Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by intentionally paying attention to the present moment  in an open, caring and non-judgmental way.  It teaches us how to be still in the midst of life’s storms and to awaken to the abundance of each moment.  Blue Willow Retreats offers weekend and day retreats focusing on the principles and practice of mindfulness for Stress-Reduction through art-making and nature.  These retreats offer an environment that invites you to enter into a deeper awareness of yourself and your life.  Using art, nature and mindfulness practices you will learn to access your "right brain", the  source of creativity and deep compassion, and be empowered  to build personal resiliency by maintaining a more balanced life. 


                        "Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough" ~ Emily Dickenson