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Fierce Compassion: A Women’s Retreat (05/13 – 05/15) -with Karen Schwisow & Carolyn McCarthy
May 13 – 4:00 pm
We are completely full for this retreat.
Please email [email protected] to join our waiting list.
Now more than ever, we need compassion: for ourselves, for each other, for the world. Compassion can be tender, like offering kindness. But it can also be fierce, like holding healthy boundaries, saying no, and standing up for ourselves and others. Developing this essential quality takes time, intention, and practice — especially given that females are often rewarded for doing the opposite.
Join us in cultivating both fierce and tender compassion with a warm community of women*. Be nourished by stepping away from your busy life, and by quiet, contemplation, and beauty.
Harmony Hill Retreat Center is dedicated to healing. Nestled on 12 acres on the south side of Hood Canal with breathtaking Olympic mountain views, this tranquil retreat is the perfect setting to discover the richness of the present moment.
Some of this retreat will be held in silence, deepening your experience and allowing for introspection and personal growth.
Delicious, Organic Meals
Private or Shared Quarters
Warm Community & Discussion
Held from Friday, May 13th at 4pm through Sunday, May 15 at 12pm. (REGISTER HERE)
Single occupancy $800
Double occupancy $650
No availability. Please email [email protected] with your room preference to join the waiting list.
*We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female”. All who identify as women are welcome.
Carolyn McCarthy (she/her):
A lifelong writer and performer who cultivates attentiveness and joy. Carolyn is certified to teach MSC by the UCSD Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and is a trained MBSR teacher through Mindfulness Northwest. She teaches in the hopes of moving us, individually and collectively, toward healing, wholeness, and love. Her practice supports her work in social justice, encouraging her to turn toward the difficult within and without. Zest, warmth, and wit enliven her teaching. Core practices: sitting meditation, time outside, solo living room dance parties. Visit her online at www.carolynmcc.com.
Karen Schwisow (she/her):
Karen is one of the founders and directors of Three Trees Yoga & Healing Arts Center. She has been building a foundation of mindfulness in her own life since the early 90s. Her discovery of yoga a decade later felt like finding a short-cut to a quieter mind and calmer heart. She has been teaching yoga and meditation to individuals and groups since 2005 and facilitating 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses since 2011. She is grateful to Kathryn Payne and Teresa Elliot of Pacific Yoga for their wise and compassionate Yoga Teacher Training. Karen has continued to learn and deepen her understanding of these ancient wisdom traditions and how they are relevant to our lives today by completing her Therapeutic Yoga training through Subtle Yoga and becoming a qualified MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School. Through compassionate listening, authenticity and humor she creates a welcoming container that empowers participants to experience their own innate ability to thrive.