Return to Eden
An In-Person Tai Ji Retreat
Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6
Retreat Theme Contemplative experience and return to intimacy with God, as intended in the Garden of Eden. Jesus became the incarnation of Christ in the world to return humanity and creation to the intimate walking with Divine just as in the cool evening in the Garden of Eden. Through contemplative methods of Movement Meditation Prayer Stillness of The Unity Praxis, participants experience trust and openness and release guilt and shame, in transformation of Body, Mind and Spirit. Learn simple techniques of Bodymindfulness, that enhance self- discovery, discernment, and transformation. Teaching and practice include walking meditation, stand like a tree meditation, embodied prayer, and a guided meditation, to meet Jesus the Christ in the garden of Eden. Explore the vulnerabilities and innocence of Eden, the return of prodigal children, and clothing ourselves in the Way of Christ.”
Presenter Bio Mathew Francis is the founder of Unity Praxis bringing synergies of 40 years dedicated to Christian Discipleship and Tai Ji practice. Mathew guides people to deeper experience of life through faith, practice, and business. He shares learnings from his personal spiritual journey balancing work, life and family through wisdom of Eastern and Western traditions. Mathew is currently President of Pacific Rim Advisory Group, a Business Strategy & Development and Family Succession firm. Mathew lives in the Central Valley of California, married to his lovely bride Elizabeth, and finds his identity as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, and wayfarer on the Path.