November 10th: 9am - 4:30pm
Join us as we integrate inner being and
outer being with stillness, wonder and joy!
Relax into Presence, Open to Joy
Yoga and contemplative play mingle
with walking, standing and seated meditation
Moving through Stillness into Joy
Silent city walk leads to yin yoga and seated meditation
Description of retreat elements:
Morning yoga will be slow and nourishing, grounding us in the breath and body while providing a
platform for both contemplative play and stillness. Postures will be
accessible for all levels.
Contemplative play provides an opportunity to explore in silence our spontaneous
connection with the world around us, discovering that presence and
wonder are right under our noses.
walk will carry us out into the world in silence. Meet the city with your senses alert and your heart-mind open. We will walk "rain or
shine" so please bring appropriate outerwear.
Yin yoga offers simple floor postures, light use of props and slow
transitional movements which encourage stability and mobility, balance
energetic pathways and connect us to a natural inner sense of grounding
Meditation (walking, standing and seated) will draw from the traditions of Insight, Thich Nhat Han and Open Awareness as we (re)discover the joy of turning towards our experience in its fullness, without
shying away-- radiantly aware of and in
More about the Facilitators:
Retreat will take place at:
The Providence Institute for Contemplative Study
18 Imperial Place, 6A
(Located just off 95 in the Jewelry District)
Scroll to "ProvInstitute" to be buzzed in & take elevator to the 6th floor.
6A is left and left again at the end of the hall...
$75 to pre-register; $85 day of retreat
A simple vegan lunch is included.
scholarship support and half day slots available.
Jenn Thomas offers a unique blend of Buddhism, Yoga and Transpersonal Psychology, encouraging a deeply grounded curiosity in life just as it is. A dedicated yogi - practicing and studying yoga for over
twenty years - she is a longtime artist & teacher(painting &
glass), a two time small business owner, and now, as a life coach and
avid student of life she coaches others to meet the challenges of
living. Jenn encourages a strong awareness in the flow of breath
and movement, a deep attention to the body and its individual
alignments while balancing Yin & Yang energies and offering a loving exploration of the stillness
and joy within. Jenn’s eloquent dance with language and poetry are
woven into the fabric of her work, drawing us deep into the heart of
who we truly are with connections to the lives we lead and experiences
we encounter every day. Being alive is beautiful.
Foster is founder of The Center of Joy, which is dedicated to
the exploration and integration of contemplative practice with joy
movement, laughter and play.
She currently teaches meditation, yoga, laughter yoga and
in a range of settings, including universities, senior centers, yoga
well as three different RI state prisons.
She also works one on one as a coach supporting clients to rediscover their very own center of joy within. Rebecca has a Masters in Public Administration
and has lived and worked all over the world.
Her primary interest as both
practitioner and teacher is the cultivation of what she calls “authentic
or the joy that comes from presence and connection with ourselves and