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Introduction to BioSpiritual Focusing: A Weekend Retreat

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - October 4 @ 1:00 pm


 “Out of God’s infinite glory, may you be given the power,

through the Holy Spirit, for your hidden self to grow stronger.”

                                                                        Ephesians 3:14-19

This retreat weekend is an overview and introduction to the history and practice of BioSpiritual Focusing. For Christians, BioSpiritual Focusing provides a way to bring the body’s sense for grace and God into everyday awareness, helping you to become more fully present to self, others and to God. Learning will take place in the respectful atmosphere of small groups.  This weekend is open to both beginners and those who wish to renew their commitment to this bodily form of healing, discovery and discernment.

Dates & Times: Fri., Oct. 2 at 5pm through Sun. Oct. 4, 2020 at 1pm

Leaders: Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, Becky Crane, Kathy Irr, Donna O’Connor

Fee: $295 (all inclusive)


About the Presenters:

Becky Crane, LICSW is a spiritual companion, licensed psychotherapist, and BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator. She is an active lay leader in both her UCC congregation and an outdoor ecumenical worshiping community.

Kathy Irr, RN is a spiritual companion, retreat leader, BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator and author of two books.  She lives in Norwich, CT with her husband and has two married sons and three grandchildren. Website: Kathymirr.com

Donna O’Connor is a spiritual companion and BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator, with a keen interest in helping people who struggle with weight, body image, and disordered eating. She has been a fitness and yoga instructor for over thirty years.

Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, Foundress of Genesis Spiritual Life Center in Westfield, MA, is an experienced retreat leader and spiritual companion, as well as BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator and teacher of Centering Prayer. She is also an eco-spirituality resource person, historian and Genesis Arboretum/flower garden supervisor.



October 2 @ 5:00 pm
October 4 @ 1:00 pm
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The Center at Mariandale
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

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