Reflect, Rest, Move, Nourish,
December 17, 2022
10 AM – 4 PM
@ Acadia Yurts in Southwest Harbor
Includes a full-day program and catered lunch, 50% of the proceeds go toward the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Kampot Cambodia
(story of why below!)
About Your Instructor
Jennifer Byer, Organizer & Instructor
Jennifer Byer is a yoga instructor and bodyworker who has been practicing for over a decade, first concentrating on kid’s yoga and branching out into other audiences including training Netflix stunt people, waste management employees for the city of Dallas, preschool teachers, and students of all ages in Rwanda, Cambodia…
Slow Flow Yoga
Why a fundraiser for an ultrasound machine in Cambodia with a yoga retreat on Mount Desert Island?
In 2019 while volunteering in Cambodia, Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer and received preliminary care at a local hospital. While the care she received was excellent, it was limited by a lack of access to resources common in the west. When Jen returned from her time in Cambodia, she vowed to help that hospital offer care taken for granted back home, not just with breast cancer patients but across the women’s health specialty. A worldwide pandemic and a move across the country slowed the launch of this endevor. But now that Jennifer has become part of the MDI community, this seems like a great opportunity to offer a great program for local, health-minded people while also keeping this promise she made to herself.
Can I give to the fundraiser even if I can’t come to the event?
Donations big and small are all welcome because every penny counts. When filling out the form, just select ‘This is a donation only’ and we won’t ask you all the registration questions – also thank you!
What is a PAUSE retreat – and why are you holding it right before the crazy holiday season?
This retreat is themed around the winter solstice which marks the shortest day and longest night of year and the beginning of the winter season. This time invites us to turn our awareness inward to shed light on places we may have forgotten or neglected and the opportunity to let go of what no longer serves us.
It’s the perfect time to reflect back on the year; acknowledging how far you’ve come, how you’ve grown and evolved and what still needs nurturing and tending to. It is a beautiful time to slow down, rest and gently fall into a state of being rather than doing.
What’s lunch going to be like?
Kristen Carlson of Acadia Yoga Chef will be catering our lunch and will happily take your dietary requirements and preferences in mind as she prepares our menu if you register before December 1, 2022.