Exposing Silence: A Retreat to Nourish Your Inner Space

A day of meditation, movement, and rejuvenation. Arrive at the Sanctuary of Hope at 9am for an introduction to the flow of the day. We will then move into silence with a yoga practice and a session on finding a comfortable and steady seated posture. The rest of the day will be seated, walking, and restorative pose meditations and facilitated silent interplay. We will break our silence at 5pm to end of the day with an hour group processing. You will have all the support you need to inquire into the healing power of silence as a practice of attending your inner life.

Bring blankets, cushions, any other props you may need, a beverage container, brown bag lunch, food items you might like to share. We also recommend considering spending the day fasting.

Would you like to sponsor a first responder or veteran in need of support? Add additional $108 to your shopping cart to donate to future sponsored retreats like this one. 

Arrive 9am - Depart 6pm

Sanctuary of Hope Retreat Center

2601 Ridge Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102

DONATION BASED OFFERING ($18-$108 Suggested)

Retreat Hosts

Essie Titus


 a Certified Yoga Therapist with the IAYT, she is an advocate for self-care and self-regulation in the first responder/military community. In addition to duties at the fire station, she currently teaches yoga and mindfulness practices to the  fire academy, police department in KC, at trauma informed teacher trainings nationwide, and for Warriors Ascent, a non-profit organization offering free trauma informed yoga and mindfulness programs to military, first responders, and their communities.


Beth Sarver


a creative thought leader and resilience educator in Kansas City and has been a certified leader of InterPlay for over 5 years.  She is passionate about applying the Body Wisdom principles and tools of InterPlay to create Trauma Sensitive and Resilience Building Culture that fosters mindfulness and social justice in the KC Metro Area.  She folds InterPlay into everything that she does; from youth enrichment programs, to designing a behavioral intervention for one of her students, monthly mini-self-care retreats or guiding first responders to a visceral embodied experience. She demonstrates that play makes learning more effective and InterPlay helps people of all ages to deepen their connection to self and others.

Jayme Sweere

Founder of Stressed Out Humans, a facilitator of workplace integration of the scientifically proven stress management techniques of yoga, movement, and mindfulness. Combining a background as a Yoga Therapist, MBA, and performance trainer to design programming that is a blend of ancient wisdom and modern science. Passionate about supporting organizations of all types in educating their employees on self-regulation tools that are efficient, effective, and applicable in day-to-day life. 


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