n this retreat we focus on the power of the stories we tell ourselves. This includes those we hear, share and the stories we need to become aware of to open us to creativity and innovation. There is something fictional about human beings. We are the stories we tell about ourselves. We love stories for we are stories. A story can trap us…a story can liberate us. Stories help us witness our lives and shift us from judgment to compassion. Stories open hearts, challenge minds and stir bodies into action. Rediscover the lost art of story-telling. Experience the joy, presence, mindfulness and transformation that arrive when we engage with a tale, learn how to craft it and inhabit it. We begin to see our lives as a story, keeping pace with the rhythm of our hearts, balanced between the in and the out breath. Be enchanted by Zen and other tales from many paths. Beginners are welcome for we live this retreat weekend in beginner’s mind.