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FULL DAY RETREAT, LIVING AUTHENTICALLY: A Day of Meditation, Reflection, and Gentle Conversation

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You are invited to join Rev. Jude Smith to explore the joy of awakening that results when engaging in a variety of practices designed to allow you to evoke and sustain that which is naturally yours.

This day has been designed as a gift for your soul. Through a variety of experiences, this retreat is meant to bring you strength, fill you with light, and leave you with a clarity about living life as a greater reflection of who you really are.

This retreat will explore:

• Who you are

• Living life more effortlessly

• Experiencing more love, peace & joy

• The power of spiritual community

• Tools and techniques to turn the day’s insights into fulfilling life practice.

This retreat is suitable for those experienced with meditation, as well as those exploring meditation for the first time. The only requirement is to bring a spirit desiring to be soothed.


What others are saying: 

“Jude Smith is one of the most kind-hearted, loving teachers I have ever worked with. Her open heart allows her students to be held in a sacred space of trust for self, classmates and teacher.” 

“Jude's in-depth understanding, knowledge and experience with this work, along with her guidance, brought me to a new level of understanding of the depths of this work, which has now become a big part of my life and my practice.” 

“Jude holds a tight container for us to safely learn and explore. She masterfully models many of the skills we are asked to develop in ourselves. The course is very well organized, and is designed to rapidly bring participants to a level of competence.” 


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JUDE SMITH is an Interfaith Minister, spiritual teacher, and energy healer. A teacher at heart, she sees the commonality of the world's spiritual and wisdom traditions, and her passion is to lead others to their fullest experience of self-expression, as she supports them in discovering their own spiritual paths, languages, and understandings. 
Jude is the Executive Director of the CENTER FOR AUTHENTIC LIVING, an organization committed to reminding people who they are, and to providing the tools to live from that higher place. Jude regularly facilitates private and group programs geared towards spiritual awakening.  Jude is also an active ceremonies officiant, crafting customized ceremonies that capture life's transitions in ways that are sacred, elegant, meaningful and transformative. 
Jude holds degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from SUNY Albany, a Masters Degree  in Education from Pace University, and received her ministerial training at the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Jude is a certified Crystal Dreaming shaman, practitioner and teacher, personally trained by founder Raym Richards in advanced healing techniques, shamanic journeying, and past life regression, and regularly travels throughout the US and Canada teaching her work.  Jude is also an Ignite Your Spirit (IYS) Therapist, a sophisticated Reiki-like modality, bringing over 400 hours of supervised clinical experience to her work. 
Jude is motivated by her yearning to know more and a thirst for living life fully, followed by a desire to then share what she has learned - in ways that are experienced, not just understood. Jude is deeply moved by the strength and beauty of her students, and her desire is for others to see themselves through her eyes.. 

Earlier Event: April 5
Yin Yoga & Core with Julie
Later Event: April 7
Morning Vinyasa