Learning to Enrich Your Life With Wellness & Walking

With the peaceful San Pedro Center as your classroom, learn about walking and wellness in your own life and the lives of spiritual pilgrims, great explorers and literary walkers.
Rating (4.25)
Program No. 23022RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Four hundred and seventy acres of beautiful, protected Florida wetlands provide the backdrop for a week of tranquil learning at San Pedro Center. Listen to the swaying of the palms and cypress, breathe in the scent of subtropical flowers and feel the warm Florida sun on your face as you take part in meditation along the boardwalk nature trail or a peaceful labyrinth walk. Work on mindfulness, breath-work and reflection, and take part in a stretch and breathe session in nature. Spend a week learning about walking and wellness in your own life and the lives of spiritual pilgrims, great explorers and literary walkers both in the classroom and on the sprawling Winter Park campus.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile daily, sometimes on unpaved surfaces; get on/off the bus; light, meditative walking and stretching outdoors and indoors
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the history, mythology and symbolism of labyrinths and approaches to labyrinth walking before enjoying a peaceful walk through San Pedro Center’s Chartres-style labyrinth.
  • Take a field trip to Leu Gardens for a guided walking tour through a botanical oasis of tropical plants as you gain a deeper appreciation of the flora of Florida and put the techniques learned in the week to good use.
  • Enjoy a special candlelit, plated dinner as you toast your champagne flutes to a week of scholarship in Winter Park, Florida.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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