February 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women
Ignatian Yoga is a collaborative ministry of Jesuits and lay people that integrates the spirituality of St. Ignatius and the practices of yoga and meditation. Ignatian Yoga invites participants to reflect on God’s presence in their life experiences, connecting mind, body, and spirit with a diverse array of old and new practices. The retreat will offer an explanation and experience of Ignatian spirituality and yoga.
The Ignatian Yoga retreat will include five Ignatian Yoga sessions: Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. Sessions include a talk from one of the teachers, a yoga class (varying styles), quiet reflection, and group sharing. Mass and reconciliation will be offered. There will also be some leisure and social time built into the weekend. Bring your own yoga mat. Any yoga props you prefer - strap, block, pillow, blanket - are all optional. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Groups Attending: Individuals, Meet Me in the Silence
Bobby Karle is a Jesuit from the Midwest Province and the founder of Ignatian Yoga. He began practicing yoga in 2009, in between serving as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize and entering the Jesuits in 2010. He is a 500-hour yoga teacher, has a Masters degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, and Bachelors degree in Anthropology from DePaul University.
Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ is a member of Bellarmine’s resident staff. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and a Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL. He is the founder of Charis Ministries, the Jesuit retreat ministry for outreach to young adults in their twenties and thirties and has trained spiritual directors at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. A prolific writer and speaker, Fr. Michael has published books on prayer and the sacraments with Franciscan Media, Paulist Press, and Liturgical Training Publications. His latest book, What’s Your Decision? is published by Loyola Press.