Spring Break Family Retreat
Leslie Gossett, Kate Raddock and Matthew Parkinson
March 25–29, 2019
Adult Tuition $150, Child Tuition (3 years and up) $100, 2nd Child Tuition $75
Family Spring Break Retreat offers nourishing connection with yourself, your family and community. Together we explore and create a culture of kindness – caring deeply for ourselves and each other. We practice movement and meditation, join together in creative activities, and most importantly, play together. In the mornings, parents and children will have separate programs designed just for them. Everyone will be exploring the same themes and topics at an age-appropriate level. Afternoons and evenings include activities and celebrations together. Come enter a world of ordinary magic and kindness with your whole family.
All sessions are optional; you may attend as many or as few formal sessions as you like, and craft the perfect retreat for your family.
Leslie Gossett is the Chair of the Leadership Council for the Shambhala Office of Families and Children and founder of Be You Yoga and Mindfulness for Families and Children. She has worked with children for over 20 years. A certified yoga teacher for children and adults, and a Meditation Instructor in the Shambhala tradition, Leslie offers a path for children, youth, teens, parents, and families to connect with the strength and wisdom of their own hearts. In her free time, you can find her brewing herbal potions, learning to speak dragon, and building faery houses with the amazing children in her life.
Kate Raddock has been a practicing student of the Shambhala lineage since 2011 and working as a body educator since 2009. Kate is a meditation teacher, massage therapist, energy worker, yoga teacher, nature-lover, and a hoot. Her teaching guides people to an embodied discovery of their own natural well-being and wisdom. She lives in Plainfield, VT with her partner Alex.
Matthew Parkinson, MA, LPC has been practicing meditation in the Shambhala tradition since 2005 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Matthew is the Center Director of the Shambhala Center in Asheville, NC, where he lives with his wife and son. Matthew is a psychotherapist, who has been practicing in the field for eight years. Matthew is currently in private practice specializing in mindfulness-based therapy with young men and adolescents.