Awakening Your Inner Heart

Deaf Retreat — Real Steps to Healthy Living

Friday, October 19–Sunday, October 21, 2012

Light on the Hill Retreat Center

Van Etten, New York

Treat yourself to a beautiful autumn getaway weekend of holistic approach to healthy living, life coaching and yoga with your deaf retreat facilitators, Deborah S. Mayer, deaf certified life coach, and Dorothy M. Wilkins, deaf certified yoga instructor.

At this unique retreat in western New York State country, Deborah and Dorothy offer you a place and session to replenish and renew our bodies, mind and spirit, listen to our inner voice, gain clarity and insight in our lives through yourself, one-on-one coaching and group play.


The retreat is about learning who you are: a personal journey of Self-Empowerment.


For more information and to register, please visit


Deaf Facilitators

Dorothy M. Wilkins, MA, founder, Deaf Roots and Wings Yoga, is a certified yoga teacher from Sivananda Ashram Yoga School and also is a registered yoga teacher (RYT- 200) from the Yoga Alliance. She has taught Hatha Yoga over 15 years and presented at schools, conferences and events in Deaf communities. Students will learn postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the flow of breath (prana) to develop flexibility, strengths and relaxation. They will also learn to calm their minds through visualizations and meditation and apply to their daily lives.

Deborah S. Mayer, MA, CRC, ACC, owner, Crossroad Solutions Coach LLC, is a certified professional life coach. She coaches one-to-one and leads interactive workshops, conferences and retreats on life, transition and leadership development for both deaf and hearing communities. Through Gallaudet University, Deborah currently teaches online professional coaching courses for people who want to become certified coaches. In this retreat, students will embark on a personal journey with the coach to discover the greatness in themselves!

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