Friday 23 August to Sunday 25 August 2019.
Start on Friday at 15.00.
End on Sunday at 16.00.
At the beautiful "Maison du Chemin des Roches" in Dongelberg.
Finding inner peace
Would you like to take a break and recharge your batteries before the September rush? This silent retreat is open to everyone who is looking for some peace and reconnection with their purpose before the busy working period starts again.
This retreat is open for advanced meditators who would like to boost their mindfulness practice as well as for beginners who are open for an intensive format. Please note that this retreat qualifies s a prerequisite for the teacher training.
With Beate Trück (mindfulness teacher) and Katrien Maes (ayurvedic therapist).
This retreat will provide you with a deep immersion into mindfulness in order to find inner peace and mental space. It is a great opportunity to take good care of yourself before the busy working season starts again. By practising mindfulness with a group of like-minded people you will be able to reconnect with yourself and what really matters in your life. You will learn how to tap into your inner calm which is inherently present with everyone. By practising mindfulness meditation you will discover or deepen strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.
What does a retreat look like?
Being away from day-to-day demands and all the external chatter means time to reflect, to reconnect with your true self and with nature. When the part of you that wants to be in control and that is afraid of change is dominant, you are cut off from your deeper wisdom and intuition. But if you rest and create space to tap into your creative energy, you can get in touch with what truly matters and what kind of life you would really like to lead.
People have reported that long after the retreat they could still feel the benefits of it, and that this nourishing feeling goes on for quite a while. The retreat will be given with English instructions. It will be partly in silence to deepen the healing power of mindfulness. At other moments participants will be encouraged to share what they experience or - if they wish - to journal.
You will be enjoying
- The alternation of formal practices such as siting and walking meditation.
- Daily yoga sessions.
- Practices for deep relaxation.
- Delicious organic vegetarian food that will support and nourish your body and mind.
- A beautiful and peaceful location.
- Free time to enjoy walks in nature or simply relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.
- A group of like-minded people with whom you can share experiences and grow together.
- Silence to encourage reflection and healing.
- The possibility of healing ayurvedic massages at a reasonable extra cost.
Some benefits of a mindfulness retreat
- Tapping into your inner resources contributes to feeling more rested, relaxed and calm
- Learning how to gain greater physical and psychological wellbeing.
- Powerful new insights to take back into your daily life in order to live more consciously.
- A new sense of inner freedom and the ability to see more clearly what really matters to you.
- Self-compassion and being on your own side.
- Having an idea of how to stop some unhelpful habits in your life and how to replace them by more useful ones.
- The ability to respond more skilfully to life's challenges when they arise.
- Finding a way to peace and wholeness in this busy stressful world we live in.
The retreat will take place in beautiful "Maison du Chemin des Roches" in Dongelberg, some 30 minutes from Brussels.
The location is a haven of peace and calm. The cook will provide us with delicious vegetarian meals. Refreshments will be available throughout the retreat.
The accommodation is in simple, but comfortable double rooms with shared bathrooms.
Around the location there are many beautiful walks through the fields and woods.
Friday 23 August
14.00-15.00 Arrivals and registration
15.15-16.45: Opening session
16.45-17.30: Guided walking meditation
19.30-21.00: Teaching, sharing & relaxation
Saturday 24 August
7.45-8.30: Mindful movement & meditation
10.00-10:45: Guided sitting meditation
10.45-11.15: Guided walking meditation
11.45-12.30: Teaching and meditation
15.00-15.45: Guided sitting meditation
15.45-16.15: Silent walking meditation
16.30-17.15: Silent sitting meditation
20.00-21.00: Meditation & relaxation
Sunday 25 August
7.45-8.30: Mindful movement & meditation
10.00-11.00: Teaching and sitting meditation
11.00-11.45: Silent walking meditation
14.00-15.30: Sitting meditation and closing session
This is an indicative programme, the actual timing might change (except starting and end times). The final programme will be displayed at the location.
Beate Trück is founder of Brussels Mindfulness and an experienced mindfulness teacher. She is certified by Arbor in Germany as mindfulness teacher (MBSR) and by Dr. Rick Hanson as a positive neuroplasticity trainer. She has given many retreats to an international audience over the past years. In her retreats, she likes to includes elements of mindfulness and positive neuroplasicity. Participants like her warm and inclusive style and some of them come back regularly to her retreats.
Extra: massages available
Katrien Maes, ayurvedic therapist, will offer full-body massages during this retreat at a reasonable additional cost. These massages offer a wonderful opportunity to deepen your relaxation and get more in touch with your body.
Once you have registered, in the weeks before the retreat, you will receive more information about how to book a specific slot.
Rate for the retreat of 2,5 days: € 395
In this price is included:
- Full board as well as coffee and tea breaks.
- Accommodation in a double room with shared bathrooms (there are a few single rooms available)
- The fee for the teacher.
- 20€ affiliation to the foundation Isabelle D'hose (valid for 1 year).
We encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your place.
Registrations will close on Wednesday 21 August 2019 or whenever the retreat is fully booked.
Please check our terms & conditions about cancellations and refunds.
This retreat will offer vegetarian meals. Please note that we cannot cater for any other diet or allergies except of lactose and gluten free meals. Should you follow another diet or have any other allergy or intolerance please bring your own food. In such cases, no partial refund can be granted.
Registration for the Summer Mindfulness Retreat 2019
Please fill out the form below in order to register for the Summer mindfulness retreat from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August 2019, in a shared twin room.
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