Upcoming Retreats

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
~ Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
Becoming Wise book cover

Winter Book Group – Facilitated by Sister Lois Barton and Cheryl Lyon

Becoming Wise
(Sponsored by the Sophia Center for Spirituality)

From the book jacket:  

In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.

Book:  Becoming Wise:  An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippett (available on Amazon.com and BN.com;
if possible, please get the book and read through the end of the Chapter One before the first meeting).

Dates:  January 27th, February 10th and 24th, March 10th and 24th, April 7th and 21st

Time:  Noon-1:30pm OR 6:30-8:00pm (choose one)

Facilitators:  Sister Lois Barton, CSJ and Cheryl Lyon, CPC

Suggested Donation*:  $70 for the series (or what you can afford)

Place:  Virtual meetings via Zoom  (Zoom link will be provided upon registration)

Register by January 24th:  Call or text Cheryl Lyon at (607) 316-8382 or e-mail cheryl [at] wingedlifecoaching.com 
Limit of 12 so register soon! 

* Donations may be made online or by check, and you may donate in installments if you wish – see http://www.thesophiacenterforspirituality.org/donate.html

Morning Workshop (by Zoom), facilitated by Cheryl Lyon

Coming Home to Yourself
(a SUNY Broome continuing education class)

January 30, 2021, 9am-noon Eastern time (not on Zoom the entire time, see FAQs below)

Is it possible to maintain a sense of inner peace in this divided and conflicted world?  How can we stay connected to our best selves when we are pulled in so many different directions?  How do we deal with the constant distractions of 24/7 news, other people’s demands on us, and our own inner conflicts and anxieties?  How can we find time for deeper connection, and even (gasp!) fun – when our to-do lists are so long and our concerns so many?

 

In this highly interactive morning workshop/retreat, Spiritual Director and Life Coach Cheryl Lyon will lead a variety of fun and interactive exercises and offer ideas to help you “come home to yourself” and find – or return to – a greater sense of clarity, purpose and peace.    You’ll learn – or remember – techniques to help you clear your mind, quiet your nervous system, and focus on what you really want, and you’ll leave with practical tools you can use to stay connected to your best self amid the blocks and challenges of your everyday life. 

We’ll look at ways to:

    • Offload stress and replenish when you start to feel depleted
    • Get more clear about your priorities so you can stop arguing with yourself
    • Express more of your true self as you go about your daily life
    • Tap into your own inner wisdom (yes, it’s there!)
    • Discern what is yours to do – and what is not

Come with an open mind, prepared to participate and share your experience.  Note, however, that there will be no forced sharing. 

A note about meeting by Zoom:  You may be concerned about the length of this Zoom gathering.  Let’s face it, long Zoom meetings can be exhausting!  But in this interactive workshop, we’ll keep it moving with short periods of presentation, discussion, activities and exercises, broken up with mini-breaks and  periods of individual reflection. 

Class Fee:  $39

Click here to register at SUNY Broome.  Limit of 15, so register soon!

Morning Workshop (by Zoom), facilitated by Cheryl Lyon

Coming Home to Yourself
(a SUNY Broome continuing education class)

Is it possible to maintain a sense of inner peace in this divided and conflicted world?  How can we stay connected to our best selves when we are pulled in so many different directions?  How do we deal with the constant distractions of 24/7 news, other people’s demands on us, and our own inner conflicts and anxieties?  How can we find time for deeper connection, and even (gasp!) fun – when our to-do lists are so long and our concerns so many?

 

In this highly interactive morning workshop/retreat, Spiritual Director and Life Coach Cheryl Lyon will lead a variety of fun and interactive exercises and offer ideas to help you “come home to yourself” and find – or return to – a greater sense of clarity, purpose and peace.    You’ll learn – or remember – techniques to help you clear your mind, quiet your nervous system, and focus on what you really want, and you’ll leave with practical tools you can use to stay connected to your best self amid the blocks and challenges of your everyday life. 

 

We’ll look at ways to:

 

  • Offload stress and replenish when you start to feel depleted
  • Get more clear about your priorities so you can stop arguing with yourself
  • Express more of your true self as you go about your daily life
  • Tap into your own inner wisdom (yes, it’s there!)
  • Discern what is yours to do – and what is not

 

Come with an open mind, prepared to participate and share your experience.  Note, however, that there will be no forced sharing. 

 

A note about meeting by Zoom:  You may be concerned about the length of this Zoom gathering.  Let’s face it, long Zoom meetings can be exhausting!  But in this interactive workshop, we’ll keep it moving with short periods of presentation, discussion, activities and exercises, broken up with mini-breaks and  periods of individual reflection. 

Class Fee: $39

Contact Cheryl to be notified when registration opens.  The Zoom link and workshop materials will be e-mailed to you a few days in advance of the workshop. Limit of 15, so register soon!

Calibrating Your Inner Compass: Wisdom from the 1500s
(by Zoom)

(a SUNY Broome continuing education class)

February 22, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

What can a Spanish soldier turned monk from the 1500s possibly teach us about life in the 21st century? Turns out, plenty.  Far from being irrelevant, the teachings of Ignatius of Loyola provide tools for living that still apply today to seekers from all traditions.

While the language Ignatius used may be somewhat out of date and his religious beliefs may or may not match yours, the concepts he set forth for discernment are timeless. Whether you think of discernment a way to “tap into your inner wisdom,” “follow the will of God,” or “live your purpose,” the ideas and exercises Ignatius set forth can help you fine-tune your inner compass so that you can make better choices and live with a greater sense of clarity, purpose, and peace.

Join spiritual director and life coach Cheryl Lyon in exploring how wisdom from the 1500s might help you live more with more joy and purpose day by day and give you greater confidence when making life-changing decisions. Several discernment tools and frameworks will be presented, and we will experiment with applying them to our own lives and situations. There will be opportunities to share experience, but no forced sharing.

Class Fee:  $24 

Click here to register at SUNY Broome.

Engage Cheryl for your Group

1/2 hour to whole day talks, workshops, worship services and retreats can be tailored to your group.  Events may be in person or by Zoom.  These may include presentations for business and womens groups; Quiet Day Retreats for churches or spiritual organizations; and Clergy or Lay Retreats.  I especially love to lead contemplative and quiet day retreats for groups of 5-25. 

Popular topics include Discernment, Mindfulness, Spiritual Practices/Ways of Praying, and God’s Timing/Perfect Timing and Tending the Garden of the Soul.  See the listing of past events for additional sample topics. 

I am located in Central New York near Binghamton, but happy to travel for your group. 

Contact Me to discuss your needs.  References are available on request.