Coming this spring, Awenda Retreat Centre will be opening!
Awenda is a cute little cottage in Georgian Bay, just a few minutes from Penetanguishene. We have a 'moroccan style' yoga studio space on the garden level, where we'll be offering seasonal yoga, pilates, meditation and creativity in a variety of different retreats!
Keep your eyes out for more updates and a sign-up page for spring retreats in early May, 2011! Group events will be restricted to a maximum of 10 people, -small and private-, with the option of cottage shared accommodation or private B&B accommodation in the neighbouring cottage.
Such exciting times ahead! Watch here on my website for more updates!
It's time to write n my blog again! -long overdue! Since it's March Fourth, I always try to consider marching my life FORTH on this date each year. It's a great pre-spring activity, looking forward and making intentions for the coming year. It's also nice that we get an extra opportunity to re-state our New Year's Intentions, since by March we've all but forgotten what those resolutions were!
So, for this March FORTH, I'm looking ahead to the coming season with a brand new project that 2 friends and I have been creating together. We're setting up a writer/reader website, where teens can go online to find great stories to read, any time, anywhere. There will be a new chapter of the story posted each week, so no pressure to finish a book in your spare time!
Also, I've just hung another Art Show at Absolute Chocolate, at 453 Queen Street East, just 2 blocks East of Broadview. The show consists of 10 paintings of flowers, -some oils, some water colours, and will be hanging for the month of March.
Now that the Yoga teacher training is completed, my life is getting back to being in balance once more. Last week I just returned from a 10 day silent meditation retreat just near Barrie. Silence is something I generally only accomplish when I'm alone. It was a lovely experience to have the opportunity to focus inwards and learn more about myself. It wasn't a holiday, but it was life-changing in some ways!
In the near future, I shall become an official cottage owner, so once things are organised, I'll be running seasonal retreats up on Georgian Bay, just 2 hours drove from downtown! There will be retreats of different focuses, -yoga, meditation, painting, photography, etc. I hope to run them 4 times a year, covering all 4 seasons!
Watch here for more information, or contact me via email if you have direct questions!
Hilary Slater: I write in the morning before I get out of bed. I write in the evening when the world is quiet. I write at Starbucks, where I can escape the household interruptions. But most of all I write in November, when NaNoWriMo inspires me!