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Let Go: an almost silent retreat

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this event is currently s o l d . o u t

but we’re hosting a mostly silent afternoon on Friday, November 2nd.


y o u . a r e . w o r t h y . o f . r e s t

What are you carrying? You hold it so carefully, but have you unwrapped it in a while? Here, I know it must be heavy. If you'd like to set it down we can take a look, repackage what's worth keeping. You can leave the rest here, in the woods. It will get buried with snow and when the ground thaws, it will be gone.

this day retreat is about . l e t t i n g . g o .

Spending time with ourselves. Held space for exploration, and discovery, and quietude. For sifting through, and sorting out. We are preparing for the dormancy of winter. What is worth tending through the upcoming season of hibernation. what is worth carrying into another year.

On Saturday, November 3rd we'll gather in the woods and . l i s t e n . to the leaves under our feet and the achey branches sway and the cold water tumble over rocks and the sound of our own breath, mixed with wind and the companionship of others, breathing with us. Our day together will include:

  • passive, intuitive styled yoga practice

  • yoga nidra and sound bath

  • forest bathing and meditation

  • plant based meals and snacks, made with love

  • a beautiful mid-century modern setting in the woods

Investment in yourself and our work:

early registration is $165 (before september 20)

regular rate is $185 (after september 20)


 Gwendolyn Ren believes rest allows us to integrate our experiences. The process of learning who we are, our relationship with ourselves, and how this fundamentally impacts the ways in which we interact with the world around us. Not a process of being healed, but learning how to heal. That intrinsically, we were designed to heal. Gwen has been shaped by her childhood in the Ojai Valley and her mother’s garden. A writer and Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master, Gwen holds 400+ hours of yoga training and an insatiable quest for seeking her own truths.

Gwendolyn Ren believes rest allows us to integrate our experiences. The process of learning who we are, our relationship with ourselves, and how this fundamentally impacts the ways in which we interact with the world around us. Not a process of being healed, but learning how to heal. That intrinsically, we were designed to heal. Gwen has been shaped by her childhood in the Ojai Valley and her mother’s garden. A writer and Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master, Gwen holds 400+ hours of yoga training and an insatiable quest for seeking her own truths.

 Stacey Pickering loves to help people feel their inherent wellbeing and wholeness. She is certified in the energy-balancing therapies of Reiki, Polarity, and Elemental Reflexology, as well as Yoga Instruction and Lifestyle/Nutrition/Detox Coaching. She is always exploring new methods of creative expression & healing through sound & movement, and is thrilled to share the powerful vibrations of crystal singing bowls, vocalization, and various other instrumentation.

Stacey Pickering loves to help people feel their inherent wellbeing and wholeness. She is certified in the energy-balancing therapies of Reiki, Polarity, and Elemental Reflexology, as well as Yoga Instruction and Lifestyle/Nutrition/Detox Coaching. She is always exploring new methods of creative expression & healing through sound & movement, and is thrilled to share the powerful vibrations of crystal singing bowls, vocalization, and various other instrumentation.


Earlier Event: November 2
Gathering: listen & be heard
Later Event: November 24
N E S T : reiki & restorative