October 17, 2012 4:12 PM Subscribe
What is the best workshop or retreat you’ve experienced?
posted by susanvance to health & fitness (6 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I’d love creative ideas for life-changing workshops or retreats that would help me develop a new skill or way of looking at the world. Meditation and yoga are frequently recommended for this (and wonderful in their own right), but what else is out there? I’m especially thinking along the lines of something creative (art, dance, theater, etc), but practical is great too.
I’d like it to be relatively structured, but am open to anything that would be friendly to a beginner. It also doesn’t necessarily have to be a workshop – for example, I had an amazing time once on a weekend mushroom foray, where dozens of people were delighted to unofficially show me the ropes. I think my only caveat is that spirituality is not really my thing, though something from an interfaith-oriented perspective might be okay.
I’m particularly interested in anything located in/around the Northeast U.S., but location is not a dealbreaker at all. If you have specific recommendations, all the better - thanks! If it matters, I'm a 30 yo female.