Retreat offers path to life in balance – Story & Song

Story & Song
Press Release
By Mark Kaufman
October 21, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro will host “Life in Balance: An Afternoon Retreat for Calm, Courage, Hope and Joy”, a half-day retreat lead by five regional wellness practitioners on Sunday, October 27 from 12:30 to 5 pm.

The program is designed to help you use modern practices to manage stress, focus the mind, access the heart and transform your life. Many of us have looked for answers in our heads all of our lives. This program is designed to help discover what your heart can teach you.

Yoga instructor Colette Carroll (L), and Brenda Kayne, wellness coach, will appear at Story & Song, October 27.

The afternoon offers teachings, meditations, readings, and live music in the art gallery and event space at Story & Song. The retreat is co-created and facilitated by Valerie Brandt, former Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, Reiki II practitioner, certified Advanced Yoga Nidra Instructor and singing bowls musician; Colette Carroll is a yoga teacher and therapist and integral breath facilitator; Julie Dobinski holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches; Brenda C. Kayne is a Yogapod Flow Instructor and musician; Stacie Perron-Smith holds an MBA and is a Business and Personal Leadership Consultant. Munsell McPhillips will perform harp music.

Registration is $75 per person and includes the program, journal and refreshments.
For more information and to register, visit Story & Song online at or call 904/601-2118.