Welcome to a new you! Indiana’s first Mind, Body, and Spirit Retreat is an immersive exploration of mind-body wellness, guided by three skilled and experienced teachers. It aims to inspire people to make a commitment to healthy living, while turning hopes and intentions into the highest enjoyment of life. Live your fullest life. Become stronger. And transform you!
With nearly 6 hours of instruction at the beautiful and peaceful College Lodge in Indiana, PA, the Retreat promises to be one of the best Saturday’s you’ll experience this year – all for only $45.
After a relaxing introduction to Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness in the morning, the afternoon will be spent practicing a variety of wellness techniques, including guided visualization and a mindfulness walk, plus a self-exploration workshop designed to set you on the path to a fuller life.
Morning Session – Introduction to Mind, Body and Spirit
(registration: 10am. Session: 10:15am – 12:15pm)
Introduction to Mindfulness (Jessica Houser)
How to find peace in life’s peaks and valleys. Designed to introduce you to the idea of mindful living by defining mindfulness, preparing you to reduce stress and integrate peace into all areas of your life.
Introduction to Guided Imagery Practices (Susan Kelly)
Learn the basics of guided imagery and the role it can play in improving overall peacefulness; Understand the importance of breath work when practicing guided imagery and turning your thoughts inward; How to use guided imagery in your everyday life to enhance your spiritual growth and overall satisfaction of your life.
Introduction to Wellness and Well Being (Erick Lauber)
Learn how to evaluate your lifestyle and assess your well being; Understand the six categories of wellness and connection between mind and body.
Lunch – on your own (12:15pm – 1pm)
Afternoon Session – The Practice of Mind, Body and Spirit
(1pm – 4:30pm; groups rotate between 45 min or 90 min sessions)
Mindfulness Walk (Jessica Houser)
Using your senses to bring you into the present moment. A walk through the woods, teaching you to use your senses to stay in the moment and notice the world around you as it becomes more beautiful before your eyes.
Guided Imagery to Achieve Peace of Mind (Susan Kelly)
Actual experiential practice of the art of guided imagery
Practical Exercises for Overall Wellbeing and Work-Life Balance (Erick Lauber)
Extensive workshop on physical wellbeing, handling stress including emotional conversations, breaking behavior chains, and changing thinking
Only $45 for the entire day. Please include your name and email address when you purchase!
Jessica Houser holds a BBA in Human Resources from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, an esthetics license from the PA Board of Cosmetology, and is a graduate of the Leadership Indiana County program. She is the founder of Transformations Wellness, a company focused on helping people find wellness by balancing the mind, body, and spirit. She is also a participant at the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, and plans to become a board certified health coach focusing on families,
pregnancy and post-pregnancy, and, adults and seniors. Jessica has traveled extensively and spent many years immersed in several Asian cultures, where her interest in Eastern medicine and healing began. She became an avid believer in the power of natural healing, practicing it in her own life for many years. It was through her own health struggles post-pregnancy that she felt moved to help others. She is the founder of the wellness Facebook group, Transformations Wellness, where she shares recipes, articles, tips, and information about living well.
Susan E. Kelly, M.Ed., has practiced clinical psychotherapy in the mental health field for over twenty-five years. Susan has facilitated groups, individual and family psychotherapies to help individuals with mental illnesses. Her treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy and transpersonal approaches to personal growth and spirituality. Susan has also conducted guided imagery and group meditation with individuals diagnosed will mental health issues, as well as individual with drug and alcohol addiction. Susan also worked in private practice as a mental health consultant and is a certified hypno-therapist.
Erick Lauber, Ph.D., is a faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Director of Community Health and Leadership at the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute at IUP. He is an applied psychologist and has published widely on self-management, leadership, and healthy living. His educational media products have won 24 national awards and his most recent book, “Don’t Break the Rope!”, is used in a variety of
leadership/teamwork programs at IUP (available on Amazon.) Some of his locally-produced TV shows have included “Healthy Living”, “Lessons for Life” and “Humans 101” and titles of his recent articles include “How to know when you are done parenting”, “How to heal a broken relationship at work”, and “How to pursue the pursuit of happiness”.