9:30 AM09:30

Softening The Edges: A Day Long Retreat to Nurture Well Being for Women

  • Guided Mindfulness & Heart Opening Practices for Balance and Resilience

  • Yoga, movement & sensory awareness in Nature with a Forest Bathing Inspired Tea Ceremony

  • Creating Depth and True Connection in Relationships

Enjoy guided mindfulness and compassion practices that incline your mind and body toward greater emotional balance, wisdom and freedom. 

Spending time in nature can be a powerful antidote to the stress of modern living. In recent years a growing body of evidence has proven what many naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, poets, and indigenous cultures have long known: the great outdoors is profoundly good for us on all levels. Meaningful connection with the generative powers of nature is an essential part of a healthy and balanced life.

Learn about how bodily awareness can support a felt sense of connection to yourself and others. Discover that your nervous system is designed to help you feel safe and secure in the world.  Deepen your relationship with your body as your ally and your friend. 

Retreat facilitators:

Regina Flanigan is a co-founder and practicing therapist at the Center for Mind-Body Therapies in Frederick. She graduates this June from a two year Mindfulness Teacher Certificate Training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. 

Julie Kaus is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher and certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide

Mary Liz Austin is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and P.A.C.T. Couple Therapist

$135 includes lunch catered by Hippy Chick Hummus. $125 bring own lunch

For more information call 240-446-8442 or email us at julie@livingbalanced.org

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9:00 AM09:00

Wildflower Nature Camp for Women

Whether you had a summer camp experience or not this program is designed to provide a break from every day life and restore a sense of play, wonder, wander and awe. This day includes gentle/yin yoga, mindfulness outdoors, nature inspired arts & crafts, creek walking & more. Optional fire circle and pot luck dinner afterward.

Come and spend a day nurturing yourself, remembering your connection to nature & spending some sweet summer time with female companions. Bring a friend or come alone.

You will be hosted by Julie Kaus, nature therapist, yoga river guide and soul whisperer

and held in the loving embrace of Fox Haven Farm

$115 if registered by 7/20/2019. ($125 after that)

lunch will be catered by Hippy Chick Hummus

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7:00 PM19:00

Urban Yoga Hike & Summer Solstice Meditation

Good Cause Event/$10 suggested donation

Welcome in Summer with an evening stroll sprinkled with yoga postures through some of Frederick's most beautiful urban spaces. End in quiet contemplative meditation as the sun sets on the longest day of the year. Allow yourself to be still for just a moment, feel your connection to the earth and something bigger. 

 Donations go to support Tree Sisters, dedicated to reforesting the planet.

To register visit the workshops/events page at Sol yoga

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9:00 AM09:00

The Way of the River, Mindfulness Along the Monocacy

Join seasoned yoga teacher and Mindful Outdoor Guide, Julie Kaus for a nature connection experience along the ‘river of many bends’ that includes: Gentle Movement ~ Breathing & Centering Exercises ~ Walking with Awareness ~ Nature Meditation ~ Sharing Circle

All are welcome, we will be moving slowly & comfortably with the simple intention

of letting nature be our guide to:

  • be present through sensory awareness

  • remember our connection with the living earth

  • restore balance between modern day living & the pace of nature

  • use nature to ground, regulate & self soothe

For more information contact Julie @ 240-446-8442 or julie@livingbalanced.org

Cost is $20 and registration can be done here. Once registered, directions & additional details for the day will be sent.



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2:00 PM14:00

Spring Equinox Community Gathering

Join me for a magical outdoor community gathering in honor of the Spring Equinox! I will guide us in a mindful outdoor experience that will lead to a beautiful tea ceremony around the fire. We’ll forage ingredients for the tea, and read our fortunes in the tea leaves as well. Honor the changing season with us in this spiritual, sensory celebration! 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Tree Sisters Foundation, A Reforestation Project. 


To Bring with you: 

  • An open mind: come without expectations

  • Dress in layers in weather appropriate clothing.

  • Comfortable shoes for walking in the woods. Be prepared for possible muddy or wet conditions & uneven ground

  • Extra water or layers

  • Something to sit on for our short meditation & tea ceremony

  • A small blanket for extra warmth

  • A small mug for the tea ceremony


This event takes place outdoors. There will be gentle, mostly level walking involved. If you wish to bring an outdoor chair for the tea ceremony, you are welcome to do so. Please feel free to reach out to us with any specific concerns or requests regarding the physical requirements of this event. 

Please note that we are willing to secure an ASL interpreter upon request, please give us some advance notice.

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2:00 PM14:00

Blossoming From Within

Healing from Unworthiness and Shame

An afternoon workshop of gentle yoga, self inquiry and healing rituals

Learn strategies to heal mind*body*spirit from negative core beliefs and the trance of ‘not being good enough’

“A bud stands for all things, even for those things that don’t flower, for all things flower from within of self blessing....... By Galway Kinnell

Mountain Spirit Yoga Studio

Middletown, MD


To register go to www.mountainspirityoga.com

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A Mindful Outdoor Experience
2:00 PM14:00

A Mindful Outdoor Experience

Come enjoy an alternative to Black Friday shopping

Gambril State Park

Come deepen your relationship with nature and yourself through

mindful movement & breath work

walking with awareness & engaging the senses

nature & gratitude meditation

council practice


Donation based offering to support the work of 

Tree Sisters, a Reforestation Project

Suggested donation $10

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9:00 AM09:00

Yoga in the Pines $30

Take your yoga outside! Welcome in the arrival of autumn with a gentle hike that includes yoga, nature connection practice & seasonal earth wisdom. Allow your yoga experience to go to a deeper level while engaging the senses and attuning to the natural rhythms & healing aspects of mother nature. This is an all levels friendly hike but participants should be in good physical condition. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers.  
Contact Julie for details at 240-446-8442 or to register.

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Yoga In the Vines at Elk Run Vineyard & Winery
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga In the Vines at Elk Run Vineyard & Winery

Join me for a special Yoga In The Vines class at Elk Run Vineyards!

After class, enjoy a complimentary tasting of Elk Run’s award winning wines. Assorted noshes are available for purchase in the tasting room, or feel free to bring a lunch or snack to pair with your wine while you relax on our patio overlooking the beautiful vineyard to continue nourishing your body and soul.

Event Fee is $25 per person which includes the class and wine tasting. Purchase tickets here. 

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