hOLISTIC  WELLNESS  RETREAT

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Ignite Your Wellness Journey

Take a self-care day to expand your consciousness, forge meaningful connections, and renew your mind, body, and spirit.

At The Well, we believe we are created to live a life of fullness and honor each other's healing, restoration, and growth journey. Join us on what could be your body's greatest journey yet.

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Tata Innovation Center
11 E Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044 (on Roosevelt Island)
10:30am - 7pm


OUR  wELLNESS PROGRAM

You are deeply loved, valued, and created to live a life of fullness. And yet, in a city that never sleeps, fullness of life can sometimes feel exhausting. Come discover active rest for your mind, body & spirit at The Well's Holistic Wellness Retreat.

Join us for a transformative day designed to:

Expand your consciousness & find your flow state.
Forge meaningful connections & cultivate a sense of belonging.
Rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit to embrace a renewed sense of joy.

The day begins with a keynote from Pastor Aaron Bjerke followed by our wellness brunch. Then, our two workshop sessions filled with creative outlets. We end with a guided meditation & an evening reception of food & mocktails. You may come for part of the day, but we highly encourage  the full program for maximum wellness :). 

SCHEDULE  OF  THE  DAY

  • 10:30 - 11:00am  |  Check-in & Welcome
  • 11:00 - 11:45am  |  Keynote: The Psychedelic Paradox: Unearned Wisdom and the Search for Meaning
  • 11:45 - 1:00pm     |  Wellness Brunch: Nutritious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients
  • 1:00 - 2:30pm        |  Workshop Block 1 (pick 1 of 4)*
  • 2:30 - 2:45pm        |  Afternoon Tea & Juice
  • 2:45 - 4:15pm        |  Workshop Block 2 (pick 1 of 4)*
  • 4:15 - 4:30pm        |  Break
  • 4:30 - 5:00pm        |  Closing Remarks & Guided Meditation of Healing Resonance
  • 5:00 - 7:00pm        |  Evening Reception: Grazing table & wellness mocktails

* Pen Your Own Fairytale workshop requires both Blocks 1 and 2

DISCOVER  SOMETHING  NEW

WORKSHOP BLOCK 1 OPTIONS
HEALTHY LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS | Deepen Connections and Experience Joy
Do anxiety and fear hold you back from pursuing meaningful connections? Do you desire relationships that bring a sense of fulfillment and joy?

Through discussion and experiential exercises led by therapist Dr. Arianna Brandolini, you'll gain tools to help you overcome fear and experience true freedom, intimacy, joy, and authenticity in your relationships.
EAT YOUR WAY TO CALM | Discover Mood-Balancing Foods
Our expert nutritionist will guide you through how dietary choices influence mood, energy levels, and overall mental health. You'll discover nutrient-dense foods that promote serotonin production, reduce inflammation, and stabilize blood sugar levels - all key factors in maintaining emotional equilibrium.

Whether you struggle with stress, anxiety, or simply wish to optimize your emotional wellbeing, this workshop will empower you with valuable wisdom. Discover how eating for calm can transform your daily life.
CANDLELIGHT BLISS | Aromatherapy Candle-Making
Enjoy the soothing art of candle-making and discover the rejuvenating benefits of aromatherapy for your physical and emotional wellbeing. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn to craft your own soy wax candle with essential oils and signature scents tailored to promote relaxation, boost mood, or enhance focus.
INTUITIVE ARTMAKING: Craft Your Own Fairytale / Part 1*
Tap into the timeless well of archetypal storytelling and craft your own fairytale. In this immersive workshop led by award-winning illustrator Vesper Stamper, you'll embark on a transformative journey of creative self-discovery.

Through the mystical art of "self-forgetting," you'll learn to hear ancient fairy tales with fresh ears, connecting to the universal truths and symbols that resonate across cultures and centuries. You'll also have the chance to intuitively respond to these tales through an exploratory mixed media experience.

By the end of this two-part workshop, you'll not only have crafted your own story, but gained profound insights into the power of fairytales to illuminate the human experience.

**Please note: this is a 3-hour workshop divided into two creative parts. To ensure continuity, please register for both sessions when selecting this workshop.
WORKSHOP BLOCK 2 OPTIONS
MOVING THROUGH EMOTIONS | Somatic Healing
Our bodies are constantly communicating with us and it is important to honor its visceral voice. This workshop explores the power of movement and its ability to heal and restore our access to our intuitive nature. Eileen will guide participants through gentle stretching, presencing and embodiment practices to allow individuals to feel into what is present within their internal world. The group will then be invited to share their somatic story through gesture and movement, first in pairs / small groups then all together, to create a collective movement piece that conveys the overall themes within the space. 

