What if You Don’t Want to Wait?

Did you know Trinity Center frequently hosts Groups Retreats that are open to the public?

Phrases we often hear from departing guests are “I love it here; I can’t wait until our retreat next year!” or “It was great but we didn’t have enough time to enjoy the property!”  But you really don’t have to wait until your particular group returns on an annual retreat or pine for missed free time.  Trinity Center hosts several new and recurring events that have open registration and welcome new participants.

Anytime you visit our blog, check the right side bar for advertisements of upcoming retreats open to the public, or visit our (ahem) “Upcoming Retreats Open to the Public” page.  These notices are our way of spreading the word that there may be new and unusual ways to visit one of your favorite places, or to make new friends while participating in a beloved activity.

Sometimes you have an opportunity to get in on something missed.  Occasionally a guest will catch a glimpse of an interesting activity and will tell us they “always wanted to attend a [fill in the blank] but didn’t know in time.”  Once in a while, Groups ask us to post vacancy notices after a registration window closes because one or more attendees have an unexpected change of plans.

Upcoming Retreats at Trinity Center:

March 27-30, 2015:  Painting by the Sea – Spring Artists’ Workshop with Jane Filer.  Work in the Studio or outside in Filer adthe sunshine.  Experience Individual Instruction and Painting Demonstration.   Have time for work and Fun!  Jane’s work has been included in numerous prestigious collections in international, corporate and private sectors.  She has been hosting workshops at Trinity Center since 2007.  Limited post registration vacancies available!

Amani AdApril 10-13, 2015:  Yoga at the Beach with Lisa Amani to be held at the Trinity Center.  This year’s retreat will include sessions in the beautiful oceanfront Morgan Beach House where one practices gentle yoga postures, breathing & meditation techniques in rhythm with the oceans waves and transform your body, mind, spirit, and your life.

web adMay 1-4, 2015:  Cathy Holt Yoga Spring Yoga Retreat.  Spending concentrated time in retreat, we cultivate consciousness and nonjudgmental awareness. It is a gift to Self, a chance for mental, physical, and spiritual rejuvenation. We will spend several hours a day in a morning and afternoon practice of yoga, pranyama and meditation and some evening activities a couple of the nights. There will always be a long break in the afternoon for you to explore the beautiful beach, the sound side, and pretty little trails.

May 3-10, 2015:  Resource Center for Woman & Ministry in the South – Writers’ Retreat.    Two or three times a year, we reserve a house at the beach and sponsor aOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA week of silence and writing for a group of about nine women.  Our writing retreats at the beach have been an enormous success, providing time for small groups of women to gather and includes days of quiet and writing, and evenings of readings and conversation.  These are not workshops but provide unstructured time for women to write.

May 15-17, 2015:  Loving Inward – A Retreat for Women with Coach Elizabeth Love.  loving inwardExperience a weekend of discovery, nurture &rejuvenation because You are worth loving well…boundaries… self-care… coming back home to You.  Reconnect with who you really are and begin living from your deepest truth.  Limited spaces available!

May 31-June 4, 2015:   Yoma Yoga 4th Annual Ocean Retreat at Trinity Center Pelican House.  Join Sharon Cournoyer, Certified Yoga Instructor, for an opportunity to remember,May 31 retreat surrender and open to what comes from exploring yoga, meditation, journaling & nature.  Only two spaces left!

June 25-28 and July 23-26, 2015:  Summer Interplay Untensive with Ginny Going and Tom Henderson.  Want an extended time of creative play in a community of people 2015 interplay adwho will affirm and applaud you? Then come down to the ocean for one of these multi-day experiences of InterPlay that includes time to relax, hang out and play in nature. Play, dance, tell stories, rest, walk on the beach, swim in the ocean and enjoy being part of a playful community. Life doesn’t have to be so hard!

blog side adJuly 17-19, 2015:  Dr. Z Yoga Retreat.  Join us for our 6th annual weekend of yoga and the beach!  All Inclusive price includes lodging, three meals per day, Happy Hours, twice daily Yoga instruction, and Saturday night Zumba® party! All levels of experience and both men and women are welcome!

Falling for Trinity

Fall is well and truly upon us, here at Trinity. Although the only real evidence so far is humidity, or lack there of.  The days are still in the pleasant 80s but the nights are dipping into the low 60s which only makes an evening campfire all the more delicious–particularly those involving s’mores.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACamp Trinity is over for the year so weekends are again seeing groups down in the Dorms. These are a great Bargain for new groups and youth groups.

