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2-Night Retreat: Care for the Whole Person – Ignatian Spirituality and Yoga

May 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - May 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Weekend Retreat

This retreat has now reached capacity.  Please call our office at 404 255 0503 if you wish to be placed on a wait list in the event of a cancellation.  Thank you for your understanding.


Directed by Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC and Catherine Crosby, MA, RYT
Retreat assistants: Marian Monahan, BA and Anita Hall, MA, CCC-SLP


Cura personalis is a Latin phrase which means “care for the whole person”. This 2-night retreat is designed to do just that through prayer and meditation, movement and silence, rest, and delicious healthy food. Yoga sessions will be designed for all levels by our Registered Yoga Instructors, Catherine and Mark.

This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.


Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC is Founding Director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta. He is a Certified MBSR Teacher (Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-GA), a Certified Spiritual Director (Spring Hill College), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Mark is Adjunct Lecturer in the Graduate Theology program at Spring Hill College and is the Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter of the Centering Prayer method for the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University.

Catherine Crosby, MA, RYT, is a spiritual director/companion, retreat leader and registered yoga instructor with a lifelong interest in body, mind and soul connection, bringing all of our God-given selves into whole and holy integration. After almost 30 years in Atlanta, Cathy recently moved to Greensboro, GA, where she continues to teach yoga and serve in her new rural community. Cathy has Masters degrees in Religious Education and Pastoral Studies as well as Hatha Yoga certification in the Anusara (translated “open to grace”) tradition and Accessible Yoga certification. She enjoys both adventure and quiet time with family in equal measure.

Marian Monahan, BA is a Spiritual Director and religious educator. She holds a Masters Level Certificate in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans and received her training for the ministry of Spiritual Direction in Atlanta by completing the RUAH program in May of 2002. She has also been trained as a Professional Life Coach through CTI, Coaches Training Institute. She has been the area coordinator for ISP, the Ignatian Spirituality Project, a Jesuit ministry that offers overnight retreats and days of reflection to homeless men and women in addiction recovery.  

Anita Hall, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist in the Fulton County School System working with K-12 students since 2000. She has advanced training in the Mindful Schools Curriculum and is currently pursuing her Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. In addition to her work in speech language therapy, Anita has a professional interest in promoting mindfulness, and mind-body awareness in the educational setting. She seeks to provide mindfulness methods to teachers, staff, and students and has introduced mindfulness and yoga, and school gardening programs into the middle school setting. Anita has volunteered and assisted with many mindfulness, Centering Prayer, Ignatian Yoga and other contemplative retreats at the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center and other churches and schools in the Metro Atlanta, GA area.



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May 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
May 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Ignatius House
6700 Riverside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30328 United States
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