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EMW Yoga – Memoir & Meditation

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

T.S. Eliot wrote, “We must be still and still moving into another intensity/for a further union/ a deeper communion.”

Memoir is a genre that helps us to find those deeper places. We are each like an ocean, holding moments and impressions that sometimes hide in the depths and sometimes rise to the surface in shadowed glimpses or in absolute clarity. Sometimes those deeper moments need to be teased out, because we have safeguarded them in the recesses of our minds. Sometimes all we need is some dedicated time to explore the stories we want to write.

Join Dawn Curtis and Ellen Collins for a weekend retreat of yoga and memoir writing. The lovely environment of Galleywinter Farm in Afton, Virginia, is sure to inspire, calm, and restore. In this retreat we will learn ways to plumb memory to find the stories that matter. We will use a variety of springboards, including nature, yoga asanas, and meditation. There will be extended periods for reflection and writing and opportunities to share writing and to learn the art of listening.

Ellen Collins is an award-winning writer. She has published two books of poetry (The Memory Thief and Invitations: Poems of Yoga and Meditation). A teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools for over 20 years, she has also led writing workshops for adults and children. Ellen is an active member of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild and is working on a novel and a new collection of yoga poems.

Dawn Curtis, C-IAYT, E-RYT® 500, is an experienced yoga educator and Certified Yoga Therapist. Dawn has practiced yoga for more than 25 years, trained extensively, and now offers public and private yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions and workshops taught from a place of deep love and commitment to her own practice, dedication to life-long learning and growth, and a genuine calling to empower others on their paths to greater ease, joy, self-realization and well-being. Dawn is the sole owner of East Meets West Yoga Center located in Vienna, Virginia.

Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17
Check-in for Retreat: 4:00 pm
Check out on November 17: 2:00 pm

Fee (includes all retreat materials, food, and yoga/meditation classes)
$325.00 preregistered by Saturday, October 12; after $375.00.
Register early! Event will sell out!

Lodging/Rooms booked separately with Galleywinter Farm. Contact Gail (434-244-2663) at Galleywinter for group rate for this retreat. Rooms can be booked at: http://www.leadingforth.com/accommodations


November 15, 2019
November 17, 2019
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Galleywinter Farm
8801 Dick Woods Rd
Afton, VA 22920 United States
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(434) 244-2663