Attendees will experience a selection of formal mindfulness practices. The day will have periods of silence allowing participants to slow down and better notice their inner experiences. Participants report that they have a positive experience, feel refreshed and that it is very relaxing, restful and restorative. Attendees often report that the day results in a transformational change.
Attendees will acquire an understanding of the basic concepts of mindfulness and go away from the day with tools that they can add to their repertoire of lifestyle interventions to take better care of their minds and bodies.
The will consist of the following formal practices:
, Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness of breath, body, sounds and thoughts,
Mindful Stretching Standing Postures
, Mindful Stretching Lying Down Postures
, Mountain Meditation &
Mindful Walking. There is a discussion following each practice with teaching. The mindfulness retreat day is a powerful experience and consolidation of mindfulness experience.
The day will commence at 10am and end at 4pm. Come dressed in layers and loose clothing as you will be doing mindful stretching. If you have your own yoga mat and cushion, do bring them. Please bring your own packed lunch.