All Day Retreats

A Day of Mindfulness

with Maureen Lauer-Gatta and Dena Deluco

The Challenge

Our world is in turmoil. War, outrage, political polarity, terrorism... the list can seem endless. There are over 7 billion people on our planet. Most sleepwalk through life, unaware of the gift the Present Moment brings. Our minds have been conditioned to: Relive and regret the past over and over again, Suffer because the parts of our lives we love – people, youth, vibrance, etc.– have faded or gone away. Worry about the future, try endlessly to find happiness, success and self-worth, push away negative thoughts, only to have them cycle back more powerfully than before.

The Solution

What about those who roll with what life brings... who are calm in the midst of chaos? What magical gifts do they possess? How do you remain grounded and collected in such challenging times?

Enter - The Present Moment

In A Day of Mindfulness, we will explore and apply such practices as: sitting quietly, following our breath, walking meditation, relaxing our body and mind, eating mindful, and practicing easy yoga. Each time you uncover the peace within you’ it becomes more natural to access. The tools and practices you learn in our precious time together will easily integrate into your daily life.

Event details

Registration due by February 27, 201

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Maureen has a knack for creating a comfortable, calming atmosphere for people to heal and grow whether it is through yoga, workshops, retreats or drum circles she facilitates. She has been practicing yoga since 1999, teaching since 2003 and training yoga teachers since 2005.

Dena is certified as a Hypnotherapist and an NLP Life Coach (Neuro-LinguisticProgramming). She is also a Hypnotist Trainer (International Hypnosis Federation).


If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so.

You may:

• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of this page

• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member of our friendly staff

• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center

2067 Evergreen Road

P.O. Box 424

Villa Maria, PA 16155

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