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Natural Awakenings Jacksonville-St. Augustine

Mindfulness Retreat and Shoulder Rehab Workshop Opportunity

Nov 29, 2019 12:59PM ● By Rebecca Young

The fifth annual Living With the Principles Retreat and Shoulder Rehabilitation Workshop is being offered from January 25 through 29 in the peaceful environment of Jekyll Island, Georgia. This four-day retreat provides an opportunity to slow down and step away from life’s hassles, and balance and heal the mind, body and spirit through mindful practices and movement. 


This is a true retreat, with time for learning, sharing, being alone—or with others—in a relaxed, peaceful, welcoming and non-competitive environment. Ample time has been built in for interaction, practice and play among participants and family. 


Each day begins with an all-group meeting and medical qigong. Following that, participants are free to choose among three offerings during each one- to two-hour session. 


Sessions consist of roundtable discussions and/or standing or seated movement, guided by highly qualified leaders. Topics include meditation, eating seasonally, acupuncture, art and energy, as well as tai chi and qigong (from novice to advanced). There are opportunities for forest bathing, walking a labyrinth and participating in an evening drumming circle, all of which are open to family and friends of participants. 


To ensure quality sessions, registration is limited to 60 participants, with no more than 20 participants accommodated within each session. 


A weekend Tai Chi for Shoulder Rehabilitation workshop is held in conjunction with this retreat. This workshop provides an introduction to tai chi, how it can be used to rehabilitate and strengthen shoulders and what makes it so effective. Twelve to 14 CE hours are approved for various professions. 


For more information, to view the program and to register, visit Natural Awakenings readers can receive a $25 discount by using discount code LWPNA25 when registering. See ad, page 21.