May 18 – 20, 2018
Mavens’ Haven, Lucile, ID
Presented by Renée Silvus, Luminaire

Spring in the Salmon River Canyon invites us to re-energize, find fullness, and heal.Haven Spring flowers

To meditate is ‘to bring attention.’ To what? First to our experience breathing in a body, being together, surrounded by an exploding springtime. Then anything can happen. We simply allow, all within the safety of the retreat container and the healing powers of the Haven, River, and Canyon.

We will weave practices from Renée’s recent sabbatical at the Himalayan Institute, yoga immersions in India, and years of gathering wisdom teachings. We begin with the basics~ breathing, posture, and concentration, so beginners are very welcome. We build on the basics with pranayama, mantra, and guided practices. Weather allowing, we may dance, sauna, and walk to ‘bring attention’ with respect, curiosity, and intention to feel presence and heart in movement and with others.

The weekend will be nourished by simple, homemade meals using the stored bounty of the Haven and other local favorites.meditation

Come for a weekend of supported silence if you prefer. You may wish for a blend of silence and shared sessions. You may want to snuggle into a wagon and read, nap, and just be still.

Retreat fee of $190 includes all meals Friday dinner through Monday breakfast.

Please arrive Friday between 4pm and 5pm Mountain Standard Time. We close Sunday afternoon with lunch and Appreciations. We encourage guests to stay through Sunday night to quietly integrate the weekend and enjoy the Haven.

Please copy Retreat Registration Form below, paste to an email, and reply to

To hold your accommodation, please send a $50 deposit to PO Box 2115, McCall, 83638, drop off at Renée’s office on Deinhard Lane, or visit Square storefront link here.

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Sustained and supported silence all weekend
Breathwork and Pranayama
Guided / Visualizations
Tonglen / Compassionate Exchange
Integral Meditation, 3 Faces of Spirit
Devotion / Bhakti / Prayer
Vipassana / Integral Open Inquiry
Concentration / Counting
Intersubjective: Circling, Games
Walking: Contemplative, Conscious, Artist’s
Sacred Sauna
Yoga Asana

Mavens’ Haven Accommodations

Sheep Wagons wagon-interior
$50 per night
Queen bed, solar lanterns, wood heat, & chamber pot.

Main House Bunkroom
$50 per night
Bottom double and top single bunks. Modern bathroom & shower.

Main House Master Suite
$50 per night
Queen Bed with bathroom and shower.

Vintage Airstream
$50 per night
Twin beds in shared housing. Solar lanterns, wood heat, toilet.

Aloha Trailer Double bed
$50 per night
Solar lanterns, chamber pot, propane stove

Aloha Trailer Twin Bed
$25 per night
Solar lanterns, chamber pot, propane stove

$25 a night

About Renée
1. Renee 1st. Edit  -6001Renée brings a blend of perspectives as an educator, therapist, and coach.  She offers courses, retreats, community-building events and celebrations with Luminaire. Her facilitator training is with Authentic World San Francisco and the Integral Center Boulder, bringing an Integral lens to any topic. She recently returned from a 2 month sabbatical that included a month at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA and 2 meditation retreats.  She is currently completing her yoga studies with the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition.  2018 brings her fifth year of offering retreats at the Haven.


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