Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Pierpont Commons, University of Michigan
2101 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Rita Benn

Restoring Balance, Beginning Again

A Half-Day Retreat with Optional Afternoon Lunch Meet-Up

Event Description 

The pace of life these days seems particularly fast. The multiple demands for our attention and continuing busyness often feels overwhelming.  We know that carving time to reconnect to ourselves is important.  Yet, making the space in our schedule is challenging.

One way to recalibrate is to participate in retreats in the midst of our daily lives. By slowing down for a set period of time and practicing mindfulness with others, we take the opportunity to let go of the constant flurry of activity. We engage and experience the beauty of stillness in community. We come away feeling refreshed, our balance restored.

Please join us for a half-day of guided, silent, mindfulness practice and/or for an afternoon lunch discussion featuring guest educator, Donna Russoto, who will share practical ways of introducing mindfulness into school communities. 

Date of the Retreat: November 11, 2017

Time: 8:30AM-12:30PM (please arrive by 8:30)

Location: Pierpont Commons, North Campus, University of Michigan

Fee:  $35 (by October 22, 2017);  $50 (beginning October 23, 2017) 

Optional Lunch Fee is an additional $15.00 (vegan and vegatarian options will be available).


Event Details

Who should register?

This program is open to individuals who have some experience with meditation practice. 

Refund Policy for Retreat

Refund requests made prior to 10/22/17 will be provided less a $17.50 administrative processing fee. There will  be no refunds issued after this date.


There is a metered pay lot adjacent to Peirpont Commons. There are several University of Michigan lots close to this building that are free for Saturday parking.

What should I bring to each session?

Participants are advised to bring a yoga mat, meditation cushion if they like and water bottle.  

Room Location

The room in Peirpont Commons is the East Room, located on the 2nd floor. 

Continuing Education

There are no CEU's or Scech's provided for this event

Group Discounts or Scholarships

We are sorry we cannot provide group discounts for individuals coming from the same school or agency. At this time, we are also not able to provide full or partial scholarships