We had such a good time last year at beautiful Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in North Andover (http://www.rollingridge.org/) that we decided to go back again this year. Rolling Ridge is described as "a true oasis of quiet beauty and gracious hospitality." It falls the week just after Easter and Passover - a good time for some R and R.
Our retreat will feature several worship services led by colleagues, a Spiritual Odyssey shared by Jane Rzepka, include social time and restful downtime, chances to be outdoors or participate in spiritual practices, and a two part program on the theme of "Awakening in Time."
"Awakening in Time" leader, Pam Kristan, will lead us in exploring how time and its management can help us deepen our self-understanding and spiritual ground. She is an author, a teacher, a consultant and a Unitarian Universalist. She has worked with thousands of individuals and organizations to find practical, creative strategies to improve their lives. Since the late 80’s, Pam has run a successful business, authored books, and given hundreds of talks, workshops, retreats, and consultations around the world.
Her most recent book is Awakening In Time: Practical Time Management For Those On a Spiritual Path (2010), which followed The Spirit of Getting Organized: 12 Skills to Find Meaning and Power in Your Stuff. Pam's work has been featured in Men's Health, the Boston Sunday Globe, Prevention magazine, and the ADHD Journal, among others. She has been featured on public radio, and given workshops in a wide variety of venues such as The Open Center, Interface, Rowe CC, and Kripalu.
Rolling Ridge is a licensed massage and body work facility and these options are available onsite for an extra fee. The center contracts with several Certified Massage Therapists and other professional Body Work providers. Some people last year reported that one of their retreat highlights was the massage they received, and asked for the opportunity to made available again. I've spoken with Kim Adami, who is coordinating the team of therapists there, and if you want to sign up for something the best way to do that is call or email her directly in advance, (ie: this week or so,) to book a time.
Kim can tell you what's available and the fee. I've given her a copy of our workshop schedule so that you and she can work out when a good time to sign up for something might be. (You can schedule around our worship or programming so as not to miss anything, or hey if you want to miss one of those things, it's up to you! What makes it a "retreat," is up to you!!)
COST AND ROOMING?
The cost of the retreat, including accommodation, the program, and 4 meals, is $100. We're able to offer the retreat at this price because of subsidies from both your local and national UUMA dues. If you are in need or a scholarship or can contribute to our scholarship fund you can indicate that in the form. Don't let the cost keep you away, talk to us.
Rooms at Rolling Ridge are a combination of double or dorm-style (3 or more) occupancy. If you have a roommate request, please enter that in the form below.
There is a very limited number of single rooms available, at an additional cost of $25. We'll assign these on a first come first served basis. There is one ground floor single room which is designed to be accessible for people with disabilities.
If you would like to inquire about commuting or attending for just one of the two days, please check the appropriate box below or get in touch with Megan Lynes at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do encourage you to stay for the full program as it builds community, but understand if that's not possible.
1) Simply fill out this form and hit submit at the end.
2) Then send a check for half or all of the retreat cost. Info below on that. If you are requesting a single, I will tell you after we get numbers, and you could pay the difference later or at the retreat.
3) Deadline for registration is Friday, March 8th. THAT'S SOON!! =)