Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM MDT
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Norbertine Retreat Center
5825 Coors Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

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Angie Wagner

We work hard and there is always something to do right? This leaves self-care at the bottom of your "if I have time for it" list and often leads to burn out. This retreat will provide an opportunity for you to rest and renew and will include talks and interactive activities that stimulate your senses, calm your mind, and provide you with time to meet others who share your passion for this work.

Together we will learn about the human-nature connection and explore the therapeutic and healing potential of connecting to and appreciating nature and indigenous perspectives of healing and community. We will also get creative, and do some brief yoga that is suitable for everyone. You will be able to apply these principles to you AND the clients you serve.

Healthy fresh meals will complement the day and provide you with some new tools to elevate your practice. Join us for this lovely day on taking care of you and earn some CEU's while you're at it!

9:00am - 12:00pm    Nature, Body Connection (Misty Blakesley)
12:00 - 12:30pm       Lunch (included)
12:30 - 1:45pm        TBD
1:45 - 2:45pm          Staying Health & Grounded throughout the Day (Melissa Stockton)

2:55 - 3:45pm          Yoga (Lynn Alexander)


Nature, Body Connection
In this fun, experiential workshop, we will explore ways to encourage the awareness and release of trauma held in the mind, body and spirit. We will notice and appreciate Nature, patterns in Nature, patterns in ourselves and ourselves as part of Nature. By reinforcing our positive connections within ourselves and to those around us, we will be able to strengthen our individual and community resiliency. We will also explore indigenous perspectives of healing and community. This workshop is open to all ability levels. Gentle movement and interactive activities are included. Dress in clothing and comfortable shoes to spend time outside.

Misty Blakesley is a Program Manager for the Mountain Center, working predominantly with Native American communities, survivors of trauma, folks in recovery and youth in the juvenile justice system. She encourages individuals and groups to heal and grow through exploring connection with both the inner and outer natural worlds. She studies with the Tracking Project, is a 500+hr yoga teacher, and is the head rock climbing instructor trainer at the Mountain Center. She did her thesis work at the Institute of American Indian Arts on tracking, mapping and humans’ connection to nature.

Staying Health & Grounded throughout the Day
This talk will center around providing information and tips for staying healthy and grounded throughout the day. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine outlook on health and well-being as well as simple techniques that they will be able to put into practice immediately. Basically, tools to round out their self-care health kit or the beginnings of one to build from.

Dr. Melissa K Stockton is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, licensed by the state of New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM #593). Dr. Stockton works with a variety of health issues in her practice where her focus is on treating the whole person. She has also worked as a licensed social worker in Maryland, New York City, and most recently, Albuquerque. Dr. Stockton maintains the Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at 6208 Montgomery NE, in Albuquerque. Dr. Stockton’s primary objective is to help people reach their full health potential without the use of debilitating medications or surgery. She can be reached at (505) 888-6208. https://abqacuherb.com/

Fusion Yoga
This is a unique style of yoga that comes from the mind-body practices found in Asia. It's called Fusion Yoga and it's all about energy. It utilizes deep stretching, body tapping, breathing, brain exercises and Tai Chi-like flow movements. The yoga is suitable for everybody and does not require a high degree of flexibility. So people of all ages, body types and fitness levels can participate comfortably. With just one class you'll experience a release of stress, enhanced focus and a boost in self esteem. If you'be been wondering if yoga will work for you, then this is the class for you.

Lynn Alexander, MSW, has taught yoga for more than ten years; has practiced for over twenty years and is certified in Hatha, Kundalini and Dahn Yoga.

5 CEU's
(CEU's are for Social Work & Counselors but ANYONE is welcome to attend this retreat)

$75 NASW-NM Members
$55 NASW-NM Student Members

$120 Non-Members
$100 Student Non-Members


Join us and remember that YOU MATTER

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