Feb 10-12, 2023

Online Mindfulness Retreat

Theme

Finding Stillness
Unwinding Into Strength

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness can become a radiance.”
-Morgan Freeman

Only living stillness is capable of undoing the conditioning [we’ve] undergone.” -Jean Klein

I’ve been noticing something lately.

There is a deep, cultural resistance to inner stillness.

Whether it’s conscious or unconscious, it’s pervasive.

And it shows up in different ways:

-Restlessness
-Impulsive behavior
-Fear of being alone
-Depletion of energy
-Addiction to being busy
-Compression & Collapse
-Constantly feeling empty
-Excess fidgeting and agitation
-Avoidance of one’s thoughts & emotions
-Difficulty with silence in conversation and life

I’ve spent a lot of time exploring stillness through nearly 10,000 hours of meditation, and subsequently, a lot of time learning about, and working with, all the reasons we avoid stillness.

It’s been incredible to discover just how difficult true stillness is, and just how many issues, internal and external, come from avoiding it (which I have deep empathy for).

As I shared in a recent masterclass: Show me the ways you avoid stillness, and I’ll show you the patterns that run your life.

Taken a step further: Show me the ways you avoid stillness, and I’ll show you the barriers to your deepest fulfillment.

And taken to the furthest extent, the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, is famous for saying: “All of humanity’s problems stem from a person’s inability to sit quietly in a room by themself.”

So, I think it’s time we dive into this topic.

I recently offered a 90-minute masterclass on finding stillness, and it was my most attended event to date. And given that this topic is deeply alive in my body right now, I want to use this window of opportunity  to go deeper with you all, in a way that’s not possible in a 90-minute session.

So, this retreat will be an immersive experience–with practice, theory, and practical application–on cultivating inner stillness.

I’d love to have you there.

If you’re new to my online retreats, here’s what past participants have said:

Praise:

“This is my fifth online retreat and it is something that I not only look forward to, but for which I feel a definite and continuing need to learn. Who knew that there could be a sense of community in a virtual format with people I have never met? Who knew that you could find a teacher/mentor in mindfulness in such a format? I am enriched multifold each time I log on to any part of these retreats. And I do use the recorded sessions to revisit, take new notes, get inspired. I can’t wait for the next one.” -Shari Agrell

“This retreat changed my life. Truly!!  After the retreat, I could feel how much more grounded I was, I was able to make decisions about my new business and kids and life with better ease. I have a lot on my plate right now and I could really feel the clarity open up. I could feel the calmness of the waves and now crave meditation. I will now make it a part of my life because I had this opportunity to really feel the benefit for myself. I will definitely attend another retreat in the future. I really appreciate how Cory teaches and how humble and real he is. He is a gift and I appreciate him sharing his gift.” -Heather

“This was my first ever retreat. It was an amazing, enlightening, thought-provoking experience. I came out of it feeling exhausted and hopeful. I came into it expecting to get new information; I wasn’t expecting the skills for navigating life that I’ve taken beyond the retreat. I was expecting an experience that would end with the retreat but even though it’s only been 24 hours, I can feel something has shifted that will create long-term impact. I’ll definitely be back for more retreats in the future.” -Henry

“For me, these retreats have been profound and life-changing.” -Dennis Blanchut

This was literally the missing piece of my spiritual journey that I’ve been looking for. Cory’s retreat was like nothing else I’ve seen offered in the meditation space. His teaching style is honest and refreshing. He is always well prepared and yet able to pivot when the group needs something different. He truly embodies what he teaches. I look forward to attending anything he offers in the future.” – Debby Germino

“I have long been unable to go to traditional meditation retreats because I have small children. This online format provided me with the opportunity (and no excuse) to engage! It was more than I expected – and I had pretty high expectations. Cory’s presence, his depth of knowledge, the structure, and the powerful journey I had were worth far more than the modest cost. I feel cleansed and more centered. I’m deeply grateful for the experience.” -Shannon Polly

“This retreat was so deep, so personal. Spectacular, really, that it has left me speechless. I think it boils down to: “The adventure continues. I can hardly wait for the next one.” -Louise Lamanna

Core Teachings:

In addition to the learnings, insights, and breakthroughs that organically arise from the “pressure cooker” nature of a retreat, I will share daily teachings on a variety of different topics and practices, including:

How to meet and heal the core wounds that cause us to avoid inner stillness
➼ Day-to-day tools and practices to reconnect you to inner stillness
➼ Meditations and visualizations to release and soften years of dense stress accumulation
➼ How to identify and connect to inner stillness and use it as a source of strength
➼ How to take action and make decisions from stillness rather than reactivity
➼ Explore how stillness can deepen your connection with others and in partnership
➼ Creating an inner home of safety, comfort, and peace
➼ In-depth review of how stillness unwinds our deepest, disruptive patterns
➼ Discuss how to navigate life from a calm/grounded place
➼ Everything you need to know to begin and sustain a meditation & stillness practice
➼ And much more.

