Creative Memoir (Online)

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Writing your story (memoir). A memoir is a recounting of a part or a theme in our life. We don’t start at birth and tell the story of our life, we share something specific. There are many reasons to write our story and different approaches we can take. If you are writing for others to read, […]

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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (Online)

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Interactive book discussion of Tolkien's classic, The Hobbit.

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Poetry for Healing (Online & In-Person)

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We will share and discuss poetry to promote growth and healing through written and spoken language, symbolic expression and story.

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Survivor Strong Peer Support Group (Online)

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Giving and receiving support and sharing a sense of community are important resilience builders. This peer support group is a safe, confidential place to feel connected with other educators and survivors and brainstorm ways to cope and discover how Resilient Retreat can continue to be a support.

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Reflective Art Journaling (In-Person)

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This workshop will introduce how journaling can be used as a tool for healing, releasing, responding to situations with purpose, mindful awareness, and reminding yourself of what is positive in your life. This will include prompted writing exercises and group discussions.

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Free Your Mind (In-Person)

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Join Van Wezel Foundation Teaching Artist and Theater and Meditation Specialist Maria Schaedler-Luera in a series of experiential and self-reflective exercises inspired by techniques of Rainbow of Desire, created by Brazilian activist and director Augusto Boal. In this monthly offering participants will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices that block them from […]

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Non-Linear Movement (In-Person)

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Guides participants in gentle movements designed to release tension, regulate the nervous system and unite the mind and body.

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Chair Yoga & Intentional Breathing (In-Person)

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We practice chair yoga because we want to reap the many benefits of a yoga practice but getting on the floor is either inconvenient or not possible. We want to relieve our stress, learn to breathe effectively, improve our circulation, increase our mobility and flexibility, strengthen our bodies, and seek an overall sense of calm. […]

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Mindful Meditation (Online)

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A guided technique you can use to develop focus, clarity and balance as well as to keep our positive self-compassion thoughts on track and at the forefront of our minds.

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Essential Oil Yoga (In-Person)

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A gentle no sweat yoga practice suitable for anyone seeking improvement in mental & physical strength, balance and flexibility. Just breathe, stretch, strengthen & restore yourself. This program will guide you on you […]

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