Retreats

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Half-Day Retreat

Are you longing for a peaceful space in the midst of your busy life where you can slow down, open your heart and pay attention to whatever Life is offering you in this moment?  If so, our half-day meditation retreats provide you with an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and with the beauty of nature.

Spending quality time with yourself is one of the most healing and transformative gifts you can give to yourself, your loved ones and your world.  Join us to experience the preciousness of each moment, in Mary’s beautiful garden retreat.  To see it, watch this video.

There is a Half-Day Retreat on the first Saturday of every other month (even-numbered months) from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Mary’s home in Kirkland, WA.

The cost for the retreat is $40. Registrations need to be received by Noon the Friday before.  To register, you may either email Mary and pay at the door or click on the button below. Payments are processed through PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by credit card. For questions, please email awaken@maryomalley.com.

Costa Rica Retreat: Celebrating Life ~ All of It!

Samasati Retreat Center, February 8-14, 2015

Samasati view-cropDo you dream of a time of deep relaxation and renewal?  Do you long to enjoy the beauty and peace of nature, to play in the warm sun of a tropical paradise? This retreat offers you all of this and more. The smells, the colors, the sounds and the wildlife all conspire to invite you back into the magical presence of life.

We give ourselves the gift of silence throughout the day, but there are also times each day when we explore the ideas and skills that invite us back into Life and share our wisdom as well as the challenges of learning to quiet our minds and open our hearts.

The retreat will be held at Samasati, an exquisite retreat center in Costa Rica located on 250 acres surrounded by jungle with views of the Caribbean. Sally Bassett, yoga teacher, said, “I’ve been blessed to have taken groups to over 140 countries in my career and I have found it the only place I want to return again and again and again.”  The center is surrounded by trees, fragrant flowers, and luscious ferns where colorful toucans and playful monkeys live, providing an ideal environment for inspiration and a safe haven for the growth and nurturing of the spirit.  To download a PDF of the Retreat Brochure, please click on Retreat Brochure

Registration for this transformational, tropical retreat is limited to 20 people. The cost of the 6-day retreat is $1799 which includes lodging, food and transportation to and from San Jose. A $500 non-refundable deposit  holds your place and will be applied to the total balance.  The balance is due by Oct. 1st.  No refunds on balance after December 29th.  Cancellations after that date can apply the balance paid to another retreat within one year (Hawaii Retreat included).

Travel and lodging in a hotel in San Juan the night before the retreat and the night after the retreat are separate. You need to plan to arrive in San Jose on February 7th and to fly out of San Jose either late on the 14th or on the 15th.

To register using a credit card or PayPal account, click on the Add to Cart button which will take you to PayPal’s secure website.  Payments are processed through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.

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Denmark Retreat May 13-17, 2015 – Experiencing the joy of being fully alive!

strandgaardenTake a moment and recognize that everything that happens in your life happens in the present moment, so this moment is the only one that matters. (took out second in your)  It is where all of the joy, peace and Love you long for are found.  And yet you, like most people, probably only have a few moments during the day when all of the thinking quiets down and you become aware of the present moment.  In those moments, you are fully available to Life.

Trying to be in the moment doesn’t work – it only creates struggle.  In this retreat we will explore how to access all the peace, joy, aliveness and trust that this living moment has to offer you without trying!

The retreat will be held within a container of silence, but we will do a lot of sharing and exploring together so that you can leave with the tools and insights that allow you to know more deeply the joy of being fully alive.

The retreat will take place from 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to 3:00 on Sunday, May 17th at Strandgaarden Retreat Center.  Cost is DKr 5000 (US$915) dbl room and DKr 5400 (US$1000) single room which includes the retreat, room and meals.

Early Bird registrations received before February 1st DKr 4500 (US$825 dbl room and DKr 4900 (US$900) single room.

For more information, please email Siff at siff@stabiltblodsukker.dk or you can go to the Danish website at http://www.maryomalley.dk

Workshop in Copenhagen May 8th – 10th 2015.  Contact and registration in Denmark is with Svend at Quantum Seminars info@quantumseminars.dk.

 

Hawaii Retreat February 21-26, 2016

IMG_2766Do you dream of a time of deep relaxation and renewal?  Do you long to enjoy the beauty and peace of nature, to play in the warm sun of a tropical paradise? This retreat offers you all of this and more. The smells, the colors, the sounds and the wildlife all conspire to invite you back into the magical presence of life.
This is an invitation to take time out of your busy schedule to reconnect with yourself and with life. It is a true gift to yourself, and there is no better setting than the Hawaiian Islands, where life makes love to life.
The focus of the retreat is on learning how to show up for whatever life brings in each moment.  In that process, we will give ourselves the gift of silence through the day, and times of exploring together ideas and skills that invite us back into life. We will share both our wisdom and the challenges of learning to quiet our minds and open our hearts.
There will be some meditation.  The emphasis, however, is not on meditation techniques, but rather on using meditation practices to experience each moment of our lives more fully.

The retreat will be held at Hui Ho’olana, a beautiful and consciously stewarded retreat center on the island of Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands.

The retreat price includes your room, meals and retreat fees for 7 days.  Rooms are non-smoking and are shared by 2 to 3 people. Meals are vegetarian plus fresh local fish, cooked and presented buffet style.

If there are no changes in our cost, the price will be:  $2295 ($2195 if registered by May 15, 2015).  A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your place.  Balance is due by December 1, 2015.  No refunds on balance after January 10th, 2016.  Cancellations after that date can apply the balance paid to another retreat within one year.

You will need to make your own travel arrangements.

To see photos of previous retreats, please click on Hui Hawaii Retreat Book.

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Full-Day Retreat

Mt-Si-HouseIf your life feels too busy to take time for yourself, this is a wonderful opportunity to set aside a day just for connecting with yourself and with life. This retreat offers that in a lovely home in a beautiful natural setting. And there is also a labyrinth in the backyard.

There is no Full-Day Retreat currently scheduled, but we anticipate there being another one in the fall of 2014.

To ask general questions or request information about unscheduled retreats, please Contact Us.  For a schedule of upcoming events, please go to our Events Calendar.