Pair of mindfulness workshops at Dove Creek Hall

Victoria storyteller Margo McLoughlin returns to the Comox Valley for two events this weekend.

Victoria storyteller Margo McLoughlin returns to the Comox Valley for two events this weekend.

Embodiment and Awakening: A Day of Mindfulness Practice will take place on Friday, April 29 and Mindfulness and the Creative Life follows on Saturday, April 30, from 1 – 5 p.m. Both events will take place at the Dove Creek Hall.

McLoughlin has been leading mindfulness retreats in the Valley for a number of years. Most recently, she offered two workshops in conjunction with the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s exhibition Meeting the Ground, Renée Poisson’s multi-media exploration of aging and death.

“What moved me so much about this exhibit was the opportunity it offered to the community to reflect on what it means to grow older, to lose one’s balance, and encounter one’s own mortality,” said McLoughlin. “My aim in offering both a retreat and a workshop is to invite participants to investigate – through mindfulness practice and through creative reflection – the art of living in a body that is in a constant process of change. The unreliability of our physical life is challenging, but can also be a source of creative engagement.”

Registration for the retreat is $25, or by donation – likewise for the workshop. For more information about these two events, visit margostoryteller.net. To register for the retreat or the workshop, please send an e-mail to Margo at margostoryteller@gmail.com, or call 1-250-388-0143.

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