January 2022 Retreat: New Year, New You
Welcome the New Year with a day of: Reflection, Presence, & Visioning
“Time with Ocean in retreat is an opportunity for deep introspection in a time of turmoil, both personal and worldly. In a time of transition, these moments are priceless.” B.H., Editor
Please join me via Zoom on January 3 for a day-long retreat devoted to meditation, reflecting and visioning.
Give yourself this day to pause from the busyness and connect more deeply to your life.
Pausing to meditate, we find meaning and deeper truth. We connect to our grace, dignity, compassion and wisdom. We come to know ourselves as loving awareness and embodied wisdom. We see our life from a bigger and wiser perspective.
From this perspective, we reflect on the passing of 2021: what we accomplished, what we celebrated, what we grieved, and the lessons learned.
Bring closure to 2021. Let go. Make room for what could be in 2022.
This retreat is a ‘sacred’ space to dream, to vision, to imagine—life in 2022. Take time to connect with your deepest desires, longings and goals. Vision them into reality. How will we find fulfillment? How will we thrive? What does greatness look like? There will be time for questions and inspired discussion.
Meet 2022 with clarity, joy, kindness and strength!
Please join me for a powerful day.
Details: Monday, January 3, 2022 (Zoom)10 am to 12:30 pm2:30 to 5:00 pm7:15 to 8:30 pm: Integrate the day with a deeply restful practice (optional)Investment: sliding scale $100 to $150.
Registration: Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your intention to attend, along with your payment.
Please share with your friends!
I really appreciate Ocean’s ability to weave together, meditation, life-affirming poetry, forgiveness practice, body awareness, while also holding the group in what feels like a sacred circle, all masterfully paced and facilitated. Sign me up!” M.H., Educational Assistant
“Ocean creates a safe space to examine and challenge beliefs and emotions. Time with Ocean in retreat is an opportunity for deep introspection in a time of turmoil, both personal and worldly. In a time of transition, these moments are priceless.” B.H. Editor
“I found Ocean’s meditations extremely helpful as I navigated my way through a very challenging time. She offers a variety of methods that helped me become more present, release stuck emotions, and feel more in my body to better understand my own process. She created a very welcoming and supportive space to do the work. I’m so grateful for her guidance!” L.W., Teacher
Holiday Retreat for Balance: Dec. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2021
Over the years, I’ve learned to create ample downtime in the form of a retreat to balance the socializing and indulgence at this time of the year.
Recently a friend asked me if I would be willing to open my personal retreat time to the public. He mentioned that this can be a hard time for people, dealing with loneliness and depression, etc.
Initially, I was quite resistant to his request and wanted to protect my time.
As I sat with his request, I began to warm to the idea. I started to think it might even be ‘fun’ to share my practice with others. And then I had the great idea to turn it into a fundraiser for the flood victims.
So please join me on Dec. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 from 10 am to noon to practice. I will be sharing various elements of my practice: breath awareness, stability and grounding practice, forgiveness practice, walking meditation, contemplating and visioning, qi-gong etc. This will be a hybrid event- – in person (at the Shambhala Centre) or via Zoom.
The schedule is very flexible, so feel free to attend as many sessions as you wish. If you are pressed for time, please come for the first hour. At the hour mark, there will be a walking meditation which is an easy transition to leave.
I will be sitting at the Shambhala Centre — 2033 Belmont Ave.
Proceeds to the Red Cross Flood Victims.
Suggested donation: $25-35 /session (if this is beyond your budget, donate what works for you)
If you are interested in attending, please let me know at least one day in advance which session(s) you would like to attend and whether you will be attending via Zoom or in person. Your payment confirms your registration. Please e-transfer: email@example.com
I hope to see you via Zoom or in person.
In the spirit of our collective awakening,
Open your mind to possibilities.
Open your heart to receive.
“The greatest gift you can give the world is to live your destiny.”
- Recognizing the narrative(s) that run us
- Developing a stable and expansive mind through the practice of meditation
- Meeting the obstacles on the way
- Softening and opening our hearts, first and foremost to ourselves, so we feel worthy to receive