- February 22, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This retreat day will relate to the Aramaic Jesus of the Christian Tradition while focusing on breath, vibrations, and movement. Learn spiritual practices using your breath, body, and voice to take home to incorporate into your daily living. The day will be highly experiential, doing with our bodies what we are learning with our minds. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how their physical bodies are directly related to God, and how God speaks to us through our bodies.
Chanting, centering prayer, and gentle yoga will give shape to a reflective posture for the retreat. The day will flow from the teaching of techniques, to instructor-led group practice, to individual time to reflect and internalize the techniques.
Lunch is included for all participants. Due to changes at the Jesuit Center, participants will not be able to stay overnight.
Kimberlee Peifer is a local spiritual director and retreat leader. Along with her private spiritual direction practice, she works at Work Wisdom, LLC, helping businesses and organizations embrace a more contemplative posture through exploring spiritual direction, the enneagram, and contemplative leadership. Kimberlee has worked at Saint James Episcopal Church and the Parish Resource Center as the Director for Contemplative Prayer and Practices; at Kavanna House, a local spiritual formation center; and as a health and physical education teacher. She has a BS in Kinesiology and a M.Ed. in Health Education, from Penn State University. Kimberlee is also a certified yoga instructor.
Spiritual Beings in Human Bodies Retreats
This series of three retreats, curated by Jean Lengacher, will focus on personal and cosmic awareness of the Human-Divine connectedness with one another and with our good Earth. We will explore what it means to live as holy beings who radiate light, vibration, wisdom and goodness. Sacred movement, prayers, and group reflection will inform the rhythm of these retreat days. The series can be enjoyed as a whole or individually.