Movement and Creativity: Yoga, Meditation, and Creation
A Winter Retreat with Sarah Baumert and Eva Mohn
February 15 – 18, 2018
This retreat will be an offering that focuses on self-care in a supportive community. These four days will be set aside to cultivate a therapeutic inward focus through yoga and meditation practices as well as time for one to engage with creative parts of one’s self through drawing, writing, reading, group conversations, and any other inquiry or personal need that one has. We want to offer guidance as well as free spaces so that this retreat can be tailored to each person’s needs, the sacredness of the introvert, and the life energy in expression.
Our space will be the ARC retreat center conveniently located an hour north of the Twin Cities in Stanchfield, Minnesota. ARC is an inter-spiritual nonprofit retreat center and intentional community, serving groups and individuals of all beliefs seeking time apart, rest, and spiritual renewal. Resident volunteers make ARC happen. They welcome you home, to nourish your mind, body and soul with quiet contemplation, homemade meals and valued conversations. ARC’s intentional community members offer radical hospitality and hold the sacred space for guests to reflect, renew and heal.
The retreat space offers:
- Healthy homemade vegetarian meals featuring fresh ingredients, often organic or locally grown.
- Accommodation of special dietary needs.
- Private Rooms
- Eighty-seven acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands featuring majestic white pine forest.
- Trails for walking, skiing, snowshoeing.
- A labyrinth for walking meditation.
- Environmentally friendly practices.
- Opportunity for rest and renewal, growth and creativity.
We will be staying in the Lodge, which accommodates 18 guests in 12 single rooms and 3 double rooms. Guest rooms are private with shared bathrooms. The lodge also has a meditation room, library, bookshop, large and small meeting areas, two fireplaces, a screened-in porch, and other spaces conducive to rest and reflection. Linens and towels are provided.
The simple and tasty meals respect the global view that invites us to live more with less. Part of our understanding of what it means to live a simpler lifestyle includes trying to consume less and to eat a more wholesome diet.
ARC cooks and bakes with whole grains, uses less sugar, and relies on vegetables and legumes as a primary source of protein. The kitchen is vegetarian, meat is used upon special request for dietary needs.
Pricing Includes: Lodging, Meals, and All Classes
(processing fee is added if paying by credit card)
A bit about Eva… My dear friend and teaching partner for many years:
Eva Mohn holds her BA in Dance Studies from the University of Minnesota. Eva has worked in Minneapolis, New York, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Sweden as a Professional Dancer since 2002, and currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden with the Cullberg Ballet. She is a practitioner of contact improvisation, hatha yoga, and experiential anatomy and somatic body work. Eva has studied yoga informally through her own practice and inquiry, as well as with various teachers in the Hatha Yoga tradition, including Ashtanga Teacher Training with Richard Freeman. Eva is also a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation and when in the states she is active at Common Grounds Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacres, California. Eva is also a student and practitioner of Cranial Sacral Therapy. She has found an inextricable link between yoga, science, nature, and meditative arts and the creative process.