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Creative Play to Nourish the Soul—A creative silent retreat

September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” – Mark 6:31

Come spend a weekend at Sister Eveleen Retreat House for a creative and contemplative silent retreat led by Glenda Joy. We’ll be working with the mediums of texture, colour, and movement to reflect and envision the seasons of our life and how they inform and shape our world. This weekend will be a time of sabbath, a space where you can explore your spiritual journey away from the busyness of everyday life. Take a moment to stop and be refreshed in a peaceful setting with nutritious food, sweeping vistas, and walking tracks. The retreat includes a rhythm of contemplative prayer. Full silence will be kept for most of the retreat to assist in the contemplation and inward process, with optional sharing during creative group time.

Date: Friday, Sep 22, 7 pm-Sunday, Sep 24, 1 Cost: $330 (if you’d like to come but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist)LocationSister Eveleen Retreat House, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New ZealandTo register: Please follow this link or visit our website If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact SERH: (ph) 022 563 6879 (e)

About the facilitator:

Glenda Joy is a registered counselor who has been working with people of all ages and backgrounds for over 20 years. She has trained in several experimental modalities and brings creativity, mindfulness, and body awareness into her work. Glenda uses simple tools in a supportive environment to help clients find hopeful insights and reflections as they connect with themselves and the deeper themes of life. She encourages everyone to find a sense of playfulness and new ways of enjoyment in life.


September 22 @ 8:00 am
September 24 @ 5:00 pm


Sister Eveleen Retreat House


Sister Eveleen Retreat House
6 Whitewash Head Road
Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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