Spring Equinox Arts & Meditation Retreat

Published on March 07, 2024


When: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Where: West Springfield Public Library

200 Park Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Alternate: Online / Zoom, link provided at registration
Who: Dori Dittmer, Life Coach and Artist-Healer

Register: 917-346-0969, or at the Library’s

Adult Desk, 2nd Floor

Other: No experience necessary, will show you how as needed

No cost
All materials provided, or bring your own if you prefer
Look for notices of other Equinox and Solstice Mini-Retreats

The Spring Equinox this year arrives on March 19. Earth’s axis is then perpendicular to the sun, making day and night just about equal. In the northern hemisphere plants emerge from the ground, animals emerge from hibernation, birds return from their southern winter homes, and we humans spend more time outdoors, plant our gardens and become more energized. Symbolically, it’s a time of renewal, rebirth, transition and balance between light and darkness. Many cultures mark this time with celebrations and rituals. Perhaps your own culture or family has a special way of honoring this time.

On Friday, March 22, at the beautiful West Springfield Public Library, we will gather to celebrate this special time of re-awakening. Nature helps us in many significant ways and in this Mini-Retreat we will think about how we humans relate to Nature's changes.

Dori will lead you through some deep breathing and muscle relaxation to awaken your mind and body for a short seasonally relevant guided meditation. This will be followed by a creative response inspired by that experience, such as a drawing, poetry, dance, or music (as the spirit moves you).

Dori will be offering three additional Arts and Meditation Mini-Retreats at this Library: June 21, September 21 and December 14. Attend just one, or a combination of any or all. Please be sure to register.


This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Springfield Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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