Day of Nourishment - Grounding Yourself Amidst the Rush
12/02/23
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Location

MM81
Av. de Tervueren 81
1040 Etterbeek

Metro: Merode or Montgomery

Teacher

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Day of Nourishment: Grounding Yourself Amidst the Rush

A one-day retreat for people who already practice mindfulness or yoga and for everyone looking for some peace and calm. Sunday 12 February, from 10.00 to 16.30.

With mindfulness teacher Alena Reisinger.

Come and take a pause with us and re-energise yourself from within with mindfulness. More than ever it is important to prioritise self-care in these turbulent times. The start of the year can be a packed and stressful time for many of us. Paradoxically, practices like carving time out for ourselves, connecting with our needs, pausing and nourishing ourselves evaporate the quickest when we actually need them most.

After the excitement and busy-ness of the holiday season, the first months of the new year can feel especially dark and cold as nature fully settles into winter. This one-day retreat is an invitation to pause and ease into the new year, and let yourself be inspired and nourished by connecting with other likeminded practitioners.

Benefit from a day in stillness and calm where guided mindfulness practices will help your busy and possibly anxious mind to come to rest. We will focus on grounding practices to quiet the mind and tap into the inner peace that is within all of us. This day can be a powerful energy boost, helping you to see more clearly what you need to flourish and cultivate the resources you need to deal with life’s daily challenges and with the changes of this season. A day of mindfulness allows you to find a sense of peace in the midst of a busy and often stressful life.

It is an opportunity to refresh and deepen your practice. Practising together in a group can help you reconnect with meditation and boost your motivation to continue with it on a daily basis. 

We will practice a mix of different forms of meditation, mindful walking, and stretching, to bring our mind to rest and ground ourselves in the here and now.

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 wellbeing
  • 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 inner voice
  • 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 beautiful garden.

Tea, coffee, and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch as well as a yoga mat and blanket. Some extra yoga mats are available at the location in case you do not have a yoga mat.

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 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

Alena Reisinger

Alena is a certified mindfulness teacher and coach, and is passionate about personal development. Participants especially like her warmth, kindness and creativity.

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 11 February 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 be practising digital detox to give our mind some rest. Please put your phone in flight mode or do not bring it at all so 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.

Rates

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 Alena Reisinger via alena.reisinger@brusselsmindfulness.be.

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

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.