"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"For beginners, this is a great way to immerse yourself in the various practices of mindfulness as well as learn some of the science and history behind it. And if you are lucky, like we were, you become part of a sangha that is very special."
~2017 retreat participant
Registration is now open!!
Join us for our 4th Annual
Rejuvenate with Mindfulness Retreat
Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona
Friday, January 10- Sunday, January 12, 2020
In partnership with the Scottsdale Institute for Health and Medicine.
Join us at the beautiful Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona for a rejuvenating weekend retreat based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
This retreat held over 3 days and 2 nights, is an ideal way to renew your spirit and mind through the many practices of mindfulness, while enjoying the warm sunshine and serene beauty of the Southwest. We will experience various meditation practices, stretch our bodies with mindful movement and connect with each other, all while providing an open spaciousness to explore whatever arises. This is not a silent retreat, but rather we intend to use our time together to connect, learn and cultivate a sense of lightheartedness and ease in our practice and our lives.
This retreat is appropriate for all levels of practitioners, those new to the mindfulness as well as those who wish to renew and deepen their connection to the practice.
Just starting? Learn about mindfulness, how to practice and the many benefits you may experience
Been practicing awhile? Renew your knowledge and reenergize your practice.
Been practicing for a long time? Bring your beginner's mind and allow yourself to rediscover the practice all over again.
About the Venue:
The Franciscan Renewal Center offers beautifully appointed guest rooms designed without phones or TVs in order to maximize time for quiet, peaceful reflection and renewal. Walk the labyrinth, enjoy the Healing Garden, take a dip in the pool- nourish your body and spirit with this weekend getaway.
All meeting spaces and accommodations are air-conditioned, linens and towels are provided and the made-from-scratch meals are healthy and delicious.
General Retreat Schedule:
Check-in begins at 4:00pm on Friday *
Dinner is served at 6:00pm
Welcome session- 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Morning practice begins- 7:00am
Evening session ends- 9:00pm
Morning practice begins- 7:00am
Final session ends- 12:00pm.
Lunch is served before departure.
*You may arrive earlier on Friday to explore the grounds, however your room may not be ready and formal check in will begin at 4:00pm.
REFUNDS and CANCELLATIONS:
75% of registration fee refunded if cancelled on or before December 1, 2019.
50% if cancelled on or before December 30, 2019.
After December 30, no refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows.
Private room, private bath: $595 per person
Double shared room, private bath: $495 per person
Commuter: $295 per person
(meals and program only, no overnight accommodations)
All fees include: All program content and materials and 6 meals with the group.
of Continuing Education Credits Available!
This program is accredited for:
1. Notify us that you would like to request credits.
2. Pay an additional $50 CE administration fee.
3. Provide your licensing information before the retreat.
4. Attend and sign in each session.
5. Complete a course evaluation after the retreat.
Questions about the retreat or CE fees, please email
Christy- christy [at] instituteformindfulworks [dot] com
Additional information about CEs may be found at MindfulnessCE.net!