The Art of Conscious Living Retreat is an opportunity to step away from the business of our everyday life so we can go deep within. After reflection and healing we emerge ready to return to our life feeling awake and energized.
We tend to get caught up with the demands of everyday life only to look up to wonder about the bigger picture of our life. What do we really want? Why aren’t we happier? Where are we headed? At these times, hitting the pause button can be very helpful. Far more than a vacation, The Art of Conscious Living Retreat is a time to rest, heal, reflect, and renew our spirit. As we step away from the daily tasks of our life – no meals to cook, no chores to do, nowhere to go – we are able to sink deeply into the present moment. Without the pull of deadlines, relationships, the Internet, or other media, our minds become less cluttered, and we are able to focus inside.
At the Wiawaka Holiday House, we will be surrounded by the beauty of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains. As we tune-in and immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of nature, we are better able to really listen when a bird sings, deeply breathe in the smell of flowers, and delight in a soft breeze blowing on our cheek. We have time to connect to the sacred geometry of the labyrinth, take a swim off the dock, or take a long, reflective walk through the woods where we can give each step our full attention.
We will be led on this 5-day journey by Louise M. Finlayson, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and transformational coach who is known for her ability to inspire lasting transformation in her clients. Through her expert leadership we will create a safe and accepting space where we can fully embody our authentic selves. We will experience deep connection with each other as we explore, grow, and play together. Through individual and group exercises we will come face to face with our joys, sorrows, and fears. As we learn to own our feelings and release them, we will feel lighter and more fully alive. We will shed old ways and beliefs that no longer serve us which clears space for us to focus on what we truly want in our life.
Art of Conscious Living Community (ACLC). Because transformation is a life-long process, Louise formed this group to help support us on our journey of conscious living. Membership is free and provides a number of avenues for continued growth and connection throughout the year.
Find out more about the June 2017 retreat at Wiawaka, Lake George