Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Some of you know that I teach at Saint Francis University and this coming year I will be directing a program unlike anything I’ve ever offered entitled “Retreat for the Soul : France 2010” at the university’s 11th century monastery located in the Tarn Valley in Southwestern France.
After visiting the monastery this past January, I immediately began thinking about what a great place it would be to present to you my all new multi-day workshop called Life-Design where you will have the opportunity every morning to immerse yourself in a powerfully effective process created to help you optimize every aspect of your life. Read more about it here…
You will also have the opportunity to participate in classes alongside our students from the university. Learn regional French cooking, drawing and art history, and of course… drumming!
There will be plenty of free time for you to explore the local area, as well as guided excursions throughout the French countryside. You will have the opportunity to visit ancient castles, incredible cathedrals in the nearby city of Albi, art museums, local shopping and restaurants.
You can meditate daily in the peaceful solitude of an ancient chapel (built in 1057), or at the edge of the mountain overlooking the majestic Tarn River Valley.
You can opt for an invigorating hike down the hillside past Crusade-era olive trees to the quaint village of Ambialet located at the base of the mountain below the monastery.
Though the monastery is ancient, the university recently renovated the site so that you can enjoy living in history with modern conveniences.
On-site meals will be provided during your stay and will be prepared by a local French chef. The food is exceptional and will always consist of both vegetarian and meat options. You will also be welcome to use the kitchen should you want to enjoy a quick bite.
There will be a total of 30 participants on site, 10 of these spots which I am able to make available to you.
If you would like to reserve one of the spots, just call 814.472.3012 to put down your deposit. The retreat is first come first serve to the first 10 people to respond.
I am looking forward to an outstanding time with you all!
Retreat for the Soul Website...