Quiet Mind, Open Heart: The Four Immeasurables
Kelly Lindsey, Brooke Binstock and Marissa Knox
September 8–13, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.
Come home to yourself. Say YES to a spacious retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. Connect with your heartfelt knowing through embodied practices inspired by sacred wisdom traditions. Our practice will be centered around cultivating the Four Immeasurable Qualities of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. A nourishing daily schedule will include guided meditation, yoga, bodywork, time in nature, and meaningful connection with others. You will leave this retreat feeling open, inspired, and ready to move through the world with more kindness, presence, and joy.
7:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Meditation, Contemplation, and Yoga
12:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Stupa Tour, Guided Hike, Individual Sessions, Rest
6:30 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra
Bodywork and 1:1 Offerings
These offerings will be available for an additional fee. You may sign up during the retreat.
Therapeutic Massage and Body Wisdom Sessions with Brooke
60 minute therapeutic massage -$125
90 minute therapeutic massage -$150
Body Wisdom Session- The body and mind are intricately connected. In this 2 hour session, get to know yourself more deeply. Experience an array of body-centered modalities steeped in self-compassion. Carry these tools with you into your everyday life so that you may embody a greater state of calm. – $250
(from left) Brooke Binstock, Marissa Knox, Kelly Lindsey
Kelly Lindsey is a mother, meditation teacher, and mind-body therapist. She has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. Kelly is the co-founder of Dakini Meditative, a company created to support and inspire the practice of meditation and mindful living. She is currently writing a book on the Four Immeasurables, which will be published by Lionheart Press in 2020.
Brooke Binstock is a licensed social worker, writer, massage therapist, and founder of Open Circle Healing, a wellness initiative rooted in body based self-care practices. Through her work, she is dedicated to cultivating a nonjudgmental approach to being human. Her teaching style is warm, grounded, compassionate, intuitive and body-centered. She encourages her clients and students to come home to themselves in a gentle, spacious and loving way.
Marissa Knox is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology at UT Austin. Her work and research focuses on self-compassion and she believes social change begins with the relationship we have with ourselves. It is her passion to support others in cultivating deeper awareness, integrity, and compassionate wisdom through reflective writing, contemplation, and embodiment practices.