Mindful Living: Foundations in Mindfulness
Sep
21
to Nov 9

Mindful Living: Foundations in Mindfulness

Every day, we can choose to grow, and to focus on the practices and attitudes that enable us to cultivate and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Mindfulness is the capacity to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. It is also a set of techniques and methods for systematically developing this awareness. The practice of mindful awareness has a variety of well-documented benefits, including a reduction in harmful stress, an increase in emotion regulation, and an improvement in sustained attention, focus and cognitive functioning.

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Autumn Refocusing
Oct
7
to Nov 4

Autumn Refocusing

Autumn Refocusing is your opportunity to give yourself the gift of nourishing attention to assure a healthier winter. By taking time now in Autumn to reestablish inner balance, reconnect to what is most important, and strengthen your inner resources, your health and vitality through the winter and holiday months will be affirmed.

Using integrative health coaching strategies, in a comfortable small group home setting, we will provide you a festive, enriched experience to manifest a detailed personalized wellness plan to uplevel your self care routines.

Autumn Refocusing Details-
We will meet two times, once in the beginning of October and then again in November.

At our first gathering we will set up up for success by providing time to mindfully recenter, reflect, and affirm what is needed at this time in your life; we will provide you with a detailed holistic plan for a three, seven or twenty one day autumn cleanse; we will share a savory vegetarian, gluten and dairy free meal emphasizing organic, locally grown, seasonal food; 

At our second meeting we will celebrate our successes and fortify our movement forward sustaining a healthier day to day living; In between these two gatherings, we will each do our cleanses with additional inspirational videos and group support via a closed Facebook page; In addition, each participant will be provided an hour therapeutic massage at East and West of the River scheduled at a date of their choice between the first and second gathering. 

Dates: October 7, 2017, November 4, 2017 11:00am- 2:00pm; plus an hour massage schedule at a date of your choice betweeen October and November dates.

Location: The Forest House 147 Windy Hill Road, Hampton, CT

Cost: $190, includes two meals, therapeutic massage, and detailed resources for cleanse

Cleanse details: 
Outlined program for your choice of a 3 day, 7 day and 21 day cleanse

Recipes provided emphasize the use of organic and seasonally produced, specially designed and vetted with the use Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine resources to give you an experience of what eating high-energy, nutrient-dense, minimally processed food feels like. Special attention has been made to simplify preparation and incorporate doing this cleanse while working.

Cleanse recipes are designed with the intention of removing inflammatory foods such as sugar, gluten, dairy and focusing on wholesome, healthy foods such as leafy greens, healthy fats, autumn specific foods, spices, teas, herbs, and good-quality proteins were chosen as a sure way to get your body in detox mode without feeling deprived. Ayurvedic and Paleo principles are integrated into this cleanse. Vegetarian options also included.

Other program details- At the heart of this workshop our intention is to take you through a guided experience that will help you identify what you need and what may be holding you back from feeling your absolute best. Through interactive group explorations, individual contemplative activities, meditative movement, mindfulness practices, culinary meals, vetted self care resources we believe you will feel uplifted, inspired and connected to a new way of living by the end of this workshop.

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Renew & Restore:
Jan
31
to Mar 8

Renew & Restore:

  • East and West of the River Wellness (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO NOURISH AND REPLENISH

The wisdom traditions understand the value of human beings living in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urge us to slow down. It is an ideal time to be introspective, rest, and consolidate our vital energy by finding resources to help nest and rest. East and West of the River Wellness has put together a powerful self-healing winter program to help you revitalize as well as conserve precious life force energy. 

Renew and Restore is your opportunity to gently use the months of winter to attend and befriend patterns of living to ultimately create (or enhance) a lifestyle that will help you flourish and nourish your core needs. 

There are four elements to this program: 

1) A small group will get together on February 25 to set you up for success by offering the following:

  • We’ll provide resources for a gentle detox cleanse, explore foods and recipes specifically aligned with winter to help warm your body’s core and nourish your kidneys.  
  • We’ll teach a variety of self-care and positive behavior change strategies
  • We’ll utilize the power of community to increase motivation and accountability to shift unwanted patterns of eating and living
  • We’ll nourish you with two wholesome meals on both evenings (Jan 31 & Mar 8) to offer you an opportunity to taste new recipes and foods

2) Boost your detox cleanse and soothe your body by scheduling a massage at The FOREST HOUSE during the month of February

3) Weekly resources and suggested activities will be posted on private facebook page to enhance your learning, deepen your inner explorations and refine your 2017 visions and dreams

4) We’ll meet in community again on Wednesday, March 30th  to celebrate your success, and affirm your movement forward and visions for the future that aligned with what matters most to you

Renew and Restore Fees

Renew and Restore fees are on a sliding scale basis. This allows individuals to pay according to individual means. There are four rates- Sustainable, Mid, Base, and Scholarship.  

Base: $95*  Mid: $125*  Sustainable: $185*

  Two wholesome, nutritious meals, and a massage are included in the above price

Payment at the Base rate covers just over 50% of what is needed. To balance our budget and to wisely steward our resources we rely on your honesty and generosity. The Sustaining rate represents what is needed to create a sustainable livelihood. If you can afford this level, you assist our efforts to offer lower sliding-scale rates and ongoing financial subsidies.       

*Payment plans available

 

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Winter Retreat
Jan
16
9:00am 9:00am

Winter Retreat

  • 189 Sarah Pearl Road Hampton, CT, 06247 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our daily lives are often busy and rushed, with little chance to catch our breath. This retreat provides an opportunity to align with the slower rhythm of winter, to dream and renew body, mind, spirit.

Using mindfulness stress reduction techniques and restorative yoga poses participants will be enriched by present moment awareness and guided to reconnect with what matters most to them. From this place of compassionate inner listening the day will culminate with each participant creating a 2016 vision map to harness and affirm their intentions. A nutrition lunch will be provided. 

FEES AND PAYMENTS: Click HERE.    

For Scholarship Application: Click HERE  

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