Digital Mindfulness Retreat at the Whidbey Insititute
March 22–24, 2019
10am Friday, March 22 through 1pm Sunday, March 24, 2019
Deep in the woods of Whidbey Island Washington at the Whidbey Institute. From their website: "Our 108-acre woodland campus, integrated gardens and forest ecosystem, four mile public-access trail network, and comfortable facilities invite nature connection and serve an engaged community.”
Because the prospect of 48 hours away from technology scares you, and it’s wonderful to get support when doing scary things!
What to Expect
You will be asked to turn over your digital devices on Friday morning and will get them back on Sunday before lunch. There will be an emergency number for your loved ones to use if they need to get in touch with you during this time. This retreat will be trauma informed and social justice-oriented.with a commitment to intersectionality. Much effort will be put into creating as comfortable a space as possible for people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and spiritual traditions. The Whidbey Institute was intentionally chosen for it's commitment to social justice.
Because I understand that for many of us, keeping up with the news is related to activism and survival, I will monitor the New York Times and other news sources for breaking stories and update participants who want to know what's going on in the world during the retreat time. It is also ok to opt out of this. If you have other needs for saying in touch with family or kids during the retreat, that can also be arranged.
Who? Your Facilitator
My name is Christina Malecka and I am a Grassroots Organizer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I bring over 25 years of experience with group facilitation and over twelve years of experience providing direct emotional support to individuals, families and groups. I love creating nurturing experiences and holding space for people and was inspired to create this retreat after my own profound experience with digital detox and re-set.
How Do I Sign Up? And How Much Will it Cost?
To hold your spot and receive registration materials contact Christina Malecka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your registration fee includes charming sleeping accommodations or camping (must bring your own gear) for 2 nights, 7 locally sourced gourmet meals (Friday lunch through Sunday lunch), retreat facilitation and materials.
Single Occupancy: $660
Double Occupancy: $620
***Payment plans and some scholarship funds are available. Please contact Christina for details***
Your registration fee is refundable only if you cancel before March 1. This is not meant to be punitive, but to make sure Christina can cover to cost of your room and meals, which are non-refundable to her. If we have a waiting list and can fill your spot, you will receive a full refund even if canceling after March 1.