Somatic Online Retreat

Compassionate Connection with the Body

A Meditation & Qigong Retreat that prioritizes deep connection
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July 27, 2024
Half day | 4h
Members get 20% OFF
Full day | 8h
Members get 30% OFF
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Join us for an immersive online retreat where we nourish a deeper connection with the body together. We will use the practice of RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) to cultivate compassionate awareness toward ourselves. Through guided meditations, mindful movement practice, and insightful small group discussions, we will foster a deeper sense of peace and well-being. This somatic retreat is open to everyone, both beginners and experienced, regardless of where you are in your practice.

What Makes This Retreat Unique

At our retreats, we prioritize spaces for deep connection. We allocate dedicated time for attendees to engage with the teacher and each other. Creating space for sharing allows you to be supported and heard and fosters connections with the attendees and your facilitator. Our retreat offers more than just practices; it provides a nurturing environment for personal growth and genuine connections.

Key Features:

  • Holistic Approach: Combine mindfulness practices with gentle Qigong movements and walking meditation to cultivate a comprehensive mind-body connection.
  • Community Building: Participate in breakout sessions and small group discussions designed to deepen connections and provide a sense of belonging.
  • Personalized Guidance: Whether you're new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, our expert instructor will provide tailored support to enrich your practice.
  • Guided Meditations: Enhance your emotional awareness and compassion through various meditation techniques.
  • Compassion Practices: Discover and invite in your inherent wisdom to honor and support your precious human life.

Get to know the Teacher

Constance Casey

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38 years meditating
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30 years teaching

about me

I love working with those willing to own their experience in this precious human life and practice mindfulness with honesty, generosity, patience, self-respect, curiosity, and playfulness
Specialties: Intensive meditative practice, developing emotional maturity, recovery, parenting, women’s issues, healing from trauma, being with difficult states, and creative expression.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I have ready for the retreat?

Set yourself up with a comfortable chair or cushion for sitting meditations, a yoga mat for Qigong or somatic practices, a journal for reflections, and water to stay hydrated. You may also want a blanket for comfort.

Do I need prior experience in meditation or Qigong?

No prior experience is necessary. Our retreat is designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Our instructors will provide guidance suited to all levels.

What is the schedule for the retreat?

The retreat begins at 8:00 AM PT and includes various sessions such as guided meditations, Qigong, walking meditation, and group discussions. Please refer to the detailed schedule on this page for more information.

How do I join the retreat online?

After you register, you will receive an email with a link to join the retreat via Zoom. Make sure to download Zoom on your device beforehand for a smooth experience.

Will the retreat sessions be recorded?

Yes, all sessions will be recorded. If you miss a session or want to revisit any part of the retreat, you will have access to the recordings for a limited time after the retreat ends.

What if I need to take a break during the retreat?

Feel free to take breaks as needed. The retreat schedule includes several breaks to help you stay refreshed and engaged throughout the day.

How can I prepare for the retreat?

Create a quiet and comfortable space where you can participate without interruptions. Ensure you have a stable internet connection and any necessary items like a meditation cushion or yoga mat.

What if I have technical issues during the retreat?

Technical support will be available throughout the retreat to assist with any issues. Your registration email will include contact information for support.

Can I interact with the instructors and other participants?

Yes, our retreat includes breakout sessions and Q&A periods where you can interact with the instructors and other participants, fostering a sense of community.

Is there a dress code for the retreat?

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely during the somatic practices and meditation sessions.

What time zone is the retreat schedule based on?

The retreat schedule is based on Pacific Time (PT). Please adjust for your local time zone to ensure you join the sessions on time.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that circumstances may change, and you may need to cancel your registration for the course. Please review our refund and cancellation policy below:
  • Full Refund: Cancellations made on or before July 13, 2024, will receive a full refund of the amount paid for the retreat.
  • Partial Refund: Cancellations made between July 14, 2024, and July 23, 2024, will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid for the retreat.
  • No Refund: Cancellations made on or after July 24, 2024, will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer of Registration: If you are unable to attend the retreat, you may attend the next retreat. Please notify us of the transfer by July 24, 2024.
  • Retreat Cancellation by Banyan: In the unlikely event that we cancel the retreat, all registered participants will receive a full refund of the amount paid for the retreat.
  • Refund Process: All refunds will be processed within 14 business days of the cancellation request.
Note: To request a cancellation or transfer of registration, please email us at Our dedicated team will respond within five (5) business days.

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