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Mindfulness under the Stars with Nancy Hathaway & John Meader  

August 27-30, 2022 
Single Occupancy: $1,090.50
Double Occupancy: $959.70
Prices are per person and include tuition, lodging, all meals (sample menu), and boat transportation to the Light Station from our mainland base. An additional 9% Maine state lodging tax will be charged on the meals and lodging portion of the fee.

Registration: sign up with the online registration form.
If you are unable to sign up online, please find the printable PDF form here.

Mindful Relaxation under the Stars

Yoga, Meditation, Stress Relief, Stargazing, Relaxation

Relax and refresh your mind and body through meditation, mindful movement, stress reduction, healthy nutrition and stargazing. This program will teach a unique focus on wellness allowing you to learn methods of integrating healthy habits and mindfulness into everyday life.

Sessions will include mindfulness practices, lectures and discussions.

Wake up with the sunrise for optional stretching and meditation or lounge in bed listening the sounds of the sea, your choice. Evening sessions will be held before viewing the stars over the ocean. The beauty of being away from the mainland will become evident in seeing the stars without light pollution. Whitehead offers some of the darkest skies east of the Mississippi.

Ample time will be available for relaxing walks, reading or solo meditation outside in nature. Meals including local organic products will be enjoyed outdoors or in the restored former light keepers quarters.

One evening will of course include a lobster feed (vegan option) cooked and enjoyed outside with the open fire on the rocks beside the ocean.

Instructor Profiles: Nancy Hathaway & John Meader

For more than 25 years, Nancy Hathaway has taught Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programs to healthcare professionals, educators, students and business leaders in universities, medical centers, parent groups, grammar schools and businesses in the United States and abroad. She trained and worked directly with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of MA Medical Center. As a Zen teacher she has led workshops and retreats for 40 years. Her training began almost 50 years ago in Kopan Monastery in the Himalayas, and since that time she has studied extensively with Asian and Western teachers in Zen, Thervada, and Tibetan traditions. She lived and trained in a Zen temple for five years with her young family. Presently she is part-time faculty at the University of Southern Maine, and an instructor at Colby College's JanPlan and has a private therapy practice. A licensed psychotherapist, she holds degrees in education and psychology. She is passionate about saving Maine's starry night sky and is President and Founder of Dark Sky Maine.

For more information about Nancy, her practice and credentials, visit http://nancyhathaway.com/

John Meader is the owner/director of Northern Stars Planetarium, a portable planetarium and freelance astronomy education business. Traveling to schools and libraries across Maine, he shares the skies with more than 16,000 students per year. John founded Northern Stars in 1987 after working at the planetariums at the University of Maine in Orono from 1979-83, and the Francis Malcolm Science Center in Easton, Maine from 1983-1988.

John is a founding member, vice president, and secretary for Dark Sky Maine, a non-profit that promotes Maine's dark sky heritage. He is on the board of the Friends of the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine. He is a fellow of both the International Planetarium Society and the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society. John is a Registered Maine Guide, an avid canoeist, and was an organizer for the annual Maine Canoe Symposium 1995-2019 and continues there as an instructor and staff photographer.

John is also an avid photographer. His works can be viewed and purchased at john-meader.pixels.com. He has shown his work in more than 20 photography shows and has been a staff photographer for the Maine International Film Festival since 2017. He explores his art in various ways at welosartsandsciences.com

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