"Transformation through a Change in Consciousness"
Ongoing and Upcoming Events

 Mindful Play and Tools for Resilience Retreat, October 5-8, 2018.  

 How does our state of being affect the mark we make in the world?  

The intention of our time together is replenishment of body, mind and spirit, utilizing mindful  and creative practices that build resilience. Bringing together mindful movement of body with breath, contemplative practice balanced with deep explorations of negative space, brush writing, and mark making! This retreat is not about obtaining technical proficiency, it is about cultivating resilience to live fully amidst the uncertainty in life. No calligraphy or art experience is required! Just bring your eyes and hands and an open mind!  Join Peter Fraterdeus, Pamela Paulsrud, and Kate Miller for a special long-weekend retreat in the beautiful Driftless region. 

Our venue is the historic Sinsinawa Mound Retreat Center, run by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. With room and board included, we'll be able to work into the wee hours, or get up early for yoga, zen practice, sun salutations or a contemplative walk through the labyrinth on the beautiful grounds.

The Center is a project of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, located on Sinsinawa Mound in the rolling countryside midway between Galena, Illinois and Dubuque, Iowa. (https://www.sinsinawa.org/MoundCenter/ )

Retreat facilitation by Kate Miller, Pamela Paulsrud of Treewhispers and Peter Fraterdeus, of Make a Mindful Mark. 
Early Bird Discount through April 30!  Details and Registration

Weekly Mindful Yoga integrates mindfulness with yoga and breath-work. 
Participants are guided in basic Hatha Yoga postures to their capacity while maintaining moment to moment awareness, utilizing the breath to enhance flexibility, exploring boundaries and limits in a gentle and caring way. 
*Focusing on foundational breathing and postures
*Develop strength, flexibility, and balance 
*Experience relief from physical & mental tension
*Each class ends with deep relaxation

This is about enhancing body-mind connection and nourishment with special kind attention. 

Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm - Lower Level of the Galena Center for the Arts
219 Summit Street, Galena, IL
$10 Drop in Rate

Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm BeTown Studio Space
218 N. Main Street 2nd Floor, Elizabeth, IL
$12 Drop in Rate

Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes, Bring a Yoga Mat

Are you Stressed or Discontent with current status in life?
Looking for relief from being driven by "wants and fears"?
Access your innate wisdom with Mindfulness

   Mindful Mondays 
Free Mindfulness Meditation 

Body as a Barometer Mindfulness practice

  With a regular practice we become more present, therefore able to break away from habitual ineffective patterns of thinking and acting. When we are more present we become more flexible, creative and ultimately more resilient therefore enjoy better      health and well-being. 

Awaken to innate wisdom and let go of the "frenzied" life of constant doing to feel more worthy.
 Learning to use our body as a barometer -  we develop self compassion and can be with "what is"
  As we develop self compassion, we enhance our relationship with self and others.
We begin to let go of who we think we're to be and accept who we are.

Contemplative Journeys is a collaborative project with musician, composer, Michelle Qureshi. It intertwines the prose of sages, through spoken word, with lush musical arrangements that provoke reflective thought on existence and the nature of things. 
A beautiful tapestry of music opens you to a deep state of mindfulness and relaxation while being guided through three inspired, thoughtful readings.  Contemplative Journeys may be listened to as a guided meditation, reflective listening, a relaxation, or spiritual practice. It is our wish that it brings you peace, clarity, and serenity.

Access it on CD Baby.

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