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And, we’ve had several Women and Men MinistriesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, and a few much needed Pastoral Retreats.   A sprinkling of Individual Retreats, especially clergy, are always tucked in among everybody else because Fall is also a good time to find a few days to run away from home before the full swing of the holiday season takes place.IMG_7766

Our Sanders Point restoration is complete and once again our favorite outdoor Chapel is welcoming visitors.

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For those of us whose thoughts always turn to new pens and clean notebooks (and calendars!), Fall is a time of classes and schoolchildren. Our new Sound to Sea staff are making themselves at home and our Schools’ programming is in full swing.students pond 3

Trinity is still lush and green although the maritime forest is starting to look a little tired around the edges.

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But after the hustle and bustle of summer, the sleepiness is welcoming and relaxing. tree on walk Even the mosquitoes are relaxing their vigilance and are blessedly absent–for the most part–this time of year.

pH night  Over at Pelican House we are busy filling the last few vacancies for this year’s Advent Retreat and for the last Silent Retreat in December.  New Year Resolutions aside, autumn has ever been a time of reckoning-up the year’s harvest and turning thoughts to plans and ambitions for the coming year.

There’s no better place to take stock and make plans than Trinity.  Fall is lovely at Trinity.  If your business staff or group needs to take stock and plan the next year, or your spiritual batteries need recharging, we hope you think of us.

You won’t find a better place.

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Inner Body Yoga By The Sea During May 1-4, 2014

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This retreat is open to Everyone!  

Whether new to yoga, or an experienced practitioner, feel free to come just as you are!

Vibrant and fun yet peaceful, serene and deeply restorative…Enjoy a relaxing weekend free of demands, schedules, and unfinished emails!

ImageInner Body Yoga embraces an experiential, creative, easy effort, approach.  Inner Body Yoga is a gentle yet powerful practice to help us feel more alive, healthy, peaceful and free in our bodies and our lives.  Each class is designed to offer a fresh exploration of the poses, breath, & movement… full of imagery, playfulness, and a spirit of adventure.

Sessions will be held in the Trinity Center Morgan Beach Meeting House,

Imagewhich sits on a naturally elevated setting overlooking the beach.  Perhaps our greatest teacher of the weekend will be the ocean, from whom we will have the opportunity to glean fresh insight into ways we can naturally access our own inner fluidity, as a means to help previously blocked energy, flow more freely for self renewal, vitalization, health, and freedom.

ImageThe Trinity Center is a conference and retreat center, comprised of 62 acres of pristine maritime forest, extending from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean.   Nestled within the serene grounds are guest rooms, dining facilities, conference & meeting spaces, swimming pools, and numerous walking trails.  A mild climate and landscape, designed with sensitivity to the island environment, provide peaceful and restful surroundings.

The three night workshop stay includes room, yoga sessions and all meals.

ImageThe hotel style lodging is temperature controlled and each has a private bath. Bedrooms are clustered around a large common deck with plenty of rocking chairs for journal writing, drawing, reading, daydreaming or napping.  There will be plenty of free time in between sessions for your choice of leisure activities on the beach, walking the dune and salt marsh trails, or dangling legs from the sound-side docks.  Double and single occupancy rooms are available.

To register please contact Molly Drake at Blue Saturation Yoga

phone: 919-619-8148  email: bluesaturation@gmail.com  

707 Bolin Creek Dr., Carrboro, NC 27510      

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Welcoming groups and sharing memories.

Trinity Center welcomes the Spinners and Weavers Guild of New Bern NC!  This bunch of ladies have become dear friends of Trinity Center and are a pleasure to have on property every year.

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Groups choose Trinity Center as thier retreat destination for many reasons. We have multi-use facilities, great food, and of course the location is to die for!  Who wouldn’t want to go to the beach for a retreat? Our year round oceanfront conferencing center is situated on 62 acres of the Mari-time Forest located in Pine Knoll Shores on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our South facing island has 22 miles of white sandy beaches where you can see both the sunrise and the sunset. You may also know our area as the Crystal Coast.

Trinity Center welcomes groups from all church denominations, nonprofit organizations, corporate meetings, training sessions, youth retreats, family reunions and so much more! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Today, we would like to share a few more photos of those who we consider family and friends of Trinity Center. Enjoy!

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