Silent Women’s Retreat
BECOMING FREE: Letting Go of the Need to Control
Dates: Thursday, Nov. 21 3:00pm – Sunday, Nov. 24, 1:00pm; 3 nights
$650, $750 or $825 for shared bedroom (limited number available)
$1,250 for private bedroom (only 2 available!)
Registration is open to women.
If you fear abandonment and rejection…
If you find yourself anxious about losing control…
If you are always trying to control your exterior to feel safe…
Please consider getting still and experience this All-Inclusive Intensive Silent Retreat of Deep, Personal Reflection and Self-Acceptance as you step into your own Power of Letting Go and Learning to Trust Yourself.
Within every woman, there is an pouring of creative energy and innate power. At this nourishing silent retreat, we’ll create a safe container while we cultivate presence that honors the feminine, intuitive and powerful aspects of a woman’s spiritual journey.
Join a diverse circle of women on the path of divine presence in this meditation retreat which is designed to awaken and empower ourselves. Whatever your age, ethnicity, body type, or sexual orientation, as women we connect to our own divine purposes.
We will experience a range of meditation opportunities using Mindfulness, Primordial Sound, Compassion Based Meditation, gentle yoga and dharma talks.
How Does a Retreat Work?
The primary practice on retreats is mindfulness, which allows us to see the ways we create challenges in our lives through grasping and rejecting. Direction in mindfulness on retreats is often paired and complemented by evening talks centered around Acceptance of What Is, Self-Love and Compassion.
Meditate New Orleans retreats involve a gathering of 10 to 30 or more participants. Most of the retreat is held in silence; participants do not speak to one another. We eat in silence, make very little eye contact and allow others to do whatever they are doing. Reading and an abundance of writing are also discouraged, so that participants can better stay with their own present experience as it unfolds, moment to moment. In this silent and mindful space, awareness is heightened, the body becomes calm and the mind clears which allows for a deeper connection to our innate intuitive powers.
There is nothing to distract us but our own thoughts and experiences. Because we are not grasping for feedback or rejecting what we may judge, we are able to truly experience what is. Self-acceptance and understanding increase as we see that we have the ability to experience each moment in love or fear, awareness or lacking clarity, judgement or compassion. In the end, we are looking to experience moments in personal freedom, self-compassion and love.
This retreat is led by Stephanie Osborne, an experienced meditation teacher. Stephanie will offer consistent scheduled meditation session, some will be guided throughout and others will be lead in mostly silence to help participants deepen their practice and connect with their high selves. In an effort to offer guidance throughout the silent retreat experience, she’ll also offer nightly talks which will trigger self-exploration.
Retreat Schedule & What’s Included
Each day, the silent retreat usually involves alternating periods of approximately:
– 3-5 (30-60 minute) sitting meditation sessions
– 2-3 walking meditation sessions
– 3 eating sessions
– 1 work meditations session
– 1 self-exploration talks
– silent free time
Each morning Stephanie will offer mindfulness instructions for the day to help participants deepen their experience in mindfulness and self-awareness.
Leaving the Retreat: This refreshing and healing retreat will leave you feeling more open and transformed. On the last day of the retreat, Stephanie will offer instructions for entering into mindful speech and mindful communication. We will eat lunch together and depart.
- 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- 1 Bed based on room type purchased (all linen and towels included)
- Meditation Instruction
- Guided Meditation throughout the retreat
- Daily Mindful teachings on Letting Go of the Need to Control and Cultivating Personal Freedom
- Mindful Sharing Exercises
- Daily Yoga and/or Qigong
- 1 one-on-one meeting/check-in during retreat
Twin Beds in Shared Cabins with Shared Bathroom
Shared Cabin 1
Queen Bed in Shared Cabin with Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
only 1 available
Shared Cabin 2
Queen Bed in Shared 2-Bed Cabin, Bathroom shared with 1 guest
Cancellations & Refunds
Cancellation fees are outlined below. As you may notice below, cancellation fees increase as the starting date of the retreat approaches. As of 3:00 pm, October 4, 2019, there are no refunds. Deposits and payments cannot be transferred to another retreat or another person. If a refund is due, we will refund the credit card used to pay for the retreat, or if a check was written, we will send you a refund check.
The cancellation fee schedule for this retreat is below:
After 3:00pm 07/04/2019 ~ 25% of payment refunded
After 3:00pm 08/04/2019 ~ 20% of payment refunded
After 3:00pm 09/04/2019 ~ 15% of payment refunded
After 3:00pm 10/04/2019 ~ No Refund
If you need to cancel a retreat, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 232-7530 as soon as you know you’ll have to cancel.