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Mindfulness & Movement One-Day Silent Retreat

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue Henrico, VA, 23228 United States (map)

Step into nature and savor the beauty of Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on this one-day silent retreat. Unite your mind, body and spirit using guided sitting meditations, walking meditations in the garden, and gentle mindful movement. Experienced practitioners will help you deepen your meditation and mindfulness practice as you listen deeply to your body and witness the beauty of your soul through nature, silence, meditation and movement. The day will include time alone as well as in community.

The retreat is suitable for those with all levels of meditation experience. Newcomers may find it helpful to attend an Intro to Mindfulness class first, however, all are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Kristina Aschenbach, M.Ed., MAcOM, L.Ac., owner of Essential Acupuncture, PLLC, is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She earned her Masters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas.  Additionally, she holds Master of Education degrees in Special Education and School Counseling and has 10 years of experience working in middle school education. Over the past seven years she has been deeply engaged in the study and practice of Mindfulness including attending silent meditation retreats and completing the Year of Living Mindfully Program in Washington, D.C. Currently she co-teaches an Introduction to Mindfulness class through Chrysalis.

Martha Tyler, BSN, LMT is a registered nurse and licensed massage therapist. Her background includes a Master’s Degree in public health, and teacher certification in Integral Hatha Yoga. Martha serves on the board of Chrysalis Institute. 

Date & Time
Sunday, October 14

$50 for Chrysalis members

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PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to offer refunds due to booking fees we must pay in advance. The only exception is if someone on the waiting list can fill your spot.



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