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Awakening Your Full Potential: Mount Shasta Retreat 2022
Join us for a transformational and invigorating retreat experience for four nights and five days in the healing nature of Mount Shasta. Hestia Retreat Center is a 10-acre sanctuary surrounded by a flowing creek and forest. Explore and ground in the awe-inspiring sites of Shasta, a majestic mountain known for its powerful healing energies and sacred waters. Hestia is a peaceful gathering place to relax, soak up the healing power of nature, and enliven what’s most important in our lives. Each morning will include a mix of stretching, qi-gong, physioball exercises, martial arts, breathing exercises, and meditation practice. Afternoons will include free time and organized excursions to epic hiking, swimming, and breathtaking views. Evenings will include meditation, gentle stretching, restorative yoga, acupressure/self-massage classes, and community building. Opportunities for cold-water therapy by plunging in the river will be available.
Matthew teaches in a radically inclusive way with an emphasis on alignment and preventing injury. He creates a challenging, nourishing, light-hearted, and non-judgmental environment.
This retreat is open to all levels of experience including beginners! Must be 16+ years of age (under 18 accompanied by an adult) People of all religions, ethnicities, races, abilities, genders, immigration statuses, sizes, and sexual orientation are welcome.
Matthew is a certified teacher in Transcendental Meditation. For those who have previously been trained in TM, we will offer a TM meditation session in the morning and evening. For all participants regardless of meditation experience, we will offer a powerful breathing and awareness-based meditation that’s beginner-friendly.
For those interested in learning Transcendental Meditation prior to the retreat please contact Matthew if you live in the Bay area. For those outside the bay please refer to TM.org to find your nearest certified TM instructor.
Arrival: 4 pm Friday, May 27th
Departure: 12 pm Tuesday, May 31st
Attending the retreat means you are committing to the entire experience. We strongly discourage arriving late or leaving early.