Befriending Your Body: Meeting Your Body as Your Teacher

Ann Saffi Biasetti

June 11–13, 2021

Tuition $195 + 2 nights

Note: This retreat has been rescheduled from June 12th-14th, 2020 to June 11th-13th, 2021.

The spiritual traditions respect the body as the foundation of awareness and connection to self and other. Your body is full of wisdom and is your greatest teacher.

Join together with other women in this powerful retreat where we will explore the lost, but not forgotten relationship with our bodies through understanding the history of the mind/body divide, and the cultural influences that have left us all in states of disconnection, disempowerment, and disillusion. Together, we will explore embodiment through self-reflection, meditation, and self-compassion practices. Come to cultivate connection, empowerment, self-compassion and the return to your Buddhanature to live fully alive.

Women, including trans women, genderqueer women, and female-identified non-binary people are welcome.

* Participants will develop an understanding of mind/body duality and its influence on self and body image
* Through engagement in gentle, yogic movement we will explore daily embodiment on the mat
* Participants will learn newfound skills of embodiment and self-compassion that they can apply to everyday life
* Participants will learn to quiet the inner critic while reconnecting to inner strength, self-awareness, and authentic connection to others

Ann Saffi Biasetti

Dr. Saffi Biasetti is a private psychotherapist in Saratoga Springs, NY, specializing in somatic psychotherapy and embodiment. She has been a practicing clinician for 27 years, holds a certificate in mindfulness, is a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She is the author of Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating. Visit Dr. Saffi Biasetti’s website to learn more.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.