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ONE Center (in-person)

Deep Rest Retreat

Yoga, meditation, forest bathing and singing bowls to support your practice of rest.

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Deep Rest Retreat
Deep Rest Retreat

Time & Location

Jan 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ONE Center (in-person), 7400 Gallagher Cove Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Guests

About the event

Brenda B., Founder of the ONE Center with Annette McQueen.

We are so excited to offer you this day, a "Soulbatical" for deep rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  This is a day to answer the call from within to slow down the busy pace of life, to pause, rest and tend to one's own well being.  Contemplative practices throughout the day include mindful movement, guided meditation, forest bathing, and sound healing.  

With Brenda's warm, welcoming presence you'll be invited to arrive more fully into the group in whatever way feels right for you.  Weather permitting, we'll move onto the land to receive the medicine of shinrin-yoku, also referred to as forest bathing.  Research indicates spending time in the forest and by the water helps decrease stress, boosts functioning of the immune system, and helps relieve anxiety and depression.  Together, we'll  slow down and settle -  grounding inside and out.   Following morning practice, we'll share a potluck style meal.  Delicous soup and bread will be provided.  Bring something to share with the group if that feels right for you.  

Following a nourishing lunch, we'll go deeper into rest through the portal of a sound healing session. Annette’s crystal singing bowls to carry you into a deep practice of restorative rest. Through gently guided breathwork, Annette will help you reconnect with your physical senses and your heart, giving special attention to the heart chakra of each person. The vibration/energy of alchemy quartz crystal singing bowls changes us physically on a mind/body level, as well as energetically on the subtle energy bodies. The sounds from singing bowls help settle the mind, can support the brain in entering a peaceful theta state (or pre-sleep), and engages the parasympathetic nervous system to let the body relax and access the full benefits of rest.  Experiencing peace of mind and a joy filled heart awaits you after this day of practice, caring for oneself.

Please note both the walk and retreat will happen rain or shine and the registration fee is nonrefundable. Forest therapy invites us to befriend all kinds of weather.  Sheltered sit spots on the land provide refuge but if it looks like a rainy day is predicted, wear waterproof gear and dress in layers.  Avoid COTTON clothing and dress wisely.  Sit pads and chairs provided.  

The forest and Gallagher Cove at ONE are beautiful! Come experience the healing power of place.  Let's breathe in the beauty of nature, take in the medicine of the land, and bathe in healing sounds from beyond,  allowing ourselves to rest deeply.

Learn more about forest therapy by checking out this YouTube video about the ONE Center, The Healing Power of Place or the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) website.

More about Annette

“I move with intuitive guidance to create a healing experience which is

spiritually, physically and neurologically soothing. I weave a flowing,

moving, calming experience. My intention is to energize the body, calm the

nervous system, and still the mind. This is where we find our true self.” --

Annette’s formal yoga training began in 2012 at the White Lotus Foundation, in Santa Barbara, California with Ganga White. There she began her journey with pranayama and meditation, adding to 25 years of a personal yoga practice. Next, she trained with a Peruvian Shaman in drum journeying, Sound Healing with Awareness School of San Juan Island and Seattle Sound Temple. Reiki energy medicine from Seattle Alchemy School, Tarot reading, and the basics of Astrology and Lunar calendar. Inspiration and passion energize this instructor as she authentically shares her 35 years of wisdom and knowledge with others.

More about Brenda

Dr. Brenda Butterfield has more than 30 years of experience in mental health, substance abuse, and education. She taught psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth for nearly 10 years and is professionally trained in social work, psychology, education, and mindfulness. Brenda is also a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. 

 

Brenda sees her role as a facilitator of healing and transformation. Under her guidance, many have learned to “quiet the din to go within,” hear their inner wisdom, and become their True Essential-Self. Her programs draw on her commitment to authentic, compassionate care and on her therapeutic specialties: mindfulness therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), spirituality, and nature-based therapy.

 

Tickets

  • Retreat Registration

    From $139.00 to $159.00
    • $159.00
      +$3.98 service fee
    • $149.00
      +$3.73 service fee
    • $139.00
      +$3.48 service fee

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