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Marriage Renewal Retreat – Feb 13-15, 2009

December 31st, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

MARRIAGE RENEWAL RETREAT

Let this Valentine’s Day bring your marriage back to its honeymoon luster. Love never dies, it just needs to be polished.
 
Rainbow Arriving Workshop for Marriage Renewal will focus on understanding and practicing the powerful regenerative techniques of the wisdom teachings of east and west that can help you make your relationship workable for greater personal awareness of who you are as a joyous being. You will discover how the relationship of marriage can reveal to you the keys that will unlock the happiness you know is just beneath the surface of your love for each other. Those who practice wisdom together expand their wisdom together. Discover how your marriage can give birth to all you know you can be.
The workshops will include DVD intensives with world spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and meditation master teacher Jack Kornfield. You will also learn an easy energizing stretching and breathing routine you can do together or separately to open portals of awareness within. And you will learn how to make the healing power of meditation portable so that you can transform stress in your life into opportunities of personal healing and rejuvenation.
 
“Can one workshop do all that?” you may ask. It can if you expect a rainbow to arrive in your life.

Retreat Location: Blackstone Yoga Center, Blackstone, VA
Lodging: The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast, Blackstone, VA

Planned itinerary:
Friday, February 13, 2008
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm Check-in & Workshop Registration
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00 pm 1st Workshop Session
9:00 pm Return to Inn/Free Time

Saturday, February 14, 2008
8:00 am Full Breakfast
9:30 -11:00 am 2nd Workshop Session
11:00 pm Free time & Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 3:30 pm 3rd Workshop Session
3:30 – 7:00 pm Free Time/Dinner (on your own)
7:00 -9:00 pm 4th Workshop Session
9:00 pm Return to Inn/Free Time

Sunday, February 15, 2008
8:00 am Full Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 am 5th Workshop Session
11:00 am Workshop Celebration at the Inn
12:00 pm Check-Out

The Retreat and lodging is available for up to 5 couples and will include a full breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as beverages and snacks at the Inn. Rates for retreat and lodging from $398 (double bedded room), $420 (queen bedded room), and $465 (king suite). There will be a 3 couple minimum for the retreat.

Call The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast at 434-292-3199 for reservations and further information.

About the Retreat Facilitator:

Ed Conley, 72. is a photographer and yoga/meditation teacher in Blackstone, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Tilly, a native of Blackstone. From the early 60’s Ed was consumed by hunger for truth in in 1968 had a profound and life changing awakening through a connection with the world teacher Krishnamurti. In the 70’s he found a direction for his journey through association with Alice Christensen, American Yoga Association, and Swami Muktananda of Siddha Yoga. Ed and his wife ran a meditation center for Siddha Yoga in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in the late 70s.

Having settled in southside Virginia in the 80s, Ed began teaching yoga in Blackstone, but his practice had not matured yet and all of his interest turned to feature writing for the local paper, the Courier-Record, and photography, Leaving the newspaper in 1994 Ed devoted all his energies to building a photography studio.

In 1986 a connection was made with Swami Satchidanada at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia. And in 2005 during a visit to Yogaville that initial connection opened into a dynamic spiritual awakening that has transformed Ed’s life and channeled all his energies into writing and teaching yoga/ meditation full time.

Since then he has been writing daily on his spiritual blog, Wyde-Angle.com is working on a book of spiritual insights, and publishing articles in the Integral Yoga Magazi

ne. Ed is currently designing workshops and yoga classes for the Thrive Health Center opening in 2009 in South Hill, Virginia, and teaching yoga classes at the community college.

Ed’s driving interest is to make the healing principles of yoga and meditation workable in our busy modern life. The vehicle for this teaching are the Rainbow Arriving Workshops that custom fit the teachings of yoga to specific populations.

Contact Ed at byc@blackstoneyogacenter.com

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