Silence is the mother of invention

meditation retreats silence Oct 18, 2022

You've probably heard that *other* proverb that comes from Plato (around 380 B.C.) that says "necessity is the mother of invention." 

But I disagree. I think SILENCE is the mother of invention.

I've seen over and over again that if I meditate or do yin yoga in a way where I purposely drop my thoughts... and spend time in silence... I get all kinds of beautiful new ideas.

I'm not the only one who disagrees, or at least challenges, Plato's idea.

Agatha Christie wrote "I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention...arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble."

Oh how I love that! 

And Albert Einstein, of all people, also believed something similar. He said "I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me."

Whoa baby. When I read that quote the first time I got chills. It EXACTLY matches my experience with meditation.

So what about YOU? Have you tried going into silence, with real intention... to create something new for yourself or your family or the world?

Join me this winter for a silent retreat where we'll practice MAKING ROOM to birth new ideas.

I can't wait to see you in person at one of these 3 magical yoga studios. 

November 12/13 - Burning Lotus in Doylestown PA
December 3/4 - DIG Yoga in Frenchtown NJ
December 10/11 - WE BE YOGA in Warrington, PA


More details are below. The schedule is the same for each weekend. 


With that pulse of vulnerability and love that comes from silence,

Silent Retreats



Times: Saturday and Sunday 2-7pm each day

Cost: $300




Join Sally for a relaxing, restorative weekend of deep rest and self inquiry. If you’ve been feeling stressed out or craving more inner quietude, this retreat is for you. Over the course of 2-days, Sally will guide you through 5 meditation practices that you can take home and use in your everyday life as well as 20 yin yoga postures to release tension from your body.


You’ll learn how to work with your busy mind in an effective, compassionate way instead of beating yourself up for being human. Each day includes a walking break, tea, and snacks.


You’ll be asked to leave your cell phone in the car and bring a journal for writing about your experiences. You’ll also be asked to kindly enter and exit the yoga studio in silence - to maintain the atmosphere of deep listening. If you’ve never done a silent retreat before - this is a great way to start! Sally’s gentle guidance and clear instructions will help you feel right at home.


This retreat is open to everyone regardless of flexibility level, perceived fitness level, or experience with meditation. The meditation practices can be done sitting in a chair, on the floor, or lying down on your back - there is no requirement or pressure (at all!) to sit crosslegged or in lotus pose.







2 - 4 - Yin Yoga and Meditation Practice  

4 - 4:30 - Tea, Snack and Journaling 

4:30 - 5:30 - Walking Break Outside in Silence Together

5:30 - 6:30 - Yin  / Yang Yoga Practice

6:30 - 7 - Closing Meditation




2 - 4 - Yin Yoga and Meditation Practice

4 - 4:30 - Tea, Snack and Journaling

4:30 - 5:30 - Walking Break Outside in Silence Together

5:30 - 6:30 - Yin  / Yang Yoga Practice

6:30 - 7 - Closing Q&A


If you're looking for some instruction about how to relax your tongue during meditation, check out my free guided meditations! There's a 10-minute "Relax the Tongue" practice in there that I think you'll love. 

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