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Breath and Mindfulness: Basic Practices that Nurture Our Bodies, Brains, and Spiritual Journey

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”

- Etty Hillesum

The practices of conscious breathing and mindfulness are intimately connected, and both are recommended by neuroscience and positive psychology to maintain brain health and overall well-being.

Enjoy an evening to learn more about--and to practice--some basic breathing techniques that reduce anxiety and manage stress.
We will also explore how these practices are linked to mindfulness and uncover the physical and psychological benefits of these exercises.
Come and enjoy this multimedia presentation and meditative experiences.

Friday, October 1, 2021
Cost of $20 includes $10 non-refundable deposit, presentation, and book signing and dessert reception.

Registration for this retreat is closed.

Deposits can be paid online via PayPal at time of registration, by mailing a check made out to Siena Retreat Center, or by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 to pay with a credit card.  Deposits must be received to complete registration. 

Also in this series:
Thursday, September 30Well-Being and Self-Compassion - registration for this retreat has closed
Saturday, October 2Neuroscience and Well-Being - registration for this retreat has closed
Sunday, October 3Digital Distraction- registration for this retreat has closed

Click here to view a brief welcome and invitation to these programs from facilitator Anne Kerz Kernion.

Brain Science and Spirituality Weekend Option: (Saturday and Sunday)
Cost of $195 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, accommodations, meals.

Brain Science and Spirituality Extended Weekend Option: (Friday Evening, Saturday, and Sunday)
Cost of $275 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, accommodations, meals. (Please note this option does not include supper on Friday)

Brain Science and Spirituality Package: (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, plus meals, plus overnights)
Cost of $425 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, accommodations, meals.

Anne Kertz Kernion leads retreats and program relating to neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality. She holds a BS in Environmental Engineering, an MA in Theology from Duquesne University, a Certificate in the Science of Happiness from the University of California—Berkeley, and is currently a graduate student in Positive Psychology at the University of Missouri. Anne is also a yoga instructor and the owner/artist of “Cards by Anne.” Anne has taught college-level science, ethics, and world religions. She is the author of A Year of Spiritual Companionship (SkyLight Paths, 2016) and Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body and Soul (Loyola Press, 2020). Anne enjoys biking and hiking. She and her husband Jack have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Partial scholarships are available for this program. To arrange a partial scholarship, please contact Claire via email or by phone at (262) 898-2588.

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