Relax Restore Renew


Relax - Restore – Renew.

Part 1 in SHIP’s ARTS & HEALING Trilogy Series 
SEPTEMBER 8th 10am - 6pm

Presented by A SHIP IN THE WOODS with special guests Julie Potiker and Micole Noble

Mindfulness Retreat Fundraiser for the Living Classroom Project at A SHIP IN THE WOODS!

Participate in a regenerative mindfulness meditation retreat created to revitalize, rejuvenate, and restore the body mind and soul…Due to public demand this expanded day-long retreat is dedicated to breathing new vitality into life with renewed commitment and blueprint for intentional living and self-care.

Join experts Julie Potiker and Micole Noble who are generously donating their time to support The Ship’s Living Classroom Project. This proven outreach program combines cultural and natural science content with art and food infused with outdoor exploration and nature discovery activities. This program is designed to expand the practices of sharing food, reducing food waste and creating greater connection with the land and waters we depend on. The program will focus first on outreach serving the local Kumeyaay tribal communities employing and emphasizing the values of culinary arts and cooking practices to enhance public awareness of food sovereignty. Food Sovereignty is the right of people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and the right to define their own food and agriculture systems. Food sovereignty begins with mindfulness and re-establishing a sacred relationship with food and an interdependent relationship with the planet.

THE GOAL of the retreat is to raise money for this worthy and unique program while learning how to tune into a sustainable and enhanced relationship with nature, ourselves and the community around us. Weaving together the teachings of mindfulness, self-compassion practice, primordial sound meditation and gentle yoga, the participants will experience new ways of healing themselves. During this retreat we will connect with Mother Earth and Father Sky, as well as food, focusing deeply on how we are connected to our surroundings and our internal human landscape.

THE LOCATION of the retreat is perfectly suited for a day of stillness. It is located on two acres of lush botanical oasis with a natural stream and wandering footpaths. It is here that the participants will learn how to manifest wellness for all, and carry these practices into their daily lives with greater stillness and awareness.


$149.00 GA (limited quantity) - Includes Special Lunch and evening “sound bath” performance.


* SHIP will also offer three full and two partial scholarships for women. If you’d like to donate extra or purchase a guest ticket to enable and help another woman in need attend please contact us or simply add an amount to ticket purchase and we will send you a confirmation of your ticket and any donation.

Our special guest trainers:

Mindful Methods Retreat Workshop with Julie Potiker

It’s your time to find your balance, take a break from your daily routine and receive a deep dose of the self-care you deserve. The proven secret to being more effective and living a happier, healthier life is to slow down and learn Mindful Method tools like mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion practice, gratitude and happiness practice. Experience these evidence-based techniques in an intimate retreat setting with Mindfulness expert Julie Potiker. Learn tools to calm your busy mind and live better.

Julie Potiker

Mindfulness expert and author, Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She went on to become trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion, and completed the Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course with Rick Hanson. Now, she shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life trainings and her new book: “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” For more information,

Be Peaceful– Primordial Sound Meditation with Micole Noble

It’s time to get your mediation on…learn to meditate using a mantra as a tool to quiet down the mind so that we can allow our bodies to do what they know how to do – HEAL themselves. You will walk away knowing how to create a space in your day for YOU!

Be Moved – Gentle Yoga with Micole

Yoga is a sister science to meditation and the postures help to prepare us for sitting in meditation for periods of time. We will practice gentle yoga postures and learn to use our breath to help settle the mind, relax the body, and connect to our Spirit.

Micole Noble

Micole Noble is a Chopra Center certified Vedic Educator, life coach, and meditation and yoga teacher. Her commitment and passion to health and wellness, along with her practical nature and corporate background, provides her with a unique set of tools to help individuals reach their career and life goals. You can learn more about Micole at

A SHIP IN THE WOODS: Based in San Diego, the 2-acre SHIP Oasis is docked in a lush wooded oak grove with nature trails, gardens, trees and two bridges crossing a year-round stream. Our programs emphasize health and wellbeing, intercultural understanding and social responsibility as well as our interdependence with the natural world, and each other. We serve Southern California and the San Diego/Baja region.

It is a multidisciplinary arts residency center and networking hub dedicated to supporting the creative community. The SHIPs mission is to enhance public understanding of the creative process through cultural art investigations, journeys, and interactive presentations exploring science, sustainability, culture, music, food, nature and our own perceptions.

Parking for Event

298 East Via Rancho Parkway (the east end of the Westfield North County Mall Escondido across from On The Border Cantina) * Look for the Red Balloon. The shuttle will pick up at 9:15 and every 10 minutes until 9:45 am, and return guests in the evening.