This online 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.
Spring 2020 edition of the retreat will be guided online via Zoom video conferencing, allowing you to join from the comfort of your home. We will practise meditation with mindfulness support (breath, sound, physical sensations), reflect on what nourishes and depletes us in our daily life, connect with our body through gentle movement, and explore ways to turn towards our inner experience with loving kindness and self-compassion. The retreat will be guided by Rita.
Date and time: Sunday May 17th 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 CET / Amsterdam time. There will be a 1-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 13:30 as well as shorter breaks for refreshments.
Price: 25 EUR.
Registration: Please book your place here.
Meeting link: Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before the start of the retreat.
Equipment and clothing: For your comfort please have available pen and paper, a straight back chair or a meditation cushion, a mat or bed to lie down on, and a banket to keep you warm. Wearing loose comfortable clothes is also recommended.