About Charlson Meadows Programming
Nature has much to teach us if we are only willing to observe, linger, and listen. Our programs are designed to connect our guests with nature in each glorious season. Following nature’s lead, we focus on different elements of self care throughout the year.
We offer two main types of programs: day events and weekend retreats.
*Due to the limited spaces for our weekend events, we kindly ask that you only register for one per year. You are welcome to check back the week before the event to see if there is space available. Thank you for helping us welcome more guests.
If we want a wholehearted life, we have to be intentional about cultivating sleep, and play and letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self worth."
How beautiful it is to do nothing and rest afterwards."
Nourish your brain, boost your vitality.
In the depth of silence, we hear the irresistible call of Life. Unknown
Silence sets us free. Emotional upsets, to do lists, and worries melt under its calming gaze. We remember who we are. We give up choosing productivity over ease, or judging ourselves daily by how much we have or have not accomplished. Unplug from your daily habits and plug into silence—a silence that fosters the art of non-doing. Silence and non-doing skills can nourish you for the remainder of your life.
- Explore different types of silence and their gifts.
- Discover why silence nourishes your brain.
- Cultivate non-doing skills.
- Boost your vitality.
Please bring lunch and a beverage. We do have a refrigerator for your use and a kitchenette with coffee and tea available. Dress comfortably. Silent times along with brief facilitated conversations to open and close the day.
Facilitated by Nicole Rasmussen
“Today walking the labyrinth slowed my head down. I want to take time to be SILENT in such a way that I don’t have to schedule it—it becomes part of my life.” Guest
I am going home with skills, e.g. slowing down, observing, enjoying flowers, and knowing flowers have something to tell you. Guest
Silence Weekend Retreat
January 28th - 30th, 2022
Friday 4 pm-Sunday 12 pm
Day of Silence
Wednesday, March 17, 2022
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Self Guided Reflected Walks
The gates to Charlson Meadows are opening for private time on the land. Explore solo or bring a friend for a walk on the trails through the woods.
Meet at the chalet to collect a map with guided reflection questions and optional activities and finish up with beverages around the fire.
Dress for the outdoors.
Guided tours of the Lake House are available upon request.
As the weather changes, we will add snow shoes and kick sleds to the fun!
Allow nature's peace to flow into as sunshine flows into trees.
Reflective Walk in the Woods
Each two-hour time slot is limited to 10 guests to offer space for more private reflection.
Select preferred date and time:
Monday, February 7, 2022
Monday, February 7th, 2022
Monday, February 7th, 2022
Monday, March 7th, 2022
Monday, April 11th, 2022
Join us as we document the variety of bees at Charlson Meadows. We will be using the iNaturalist app found in your preferred app store. (Consider experimenting with it before you arrive.) During each session, we will walk through the land capturing pictures and details to send to a national registry for bees to be used for research.
This informal event lead by Renee, our Resident Caretaker.
Check back summer of 2022 for more special events.