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Change in movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

movement should happen with ease, moving should always be easy no matter if you are physically moving your home, your business, your body.  That being the case, it isn’t always.

We recently moved locations and now find ourselves living in the comfortable surroundings of the Port Ludlow Resort Community:  https://portludlowresort.com/

Moving the Siloam Retreat business once again, continuing our downsize, reducing our footprint and attempting to find a more balanced life.

Moving isn’t always easy.  Finding the right space, the right position, posture.  Still promoting relaxation through Yoga and Wine, working with Willamette Valley Vineyards:  https://www.wvv.com/

And Eaglemount:  https://eaglemountwinery.com/

Nice, being with a local winery which has space for lodging, yoga and retreats.

Thank you for keeping in touch, for staying connected, for finding Siloam wherever we are, wherever you are, whenever you can, want, or need.

Cheers and Blessings

Jeff & Julie Forville

360-710-3641

info@siloamretreat.com

jforville@msn.com

 

Solstice and so many other reasons

Yesterday we gathered for a solstice yoga practice -repeating poses 9 times or 9 poses in a sequence.

The mala practice to repeat- we talked about John Lennon’s fascination with the number 9- a little bit about numerology.

We closed our practice in kindness for ourselves and others, casting light into darkness and on this Thursday, 6/21/2018 on the south shore of Hood Canal at Twanoh Falls Beach Club it was overcast.  We did not see the light of the sun the entire day (it is good to have the light within).

After practice, we enjoyed a time of fellowship (that’s the idea, Yoga and Wine) good friends, good times.

For more information about yoga and wine—contact us:  info@siloamretreat.com

State of Zen

Having just completed a week long yoga and wine retreat at Zen Villa in Halewia, HI on the North Shore of Oahu-we are in a state of Zen.

Yesterday’s meditation provided affirmations of acceptance, tolerance and tools for maintaining our state of zen as we return to our regular daily lives and routine.

Travel typically causes stress and some anxiety we tapped into our state of zen, into our breath and even into that internal sound quality that becomes silence.  We talked about returning to ‘da island- enjoying more conversations, more yoga practices, more or less wine as we finished the wine retreat with Bubbly some may have over indulged in the celebration having to find their way through the wine fog of that experience.

Yoga and Wine often gets a lot of stares, a lot of confusion–this retreat simply allowed for yoga practice in the morning and lovely wine tastings and education in the evenings.  We sipped and learned together, finding wines we liked, wines we would not choose to buy and wines we want to learn more about and keep sipping.

Anytime you want more information about yoga and wine please reach out to us.  We would love to hear from you, help to plan your retreat, and travel with you to your chosen destination.

Cheers, Aloha

Retreat, Yoga, Spiritual, Wine?

A retreat serves the body, mind and spirit by allowing time to find greater inner peace. When you find inner peace, you move the world toward peace. This is why it is vital to escape from the world’s bombardment of sounds and images and take time for the mind and heart to come to stillness.

Why retreat? People go on retreat for a number of reasons that generally focus on positive personal change:

 

  • Reconnect to your true self
  • Learn and practice methods to better yourself and your life
  • Relax at a deep level
  • Rejuvenate your Spirit
  • Take time for reflection
  • Gain clarity on an issue or your life path
  • Find meaning in your life beyond daily or material concerns
  • Heal
  • Practice your Faith
  • Contemplate
  • Create

One of the most popular styles of retreat at Siloam has been to re-connect, we have another group scheduled to arrive soon who will stay for three days to retreat from their daily lives and connect with each other.  Shortly after that group departs another group will arrive who will be focusing on leadership for their annual leadership retreat.

For your own personal retreat from intimate to extravagant; Siloam should be considered. Located where you are, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility here, there, anywhere.  Retreat services with or without overnight accommodations for individuals or groups, the Retreat coaches will help make your retreat and event dreams real!

 

Self Study-Study of the self

We have learned the importance of self study-svadhyaya.  As Socrates told us “the unexamined life is not worth living.”

Svadhyaya a practice of self study reading ancient text (all) spending time in quiet to research and discern belief, understand context, culture, and modern day applications lends to ones spiritual voice, to one’s own spiritual practices.

Svadhyaya as a practice of examining the self, spending quiet time reflecting, searching and researching your own path, directions life has taken you and what may still lie ahead.  To be open and prepared to receive all these practices are part of the yoga in life–daily life, daily practices.

Join us in the practice, yoga, practice svadhyaya–on Sundays we sit in comfort, gathering together over tea, or beverage, bringing our questions, our past understandings, our learned experiences, sharing our spiritual practices.  It’s a beautiful thing, this happens here, there or anywhere–contact us for more information.