Weekend Silent Retreats
May 5-7, May 26-28, June 23-25, July 28-30, Sept. 1-3
Attendance/Arrival and Departure: Our group Silent Retreats begin with a 1 p.m. arrival on Friday and check out is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Your full participation in this retreat supports both yourself and the rest of the group. We ask that everyone join us for the entire retreat. Please be seated at the classroom deck (or indoor classroom if noted) five minutes prior to the start of each session.
Silence: After our opening circle (when talking is allowed) participants will observe silence until the end of the retreat
Meditation: Most meditation periods will include sitting and walking meditation. The forms we will use are easy to follow and will include guidance as needed.
Self-Breema and Yoga: Both Self-Breema and Yoga classes at True Nature are revitalizing and support both natural presence and body-mind connection. Beneficial and accessible to both new and longtime students, these classes have a balancing and centering effect which grows throughout our time together.
Meals: Meals will be vegetarian with an emphasis on organic and local ingredients and served in individually-boxed containers. Vegan and gluten-free options will be offered at each meal. Upon registration, you will have an opportunity to let us know of any food sensitivities or concerns.
What to bring: Please bring your own bedding, (including blankets) bath towel and toiletries, unless otherwise noted in your confirmation letter. Also, plan to bring your own meditation cushion, yoga mat, a blanket for yoga. Please bring socks to Self-Breema class, regardless of the season.
All-Inclusive Rates: (Based on lodging choice, but includes, lodging, classes, meals and time in our oasis)
The Green Suite: $575, plus tax
The Moon Swallow Tipi: $535, plus tax
The Heart Studio: $475, plus tax
Our sweet little Pond Cabin: $435, plus tax
Camping with your tent: $375, plus tax
A limited number of people can commute from nearby lodgers/airbnbs. Contact us for those rates
Registration/Payment: To register, you will need to follow both of these steps: , being sure to note which retreat and date you are registering for. Then return to this page and You can pay the remaining balance at the end of the retreat with cash, check or credit card. (Note that credit card payments will include a 2.75% service fee.)
Retreat with us and explore this simple truth: The open flower receives more sun. What does it mean to be open, to be receptive? How do we connect to silence when back in our day-to-day lives? Our practice is a process that allows answers to unfold. With the support of the group, we enter that mystery together. With new and old friends we navigate through the challenges of silent practice, and we all benefit so deeply.
During these retreats, you'll experience meditation (sitting & walking), yoga practice, Breema: The Art of Being Present, with more than 12 class hours during the weekend. Also included are all of your delicious & vital vegetarian meals and vibrant nature. Participants can also add a Breema treatment to the weekend with advance scheduling. We are grateful to be able to provide these retreats, which give us the opportunity to practice in both outdoor and indoor spaces. All of these elements support simple presence, vitality and healing. We look forward to having you join in!
Please read all of the details below and please contact us if you have questions.
Alana & Dave Pratt
Co-owners of True Nature