April 19 – 21, 2024
Mavens’ Haven, Lucile, ID
Pay what you can.
Suggested: $450 private / $400 shared

Why meditate? Meditation cultivates

  • emotional resilience
  • less reactivity
  • ability to focus and concentrate
  • reduced anxiety
  • personal intuition and insight

This April weekend holds a beautiful invitation. The River Canyon is emergent and green with hints of warmth by day. The trees are budding out, the daffodils giving way to hyacinth and lilac. The moon will be waxing into fullness, brightening the canyon at night. It’s a perfect time to retreat into contemplation, beauty, and restoration.

Bring your tired winter-time self and busy mind to the budding springtime and healing energy of the Haven. We’ll weave short, guided meditations with relaxation exercises throughout the weekend. We’ll walk, sauna, have plenty of down time, and share delicious homemade meals made by Brandy Henson.

With respect, curiosity, and intention, we will~

  • prepare our bodies with brief, accessible yoga asana practice
  • carefully review and refine your meditation seat or posture for comfort
  • practice breathing, concentration, and relaxation techniques
  • practice internal dialogue to help quiet the mind
  • practice guided meditation to help focus the mind
  • integrate practices to access deep relaxation in yoga nidra, or yoga sleep
  • help you process the challenges and outcomes of your meditation
  • take outside walks, including a short hike on Cow Creek Trail
  • share delicious, home-made meals
  • enter optional Sacred Sauna as a meditation and archetypal journey to the well
  • hold space with love, kindness, understanding, and good humor

Beginners and experienced meditators are all welcome.

Retreat includes all meals from Friday supper through Sunday mid-day dinner and lodging in one of our accommodations. Be nourished by delicious, homemade Haven-harvested meals, carefully prepared by Brandy.

Please arrive Friday between 5:00 and 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. We close Sunday afternoon with lunch and appreciations. Guests are welcome to stay Sunday night to quietly integrate the weekend and enjoy the Haven.

View accommodations here.

To hold your space, email [email protected] the following:

Spring Meditation Retreat Registration

Name:
Phone:
Accommodation first choice:
Second choice:

Dietary requests and restrictions:

Questions and general requests:

Send a $50 deposit to Venmo here or directly to me at CUB or Enliven in McCall.

About Renée

I bring a blend of perspectives as an educator, coach, and facilitator. I offer coaching and classes with Luminaire, community space and events at Community Hub McCall, yoga classes at Enliven, and retreats at Mavens’ Haven. 2024 brings my tenth year of offering events at the Haven.

Brandy Henson brings a passion for wholesome, healthy food to the weekend. She is well-known for her delicious gluten-free treats and breads. You can expect your meals to be simple, well-rounded, organic, and free of common allergens. Brandy’s alpaca wool, socks, and dryer balls enjoy local fame as well. Read more about Brandy and her alpacas here.

Working Itinerary

All times are MST.

Friday
5:00 – 6:00 Arrive
6:00 Open Retreat
Introductions, Agreements, Around the Haven
Maitri Sitting Posture and Alignment
Breathing, Noticing, Awareness, Witness, Relaxing
7:00 Supper
8:30 Sukhasana~Easy Sitting Posture, 61 Points, Nadi Shodhana, Tension and Release into Guided Shavasana
9:15 Quiet Time

Saturday

7:00 Waking bell, warm lemon water in the kitchen
7:30 Morning Practices for an intentional, grounded day
Gentle Asana with Pranayama, Nadi Shodhana, and Meditation
9:00 Breakfast
10:15 Foundations~ Internal Dialogue, Ethics and Ways of Being,
Concentration and Calming Practices—61 Points, Introduction to Shitali Karana breathing and relaxation, Tension and Release into Guided Meditation
11:30 Quiet Time~ walk, journal, extended practices, reading, contemplation, personal practice
1:00 Mid-day Dinner
2:00 Hike Cow Creek Trail—walking and being in the woods as meditation


4:00 Return—quiet time
5:00 Integration of Practices into Yoga Nidra
7:00 Supper
8:00 Sacred Sauna or personal time to relax, read, journal…
9:30 Quiet Time for everyone

Sunday

7:00 Waking bell, warm lemon water in the kitchen
7:30 Morning Practices for an Intentional, Grounded Day
9:00 Breakfast
10:30 Guided Sitting Practice, Integration, and Discussion
12:00 Quiet Time
1:30 Mid-day Dinner, Appreciations, and Closing