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2020 was like a thief in the night. And in 2021 we tried to figure out the next normal! Many of us were caught off-guard and our lack of control over the circumstances left us reeling. The truth is we will never truly be in control of what happens, yet by being intentional we can create moments of stillness that bring us calm.
With relaxing piano music and guided reflections, SitAWhile end of year retreat invites you to pull away from the noise, recharge your batteries and get ready to enter 2022 with calm, clarity and courage.
~ Shaunelle Harris Drake, Your SitAWhile host
December 27 – 29, 2021, 7am Eastern / 1pm CET / 8pm Shanghai
60 – 90min sessions, online format
About the Retreat
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Come away to a quiet space
SitAWhile End of Year Retreat invites you into a quiet space with relaxing piano music and guided reflections.
It offers you time and space for personal reflection, to recharge your batteries and regain the clarity and courage you need to move forward. This will be your oasis in the middle of an increasingly stressful and competitive pace.
The retreat may be enjoyed alone from the comfort of your home, or you can invite friends and family to join you and create your own unique experience.
There will be sessions with no requirement for microphones or camera, the perfect setting for introverts and a well needed quiet time for extroverts.
My prayer is that as you pause, reflect, journal and share you’ll come away with your one thing to impact your world for good in 2022 and a plan to build pause in your routine.
This retreat is designed with daily themes (look up, look back, look ahead) that can stand on their own or take us on a journey together.
Building pause and stillness in your routine is an individual journey and may look different for each person. These daily sessions will help you discover ‘your’ unique stillness rhythm which will help you thrive.
As we pause, we will look up and see that with God all things are possible. Taking a peek back over our shoulders, we will look for the clues we left behind and how/where we left our mark.
Then we will look ahead and identify how we will intentionally use our gifts to make a positive impact. There’ll be no pressure to have a full plan, just a vision of your next immediate steps.
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15min prior, meeting room opens: welcome, meeting logistics and pre-meeting hangout, grab your tea, coffee, water, paper, pen, crayons, journal. Prepare your spot if you’re doing it with friends or family.
Session 1 (90min): 7am Eastern / 1pm CET / 8pm Shanghai
- Enter into quiet zone with calming piano music and reflection prompts
- Includes a 15-20 minute guided reflection
- Quiet time for personal response
- Open Forum – optional group discussion at the end
[60min break off Zoom: personal rest / reflection / family time]
Session 2 (60min): 9:30am Eastern / 3:30pm CET / 10:30pm Shanghai
- Stillness in action – 15-minute guided reflection
- Brief group discussions
- Wind down
Ease back into your day: Post-retreat personal reflection time encouraged
The realization of this retreat is a testimony of how God uses pause time and stillness to set a vision into motion.
Guided reflections from Shaunelle and her guests bring this to life through the 15-20min sessions that will leave us with points of reflection and inspiration.
Deborah Colomer (Switzerland), Psychomotor therapist, creative artist
Grace-Ann P. Cornwall (Jamaica), author From Bandana to Madras: God’s Mercy and Faithfulness to me from Jamaica to Saint Lucia
Marie Lavis (Luxembourg), Illustrator, animator and graphic designer based in the UK
Nancy Hancock-Cullen (USA), blogger, publisher of “The Writings of Hancock” and soon to be released, “Giving your lost stories a voice”
this retreat is for you if…
…any of these apply to you:
~ You are constantly in “giving mode” and you need time for yourself to recharge
~ You don’t want to rush into the next season without taking stock
~ You want to learn how to make pause and rest a part of your routine
~ You need space to clear your mind
~ You are an extrovert and deep down you need to stop and listen to your heart
~ You want to use your gifts to positively impact your world
~ You feel a stirring to write a book, and you need to hear from other authors about their journey
~ Taking a pause in community is what helps you to be intentional
~ You were going to take time this week to pause anyway so this works for you
COST/how to pay
To help defray the costs of putting this retreat together, I am suggesting a contribution of 35USD. However, please feel free to pay an amount as you are able, using any one of the options below. Kindly note that contributions to the retreat are non refundable. If you can no longer attend, please consider giving this to someone else as a gift.
- Pay by credit card on SitAWhile BuyMeACoffee page
- Pay with Paypal
- Bank Transfer (details will be emailed to you after you register)
SitAWhile Retreat is prepared with loads of love and passion to help you pause, reflect and come away with renewed calm, clarity and courage.
If you would like to contribute in another way please email me directly.
With all my thanks.
Each session is different.
Register individually for ALL 3 days
New slots added, available until Dec 23, 6pm PST
Register for ALL 3 days for the full journey.
After registration, please check your email for a confirmation and joining instructions
This Post Has 9 Comments
Sorry i am missing this. Unable to register.
Hello Sue I’m very sorry you missed this. The registration would have closed at the time you posted.
In the meanwhile I hope you will still have time for some quiet moments as you look ahead into the new season. There are some gentle piano pieces that can help you pull away from the noise and be still as well here https://www.connectingyouto.xyz/sitawhile/. You may also get connected on the mailing list and I will send you emails when we have future SitAwhile events and more music.
Right now it seems I missed a step. I was registered and in for this morning … But i missed the email to say confirm attendance. I am really disappointed.
Hey Marion, I’m glad you found it the zoom link and you were able to participate.
I received the link
Sorry sorry…found it…. !!!
Hey guirl !!
Really looking forward to 1 pm with you.
I have not received the Zoom link…please send
I hope that you are well and had a great Christmas. I just got an email indicating that if I hadn’t yet received the link to tomorrow’s session I should comment here to let you know. I am not yet seeing the link. Can you help me please.
Also, I was unable to register for Wednesday’s session due to another commitment. Is it at all possible to share in the content in some way, shape, or form at a later time? Please let me know.
I also had sent an email with the transaction number for a contribution that was made via online transfer. I hope that you are seeing it.
Hi Lisa, thanks for checking in. Yes Christmas was SUPER!! I’ve sent across the Zoom links so you should have them in your inbox now. Could you check again and let me know please.
Re sharing Wednesday’s content, yes I’m working on that and will keep you posted. I know not everyone will be able to attend all the sessions so it’s something I am definitely considering. Re the transfer, thanks a lot for that. It will probably take a few days to arrive in my account, I’ll look out for it during the week and confirm back to you over email directly.
Looking forward to having you this week!