What if the package God longs for you to prepare this Christmas is YOU?
Do you long to...? Slow Down, Simplify, Sit & Savor? Does it seem possible to prepare yourself for Christmas by doing less rather than doing more? It’s possible if you choose to give back to yourself this season. It’s possible with companionship, community, and support. Yes, you can indeed prepare yourself to spend time with God this season, there’s no better time than now.
You’re invited to make yourself ready for Christmas with this online retreat - created for your body and your spirit. Your retreat is written and facilitated by Whitney R. Simpson, author of Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit. Join us for a season ofponderings, postures and prayers this Advent as we allow ourselves to be readied by God this Christmas season, all from the comfort of your own home.
Your advent retreat is self-paced and available from anywhere you have access to a computer or smart-phone.
Each Week you’ll receive:
Weekly devotional and reflection questions with images and words for pondering and journaling, focused on the retreat theme:
Slow Down and Hope, Simplify for Peace, Sit with Joy, and Savor God’s Love
Weekly guided audio/video Lectio Divina scripture passage (not available on the Exploring Peace Meditations podcast) companioning each week’s theme with a restorative yoga posture inviting you to settle in and listen for God’s invitation in your own life
Weekly themed Christmas playlist for your home, your journaling time, or your personal yoga practice via Spotify (4 total, no subscription required)
An invitation to join us for a community time of Centering Prayer on Zoom each Monday from 12 - 12:30 PM Central (will be recorded if you’re unable to join the live session)
Access to our private community during the retreat, an online group space (via our app or the web) to process your Advent ponderings and prayers alongside other Peace Seekers and experience the weekly content together, no need to be on social media to participate
Opening and Closing videos offering prayer and encouragement from Whitney, watch at your convenience inside our community
A downloadable guide to journal and ponder our weekly themes
Encouragement and holisticideas for simplifying your Christmas season
An essential oil blend you can make at home to help savor the season
An invitation to create your own minimalist wreath and/or Christmas prayer station as you learn more about the Advent season
Best BONUS of all:
An extended Yoga Nidra meditation for savoring your body in this season (not available on the Exploring Peace Meditations podcast), designed to help you drift to sleep each night, readying you for Christmas.
This retreat is right for you if you long to make space for connecting with God, yourself, and others this season. You will need a willingness to carve out time for prayer and meditation - how much time, is up to you. An online retreat means you have access to "get away with God" on your time schedule and best of all - in your own home. The only thing required of you is the willingness to make space in your schedule to get ready for Christmas.
Join us for four weeks of ponderings, postures, and prayers from 11/29/20 - 12/27/20. Registering for this retreat at the price of $79.99 benefits you, gives back toward building a private retreat space in rural Tennessee, and supports another to attend on scholarship. If finances are tight, you may choose to register at the scholarship price of $39.99. Either way, you will receive far more in value than your financial investment as the devotionals, audio meditations, and group sessions alone are worth much more than the cost of the retreat. Will you join us and gift yourself the time and space to prepare yourself (body and spirit) this season?
Whitney is passionate about embodied spirituality for all. Since surviving a stroke and brain surgery on her 31st birthday in 2005, she has spent the past 15 years befriending her body and God's Spirit within. Will you join her this Advent season?