Beyond the Five Senses: A Mindful Exploration of Physical Awareness | Mar. 15-17, 2024

Mar 15th, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
- Mar 17th, 2024 @ 12:00 PM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

Beyond the Five Senses: A Mindful Exploration of Physical Awareness

Weekend Retreat

Our capacity for sensory exploration goes far beyond the classic five senses. This weekend retreat will explore a deep connection to your physical body through enhanced awareness that turns your sensing capacity inwards. Learn about your nervous system’s vast capacity for physical and physiological awareness through the subtle senses of proprioception, interoception and differentiation, processes that often operate below our level of consciousness. Through gentle yoga, breathwork and mindfulness meditation with visualization you will cultivate greater and more distinct awareness of the wonder of our physical being and its intricate connection to our energetic, mental and spiritual beings.

Your instructors, Becca Impello and Kim Drye of HereNowYoga, have been leading retreats and yoga trainings together since 2016. Becca has been a physical therapist and yoga instructor for over 20 years in her hometown of Birmingham, AL and Kim is an experienced yoga teacher with a studio in West Asheville, NC. They will lead and assist you in yoga practices designed to observe and connect to the body through movement, detecting change and deep sensation in the joints, muscles and fascia. Breathwork, the gradual manipulation of pattern, depth and speed, will create energy shifts and reveal a range of nervous system responses. Becca and Kim will also guide you through mindful meditations and visualizations that help you tap into the inner workings of the body’s physiology enabling a greater sense of health and wellbeing. All these practices can be explored with individual variations and are accessible to anyone who can get up and down from the floor using a chair as needed.

*Roommates/Couples, contact Reservations directly for roommate discounts.

Financial Assistance Available:

St. Mary’s Sewanee Retreat Center wants anyone who is seeking spiritual transformation here to be allowed that opportunity. If you find it difficult to afford a program, please, contact Reservations for information about financial assistance.

Due to the generous donations of some St. Mary’s Sewanee supporters, there are limited scholarships available and applicable to any sponsored event.

To apply, contact or 931-598-5342 and request an application.

All are welcome here to find Rest, Renewal and Reconnection.


*A minimum registration is required for retreats to take place. If the program does not meet the minimum registration within 2 weeks of the event, there is the possibility of cancellation. If SMS cancels a retreat for any reason, any registered guest will receive a full refund of all payments.


Deposit & Cancellation Policies:
A $100 non-transferable deposit is required to confirm your registration for an event. It can be fully refunded if cancelled within three (3) days of booking. The remaining balance is due seven (7) days prior to arrival. The credit card on file will automatically be charged the balance unless other payment arrangements have been made.
There are no refunds within 7 days of the event date and payments are non-transferrable.
If you are registering online, payment in full is required at the time of registration. If you prefer to only make the $100 deposit, please register by calling us at 931-598-5342.


Select Lodging Options (choose one lodging space per booking)

Ticket Type Price Spaces
St. Mary's Hall Package
Lodging dorm style, private rooms, shared bathrooms, meals, program fees included
Commuter Package
No lodging, meals, program fees & materials included

Registration Information

Booking Summary

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