the next full set of classes!
(They can also be available on request in other areas of the province as well, as life allows.)
Group days can be arranged to accommodate both the group’s calendar and my own.
Suggested Offering: To be negotiated with the group
Full Day or Half Day Workshops
Full day or half day workshops, up to three hours in length, and often offered at other local sites, would provide an introduction to either T’ai Chi Chih or Wisdom Healing Qigong or both and would include a general understanding of the key principles, sufficient practice time to gain an initial familiarity with key practices and perhaps “taste” others as time allows.
Such workshops have been offered on request for special interest groups, sometimes as part of Staff Development Days, or as part of a larger retreat weekend sponsored by other individuals or groups such as the one pictured here at The Wilds in 2012, sponsored by Lucy O’Driscoll.
One other such session involved the staff at The Whitbourne Youth Detention Centre with a view to possibly providing sessions for youth at risk. That particular T’ai Chi Chih afternoon introductory experience eventually led to a wider group of staff in Youth Services asking for a full staff Personal Development Day with a T’ai Chi Chih focus.
Another series of such workshops was held in 2007, each time for a different group of women, as part of International Women’s Week at the Military Families Resource Centre in Pleasantville.