Landscapes and Soulscapes: A Camino Divina Adventure into the Divine
This retreat weekend will help you explore in greater depth a richer, deeper relationship with the land, the self, and Presence of the Divine. You will be provided with thoughtful and joyful practices that can help you connect more deeply wherever you find yourself, whether at home or abroad. Through the practice of “camino divina- walking the divine way,” inner and outer landscapes will be explored through intuitive exercises, journaling, conversational partnering, finger labyrinths, outdoor labyrinth and walking meditations, accompanied by the words of poets and sages to walk alongside you. Check-in begins at 3pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm. The retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday.
Gina Marie Mammano was originally scheduled to lead this retreat. We recently learned that Gina succumbed to colon cancer this spring. We are deeply saddened by this news and want to continue to share her inspiring retreat message. Her dear friend, Margot Eyring, has agreed to present this retreat.
Dr. Margot Eyring’s love for leading contemplative retreats began 44 years ago on her family’s farm in the beautiful hills of East Tennessee when she was a teenager. Her academic studies in studio art, preventive mental health and well-being, and Christian formation, combined with her post-graduate work in contemplative group practice, coaching, and yoga provide a broad foundation and diverse experience that shape her integrative approach to Spiritual Direction and retreat leadership.
Margot finds joy in creating hospitable, beautiful spaces to welcome people experience the wholeness found in community and become more fully who they are created to be. She has a heart for people seeking a place to belong. Each weekday morning, she and her therapy dog, Prudence, welcome 40-50 housed and unhoused neighbors to breakfast at Our Daily Bread in their Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Margot and Gina Maria Mammano were dear friends and participated in many retreats together. Margot is delighted to facilitate this retreat in honor of Gina and her legacy of light and creativity. Gina’s life reminds us that “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.” John 1:5