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Let the Spirit Move You: Mindful Movement Half-Day Retreat

  • Chrysalis Institute 213 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA 23221 (map)

Join us for a mini-retreat that’s sure to be a moving experience! Gentle stretching, relaxation exercises, and walking interspersed with guided meditations will help you indulge in four hours of dedicated self-care. Listen deeply to your body, and practice mindfulness through nature, silence, meditation and movement. If you’re curious about taking a silent retreat, this program is a great introduction.

This is for you if you…
- Have a tight schedule or budget that doesn’t allow for a longer retreat
- Would rather move than sit
- Would like to explore the intersection of mind, body & spirit

Susan Wilkes, PhD and Martha Tyler RN, LMT


Susan Brock Wilkes, PhD (, is a psychologist, award-winning instructor, Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, Certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher, and certified spiritual director. A former university professor, she owns her own consulting firm and is a frequent facilitator with nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Her community engagement is extensive, including her current service on the Board of Health Brigade, on the founding leadership team for Impact 100, and as past-President of the Chrysalis Institute. Currently on the faculty for Chrysalis, Susan was co-editor of the Words for the Journey anthology and the 2017 recipient of the Chrysalis Spirit Award. Susan recently completed training as an instructor for Compassion Cultivation Training.


Martha Tyler, BSN, MPH ( ), is a registered nurse, licensed massage therapist, and holds a Master’s Degree in public health. Her passion for promoting health and wellness, combined with a strong interest in anatomy, physiology, body movement and the power of touch, led her to open Still Point Massage Therapy, LLC. Martha is a certified Let Your Yoga Dance instructor (Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health), a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and has completed Mindful Self Compassion teacher training through UCSD. She is pursuing Mindfulness Meditation teacher certification through the Chrysalis Institute and currently serves on its board.

$100/general public

Sunday, June 2

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