On August 28-30, 2009, an uplifting women’s retreat with yoga instructor and wellness coach, Jeanne Penton, and author, Colleen Baldrica , will take place at Lonesome Hollow. Take some long overdue “you” time and restore work/life balance through yoga, meditation, mind-body wellness workshops, circle time, laughter, and wine tasting. This retreat will offer morning and evening yoga and meditation sessions (90 minutes). Weather permitting, the meditation portion will be held on the serene grounds of Lonesome Hollow. Yoga and meditation is a wonderful and awakening practice that doesn’t discriminate. All levels are welcome. The style of yoga taught is a non-purist blend, combining the elements of Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Anusara. The focus is on connecting breath with movement, letting go of competition with ourselves and others and achieving harmony within mind, body,and spirit. Healing Touch will also be offered by Nora Knapik, Innkeeper at Lonesome Hollow, and Healing Touch Apprentice. For more information, contact Jeanne at email@example.com, or Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Retreat Directors: Colleen Baldrica (Moran) began her spiritual journey as a child. Inspired by the teachings of her Native American grandmother, she carried that wisdom forth into her career as an adult. With a Masters degree in Counseling and a PhD in the Philosophy of Education, she worked in public education for 28 years. As the author of “Tree Spirited Woman” (Beaver’s Pond Press 2006) she has begun a new quest – to share with others what experience has taught her about those simple truths she learned as a child. Colleen continues to enjoy the path she has discovered by taking long walks in the woods, sharing meaningful conversations with friends and family, and taking time to curl up with a good book. Colleen lives in Stillwater, Minnestoa. Her website: www.colleenbaldrica.com.
Jeanne Penton, B.S., ACSM has 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She is nationally certified through the Amerian College of Sports Medicine, and is a yoga instructor and public speaker. She has worked with many populations including children, seniors, physically disabled, post-cardiac, diabetics, pre-post natal, cancer survivors, athletes, and general population fitness enthusiasts. Jeanne has shared her knowledge and passion for wellness with many groups, having worked with corporations, schools, churches, fire departments, and served on faculty for the Department of Health and Human Performance at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. Self-acceptance, mind/body awareness, and stress management serve as the foundations of her teachings. Jeanne lives in Sycamore, IL.