Breathing Space: A Valuable Interlude For Caregivers

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Just as there is a steadying interlude between movements in music, all persons need interludes in their lives to steady and nourish themselves. Each day retreat is designed to offer opportunities for you to relax and renew. Drawing from the seasons and a variety of experiences using story, sound, music, play, and creative expression, you will have permission to tell your own story, freedom to explore your own experiences, play and laugh, and simply relax as yourself in a welcoming space. In addition, you will be able to take away helpful spiritual practices for nourishing life’s journey.

$50 per session, includes lunch

March 21: Breaking ground from winter harshness. Use of scripture and other readings to begin to see in new ways. Permission to express own story.

May 16: Springtime creative, colorful. Using music, sound, movement and other creative expressions. Karen Renee Robb of Frame Drum Wisdom will co-lead this retreat. Permission – freedom to explore own experience

August 15: “Play-cation” Use of childlike wonder and wisdom. Permission to play

November 14: Moving into the holidays and winter months. Karen Renee Robb of Frame Drum Wisdom will co-lead this retreat. Meditation, quiet, self-compassion. Permission to relax.

DonnaDonna Patterson is a retired United Methodist Church Clergywoman, a Spiritual Director, Coach, trained as a Transitional Intentional Interim Minister, certified in Case Management and Spiritual Care for Disaster Response, and a Laughing Yoga leader. Donna has led workshops and retreats at both local and national levels on worship, spiritual formation, women’s spirituality, mental illness, medical ethics, and support for families and children with disabilities. She is creative, curious, and a consummate learner, currently completing a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality and Story from Wesley Theological School in Washington, D.C.

KarenKaren Renée Robb is the founder of Frame Drum Wisdom, LLC and The Music City Alliance for Sound & Music Healing; a REMO HealthRHYTHMS facilitator; and serves as an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. After a 25 year career in the corporate realm, she left to pursue her passion, advocating for and awakening people to the power of sound and music for healing and well-being. Karen Renée utilizes the frame drum to help people connect with their voice and innate rhythm. Through personal exploration of sound and music-making, people are uplifted, enlivened and renewed in a beautiful way. Facilitating in group settings or private one-on-one sessions, Karen Renée brings a level of compassion and caring that creates ease and comfort to those she encounters. It is her dedication to bringing out the best in the people she meets that makes the experiences she creates meaningful and memorable.

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