Sunday Service Theme: Reconciliation
Are you craving ocean medicine? Are you seeking a space to retreat, to rest, to dance? Please join us for a personalized SEA & DANCE retreat. You are invited to stay for between 1-7 nights at A Living Temple, a domestic non-denominational contemplative home on James Island on a private lake just 10 minutes from Folly Beach. The home includes a large open kitchen, a screened-in porch for meals, a dock with a canoe, a hammock, a trampoline, and a nourishing place to retreat. Your visit includes:
~ Private Guest Room (king bed)
~ Daily access to Dance Sanctuary for movement, stretching & dance
~ One-on-one movement practice with Rev Cathryn the Grateful
~ Beach needs (a beach basket with sunscreen, a beach towel) and access to a beach chair & umbrella)
~ Full access to A Living Temple including Red Reading Room (sacred & transformation library), hammock, dock on lake, kitchen access, and Dance Sanctuary
~ Morning Coffee or Tea and light breakfast
~ Beverage Fridge (selzer, tea, water, etc)
~ Local recommendations for Lowcountry experiences
Longer retreats are available with the opportunity for up to a 1-month sabbatical if desired. Contact me directly at email@example.com for pricing and further details.
Interested? You are invited to have a short phone call with me to discern your goals for this retreat, so that I can help curate a one-of-a-kind experience incorporating the ocean, movement, and relaxation. Let's envision personalized aspects of a retreat, like a Daily Green Smoothie, to enhance your stay.
Please click here to make your donation to your SEA & DANCE experience. We look forward to hosting you on your contemplative retreat by the ocean!
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One of my spiritual homes is Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist Monastery about 35 min north of Charleston that sits on a stunning former plantation. The Abbey has a Retreat Center I often stay at for a contemplative retreat (and highly recommend), and I have been going here regularly for 10+ years.
This year, in conjunction with their well-known Nativity Festival, I am offering a contemplative art installation for the Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival ~ the theme is Bethlehem Within. Tickets for the festival, which runs from Nov 15 - Dec 4 (but takes a break the week of Thanksgiving), will be available starting Friday, Oct 1.
2021 Mepkin Abbey Crèche Festival
November 15-21 & November 26-December 4
BE STILL & KNOW is a contemplative installation envisioned and created by Charleston resident Cathryn the Grateful. The interactive piece is an invitation to take a seat on a monk’s prayer stool, to soften into your heart and in the stillness, to remember: you are a Child of God. The Stable is open and ready to receive the Holy Family in all forms ~ all part of you. Woven with river cane bamboo and Spanish moss, Mother Earth creates a Sacred Temple, symbolizing our connection to all Creation. Gaze into Christ’s manger and experience the Holy Child. You are invited to walk through the installation in silence, take a moment in prayer, and deepen into this year’s theme: Bethlehem Within.
CATHRYN THE GRATEFUL is a Minister of Movement and founder of A Living Temple, a non-denominational domestic temple based in Charleston SC that celebrates creation. She hosts a weekly Divine Dance Party and a radio show on Ohm Radio 96.3FM as well as workshops throughout the Southeast. Cathryn is an artist, dancer, documentary filmmaker, producer and sacred activist, and has studied with spiritual leaders globally across multiple faith traditions. She has been a regular guest at Mepkin Abbey for over 10 years. Learn more at: www.cathrynthegrateful.co