Summer 2023 Solstice

Seasonal Retreat

The Art of Mindful Receiving

June 17, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)

Virtual Retreat

This year’s Summer Solstice retreat helps you to practice the art of mindful receiving, with a focus on living a more sustainable and restorative life.

The Art of Mindful Receiving

Join us for a transformative journey into the art of mindful receiving at our Virtual Summer Solstice Retreat. From the comfort of your own home, we invite you to connect with the abundance of the season and cultivate a deep sense of presence, gratitude, and sustainability.

During this immersive online experience, we will explore the practice of mindful receiving, which invites us to open our hearts and minds to the richness and beauty of life, while also honoring our commitment to sustainability.

Mindful receiving in the virtual space is a conscious and intentional act of embracing the present moment with openness, curiosity, and eco-consciousness.

Guided by Karen Wan, an experienced facilitator, through live sessions and digital resources, we will delve into various techniques and rituals designed to enhance our ability to receive mindfully, all while keeping sustainability at the forefront.

Through guided meditations, virtual nature walks, sustainable creative expressions, and reflective exercises, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery and eco-consciousness, allowing ourselves to be fully present and receptive to the gifts that surround us.

During the 2023 Solstice Retreat, on Saturday June 17th, we will create a sacred and sustainable space for individuals seeking to slow down, reconnect with nature, and nurture their inner selves, all within the comfort of their own homes. By embracing technology mindfully, we reduce our carbon footprint while fostering a deep connection with the natural world and our own inner wisdom.

All participants will receive a digital copy of The Art of Mindful Receiving.


9:00am-9:30am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Brief introduction to the theme of the retreat: exploring the Art of Mindful Receiving.
  • Introduce the day’s schedule and expectations.

9:30am-10:30am: Mindful Receiving for Earthkeepers

  • A short overview of Mindful Receiving.
  • Mindful observations and reflections on the gifts of nature.
  • Nurturing Connection to Nature Exercise.

10:30am-11:00am: Break

Participants can take a break, grab a snack or drink, and stretch their legs.

11:00am- noon: The Song of Life and Mindful Receiving

  • Explore the metaphor of life as a song and how it relates to mindful receiving.
  • Receive Your Sustainable Song Exercise – receive personal harmony, melody, and rhythm, and how they relate to creating a more sustainable life.
  • Discussion and reflection on how mindful receiving enhances our ability to tune into the song of life.

12:00am-1:00pm: Lunch Break

  • Participants can take a break, have lunch, and relax.
  • Also a time to journal about what you discovered in the morning or use the planning tools in the Art of Mindful Receiving ebook.

1:00pm- 2:30: Sustainable Creativity

  • Sea of Prosperity Visualization and accompanying seated yoga practice to connect with the sacral chakra, or creativity center.
  • Creating Sustainable Prosperity exercise

2:30am-3:15pm: Break

Participants can take a break, grab a snack or drink, and stretch their legs.

3:15 pm- 3:45: Harmonizing the Song of Life

  • Uncovering the Collective Sustainable Song – Mindfulness Practice
  • Group activity to create a collective song through mindful listening and harmonization
  • Reflection on the experience.

3:45pm- 4:00: Closing and Reflection

  • Closing Remarks
  • Wrap up the day’s activities and reflect on what participants have learned and experienced.
  • Review resources for continued growth in the Art of Mindful Receiving workbook.

Whether you are new to mindfulness or have an established practice, this virtual retreat welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Our experienced facilitators will provide guidance, support, and eco-friendly practices as we explore the art of mindful receiving together, emphasizing sustainability as an integral part of our journey.

Join us for this soul-nourishing virtual retreat as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, deepen our mindfulness practice, and cultivate a profound sense of gratitude, sustainability, and abundance. Immerse yourself in the transformative power of mindful receiving from the comfort of your own home, and return to your daily life with a renewed sense of presence, eco-consciousness, and connection.

Limited virtual spaces are available, so secure your spot today and embark on a journey of mindful receiving and sustainability that will leave a lasting impact on your life and our planet.

Karen Powers Wan
Founder at Mindful Earthkeeper

I’m a writer, sustainability coach, and certified mindfulness instructor. My passion is to help my clients to prosper sustainably while they honor their unique abilities and talents.

I’m based in Illinois and serve on the board of two Sustainability Oriented NGOs.

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