How can Chrysalis enhance my personal journey?
Chrysalis Institute is a vibrant resource and learning center for exploring insights and practices drawn from the world’s spiritual traditions, philosophies and contemporary science. Chrysalis encourages spiritual growth and exploration beyond the conventional boundaries of any one faith.
Mindfulness isn't just a buzzword. It's proven to help reduce stress, chronic pain and a range of other life issues. Stress can become overwhelming and when left unmanaged compromises the overall health of one's body. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) gives you proven techniques for living in the present and reducing the worries and fears that cause unnecessary stress. Learn the science and application of mind-body medicine to promote resilience and healing. This course gets rave reviews from participants!
Local author Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers will introduce and talk about the topic of her new book Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. Dr. Stivers will discuss why she feels the topic is both timely and timeless, as well as what inspired her to write the book. A Q-and-A and book-signing session will follow.
This popular introductory class to mindfulness is a great way to dip your toe in and discover its positive impact. Learn the benefits of mindfulness from a practical and scientific perspective as well as ways to incorporate it into your daily life.
Enjoy a day-long immersive workshop on using journaling to connect you more fully with yourself and with your sense of the sacred. You’ll experience a mashup of writing techniques and prompts based in ancient wisdom traditions and in the contemporary science of positive psychology, with an opportunity to explore them in supportive spiritual community.
As part of our Fall theme “For a More Mindful RVA,” Chrysalis Institute proudly welcomes author, advisor, and teacher Ruth King as our keynote speaker.
An ancient mystical tool, the labyrinth is used by many cultures and religious traditions.
Unlike a maze, the labyrinth has a single pathway in and out.
There are no tricks or wrong turns, and you cannot get lost finding your way in and out again. A walk through the labyrinth has come to symbolize our spiritual journey. Concentric circles weave and twist as they direct pilgrims to the center, the place of illumination.
Come walk the candle lit pathways…
Photo by: Cheyenne Varner
Experience a variety of spiritual practices with our donation-based Practice Groups.
During this early fall retreat at Roslyn Retreat Center, we will explore how T.S. Eliot’s poems “Four Quartets” interface with Jung’s concept of individuation, allowing for deeper guidance along our own spiritual paths.