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Fri, 08 Nov



Creative Joy - Spring

The Spring Retreat of our Creative Joy Series

Creative Joy - Spring
Creative Joy - Spring

Time & Location

08 Nov 2024, 7:00 pm – 10 Nov 2024, 1:30 pm

Christchurch, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand

About the event

Join us for the Spring retreat of this seasonal series of Creative Joy Retreat’s led by Glenda Joy.

We'll be using various mediums of  texture, colour, writing & music to reflect and envision the seasons of life and how our stories inform and shape our world. Through simple contemplative exercises we can digest life, find meaning, clarity and celebration. These weekends are an opportunity to stop and pause in a restful & supportive place, to connect with the significant themes and  spiritual elements of your life.

Be refreshed by the beauty of this place, enjoying nutritious food, sweeping vistas, and walking tracks.  The retreat allows time for rest, contemplation & meditation.

Keeping Silence assists the inward process of reflection and there is optional sharing time during the creative sessions.

Numbers are limited so early registration is suggested. As an annual retreat series, we offer these times to take a pause and enter into stillness, during each season.

Designed for people who look for creative and contemplative times throughout the year within a group setting.

(All dates of this series:  23-25/2/2024, 10-12/5/2024, 9-11/8/2024, 8-10/11/2024)

Although designed to follow an annual rhythm connecting upon each other, it is possible to sign up for one or multiple retreats. By registering for 2 or more retreats you will gain priority and we will offer you a discount of NZ$30 for each subsequent retreat. We also offer a certificate for those who choose to attend as professional development.

About the host

Glenda Joy is a registered counsellour who has been working with people of all ages and backgrounds for over 20 years. She has trained in several experimental modalities and brings creativity, mindfulness, and body awareness into her work. Glenda uses simple tools in a supportive environment to help clients find hopeful insights and reflections as they connect with themselves and the deeper themes of life. She encourages everyone to find a sense of playfulness and new ways of enjoyment in life.

You always have the option to arrive earlier or stay longer by booking extra nights (self-catered and guided) at Sister Eveleen. Just let us know upon registration.

Our fees are set low to encourage participation in our programme and ministry, and do not represent the true cost of the upkeep and maintenance of this wonderful historic house.

If you are able, we would welcome your additional contribution. If you would like a donation tax receipt for anything in excess of the base cost, please let us know.

On the other hand, if you'd like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist you.


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