Self Kindness Retreat

Self Kindness Retreat

Regular price $45.00 Sale

It's time to take care of you!

Friend, you deserve a break! Join me for this special mini retreat where we'll reflect, refresh, and discover how we can be kind to ourselves in simple, practical ways.

This is the perfect opportunity to reset and refresh. I don't know how your year is going, but I've talked to so many people who have shared they feel tired and busy, and they need a minute to hear themselves think! The beautiful thing is that when you take a break to find some inner quiet, to reflect, and to rest and restore, you can show up as a healthier, more whole you. And that positively impacts every role in your life: coworker, boss, parent, grandparent, partner, etc.

This 90-minute workshop will use yoga, meditation, self-reflection, and more to help us care for ourselves. You'll enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break and leave feeling lighter and more at peace. You'll also connect with other like-minded people in a safe, supportive environment.

Join us Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at The Perch for this in-person workshop!

We'll be engaging restorative yoga (gentle, passive, restful poses), so you're invited to wear comfortable clothing you can move around in. The yoga will be gentle and accessible to all. If you have a yoga mat, you're encouraged to bring it. You'll have the opportunity to take off your shoes for the yoga portion, so please plan accordingly. Masks are optional.

The Perch is located at 31 W Downer Place, Suite 301, Aurora, IL 60506. Doors open at 6:15.

About the Presenter

Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch located in Aurora, Illinois. She is the author of 31 Days of Self Kindness and Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide, an RYT-200 yoga teacher, and a certified Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator. Jackson also holds an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. She spends time leading retreats, teaching about soul care, and training church leaders. She has served on staff at several churches and is a former small-group minister. She is passionate about helping people discover their calling and live out that calling in healthy, God-honoring ways.

What People Are Saying About These Retreats

  • "I slept 9 hours after the retreat! I never sleep that late."
  • "I left feeling like I'm not alone. I have lots of support!"
  • "This retreat was a literal god-send."
  • "Thanks for creating such a supportive, healing environment!"
  • "Amy created such a warm, welcoming space."
  • "It was worth every penny!"
  • "I have used the tools you gave us almost every day! It's been life-changing."


What will we do during this workshop?

Amy Jackson will use meditation, self-reflection, discussion, and yoga poses to help us help us care for ourselves. You'll enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break and leave feeling lighter and more at peace. 

Is this workshop only for women?

No! As always, workshops, retreats, and cohorts offered by The Perch are open to all adults.

Why combine yoga with reflection?

There is a lot of research that suggests a strong mind-body connection. Finding physical balance helps us find mental balance. Learning something new physically opens up the possibility to learn something new mentally, too. In addition, physical movement has been shown to prime our minds to focus. These workshops are intentionally designed to tap into this powerful mind-body-soul connection within us to explore topics and themes in a deep way that changes us from the inside out. These workshops always receive fantastic reviews.

What should I bring to the workshop?

Please wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in. If you have a yoga mat, you're encouraged to bring it along. You'll be invited to take off your shoes during our yoga poses, so plan accordingly. You may also want to bring a journal for our times of self-reflection, but paper and pens will also be provided.

What if I've never practiced yoga before?

Our mindful movement time will be intentionally inclusive to all. You do not need any prior experience with yoga poses.


I have additional questions. How can I contact you?

If you have questions about the workshop, don’t hesitate to reach out! Email Amy at