Thu, 06 Apr|
‘Coming to our Senses’ 5 day retreat with meditation and mindful movement
for people with some previous experience, suitable for mindfulness CPD with Ratnadevi and Charlotte Procter
Time & Location
06 Apr 2023, 18:00 – 11 Apr 2023, 10:00
Holy Isle, Holy Isle, United Kingdom
About the Event
Take a break from the speed and complexity of life and re-connect with the things that really matter: feeling centered and connected to ourselves, others, the environment and our purpose in life.
World events have been taxing for our nervous systems and this retreat is an opportunity to calm down and deeply nourish and resource ourselves, which will of course benefit others too.
Mindful movement is highly effective in down-regulating our stress levels, particularly when done spaciously and with an emphasis on presence and enjoyment. It will help us to feel well-toned and grounded in our sensory experience, less prone to mental proliferation. We are drawing from several disciplines: Chi-Kung, Yoga, Feldenkrais Method and fascia stretches.
It doesn’t require any particular degree of fitness and flexibility, and people with particular health issues should get in touch with Ratnadevi prior to booking.
On the retreat we flow organically between movement and stillness, learning to see,
hear, smell and touch the world with fresh appreciation and open-heartedness, doing
less and being more. The meditations on this retreat will cover a range of mindfulness
practices: sitting, walking, bodyscan and will vary in the degree of guidance, meeting the
needs of people with different levels of previous experience.
Once we have got to know each other, much of the time will be in silence, including
mealtimes and overnight. This will give us the opportunity to go deeper, while still
feeling in connecting with others. There will also be opportunities to share how we are
getting on in small groups. Weather permitting some practice will take place outside, in
the peaceful and magical setting of the island – maybe doing walking meditation among
Please note that this is a retreat of some intensity and may not suitable for people with mental health problems. Please get in touch with Ratnadevi prior to booking if you have any doubts whether this retreat is for you.
Bookings and cost:
In order to secure a place on the retreat, you must pay the tuition fee (which includes
hall hire) of £250 on the Living Mindfulness website. We recommend you book soon to
You will then need to go the Holy Isle website to choose your room and pay for your accommodation
and food. See their website for information on types of accommodation and costs: https://www.holyisle.org/.
Important: The retreat starts with supper on the first day and finishes after breakfast
on the final day. It is important to attend for the whole duration of the retreat, to
ensure the best experience for yourself and the group.
‘Coming to our Senses’ Ticket
This ticket is payment for tuition and hall hire for the retreat. After completing your booking, please visit https://www.holyisle.org/ to book your room and food for the retreat. Thank youSold Out
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