Programs

  • Commuter – $140.00
  • Guest House Apt. (Double Bed, Shared Restroom) – $260.00
  • Guest House Apt. (Single Bed, Shared Restroom) – $260.00
  • David Hall 102 (Single Bed, Shared Apartment, Shared Restroom) – $260.00
  • David Hall 103 (Single Bed, Shared Apartment, Shared Restroom) – $260.00
  • David Hall 103 (Double Bed, Shared Apartment, Shared Restrooms) – $260.00
  • Guest House, Double Bed – $280.00
  • Guest House 7 & 7A (One Double Bed, Two Single Beds) – $280.00
  • Guest House, Two Single Beds – $280.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, June 6, check in 3 - 5 p.m., light supper, session 6:30 p.m., end time Sunday, June 8 10:30 a.m.

Location: Mary Madeline Room

Address: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, 40 West Drive, Nazareth, KY, USA

Meditation Training & Spiritual Reclamation for LGBTQ+

With Leah Raidt

June 6 - 8, 2025

This class is for LGBTQ+ and those who love us. Open to all genders and all faith traditions. No prior meditation experience required.

This retreat will explore the theme of Spiritual Reclamation. Participants will be initiated into Vedic Meditation, an ancient, effortless mantra-based practice designed to de-excite the nervous system, release stress, and provide greater states of restfulness, creativity, and adaptability. Participants will gain a self-sufficient, sustainable and trauma-sensitive meditation practice, providing greater access to one’s inner-authority and direct experience of divinity and wholeness. Select readings, discussions, and invitational fire and prayer ceremonies will explore the ways in which we, as LGBTQ+ spiritual seekers, may reclaim prayers and traditions, like The Rosary, to be more inclusive and nourishing to our spirit.

Each day includes lecture, discussion, group meditation, breathwork, and select readings along with unstructured time for rest, play, and silence.

Mass on Sunday is optional.  Lunch for Sunday can be purchased at time of registration but is not included in the fees.

Leader

Leah Raidt
Leah Raidt (she/they) is a trauma-informed meditation teacher and creative leader based in Chicago, IL & Louisville, KY. Her work uplifts and advances queer, feminist perspectives, and aims to guide us out of a solitary headspace and into an embodied journey together. Leah has over a decade experience as a professional actor, director, teaching artist, and spiritual seeker. In Fall 2021, Leah graduated from a rigorous, Vedic Meditation Teacher Training program with Mark Price of Alchemy Collective. The training included over 600 hours of advanced meditation practice, 2 week retreat, and anti-racism training and education. Then completed an 8-week Mindfulness…
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