INTERNATIONAL MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION BASED RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS
NEW ZEALAND RETREAT – COROMANDEL
10 NOV – 14 NOV | THE ART OF NATURAL EASE
A 4-DAY MINDFULNESS AND QI GONG RETREAT – COROMANDEL
Date: Friday, 10 November – Tuesday, 14 November
Where: Te Moata Retreat Centre, Tairua, Coromandel
Facilitator: Rachel Tobin
Cost: $NZ499 (includes 4 nights’ accommodation and delicious vegetarian food) plus dana/koha for the teacher (given on the basis of generosity).
Revitalise your mind and body and genuinely relax and let go. In this retreat we alternate qi gong and mindfulness meditation, both in sitting and walking. Qi gong is a wondeful Taoist movement system designed to improve the flow of energy (qi) in the body, create vitality and concentrate the mind. The qi gong practices are ones you can take away and use at home.
You are welcome to join as much or as little of the scheduled programme as you wish; this is a retreat in which none of the usual social expectations are placed on you. It offers you a very rare chance for you to come home to the OK-ness of yourself, just as you are.
We will begin each morning with stretches and meditation before breakfast, and finish each evening with a qi gong “healing sounds” practice to relax the organs of the body and to prepare for sleep. There will be time out for reflection and to walk the beautiful native bush tracks, as well as delicious vegetarian meals, which Te Moata is famous for. The retreat will be mostly in silence for participants, though each day there’ll be a talking circle.
YOGA RETREAT IN INDIA
23 MAR – 2 APRIL, 2018 | YOGA RETREAT IN VARKALA,
Our Easter 2018 “Heart of Yoga” retreat will be held in the spectacular seaside village of Varkala in Kerala, India. Swim in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea or take in the breathtaking views from the sheer cliffs that surround the beach. Daily yoga asana, pranayama and meditation classes are included as well as an Ayuervedic Massage treatment, a visit to the Sivananda Ashram and private backwaters tour.
Dates and Time: Friday, 23 March – Monday, 2 April, 2018
Cost: AU$1,780 with an early bird discount available until 1 December of AU$1,620. Includes accommodation, all activities, breakfast and lunch daily. Airfares, airport transfers and dinners are not included but we can help you organise these!
Facilitators: Emma Corbett and Lars Samatvam
Venue: Jicky’s Nest, Varkala Beach, India. The closest airport is Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Airport code TRV.
Contact: Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 0438 186 860.