Women’s Mindfulness and Intimacy Weekend
June 11th to 13th, 2010 with Nancy Mortifee
Together we will explore issues that many women share. We’ll work with new ways to uncover and express feelings, untangle ourselves from others and find our own feet again. We will share the challenges and joys of re-inventing ourselves, discovering new creative outlets and having nourishing fun with other women.
This residential retreat is open to adult women of all ages with varying interests and life experiences. The common thread will be our desire to know and express ourselves more fully and to receive from one another the way women through the ages have always done. We will:
- Share our stories in a confidential circle
- Dance and move our bodies
- Explore a variety of creative mediums
- Enjoy healthy delicious meals prepared by someone else
- Dress up and dress down
- Try something new or try something old in a new way
- Explore and express our maiden, mother and wise woman selves
“As women, we are constantly transitioning from one stage to the next. As a woman in mid-life, I have an urge to share this experience with others who are hungry to discover new parts of themselves and shift patterns that no longer serve them. Some women are looking to take this deeper journey into self, while others need simply to enjoy some restorative time for themselves. My commitment is to hold the space for both to occur.” Nancy Mortifee
Nancy Mortifee (nee Fischer) has been teaching adults and children for almost 30 years. An avid student of mindfulness, she joined international best-selling author, John Kehoe, to co-author Mind Power for Children, A Guide for Parents and Teachers, now translated into 5 languages. As the founding Executive Director of Goldie Hawn’s Bright Light Foundation, Nancy authored a school-based Mindfulness Education Program used by thousands of teachers and parents around North America. She has presented extensively, including at Omega Institute in NY, Hollyhock Retreat Centre in BC and Harvard University. Nancy’s passion for intercultural music led her to create the Westcoast Sacred Arts Society where she produced Canada’s Sacred World Music Festival for 5 years and the University of British Columbia’s Tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is the vice-chair of the Seva Canada Society.
For this retreat, Nancy is delighted to be joined by longtime friend and publishing partner, Carol Sill. Carol has been involved in meditation and practice for over 30 years. After founding and encouraging the development of Sufi centers in Western Canada, teaching meditation in the open tradition of Inayat Khan, she now brings this consciousness and awareness to publications, community development and daily life. Carol will lead us in the beautiful and restorative Yoga Nidra practice.
Please plan to arrive by 6:30 pm to settle in your room before dinner at 7 pm.The retreat concludes after lunch at 2:30 pm on Sunday.
Cascadia Centre, located in beautiful Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast
Includes accommodation, all meals, snacks, and of course, chocolate.
(*Some financial assistance available; to inquire, contact Nancy..)
Register directly with Mortifee Training
Email Nancy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Nancy at: 604-266-6785
What to bring:
A list will be sent to all participants in advance.