Note: All bodies are welcome. You do not need to be a dancer or mover to attend, if you have a body...this workshop is for you. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes you can stretch and move in. We will not be wearing shoes; you can go barefoot or bring some socks for added safety and comfort.
WELLNESS MIXOLOGY | Crafting Delicious & Nutritious Mocktails
Ever want to enjoy a cocktail without the fuss of busy barkeeps, liver toxins and headaches?
We hear you. There is a way to enjoy a refreshing beverage that not only equates to happy hour vibes but is also daringly nutritious for you sans alcohol. If your gut feels shaken and stirred, head over to this workshop for skills and recipes on crafting your own healing mocktail. 
HEALING HUMOR | Interactive Comedy Show
Enjoy some levity and embrace the unexpected with laughter. In this workshop, all you need to do is bring your playful spirit and a good sense of humor. The comedian will guide you through fun prompts and questions to find the "healing humor" in different areas of life. Then sit back, enjoy the show, and maybe even make a new, spontaneous connection!
CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS | The Sacred Art of Calligraphy
Explore how the rhythmic movements of calligraphy can become a moving meditation. Let go of mental chatter as you lose yourself in the fluid lines, allowing each stroke to ground you in the moment. 

Whether you choose to inscribe uplifting mantras, poetic verses, or your own personal intentions, this workshop offers a sacred space for mindfulness through artistic expression. No previous experience is needed, just an open mind and heart.
INTUITIVE ARTMAKING: Craft Your Own Fairytale / Part 2*
Tap into the timeless well of archetypal storytelling and craft your own fairytale. In this immersive workshop led by award-winning illustrator Vesper Stamper, you'll embark on a transformative journey of creative self-discovery.

Through the mystical art of "self-forgetting," you'll learn to hear ancient fairy tales with fresh ears, connecting to the universal truths and symbols that resonate across cultures and centuries. You'll also have the chance to intuitively respond to these tales through an exploratory mixed media experience.

By the end of this two-part workshop, you'll not only have crafted your own story, but gained profound insights into the power of fairytales to illuminate the human experience.

**Please note: this is a 3-hour workshop divided into two creative parts. To ensure continuity, please register for both sessions when selecting this workshop.

DID  YOU  KNOW?

Mental health is a huge part of how you operate on a daily basis. Engaging in creative activities are proven to boost mental & emotional health, which improves our immunity & overall health. Diversus Health suggests to: draw, paint, sing, music, dance, move your body, write or tell stories, spend time in nature. 
*Facts & figures from nami.org, psychiatry.org, diversushealth.org

YOUR  DAY  INCLUDES

Guided Meditation
of Healing Resonance

Seasonal & Locally Sourced Lunch
(GF & V available)

Two Workshops
of Choice

Afternoon Tea & Juice Bar

Meaningful Connections

Evening Reception

TESTIMONIALS

Our past participants responded with the below words when prompted with the question:
"What's one word or phrase you would use to describe your experience?"
HEALING
JOY
FREEDOM
PEACEFUL
GROUNDED
REJUVENATING

START  YOUR  JOURNEY  NOW

There is no time like the present. If you are thinking of registering, consider this a sign to say YES to prioritizing yourself in every way.
The path of many miles begins with one step. 

MEET  THE  FACILITATORS

Dr. Arianna Brandolini

Therapist

Amber Gentry

Re-Well Co-Founder

Marina Soya

Candlemaker

Vesper Stamper

Illustrator

Eileen Kielty

Movement Alchemist & Facilitator

Stella Kim

Health Coach

Paul Schissler

Comedian

David Chang

Calligrapher

FAQ

Note on the Pen Your Fairytale workshop
Please note: This is a 3-hour workshop where you will be able to bring home a personally written and illustrated fairytale. If you would like to participate, please select this workshop for blocks 1 and 2.
Am I able to just attend parts of the day?
Yes!
Will there be vegetarian/gluten free options for brunch & the evening reception?
Yes!
Where is the retreat being held?
Tata Innovation Center
11 E Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044
(on Roosevelt Island)

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