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Yoga and Meditation for Women of All Ages
Location: Conference Center
Category: Weekend Opportunities
Date: Friday May 5, 2023 through Sunday May 7, 2023
Cost: $240.00
Minimum Deposit: $100.00


7:00 pm May 5 to
12:00 pm May 7, 2023

Yoga and Meditation for Women of All Ages
with Anne Kertz Kernion

Are you looking for some time away to nurture your body and soul? Then this retreat is for you! During this weekend, we will explore several varieties of yoga: Chair, Yin, Restorative, and a hybrid of Iyengar/Hatha yoga. No matter your experience level, you will be able to participate and benefit from the diversity of yoga styles. Modifications will be provided for novices, and extra challenges given for advanced students. In addition, we will learn about and practice several forms of meditation, all of which have been shown to boost our cognitive and physical health. You will leave the weekend rejuvenated, equipped with many tools to continue caring for your body and spirit.

Anne Kertz Kernion has a BS in Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, 1981; an MA in Theology, Duquesne University, 1990; a Certificate in the Science of Happiness, University of California, Berkeley, 2017; Graduate certificate in Positive Psychology, University of Missouri, 2020. Anne is the owner/artist of Cards by Anne, an inspirational greeting card company founded in 1986. Anne's cards, hand-designed in calligraphy and ink, are available online ( and in stores throughout the US, England, and Australia. For fourteen years, Anne taught “Cross-Cultural Understanding of Religious Meaning” at Carlow University; for seven years, she taught courses ranging from Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Nutrition, to World Religions and Ethics at a local community college. Her recent book, “Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body and Soul," was published by Loyola Press in late 2020 and has won numerous awards for the integration of health and spirituality. Her first book, "A Year of Spiritual Companionship" was published by SkyLight Paths in 2016. Currently, Anne is a frequent lecturer and retreat leader, presenting topics that combine neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality to groups across the US and Australia. A former Division 1 athlete, Anne teaches a weekly yoga class and enjoys biking and hiking. She and her husband Jack have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.


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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Additional Information:
(Includes: Program, lodging, and meals from light supper on Friday to lunch on Sunday)
For more information
Phone: 724-964-8886
July 2024
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