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Sampling a Forest Bath

“What is Forest Bathing?” “Do I get to keep my clothes on?” “Will we take a bath outside?” These were the first questions the staff asked when we learned that St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is sponsoring a one-day retreat on July 13 called Forest Bathing with Painting Response. Because we… Read More »

What’s a Retreat Like

“Walking a labyrinth for the first time taught me to trust the path”  Read more of this first-person account of one woman’s life-changing experience while on retreat at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Tina Chambers’s essay, first published by Chapter 16, the website of Humanities Tennessee, can be found here. This retreat will be offered again in September…. Read More »