Rejuvenation Day, a FREE day filled with relaxing, calming, and refreshing activities, will be held at The Perch on Saturday, August 21. Stop by The Perch for a single session or stay all day! Each session is designed to help you find rest, peace, and refreshment.
9:00 am - 9:45 am: Morning Yoga
Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a class designed to help you find strength and stability for your day. All levels welcome! Simple props will be available for use, and all poses will have several variations offered for all bodies.
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Grounding Meditation (Will be shared through Facebook Live as well)
Breathe deep and find your firm footing in this beautiful grounding meditation session. If you've been feeling anxious or floaty, this guided meditation time is for you! No experience necessary, and no materials needed.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Chair Massages and Watercolor Painting
We'll provide all the materials for simple meditative painting with watercolors. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Fox River from The Perch as you listen to soft, soothing music and tap into your creative side. Chair massages from Elements Massage in Geneva will also be offered during this time. This session is designed to be "open house style" with people coming and going throughout. Stop by when you can, and stay as long as you'd like.
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm: Restful Yoga
Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a gentle class focused on calming and resting our bodies and minds. Comfy clothes are highly encouraged. All skill levels welcome. These gentle poses are accessible for all!
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Scripture Meditation
We'll close the day with this session focused on meditating on Scripture. If you're feeling exhausted, this meditation will help you connect with God to rest and find peace. No experience necessary, and no materials needed.
Rejuvenation Day will take place at The Perch: 31 W Downer Place, Suite 301, Aurora, IL 60506. All sessions are completely free and open to adults 18 and older. If you're joining us for a yoga session, you'll be asked to fill out a waiver before class. If you'd like to help support The Perch in putting on this free Rejuvenation Day, you can support us here. At The Perch, we support well-being and holistic health, and we require everyone to wear masks the entire time they're at The Perch unless they're fully vaccinated.
About The Presenter
Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch located in Aurora, Illinois. She is the author of Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide, and she 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. Amy is a certified Social Emotional Learning Wellness Educator and is currently finishing her RYT-200 certification.
About The Perch
The Perch helps exhausted people connect with God to rest, find peace, and experience transformation. Offering retreats, workshops, and group experiences, The Perch is located in Aurora, IL, and offers both in-person experiences as well as virtual experiences. You can also find great resources for caring for your soul in our online store. Follow us on social media @theperchplace to learn more.
Thanks to Aurora Downtown!
This event is made possible through a generous grant from Aurora Downtown (auroradowntown.org).
Other Local Attractions
While you're in town for Rejuvenation Day, be sure to shop and eat around town! Here are some ideas:
Society 57: Modern coffeehouse with locally roasted beans and amazing pastries and avocado toast
Endiro: Ugandan-based coffeehouse with unique coffee and sandwiches and a cool global mission (great vegan options!)
For Lunch or Dinner
Gillerson's Grubbery: Famous for their amazing burgers (including vegan options!), plus tons of outside eating space
Taqueria El Tio: A local favorite for traditional Mexican dishes
Tavern on Broadway: A big menu with something for everyone
For a Local Brew
McCarty's Mills: If you're looking to discover all the amazing local breweries, you can try them all at McCarty's Mills.