Winter Self-Care: Mindfulness Mini Retreat

This mini retreat offers a half a day of compassion-based mindfulness practice and is suitable for complete beginners (all exercises are guided) and for those who wish to refresh or deepen their practice.

It is an opportunity to step out of the auto pilot of our daily lives and tune into the present moment. We are giving ourselves permission to slow down, become the observer of our experience (thoughts, feelings, body sensations) and practise resting in the midst of it – nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to achieve. We are giving ourselves a break, time to simply be and practise self-care, attending to our human experience (whatever it may be) with kindness and compassion.

We will practise meditation with mindfulness support (breath, sound, physical sensations), connect with our body through gentle movement and mindful walking in nature, explore ways we can cultivate loving kindness and self-compassion to work skillfully with our inner self-critic. The retreat will be guided by Rita and will take place in a homely atmosphere in a small group.

Date and time: Sunday December 15th 2019, 10:00 – 15:30

Price: 30 eur (incl. VAT).

Registration: Please book your place via the contact form or tiptoewegrow(at)

Language: English

Meeting place: Maarten Lutherweg 158, Amstelveen.

Refreshments: Fruit, cookies, water, tea and coffee will be available during the breaks. Simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided. If you have specific dietary requirements, you are welcome to bring your own lunch or snack.

Equipment and clothing: Mats, cushions, chairs and blankets will be available. Please wear comfortable clothes and dress for the weather as we intend to go to a nearby park for mindful walking practice. You may want to bring warm socks.

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