Bonus Resources [$500 Value]:

I also want to make sure you have all the resources you need to feel supported after our retreat. So, in addition to 11.5 hours worth of teachings and practices, you’ll receive over $500 worth of post-retreat gifts:

⦿  A Customized “Stillness” Meditation
⦿  3 Relaxation Meditations
⦿  Lovingkindness, Tonlgen, and Compassion Meditations
⦿  A Meditation for Befriending, Integrating, and Releasing Inner Demons

⦿  20-Minute “Deep Rest” Meditation
⦿  COVID-19 Self-Care Kit (meditations & practices)
⦿  30-Minute Video Teaching on the 3 Stages of Relaxation
⦿  10 Different Guided Mindfulness Meditations
⦿  5 Sleep Meditations
⦿  10-Day Deep Sleep Course
⦿  31-Day Mindfulness & Positive Psychology Series
⦿  7-Day Anti-Anxiety Coaching Series
⦿  8-Page Mindfulness Starter Pack
⦿  30-Minute Partner Meditation Practice 

Key Details:

The schedule for this retreat can be found below or to the side (depending on which device you’re viewing this on). We will meet on zoom. I understand that different schedules and time zones may make it difficult to attend the sessions live, and that is okay. You do not need to be present in the live sessions to register. All sessions will be recorded and available shortly within 30 minutes of their completion, and they will be yours to keep forever. So, if you’re interested in the content, but are not available, you can register and review the recordings, resources, and bonuses when it’s convenient for you. The retreat will not be available for purchase after it begins. 

This weekend retreat is designed to help you connect to your birthright–the place within you that is calm, spacious, and complete. It will help you unwind your conditioning so you can connect to your deepest strength. 

All you need to do is show up and let the experience work through you.

I’d love to have you there.

Warm wishes,
Cory

Instructor
Cory Muscara
Location
Dates & Schedule

Friday, February 10th:
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET: Opening Session

Saturday, February 11th:
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET: Morning Session

12:30 PM -1:30 PM ET: Ask Me Anything (optional)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET: Afternoon Session

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET: Somatic Release (optional)

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET: Evening Meditation

Sunday, February 12th:

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM ET: Morning Meditation (optional)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET: Morning Session

12:30 PM -1:30 PM ET: Ask Me Anything (optional)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET: Afternoon Session

“Sessions” highlighted in bold will always include a new teaching, new practice, and may also include one or more of the following: guided meditation, conversation with participants, and/or Q&A.

Time blocks in bold also represent the core structure of the retreat. While I would love for you to be present for all of these sessions, I also understand it may not be possible. Know that all sessions will be recorded and available shortly after.

Pricing & Bonuses
Cost: $200

Includes:

  • 12+ Hours of Teaching & Practice
  • Recordings of ALL sessions for future use
  • 20-Minute “Anxiety” Meditation
  • 3 Relaxation Meditations
  • 10 Different Guided Mindfulness Meditations
  • 5 Sleep Meditations
  • COVID19 Self-Care Kit (meditations & practices)
  • 10-Day Deep Sleep Course
  • 30-Minute Video Teaching on the 3 Stages of Relaxation
  • 31-Day Mindfulness & Positive Psychology Series
  • 7-Day Anti-Anxiety Coaching Series
  • 8-Page Mindfulness Starter Pack
  • 30-Minute Partner Meditation Practice

 

Financial Assistance: We understand that people’s finances might be under unique strain at the moment. If you want to attend but genuinely cannot participate because of the price, please reach out at support@practicinghuman.com. We have some partial scholarships and want to help make this happen for you.

Past RetreatIntuitive Guidance
Location: Pre-Recorded
Registration: Click Here
Price: $250

Past RetreatDeep Rest & Relaxation
Location: Pre-Recorded
Registration: Click Here
Price: $250