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Kansas City Yogasanas Program From Isha Foundation

Yogasanas are physical postures through which one can transform the body and the mind into a possibility for ultimate well-being. Offered as a set of 21 powerful postures, this is a way of aligning the inner system and adjusting it to the celestial geometry. Yogasanas are not exercises, but rather very subtle processes to manipulate one's energy to naturally achieve a chemistry of health, joy, blissfulness, and above all, balance.

“Classical hatha yoga is a complete path by itself. If you give yourself totally to this process, you can make yourself the way you want.”—Sadhguru

For ages 14 and above. No prior knowledge of yoga is required.

Unity Village Education Building, Classroom 202, 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, Missouri, 64065

Presenter: Isha teacher trained by Sadhguru, yogi, mystic, and leading authority in yoga.

Dates: March 2–3, 2019

Phone: 913-210-0521

Registration online.

Program times are as follows for each day:
Saturday, March 2, 8-11:30 a.m., 4:30-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 8-11:30 a.m., 4:30-8 p.m.

Cost: $300

Learn more:
Isha yoga website.
Facebook event page.

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Kansas City Inner Engineering Total

Inner Engineering is a method, a tool to engineer a deep and lasting personal transformation. The course is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of human well-being—from body, mind, and emotion to the fundamental life energy within us. This four-day, weekend program offers the rare opportunity to experience life­transforming wisdom from an Isha teacher trained by Sadhguru, yogi, mystic, and leading authority in yoga.

Read more here: innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total/.

Presenter: Isha teacher trained by Sadhguru, yogi, mystic, and leading authority in yoga.

Phone: 913-210-0521

Registration online.

Dates: March 21–24, 2019

Program cost: $325

Learn more:
Isha yoga website.
Facebook event page.

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Developing Mindful Awareness of Anatomy and Interoception in Yoga

Developing Mindful Awareness of Anatomy and Interoception in Yoga

This workshop will explore the body-mind connection including lectures with visuals on the anatomy and kinesiology of the spine, pelvis, lower extremities, shoulder girdle and arms, and neck.

Using guided cues, awareness will be directed to various sites during asanas (postures). Imprinting sensations from body to brain will improve interoception—the sense of the functioning and internal state of the body. Mindfulness will be encouraged to receive this in a kind and nonjudgmental way. Integrating the knowledge of anatomy, awareness on interoception, and processing this mindfully can help connect our physical, mental, and spiritual components in a nurturing manner.

The workshop is appropriate for all levels of yoga students and will include 12 hours of available CEUs for yoga teachers.

Presenters: Mary Duryea, M.D., E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT
Shane Ledford, CYT 200

Registration info: Email: yogatherapymaryduryea@gmail.com or Phone 816-536-1383 Mary Duryea (voice mail)

Dates: April 6–7, 2019

Cost: $150 before March 16; $175 on or after March 16

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W-Holy You! Rediscovering Your Wholeness. Celebrating Your Sacredness.

Holy (adjective): Having a spiritual and pure quality

You (pronoun): A beautiful soul, yet also fully human

Whole (adjective): Complete

W-holy You: Sacred. Enough. Loved beyond words.

If only the rest of the world could experience the love that will bathe those gathered for this extended weekend with spiritual teacher Suzanne Giesemann. You will learn to connect with the Greater Reality and understand the fullness of who we really are. We will form lasting, loving friendships on the sacred grounds of Unity Village, breaking bread together each day and feeding our souls each moment. We may even ask the same question as our time together concludes: “Can we bask in this joy, this gratitude, this palpable light just a bit longer?” We will return home with higher perspectives and new tools to heal our us. We will depart uplifted and transformed, having rediscovered the wholeness of our true selves. Come and join us!

Presenter: Suzanne Giesemann

Dates: April 11–14, 2019

Cost: $444 per person

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Meditation Made Easy

Whether you are brand-new to meditation or a longtime practitioner, this unique retreat will offer something for everyone. Spend the day disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with yourself as we guide you through many styles of meditation such as mindfulness, guided, loving-kindness, walking, and more. You will also learn effective breathing techniques and other tools to help you incorporate a more meditative lifestyle into your everyday experience.

Presenters: Shane Ledford and Clara Vaughn

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $75 (includes a box lunch)

For more details and registration information, please visit meditatekc.com/pages/meditation-made-easy-retreat.

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2019 Silent Unity Retreat. Heart of Healing: Our Stories, Our Prayers

Retreat Intentions:

  • Renew and rest
  • Make new friends
  • Delve into Unity healing principles and practices (emphasizing that healing doesn’t happen to us but arises naturally as we align in the truth of wholeness)
  • Explore the value of storytelling as a healing practice
  • Devote time in the Silence and spiritual celebration

Presenters: Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, vice president of Unity Prayer and Practice, Rev. Juan del Hierro, associate minister at Unity on the Bay in Miami, Florida, Joy Perrie, director of Silent Unity, and award-winning singer/songwriter Marcy Baruch will inspire and guide your experience and expression of true divine nature.

Registration info: Start registration here.

Dates: April 25–28, 2019

Cost: All participants who register on or before March 1, 2019, pay $499. Any registrants after March 1 will pay $549. Cost includes retreat experience and meals. Hotel and transportation are not included and must be booked separately. We have limited space at Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center. Book early!

