Day of Nourishment: Beginning anew
A one-day retreat for people who already practice mindfulness or yoga and for anyone looking for some peace and calm. A perfect moment to tune in what matters most for you and realign your priorities in life.
Sunday 21 January, from 10.00 to 16.30.
With mindfulness teacher Lorinda Brinton
A new beginning
Whatever your condition or your experiences in the past months, a new year usually brings along this spark of new beginning, freshness, and energy. You may have noticed in former years, though, that not all new year resolutions can be maintained in long term – probably almost none. Why is that? And how can we find some new clarity and purpose to really form a thread to follow throughout the year?
Certainly, mindfulness teaches us to experience each moment and each day with the same openness and wakefulness, no matter if it is a Sunday, a working day or New Year’s Eve. Our daily life, however, is so tied to the calendar and to routines and rituals, that usually there is a felt difference.
We will use the start of the new year to pause and to reflect on what is truly important and stabilizing. What keeps you going? What brings you energy? Where do you want and need to focus on? What inner qualities will be helpful in your life and in your current state of being?
Recharge from within
Benefit from a day in stillness and calm where guided mindfulness practices will help your mind to come to rest and tap into the inner calm that can be found within all of us. Gentle movement practices will support you to reset and re-energize your body and mind. This day can be a powerful energy boost, helping you to see more clearly what you need to flourish.
Come and exhale. Discover what it’s like to give yourself the gift of taking care: of your breath, of your body and mind. Be with others and feel the connection during this guided day of mindfulness and nourishment.
Refresh your practice
A day of mindfulness allows you to take a deeper dive, so you can refresh and deepen your practice. This can help you reconnect with meditation and boost your motivation to continue with it on a daily basis. You can also feel the benefit of meditating in a group.
We will practice a mix of different forms of meditation, mindful walking and stretching, to bring your mind to rest and to tune into what really matters to you.
The day will mostly take place in silence, with English instructions given by the teacher. We also encourage you to refrain from using your phone.
For anyone looking for peace and calm and would like to spend a day in silence, meditation and reflection. Ideally, you already have some experience with mindfulness and/or yoga and might have followed already a course with us. You are also welcome if you are completely new to mindfulness or yoga and would like to discover mindfulness.
Some benefits of this day of nourishment
- Feeling more rested, relaxed and calm
- Improving your focus and concentration
- Gaining greater physical and psychological well-being
- Deepening your mindfulness practice
- Finding a new sense of inner freedom
- Being able to see more clearly what really matters to you
- Easing the voice of the inner critic and developing a kinder, more compassionate mind
- Developing a sense of contentment and fulfilment
- Reconnecting with the purpose in your life
- Feeling connected with and supported by a group of like-minded people
What to bring
- your own lunch (microwaves and dishes are available in the location).
- yoga mat or something to lie on (best to bring your own), and meditation cushion or small pillow (optional)
- water bottle (can be refilled)
- warm socks (and slippers)
- a blanket to cover yourself during relaxation
The day will take place at The Library Europe, a co-working location in a spacious Maison de maître close to metro Montgomery in Brussels. It is beautifully decorated with Danish Design and has a cozy atmosphere. it also has a nice terrace where we can do an outdoor practice if the weather allows for it. The day with take place in the Skyroom at the top floor.
Tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch as well as a yoga mat and blanket.
10.00 Introduction, mindful yoga and opening meditation
11.15 Tea meditation
11.30 Sitting meditation
12.00 Mindful walking
12.45 Mindful lunch in silence (please bring your own lunch)
13.30 Outdoor session using all senses to explore nature's beauty (if weather allows it, alternatively sitting and walking meditation)
14.30 Tea meditation
14.45 Sitting meditation, gentle practices to end the silence and closing session
Please note that this is an indicative programme and subject to change.
Lorinda is a certified mindfulness and yoga teacher. She is trained in MBSR by Brussels Mindfulness after a 2 year intensive teacher training comprising some 350 hours of teaching. As a 200-hr certified yoga teacher (2017, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Brussels Yoga Loft), she is an internationally accredited member of Yoga Alliance. Having had some of her own health challenges, she encourages engagement and sensitivity to injuries and other possible trauma in all of her sessions. Lorinda enjoys finding simple and personally meaningful ways to share basic principles of well-being and mindfulness to those who are looking for change. Her personal experience is that learning to work with your breath and practicing self-awareness is a powerful way for most people to connect.
The early bird discounted fee for this event is €119 incl VAT, (€98.35 excl VAT) until 22 December. As of 23 December the full fee is €139 (incl VAT)
Tea breaks are included, but please bring your own lunch.
Registrations will close on Friday 20 January at 17.00 CET or whenever the day is fully booked, but we recommend registering immediately to avoid being on the waiting list.
Digital detox and silence
Throughout the day we will practice a digital detox to give our minds some rest. Please put your phone in flight mode or do not bring it at all so that you are not tempted to check your messages. Please inform your relatives that you won't be reachable during this day (except in case of emergency).
For most of the day we will be in silence to deepen a feeling of rest and peace while being connected with the group.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. For administrative and practical questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about our courses and events, have a look at our FAQ.
If you want to discuss something directly with the teacher, you can contact Lorinda Brinton at email@example.com
Many thanks for your registration. We look forward to meeting you in the session.
Important information on your mental well-being and silent retreats
While meditation retreats can be very nourishing; they do require sustained meditation practice throughout your time there. This also demands some stability of psychological health and can be triggering for some people.
Have you experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or are your currently struggling with your mental health such as with anxiety, depression, or burnout? If so, a retreat might not be the best option for you. The teacher might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care and support you need right now.
If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience.
Please fill in the questions in the registration form as open and honestly as possible, this will give us an idea of your current situation. The teacher of the event may reach out to you for more information
If you are unsure, or have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the Day of Nourishment
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