Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:30 am
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 5:30 pm
AddressSilent Retreat Chicago - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010 View map
Our quiet reflection-meditation retreat provides you with a day of quiet reflection, meditation and movement, in a beautiful and sacred indoor and outdoor space, away from the chaos of the world. In this modern age we exist in a world of instant communication, of work, of children’s activities, of to-do lists of too much to do, of non-stop. Take this opportunity to get away from all of this and enjoy some peace and quiet, while giving yourself an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate through a series of sitting and moving meditations and reflection experiences.
Some of the guided experiences will include:
The 8 Directions of Qi
Walking Labyrinths & Finger Labyrinths
Mindful Eating, Breathing & Walking
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
and much more…
- The event begins promptly at 9:30a. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.
- Wear comfortable clothing and dress for the weather as portions of the event take place outside.
- The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend. Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
- Bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Note: Lunch is part of the retreat experience and you will miss out if you don’t bring a sack lunch.
- Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs). You’ll sign in with your name and license number at the end of class and receive your certificate.
Address: 26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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Note: if you’re using Google Maps, simply put in “Relax4Life, Barrington, IL”
John Robertson is a T’ai Chi Chuan, Qigong and Martial Arts instructor. He holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate with The World Tang Soo Do Association, is a Level VII Master Instructor with World Ki Gong (CN: Qigong) and is a Level III Advanced Qigong Instructor with The National Qigong Association. John is also a certified Reiki Master Instructor, reflexologist and an ordained minister. He has received training in the US, UK and China.
John also has an interest in acupuncture, acupressure, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the I-Ching and metaphysics. He believes that understanding these fields and more is crucial to the effective and responsible practice of all forms of healing and martial arts.
The message he conveys to his students is one of healing and non-aggression. In other words, find peaceful, energetic ways to help heal the body, mind and spirit of those we interact with so the use of self-defense techniques is only considered as a very last resort.
Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for the past 31 years. He is also the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985.
Neal has been teaching traditional Usui, Japanese, and Tibetan Reiki for over 20 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 30 years. He is also a certified Karuna® Reiki instructor and Usui Holy Fire Karuna® Master instructor, taught by William Lee Rand. As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 17 years and instructor for 14 years, he provides both classes and individual sessions. Read More.
What Students Say About the Retreat at Relax4Life:
“Attending this was like finding an oasis. The opportunity to experience different meditations and relaxation techniques was wonderful. Thank you.”
“This was a beautiful workshop. I’m so grateful to both of you for all that you put into today. You have introduced me to some things to explore.”
“Very knowledgeable. I also liked that you respected those who wanted to remain quiet. Too many retreats I go to involve small talk. Made the atmosphere prime for relaxation and learning. Thank you!”
“I thought this class was great and I enjoyed every aspect of it. I’m leaving feeling completely relaxed.”
“This workshop was excellent. It helped me to slow down and be in the moment. Both instructors were kind and well prepared.”
“The retreat was rejuvenating and calming. The Golden Child meditation was extremely empowering, thank you!”
“Both instructors had a very calming energy, making it easy to relax. I also enjoyed the “circuit” structure, something new every 30 minutes.”
“Wonderful retreat…Loved it!”
“Very informative and relaxing.”
“Great day of learning. Thank you!”
“Amazing and great.”
“Lovely class. Peaceful setting. Great meditations and Tai Chi. Good energy. Very happy I attended. Thank you!”
“John was a clear and concise communicator. The meditations he led were with strength and love. Excellent workshop.”
“This is a truly awesome experience. You guys did an amazing job-powerful!”
“Totally rejuvenating-Allows you to experience many varied ways to relax-New things. Loved it all. I highly recommend this!”
“Learned new meditation techniques-the usual guided meditations get boring. There are so many options available I didn’t know about!”
“Very relaxing and eye opening. The Golden Child meditation helped me deal with having been neglected as a child. The labyrinths helped me break ties of co-dependency.”
“A day well spent discovering new ways to relax.”
“Thanks! What a great space. Its been a pleasure being here.”
“Silence is golden, everything was great!”