Day of Nourishment - Taking Care
16/04/23
In person

Location

MM81
Av. de Tervueren 81
1040 Etterbeek

Metro: Merode or Montgomery

Teacher

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Day of Nourishment: Taking Care

A one-day retreat for people who already practice mindfulness or yoga and for anyone looking for some peace and calm. Sunday 16 April, from 10.00 to 16.30.

With mindfulness teacher Lorinda Brinton.

Has it been a while since you have taken a day for yourself? A day with some self-care?

If so, consider joining our spring Day of Nourishment!

Sometimes taking care of ourselves seems difficult, especially when we’re busy or feeling stressed. It can help to take a pause - a pause from daily routines and everyday life. Time in which we can disconnect and be in a place of stillness.

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.

More than ever it is important to prioritize self-care. 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.

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.

Ideally, you already have some experience with mindfulness and/or yoga. If you are completely new to mindfulness or yoga, please get in touch with us at info@brusselsmindfulness.be.

Some benefits of a 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
  • Feeling connected with and supported by a group of like-minded people

The location

The day will take place at MM81, a beautiful and spacious Maison de maître between metro Merode and Montgomery on Avenue de Tervueren in Brussels. It also has a lovely garden with a pond. If the weather allows, we will do some outdoor practices in the garden.

Tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch as well as a yoga mat and blanket.

The programme

The programme

09.30 Arrivals
10.00 Introduction, mindful yoga and opening meditation
11.30 Tea meditation
11.45 Mindful walking and sitting meditation
13.00 Mindful lunch in silence (please bring your own lunch)
13.45 Outdoor session using all senses to explore nature's beauty (if weather allows it, alternatively sitting and walking meditation)
14.45 Tea meditation
15.00 Sitting meditation, gentle practices to end the silence and closing session
16.30 Departures

The teacher

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 teacher

Rates

Day of Nourishment: Early bird fee until 31 December € 99 (incl. VAT)

After 1 January 2023 the rate for this event will be 119€

Tea breaks are included, but please bring your own lunch.

Registrations will close on Saturday 15 April at 17.00 CET, 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 info@brusselsmindfulness.be. 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 lorinda.brinton@brusselsmindfulness.be

Many thanks for your registration. We look forward to meeting you in the session.

Covid-19 Precautions

In order to ensure the health of all our participants, we will implement Covid measures according to the official regulations following the corona barometer at the time of the event. These measures will be communicated to registered participants prior to the start of the event.

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 info@brusselsmindfulness.be.

Registration for the Day of Nourishment

Please fill out the form below in order to register for the Day of Nourishment. This information is important for the teacher to understand your motivation to participate.

All information you provide will be treated confidentially and will never be shared with third parties. We will get in touch with you if we have any questions, so please provide the phone number on which we can most easily reach you. Please check our privacy policy here.

Please check our terms & conditions about cancellations and refunds.

Registration Form


How did you hear about this activity?
What are your reasons to participate in this activity?
What is your experience with mindfulness?
Are you, (or have you been previously), experiencing high levels of stress and/or burn out?
Are you, (or have you been previously), struggling with your mental health?
Have you experienced any physical, emotional or psychological trauma?
If yes, do you have professional support (psychologist, ..)?
Do you have any physical limitations or complaints that the teacher should be aware of?
I have read and understand the health & wellbeing guidelines

You will be asked to fill out your name and further contact details in the next page.
Once you click the registration button, you will be taken to a secure payment system (first e-act.nl and then mollie.com). Your data will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with third parties, except for the information necessary to process the payment.