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Nehemiah Service Retreats 2019

Nehemiah Retreat volunteers come together from across the country in sacred service for restoration projects around Unity Village for a week in the spring and fall. Unity provides each guest with complimentary room and board. As one of the most popular Unity retreats, it's first come, first served. Retreats typically fill up a year in advance. Apply today for your spot!

Dates:

  • April 28–May 3, 2019 (FULL)
  • October 20–25, 2019

Learn more and apply.

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Bold and Beautiful YOU!
An LGBTQ+ Retreat at Unity Village

  • What keeps you from living your joy?
  • Are you valuing the unique expression you are and the gifts only you can give to the world?
  • Are you living from an awareness of your wholeness?
  • Are you ready to expand your capacity for more joy in your life?

Revs. Dale Worley and Christy Snow share years of experience facilitating retreats. As ordained ministers and professional musicians, they bring a unique blend of skills that leave retreat participants engaged, empowered, and living from joy. Joy is a priority for both of our facilitators. Rev. Dale says, “Life is supposed to be fun!” and Rev. Christy is constantly reminding others, “We are here to be love and to live a life of joy.”

Living a joy-filled life is not selfish—it is necessary. Once we love and value our authentic selves, recognize our birthright for happiness, and cultivate an awareness of the Divine within, then what we release into the world results in harmony in relationships, peace and joy in our daily lives, and a world that honors and celebrates diversity. Join us and be a conscious collaborator for a world that leaves no one out and celebrates the uniqueness of every soul. Create more joy in the world—it starts with you!

Presenters: Revs. Dale Worley and Christy Snow

Registration information: Register online at awaken.lgbt.

Dates: May 2–5, 2019

Cost: $450, which includes all retreat programs, three dinners, two lunches, and ground transportation to and from Kansas City International Airport. Lodging is not included and must be booked separately.

Learn more: Visit awaken.lgbt, email retreat@awaken.lgbt, or call 912-483-8854.

Produced by Awaken Within Retreats

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Creative Renewal Retreat.

Join Unity Arts Ministry for a weekend of creative expression at the beautiful Hummingbird Manor at Unity Village. Nourish your Creative Spirit through a variety of media in a safe and supportive environment. Program offerings such as mixed media, process painting, meditation, and music will gently guide you within to uncover blocks and move you into the full expression of your creative nature.

  • Nourish your Creative Spirit through guided activities and free creative time.
  • Relax and unwind as you enjoy the beautiful grounds at Unity Village.
  • Develop friendships with others on a path of spiritual living and creative expression.
  • Learn take home creative practices to deepen your spiritual growth.
  • Leave uplifted and inspired, having reawakened your Creative Spirit and rediscovered your True Self.

Presented by: Unity Arts Ministry. Founding minister Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins serves as retreat director and is joined by guest presenters.

Registration info: Register online at https://unityartsministry.org/retreats/

Dates: May 31–June 2, 2019

Cost: $295 through Dec 31, 2018; $325 from Jan 1–May 1, 2019. Registration includes retreat workshops and supplies. Lodging and meals not included in basic rates. Lodging options are available; please see website for details.

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Fillmore Festival 2019

Legacy of Thought, Legacy of Prayer, Legacy of Love

Come to Unity Village for the 2019 Fillmore Festival and connect with the legacy, history, and consciousness of the Unity movement and its founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.

The Fillmore Festival, first held in 1967 in California, is a rich, meaningful gathering for Unity traditionalists, historians, ministers, and anyone with a passion for Unity heritage and the Fillmores’ teachings.

At this year’s Fillmore Festival, you’ll explore the true foundation of the Unity movement and the Fillmores’ legacy at the historic Unity Village campus. Also, there will be opportunities to experience:

  • Meditations
  • Speakers
  • Panel discussion
  • Tour of historic buildings important to Unity around Kansas City

Registration info: Call 816-251-3540

Dates: August 15–18, 2019

Cost: $349 through June 1, 2019; $399 after June 1.

Learn more at unity.org/fillmore-festival.

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Travel With Unity Presents Rome and the Amalfi Coast, March 26–April 4, 2020.

Join Travel With Unity, March 26–April 4, 2020, for a 10-day tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Visit the “Eternal City” and the Italian countryside to connect and immerse yourself in the Divine, everywhere, and in everyone.

Walk in the footsteps of the apostle Paul in Rome. Explore the culture, the myths, the religious impacts, and spiritual significance of southern Italy. Local guides unravel the beauty and history of some of the ancient world’s most spectacular sites.

Highlights of the itinerary include:

  • The Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica (optional excursion)
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Colosseum
  • Ancient ruins of Pompeii
  • The beautiful Amalfi Coast and seaside town of Sorrento
  • National Archaeological Museum in Naples

Hosts: Jim Blake, CEO Unity World Headquarters; Rev. Mark Fuss and Cheri Jamison, Unity Outreach. Travel organized by Collette.

Registration info: Register online by September 15, 2019, at unity.org/rome2020

Dates: March 26–April 4, 2020

Cost: Prices starting at $4,499 (Double Occupancy)

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