Day of Nourishment: A Kinder Mind - Practising Self-Compassion
For people who already practice mindfulness or yoga and for everyone looking for some peace and calm. Sunday 8 May, from 10.00 to 16.30.
with mindfulness teacher Alena Reisinger
Why not take a day off with us and coming from doing mode into just being, taking a pause and resource yourself from the inside with mindfulness by cultivating rest and quietness?
In these challenging times, it is important to prioritize self-care. Benefit from a day in stillness where guided mindfulness practices will help your busy and possibly anxious mind to come to rest. In this day we will be focusing on grounding practices to quieten the mind and tap into the inner peace that is inherent within all of us. This day can be a powerful energy boost and come along with a sense of peace in the midst of our busy daily life and the uncertain times we live in. It will help you to see more clearly what you need to step out of the rat race and to flourish in your life.
Maybe you have done a mindfulness course in the past or you already practice yoga or meditation on your own? It's not always easy to keep up a daily practice. Somehow, daily life takes over again and again and even though you know about the value of mindfulness, it’s a challenge to free up time for the practise. Maybe you would like to discover mindfulness in an intensive format of a day long practice?
A day of mindfulness allows you to take a deeper dive, so you can at the same time refresh and deepen your practice. It helps you reconnect with meditation and boost your motivation to continue with it in daily life. It is also pleasant to feel the benefit of meditating in a group (again).
We will practice a mix of different forms of meditation, mindful walking and stretching, to bring your mind at 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. If the weather allows it, we will use the lovely garden for outdoor sessions and walking meditations. 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 email@example.com.
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 mind
- Developing a sense of contentment and fulfilment
- Feeling connected with and supported by a group of like-minded people
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.
In order to ensure everyone’s health and safety, and until further notice, we ask that you provide a valid Covid Safe Ticket for our residential activities. You will need to show this to the teacher upon arrival, otherwise you will not be allowed to participate. When every participant is Covid safe, we don’t have to wear masks and don’t need to respect social distancing anymore, which contributes to a relaxed and safe atmosphere.
There are 3 different types of certificates that prove you are Covid-safe:
- A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
- A test certificate proves that you have taken a negative Covid-19 test at the latest 48 hours before the start of the activity.
- A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from Covid-19 after a previous positive Covid-19 test.
You can find more information on how to get the Covid Safe Ticket here: https://covidsafe.be/en
This information is subject to change depending on the government guidelines at the time of the event.
10.00 Introduction, getting to know the group & start of silence
10.30 Mindful movement and opening meditation
11.30 Tea break
11.45 Sitting meditation, reflection, walking meditation
12.45 Mindful lunch in silence
13.30 Outdoor session using all senses (if weather allows it)
Alternatively sitting and walking meditation
14.30 Tea break
14.45 Sitting meditation, gentle practices to end the silence
15.30 End of silence, sharing circle and closing session
Alena is passionate about personal development and a certified mindfulness teacher. Being in a busy job with lots of pressure she has the opportunity to apply her mindfulness skills at work on a daily basis. Participants especially like her warmth, kindness and creativity.
Day of Nourishment: € 99 (incl. VAT)
Tea breaks are included, but please bring your own lunch, yoga mat and blanket, and - if you wish - something to share with the group.
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.
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.
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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 Alena Reisinger via email@example.com.
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