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Did you know that the average American adult makes approximately 35,000 decisions each day? Seriously, 35,000! Depending on what time of day you're reading this, you may have already made thousands of choices just about what food to eat. Today - while we have grown more connected and more informed - many of us are feeling inundated by emails, overwhelmed by the news, and anxious about how to respond to the countless choices in our everyday lives.

Join us on Sunday, March 19 for an immersive retreat to simplify our lives, recharge our bodies, and recommit our spirits to the practices that can help us flourish each and every day. At the idyllic campus of the Providence Zen Center we will practice yoga, meditation, chant, mindful eating, communal singing, and engaging learning about simplifying life from the field of positive psychology.

All sessions are open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. As ever, Thrive is committed to fostering an inclusive, open environment for all who seek to engage in practice, and - as such - we want you to join us!

9 – 10 am Gentle Yoga with Liz Maynard

10 - 10:30 Setting Intention for the Day 

“Why are you here? What are your hopes and intentions for the day?”


10:30 - 10:45 break

10:45 - 12 Morning Breakouts
     Session 1: Simpler Change - Starting from Within with Karen Whelan-Berry  
     Session 2: The Space Within: Morning Mantra Practices for Peace with Jeffery Micah Branch 
     Session 3: Outdoors Mindful Walk

12-12:30 Silent Lunch-- An opportunity to eat mindfully and savor the food, space, time, company.

12:30- 1:15 Gratitude Practices: letter writing, art, walking--or your own thing! 

1:15 - 2:30 Afternoon Breakouts
     Session 1: Being a Sanctuary with Elan Babchuck and Nicole Jellinek 
     Session 2: Meditation Practice with Barry Dolinger 
     Session 3: Authentic Movement with Joan Webb

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 3:45 How Chanting Makes Meditation Easy: Kirtan with Rabbi Andrew Hahn

3:45 - 4 Closing