May 2020
Healing After a Pandemic
Getting Back in Sync with Yourself

Big Sur Retreat
During the current pandemic it has become even more critical for people to learn how to get in touch with themselves when there are no noise. Staying at home is different than staying on a silent retreat; one is still distracted at home. 

But here at New Camaldoli Hermitage you will learn how to release the breath you have been unknowingly holding. You will be able to hear the small voice that has been trying so desperately to reach you all these years. You will finally be in "a place apart" where you can hear yourself think, and your inner wisdom speak. Come stay with us after the pandemic releases its grip on society, as it surely will. We are the perfect place to heal and get back in sync with yourself.

While New Camaldoli Hermitage is temporarily closed down along with most other non-essential public places in California, we welcome you to visit us when we reopen. 

New Camaldoli Hermitage is a community of Benedictine monks whose life is dedicated to contemplation and prayer. They live on a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and offer elegantly simple retreat rooms and cottages for the public to come and "be apart" from the craziness of the world. The Hermitage has been featured in many articles and TV specials, including PBS, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic and others. It was listed as one of the 8 best vacations to relieve stress by Travel and novel author Pico Iyer, who has visited here many times, wrote about one of his visits:  "I was inside a silence that was not an absence of noise so much as the living presence of everything I habitually walked - or sleep-walked - past. When I stepped into the little cell where I was to sleep, I was brought to such a state of attention that the flutter of a blue jay's wings in the garden outside my window stirred me more deeply than a lover's touch."
The monks here support themselves by offering silent retreats to adults, regardless of faith. Here you will experience a silence more profound than the whisper of a heartbeat in the womb. You will be surrounded by breathtaking nature. You will receive all meals, cooked in the hermitage kitchen, as part of your stay. You will, for a short moment of your life, live and experience life and a Higher Power as the monks do.

Out of Balance?
What are You Missing?

Coaching for Life Balance
Is your life during the pandemic missing these elements?

* A sense of balance and groundedness  
* Feeling centered in your heart and intuition and acting from that center 
* A sense of forward movement and positive growth  
* A sense of meaning and purpose for your life

Is this you?

Perhaps you think of yourself as a courageous and confident but right now you feel lost, ungrounded and just can't seem to figure out what to do.

Perhaps you regularly use a whole toolbox of techniques and tools, and perhaps you even teach them to others, but right now not much is working for you and your yoga and meditation just feel off

Perhaps your home was once your sanctuary but now that you are working from home you are feeling scattered and finding it hard to relax and enjoy your sanctuary

Perhaps you have been diving into self development work and love it but are having a hard time putting it all together; you want to really change your life but how, and into what?

There is a Better Way

Balance and grounding arise naturally when you are able to live in mindful choice rather than reaction to the outside world.

Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries allows you to hear your intuition and your heart's messages. 

Acting from that center supports you and creates an environment where everyone in the household can thrive.

When you learn to manage time with meaning then life aligns and you area able to move forward with a sense of positive growth.

Identifying your missing ingredient for success can get you unstuck and start you moving forward.

If this all sounds like things you have already tried, then coaching is definitely for you because there is something that is being overlooked. A coach's outside perspective can help you locate the misalignment.

Get Support

A life coach helps to make visible the invisible. A coach will catch you as you fall in to old ways of being and give you instant feedback, will keep you moving forward by helping you to maintain your inspiration and motivation, will help you navigate your relationships , and will keep you 'woke' and living in choice as you create a life that is truly worth living.

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Visit Dakini Coaching to get the support you need

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