An Oasis in Time

A Spiritual Retreat with Rabbi Diane Elliot


Co-sponsored by

Hadassah of Baton Rouge

Friday          January 26        6:30-9 pm

Saturday      January 27       10 am-4 pm

Sunday        January 28        10 am-1 pm


Enjoy a weekend of pausing and inner listening, a time of true refreshment for body, soul and mind. As the cares of the week sink into the background of consciousness, we will cultivate the oft-neglected, essential practices of rest, calm, delight and communal enjoyment. People of any or no faith are welcome.


Friday: A shared meal, framed by simple ritual, song and contemplation, will serve as the gateway to an oasis in time, known in Jewish tradition as “Shabbat,” a time of “ceasing” or release.


Saturday: Flow into a full day of nurturance, expressing our deepest soul yearnings through stillness and movement, chanting and silence, shared conversation and art-making.


Sunday: Enjoy an introduction to the ancient Kabbalis-tic practice of counting the Omer. Reading from her recently published-book, This Is the Day, Ha-Yom Yom, Rabbi Elliot will guide participants in exploring qualities of heart and soul.


 3-Day Price $70

Friday Only (includes dinner) $25

Saturday Only $50

Sunday Only $20


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Facilitated by Rabbi Diane Elliot, author of essays and poems, who inspires seekers from a variety of faith traditions to develop spiritual practice through


meditation, movement and nuanced interpretations. With a 25-year career in art and choreography and 40 years in the somatic movement form Body-Mind Center-ing, Rabbi Elliot serves as the Director of Wholly Present.