‘Being Where You Are’ Retreat

November 10-12, 2017 (Fri 6pm – Sun Noon)

yoga retreat 2016Our combination of meditation practices/yoga/pranayama and Chi gong will be led mostly by Joy Fox this autumn.

Mark Cain will be sharing one Ashtanga yoga session on Saturday morning, however, before he heads out to attend a friend’s memorial service in Kentucky.

I encourage you to join us for an autumnal “tune-up” for your practice, before Wattle Hollow closes for the winter, and Joy heads off to Thailand, until spring.

You don’t need any level of expertise or experience, just a willingness to expand from wherever you ARE, right now, friends.

There are still a half-dozen places available…but don’t wait too long to sign up, dears.

Cost $150 (but no one will be turned away for lack of funds) includes lodging, meals, and instruction.

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

In-town Dharma Day

Saturday, December 2nd
9:30 am – 3:00 pm

344-combs-fayettevilleThis Dharma Day will occur at 344 Combs Ave, Fayetteville, Joy’s in-town home near the downtown square.

Please note the change of date. It’s now: Saturday, December 2, 9:30 – 3:00 pm at 344 Combs Avenue, Fayetteville, six blocks from the downtown square. This is your last opportunity for a dharma “tuneup” with Joy, before she disappears until mid-March, friends.

Wattle Hollow will then be closed until mid-March 2018.

SCROLL DOWN for more 2017 recommended events and upcoming 2018 Schedule line-up!


Extra-curricular cultural events this fall:

Broad Daylight benefit concert -for the AR Justice Collective/People Power – Friday, Nov 17

I invite you all to join us for a benefit concert, called A TRULY WELCOMING COMMUNITY

It will consist of the Latin x Youth Theater, doing their wonderful heartfelt rap poetry, interspersed with music by the four-woman quartet, Broad Daylight.

Place: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Date: Friday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.

Harmonia Winter ConcertSunday, December 10

Many of you have enjoyed these singing women and their diverse but uplifting music for decades.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on
2925 Old Missouri Rd., Fayetteville
7 p.m., on Sunday, December 10th

These are the two vocal groups which have brightened my life for over 23 years now. We hope you can join us.



Dharma Day

Saturday, March 17, 2018 (9:30 – 3:00 p.m., at Wattle Hollow)

This will be our usual mix of sitting/walking/eating meditations in silence, guided by Joy…and a bit of gentle yoga before lunch.

Cost: dana (the Pali word for donation).
This day is suitable for beginners as well as our oldies.

Retreat Registration Form (pdf


‘Being Where You Are’ Retreat

March 23 – 25, 2018

This 11th annual event will be a bit different this year: Annicca!

It is still a wonderful mixture of Ashtanga yoga led by Mark Cain, and Vipassana Theravadan meditation led by Joy Fox…
But Mark has requested a bit less responsibility this year…so he will be sharing only one Ashtanga session per day.

The retreat is held in noble silence, except for group discussions and private interviews for those who wish them. This is a wonderful way to revitalize your springtime practice, both yoga and meditation, friends. Don’t wait too long to
sign up…it’s popular!

Cost: $150. However, no one is turned away for lack of funds, as with all meditation events at Wattle Hollow.

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

Dharma Day

Saturday, April 14, 2018 (9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

These one-day explorations into the heart of Vipassana meditation, held in silence, have become our most popular event at Wattle, so I’m determined to make time every month.

Lunch will be served. No charge, though donations are accepted. This retreat is highly suitable for beginners as well as oldies.

Registration Form (pdf)


Nature and Bird-watching Day with Joe Neal

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 (10am – 2pm)

This is yet another event that has gone on for at least fifteen years annually…except this year will be a bit different: please note: *we will start our walk down in Wattle Hollow, instead of at the top of the driveway, and *the theme this year will be climate change. I’d like to share all the ecological shifting I’ve observed in our local flora, and we can all share our observations and how to best adapt to the changes.

No charge for this day, and no need to reserve ahead. But I hope you can join us! We’ll stop for a potluck lunch on the deck.

Yoga Deza Teacher Training Session

April 25 -29th, 2018

Contact Michael and Alexandria Pulfer this winter (program begins Feb 2018), if this sparks a dream in you, of becoming a yoga teacher. Click image or visit for more info

Dharma Day

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 – 3 p.m.

Come join us at Wattle Hollow while she’s dressed in her finest Earth Mother greenery. It will be another day of silent Vipassana meditations, interspersed with group discussions, guided instructions and some gentle yoga stretching.

Lunch will be provided.

No charge for this day, but you must register several days in advance.

Registration Form (pdf)

Songwriter’s Creativity Weekend

May 18 – May 20, 2018

Yet another magical weekend ahead (this is the 24th consecutive, I believe). It is a treat for our Inner Child to be in
such a loving “family” atmosphere, brilliantly guided by Jack Williams and Still on the Hill/ Kelley and Donna Mulholland,
Don’t wait too long to sign up for this one…it generally fills up, friends.

Contact Judy Smith for details and registration.



Eight-Day Vipassana Retreat with Joy

Saturday, June 2nd, 2 p.m. – Saturday, June 9th, 2 p.m.

Are you ready for a deeper immersion into the glories of blissful concentrated presence … AND, perhaps, the swampy cesspools ensconced within our conditioned minds? You can take a guided tour, amidst the sanctuary of a loving sangha and the richness of Wattle Hollow’s own healing energies.

Our tools of discovery will be : Vipassana meditation, yoga, qi gong, pranayama, group naps, writing and artwork and cooking lunch together. We will follow the Buddhist precept of fasting from lunch until breakfast and observing noble silence (except for group discussions and private interviews with me/Joy.) It will be hot (no a.c.) and you will have the opportunity to interact with 🕷 bugs 👹 (hey, dears, it’s the Ozark woodlands in June). So, if you’re still reading this….then consider whether it’s indeed time for you to join me.

Cost: by donation

Retreat Registration Form (pdf