Do you value connection with yourself, Mother Earth, and other people?

Are you seeking to deepen your experience of Love in the world?

Would you like to spend a day in the woods gently stretching your mind, body, and spirit, so you can bring a renewed sense of care back to your daily routines?

Say “yes” to Awakening Love.

Allow yourself a day to connect with the beauty of our Earth, to explore the mystery of your own heart, and to cultivate harmony through sharing with others. Awaken a greater sense of wonder, clarity, wholeness, and gratitude as you nurture Love within, around, and through you.


Through gentle yoga, nonviolent communication practices, devotional song and chant, and guided meditation and inquiry, Cory Lockhart and Emily J. Smith will guide you through Awakening Love, a daylong retreat for women and femmes on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the beautiful hills of Borden, IN.

Care for the world by caring for yourself. Because you are a part of our interconnected world, awakening love within yourself is awakening love in the world.

Through Awakening Love you will:

·         Be guided through a gentle yoga practice designed to be accessible for all body types and physical abilities

·         Learn and practice basic nonviolent communication skills to understand yourself and others better during both struggles and joys

·         Nourish your body and soul with a healthy lunch and time to walk, be quiet, or share in community- whatever will best replenish you

·         Experience devotional song and chant by using your voice or listening to the voices around you

·         Be led through explorations of both mind and heart

·         Leave with renewed energy, new learning, and an awareness of the Love ever-awakening within you



Logistical details:

The retreat will be held from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 18 on private land in Borden, IN, about 40 minutes from Louisville. Detailed directions will be included in a post-registration email. The retreat will include a hearty lunch, as well as drinks and refreshments available throughout the day. In order to make the retreat accessible for more people, it is offered on a sliding scale: $80, $130, and $160. Please consider mindfully what you are able to invest.

Want to know more about your retreat guides?

Cory Lockhart is a teacher, writer, public speaker, and peacemaker. She facilitates classes and workshops for teens and adults on living and communicating with compassion and speaks to groups about the experiences and ideas that have shaped her. She believes in the fundamental dignity of every person and the interconnectedness of all people and Creation. Cory is a trained, attuned, and certified Reiki Master in Usui and Holy Fire Reiki. She is an artist who particularly loves to create hearts, including commissioned intuitive heart portraits and sketches.

Learn more about Cory here.

Emily J Smith is a devotional singer/musician and yoga teacher. She teaches yoga classes on a weekly basis at Yoga East in Louisville, KY, and also leads monthly kirtans at Yoga East and at other locations in Louisville. Emily’s mission is to help others connect with and embody inner stillness, peace, love, and each person’s own unique understanding of sacredness and the mystery of their being. She holds space for people of any religious or spiritual faith, and for those of no religious or spiritual faith, and everyone in between. She believes that it is everyone’s right to connect with the beautiful mystery of This Life in whatever way is most meaningful for them.

Learn more about Emily here.