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Circling and Nature Retreat

05/06/2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attention is Powerful
Together we create potent containers of attention for each of us to be seen

When: May 6th: 10am-5ishpm

Where: Nestled in the woods of Shutesbury, MA, exact location given upon registration

What: This day-long immersion is for people with Circling experience who would like to deepen their practice. This will be a day to inquire, slow down, and attune to the bodies and beings all around us. We will spend a whole day of listening; listening to the undercurrents of social interaction, to the silence, to the space in between us,  to the little desires that often go unnoticed, to the voice inside that longs to understand another and to be understood. 

We will give ourselves and each other high quality attention so that we can see and be seen.

Slowing down for a whole day can make a big impact on your sense of well-being. Connection with nature, ourselves, and each other, encourages our nervous systems to settle. 

We will have time for small group focused circles, as well as time to be in nature alone and with others.

Photo credit: Leslie Cerier

*Vegetarian, Organic, Farm to Table Lunch
Leslie Cerier included

Why: The practice of Circling offers spaciousness to understand ourselves better. It can help illuminate relational blind-spots, as well as develop greater emotional resiliency by choosing to stay in connection when challenges arise. In leaning in to the connection, we hone our curiosity not only to what it is like to be another person, but also we enhance our curiosity and acceptance of who we are. This can be a profound experience as we learn to counter our habitual responses.

If you’d like to attend but haven’t Circled before, you can book a Circling intro session with Michelle to do online or in person. You can do this intro alone, or bring others to learn about the practice as well. Book an intro session here

“I loved the Circling in Nature retreat with Michelle and Ryan. It was an amazing opportunity to practice presence and awareness of my body, thoughts and emotions while relating with others and with nature. I felt cared for and safe in a beautiful setting with delicious food…I look forward to doing this again!” – Lisa Haskin, Occupational Therapist

Photo credit: Leslie Cerier

“The circling and nature retreat was a space to open to deep authenticity and presence with other participants and with nature. Michelle and Ryan create a container that feels both grounded and expansive, playful and respectful. I’m grateful to have these skills to take with me and a connection afterglow to bask in.” – Taina

Contribution:  Early bird: (before April 28) $95 – Regular: $110

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