Saturday, November 21, 9:30am—3:30pm
Online Live Retreat Hall
Come to retreat and get guidance in the fundamentals. Support and encourage yourself and others by practicing together—it’s easier than you think!
There is no charge for people who are currently enrolled in or have completed a StressCare 8-Week MBSR Course or Mindfulness 1-on-1 with Karin. Others attend for $20.
Sign-up is required for everyone so we know you’re coming.
A day of silent practice: opening the retreat
Participants enter and leave in silence as if in a retreat hall. Participants will remain muted by the Zoom Host (your instructor) throughout the retreat day, with a few exceptions when we have Q&A or discussion. Please observe our Zoom protocol.
Co-creating the online live retreat hall
Make arrangements to be undisturbed for the whole retreat, as much as possible
Set up your retreat space following the guidelines for a regular class
Set up the lighting for your own comfort and enjoyment
Set up your computer so you’re visible from the front while seated
It’s ok if you’re not completely visible when lying down or moving about
Leave your video on for the whole day unless directed otherwise
Optional: Set up a small focal point in your retreat space where you can see something that inspires your day—like flowers, a candle, a beautiful or inspiring photo or object, or whatever moves you
Optional: Take a picture of your focal point and make it your Zoom profile picture during this retreat
What to bring
Snacks, tea, and medicines on hand as needed
Your lunch, prepared so it’s ready to be eaten at mealtime
Yoga mat, camping mat, or thick blanket for work on the floor
Meditation cushions or benches if you like floor sitting
Light blanket or warm layers in case the room is chilly
Anything else you need to be supported and comfortable while sitting and lying down
Dress in loose, comfortable clothing
Journal and writing instrument
What to leave out
For the duration of retreat we will silence or turn off cell phones (unless needed for health reasons or emergency contact), remove watches (if you can!), and refrain from reading and writing unless directed to write in your journal. We’re wanting to simplify—to remove potential burdens and barriers to being present. There is no need to bring the Workbook.
Closing the retreat
Participants leave in silence as if in a retreat hall. We’ll be briefly unmuted at the end to say goodbye. Current students will have opportunity to discuss their retreat experience in their next class meeting.
Contact us if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you on retreat!
Venue: ONLINE RETREAT HALL
Fall All-day Retreat
November 21, 2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm