Nourish! 5-Night MSC Retreat for Women

Pearlstone Retreat Center Trish Magyari Jennifer Stanley

Trish Magyari and Jennifer Stanley

8/28/2019 3:00 PM - 9/2/20191:00 PM  at  Pearlstone Retreat Center (5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136) (Map It)

Nourish! 5-night Silent Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (MSC) Retreat for Women

Wednesday, August 28-Monday, September 2

Soak up the nourishment in IMCW’s first residential silent retreat highlighting practices from Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)! This retreat for gender-identified women is perfect for MSC graduates, graduates of MSC Core Skills training, as well as other mindfulness practitioners including MBSR graduates who are familiar with lovingkindness and other compassion practices.

The philosophy of mindful self-compassion will be woven throughout the retreat in both what we are doing and how we are working with the retreat experience including extensive practice with the inquiry, “What do I need right now?”. Strengthen your ability to be present with yourself just as you are, with kindness and care with expert guidance by experienced retreat leaders and in a compassionate community of other women.

Participants will also be nourished by a natural environment with woods, fields and a pond and wholesome, organic meals. The daily schedule includes guided and silent sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement/gentle yoga, daily sense and savor walk outdoors, body scan, lovingkindness meditation, other compassion practices, and teaching focused on applying self-compassion, especially finding the balance between giving and receiving. Individual and group inquiry sessions with teachers are included.

All-inclusive fees include tuition, and all teaching and manager fees, 5-nights accommodations.

This fulfills the silent retreat requirement for professional training in MSC, MBSR and MBCT. Space Limited. 

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Set in the rolling farmlands of Maryland, Pearlstone's modern facilities and 164 acres offer guests a beautiful place to spend a retreat. The rooms are comfortable, the food is excellent, and the staff is warm and welcoming. The Kayam Loop Trail circles the perimeter of the campus; it is just over 2 miles long and has multiple entrance and exit points for guests. The trail also includes a side trail leading to the confluence of the two streams that border the property and flow into Liberty Reservoir, Patapsco River, and Chesapeake Bay.

All of the facilities are accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Driving directions from Washington, DC/South, NW Baltimore, Philadelphia/Northeast, Pittsburg/West, Harrisburg/North, BWI Airport, and Penn Station.

Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Wednesday; retreat ends at 11:30 a.m. the following Monday with an optional lunch to follow.

Meals at the Pearlstone Retreat Center are lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please note on your registration if you have any special dietary restrictions.

Please find more information about retreats in our Residential Retreat Information.

All-inclusive fees include tuition, all teaching and manager fees, 5-nights accommodations in Garden Lodge rooms (no cabins), and three fresh, mostly organic meals a day--15 in total.

To register, choose your level of accommodations. Remember, fees are all-inclusive

$1,250 (triple or quad room with shared bath)
$1,380 (double room with private bath); 
$1,860 (single room with private bath). 

50% deposit required:  If paying by credit or debit card, you have the option of paying the full fee upfront or making a 50% deposit to reserve your place at the retreat, with balance due upon arrival. Those opting to pay by check are required to pay in full.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please register and choose the "Pay by Check" option if you are unable to pay a deposit at this time. Then submit the Scholarship Application (find here) to Anne Adams Green, Administrator. You will be notified of the award amount via email. If you still need to pay your deposit to IMCW, you will be sent instructions on how to make a payment. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.

IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than four weeks before the start of the retreat, your deposit will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than four weeks before the retreat unless we are able to fill your space. If we are able to fill your space, the administrative fee will be $100 and the balance will be refunded. There is no refund if you decide to leave the retreat early. You have the option to receive a refund or to offer the balance of the registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to the IMCW Scholarship Fund. Please contact us to specify your preferences.

Please note: If you are in the midst of a life trauma, emotional upheaval or instability that might require individual support beyond our scheduled meetings with teachers, the retreat format may not be a good match at this time. Should you have any questions about this, please contact the retreat manager listed.

Fees:

Triple or quad room:$1,250.00
Double room:$1,380.00
Single room:$1,860.00

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