2017 Retreats...


Online Body Mapping Retreat via Zoom

Monday, August 21, 2017, 9am-3:30pm.

To register, email scheduling@equippinglydia.org with your request to attend.

Participants will be led through the process of Body Mapping Prayer with brief instruction, a guided prayer experience and time for processing in the afternoon.   

What Is Body Mapping Prayer? Body mapping prayer is a contemplative practice Laura Baber explored during a season of deep trauma recovery.  Body Mapping originated with Jane Solomon, a South African artist.  Her work had been used to help women with HIV tell their stories of suffering as part of a healing journey for their families.  Social workers in Canada further adapted Body Mapping in a project of healing story telling for immigrant workers.   ​As Laura Baber read about Body Mapping, she realized it could be a form of prayer and  spent months exploring it as a way of restoration in her own life. Laura has shared her story of healing with others, and many have asked to learn this way of prayer. This retreat emerged as a result. ​

​Space is open to a limited number of individuals on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Laura will guide participants through the process of Body Mapping Prayer with brief instruction, a guided prayer experience, and time for processing in the afternoon.  Please understand that much more time will be needed for retreatants to practice and process this way of prayer after the day of the retreat.

Those who register will need:
~a computer (not phone/ipad) with a strong connection to the internet and a web cam set up, 
~ a quiet and undisturbed location for the entire day,
~ ​sketch pad and colorful drawing supplies
~ it is highly recommended that participants plan time with a counselor or spiritual director soon after the retreat to continue to process what emerges.

Registrants will receive an email with a link to the Zoom room in which are online Body Mapping Retreat will take place.  You do not need to create a Zoom account, however we ask that you join the Zoom room ten minutes prior to our retreat beginning.  Equipping Lydia does not charge set fees for our retreats. A donation of $75-$100 is recommended. Please earmark your gift, "Body Mapping Retreat."  If you have any questions, let us know at info@equippinglydia.org.

Spiritual Refreshment Retreats 
Do you long to make space, away from the busyness of life, to hear God's voice more clearly? People of  faith who may feel weary, dry, or depleted, this is a gentle day with much freedom in a beautiful setting. It is perfect for “first time” retreatants. Individuals are welcome, as are small groups or clusters of co-workers and friends. These retreats are especially helpful for those in caregiving roles or on the front lines of Kingdom ministries in their homes, communities, churches, and in the world.  All are welcome to participate in this time of renewal through retreat.

What to expect:
9am – 3pm Experience guided times of quiet, solitude, prayer, worship, study of Scripture, and fellowship.
3pm – 5pm As the Spirit leads… during this time some will need to return home while others are welcome to stay and continue in fellowship, reflection, or receive personal prayer ministry.


Our next Refreshment retreat is:

Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-5pm at "A Quiet Place" Retreat center...to sign up click the link below:



Be Still Morning Retreat

These spiritual renewal retreats will guide guests in experiences of quiet renewal.  This is a morning retreat, being held at "The Sanctuary" in downtown Wilmore from 9am-noon.  Individuals or small groups are welcome

Sat, Apr 29 2017
9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What to Expect: 9 a.m. - 9:30 Gather & Settle, 9:30 -12:00 p.m. Guided times as we cease and rest in prayer and Scripture. 12:00pm, you are dismissed, but feel free to plan to enjoy lunch afterward with any folks you may know in the group.






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