Retreat, Renewal & Self-Care for Activists, Caretakers & Givers

If you consider yourself an activist, a helper, caretaker, giver, deeply spiritual, or you just need to renew your energy, then this self-care retreat is for you!

Retreat at Spring Bird

Activists, caretakers and givers offer so much to others and to the world.  Many of us are drawn to the path of giving because our spiritual paths lead us there. Sometimes, we may forget to care for ourselves. We might find that we feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, frustrated, exhausted and burned-out.

Tools such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, interplay, nature walks and peace circles can revitalize, restore and renew our energy.  Join us as we spend the day in retreat in nature exploring a variety of self-care practices, sharing a meal and playing in the woods.


When, Where, Cost

When: Sunday, May 19th from 9am-5pm

Retreat Location: Spring Bird in the woods of the Fox Valley near Dundee, IL

Retreat Cost: sliding scale, please pay what you can afford: $250-$200-$150-$100 (Paypal will add local taxes)

Price Includes Lunch, Tea & Coffee. Dietary needs will be accommodated

Retreat & Renew

Retreat Presenters

Tameka Walton is yoga instructor with a trauma informed approach.  She is the executive Director and founder of the organization, Restored Hope, whose primary focus is to take pressure off of other single mothers who are struggling while providing after-school programs to young girls on the south and west sides of Chicago. She’s a single mom of four. Motherhood is her ministry and she says that as long as she has breath she will support other moms and help them to be present in the lives of their children and their communities.


Aarti Tejuja has been practicing meditation alongside other spiritual practices for over ten years. She is a Buddhist teacher in the Shambhala tradition, a social activist, a circle keeper, an interplay leader, and the founder of Spiritual Activism, an organization that focuses on bringing spiritual practices to activists. Aarti is also a mentor working with disadvantaged youth in Chicago, particularly in Chicago’s West Side. Aarti lives in Berwyn Illinois with her husband of 3 years, Matt, and 3 playful kitties.