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Sacred Pause: A Retreat for Women

Aug 31, 2022

| $960 – $1060

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Sacred Pause: A Retreat for Women

August 31 – September 4, 2022

With Joanna Dunn and Amber Zimmerman

As women, we are often doers, caretakers, and volunteers. It is difficult for us to stop, to take time for ourselves, to care for ourselves. Yet, it is essential for leading a conscious life. Allow this retreat to be a time for you to return to yourself, to reflect and integrate, to heal, to take a “Sacred Pause” and tend to what’s within your heart. This is a perfect retreat for a woman who is going through a transitional period in life and is ready to rediscover herself. All ages are welcome.

The theme for our retreat is The Power of Story. We will uncover our personal stories through writing, sharing, and visual arts.

“What’s your story?”

In a patriarchal society, women’s stories are often undertold and undervalued, even by ourselves. This retreat is an alchemical blend combining yoga and somatic movement, meditation and reflection, journaling and free-writing, and artistic expression in the beauty and quiet of a natural setting at the Whidbey Institute.

Each day we will combine quiet and guided meditations with journaling and reflection. We will explore the stories in our bodies through movement. With the aid of a guide, we will wake up our inner artists and create visual representations of our stories using words and imagery. Each piece of the alchemical mix will feed the others. In what way does moving our bodies mindfully interplay with our expression on paper in writing or drawing? As we walk on the trails and take time to contemplate the beauty of a tree or leaf, are new pathways equally opened to find beauty in the stories of our own lives?

No prior experience is necessary in any of the fields mentioned. Those new to Yoga, Meditation, Writing and Art are all welcome.

Sources and resources for our retreat include Natalie Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones”, Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”, Annie Murphy Paul’s “The Extended Mind” and Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Art supplies (you may also bring your own)

What’s not Included:

  • TransportationSpa services


Room rate includes meals and COVID test: $510 per person (plus tax and gratuity) (shared lodging – single available for $590)
Tuition: $450 per person early bird discount ($550 after July 19, 2022)

TOTAL FOR RETREAT: $960 ($1060 if registered after July 19, 2022)

How to book:
You may book online through Joanna’s MindBody site here. You may pay in full or choose to put down a $500 non-refundable deposit. A payment plan will be arranged for the remainder. You can also register by simply contacting Joanna: 509-470-0542 or yoga@joannadunn.com



About the instructors: Joanna Dunn & Amber Zimmerman



Joanna Dunn, ERYT 500
Joanna began practicing yoga in 1999 and trained to become a teacher in 2001. Over her time teaching and studying, she has developed her own unique approach combining yoga and meditation with somatic movement, breathwork and neuroscience. To learn more about Joanna, visit JoannaDunn.com





Aug 31, 2022
$960 – $1060
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Joanna Dunn Yoga
+1 509.470.0542


Prana del Mar
Carretera Cabo San Lucas - Todos los Santos La Tinaja
Cabo San Lucas, 23410 Mexico
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