Remembrance and Renewal: A Mindfulness and Writing Retreat

May 23, 2021 (Sunday)
9:30am-3:30pm PST (with a m
idday break)

It goes without saying that we are living through historic times. But it shouldn’t go without recording. Each one of us has our own story to digest and to tell about the year that has passed, how we survived it, and what we hope our future will hold in the months that lie ahead. An important part of honoring is remembering and making sense of the events of our lives. And we do this by writing them down.

On this daylong retreat, you’ll be guided through a day of mindfulness practice, poetry, and guided writing prompts that will open a space for remembrance and renewal. There will be opportunities to share your writing, but it will be optional. One yoga session, also optional, will also be included. I hope you can join for this powerful retreat, as we write our stories and make meaning out of our past year’s experiences. Learn more about the event here.

Your casa. No carpooling necessary! (No shower necessary either!)

Sliding scale: $50-$125 per person

(Registration will be capped at 25 to ensure an intimate experience. Please register early! If you’d like to take this retreat and can’t afford it, please contact me to inquire about a scholarship.)

To secure your spot on the retreat, please email me at to confirm your attendance and then send in your payment. Payments are most easily made through Venmo (handle: @karen-macklin). If you’d like to pay in another form, contact me for guidance. Additional retreat details here.

Please note: Registration is not complete without a payment. Registrations are not refundable.

Weekly Livestream Yoga Classes

Fridays & Sundays, 6pm, Candlelight Flow
A mindful flow class, closing with restorative postures. For maximum experience, dimly light your practice space, and bring along any blankets/pillows/bolsters/towels/blocks that you have at home. Optional: BYOC. (Bring Your Own Candles!) Register through Yoga Garden.

Mondays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 5pm, Flow and Yin 
Part energetic vinyasa, part mellow yin, this class is the perfect mix of movement and stillness. Yin poses, done in the second part of class, are long-held stretches that help mobilize tight connective tissue, and offer a space for release and inquiry. For optimal experience, bring along any blankets/pillows/bolsters/towels/blocks that you have at home. Optional: BYOA. (Bring Your Own Aromatherapy!) Register through Yoga Garden.