RETREATS: August - October 2019
I just opened registration for my 2019 retreats, all in the Hudson Valley of New York, about 2 hours north of New York City. These will all fill up fast so scroll down to learn more, reach out to me right away with questions, and place your deposit hold your spot!
Deposits fully refundable until up to 31 days prior to retreat start. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1 - 5 BODY OF LIGHT 4-day chakra retreat for accessing and aligning your inner power centers
September 27 - 29 BREAKTHROUGH 2-day transformation experience co-led with ariel kiley
October 17-21 WAY OF TRUTH 3-day silent meditation retreat and revelatory yoga sutra study
Retreat is space and time dedicated to experiencing what is most real, true and valuable about your being human. The organic beauty of the retreat environment, the balanced design of the retreat schedule, the potency of the techniques and teachings that we practice together, make my retreats, hands down, the most powerful offering available for healing, insight and positive transformation.
You will leave behind the environments, endeavors and relationships that keep you unconsciously stuck in old, worn-out patterns. You will get to devote all your time and energy to the most real and true aspects of your life, ones that too often get neglected, to your detriment, in the daily modern scramble. All of this is will be amplified by the trust-generating presence of experienced, skillful and loving guidance (me, and my incredible co-teachers and assistants) and a welcoming, bright and dynamic community to enliven and sweeten the journey.
Retreat is the most conducive practice that I have found for giving people direct access to their own powerful wisdom, serenity, wholeness, joy and freedom—experiences that are always available, but too often are out of reach because of unresolved blockages, the conditioning of our inherently incoherent world culture, or some combination of such factors.
BODY OF LIGHT
4 Day Exploration of the Chakras
August 1 - August 5, 2019 at Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY.
Mastering an ancient, complete and intuitive system for self-care, healing, insight and transformation
In this 4-day retreat you will directly experience the energies of your own chakras. Through meditation, yoga, study, ceremony, solo time and community time you will make important discoveries about who you are, what you are here to do in this lifetime, and how to remove obstacles to your sincere goals.
2 Day Transformation Immersion
September 27 - 29 at Mt. Tremper Arts, Mt. Tremper, NY
co-led with Ariel Kiley
Building the capacity to consciously take on rapid or radical change
For one extraordinary weekend in the beautiful Catskill mountains, Ariel and Aaron invite you into a world where you can discover the trust, love and wisdom required to finally meet your biggest challenges with rooted feet, fiery belly, open heart and clear eyes. Expect deep guided meditations, profound bodywork involving self-massage and Ariel’s ingenious yoga sequencing, tools for navigating crisis and moving out of it toward greater health and happiness, as well as time in nature and in a welcoming, joyful and thoroughly authentic community.
Arrive on Friday night with your heaviest challenge. Step away light on Sunday afternoon, having transformed that suffering into wisdom.
THE WAY OF TRUTH
3 Day Silent Meditation and Sutra Study Retreat
October 17 - 20 at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center, Craryville, NY. Silence and stillness bring us back home to the parts of self which are already whole, healthy, natural and wise. Study, contemplation and inquiry lead us to new understanding and true transformation.
The day is framed by 4 meditation sessions, 3 silent, 1 guided. Daily yoga class and study session, where we will dive into the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. There is powerful and resonant medicine for the modern spiritual practitioner in this ancient text to be revealed by Aaron’s unorthodox but deeply researched approach.
Testimonials from previous retreat attendees
Aaron always structures retreats and workshops that are thoughtfully tailored to the moment in time, what's going on in the world, and even the specific attendees. Her intuition, wisdom, and inspiration helped me achieve deep introspection and significant growth during this special weekend. I am much changed for the better since I first started working with her a few years ago. Aaron's abilities as a spiritual healer are unsurpassed.
-Jenny Hobbs, Lawyer
Aaron has the ability to create a comfortable, nurturing and healing space for each participant. Everyone's needs were met or exceeded be they spiritual, emotional or physical. The retreat allowed for intense working sessions as well as enough free time to integrate and relax in the natural setting. Social time was fun and felt both authentic and refreshing.
- Sharon Burns-Leader, Owner Bread Alone Bakery
Body of Light was my first ever retreat experience, and it was transformative. I have already put many of the lessons I learned at the retreat to use in my daily life and am sure that I will continue to do so.
- Kim Rhodes, Professor
I would so highly recommend any class, workshop, or retreat with Aaron! Her knowledge is impressively vast and her teaching style is so down to earth. Aaron always includes her personal experiences of how these practices have influenced and benefited her, which makes it so much more accessible and easier to understand how to incorporate the practices into your own life.
- Julie Fischoff, Art Teacher