Day of Nourishment - Unwinding
25/07/21
In person

Location

MM81
Av. de Tervueren 81
1040 Etterbeek

Metro: Merode or Montgomery

Teacher

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For people who already practice mindfulness or yoga and for everyone looking for some peace and calm. Sunday 25 July, from 10.00 to 16.30.

Day of Nourishment "Summer break - a moment to unwind and slow down"

with mindfulness teacher Alena Reisinger

The holiday period is coming up and perhaps you have some vacation or rather staycation planned. Yet, even holidays can quickly become a list of things that you want to do or see... So when is the last time you actually took “a day off” only for yourself? A day where nothing needs to be done, seen or accomplished, simply a day of being…

Come and take a pause with us and resource yourself from within with mindfulness. More than ever is important to prioritize self-care in these challenging times. 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 quieten the mind and tap into the ability to unwind that is within all of us. This day can be a powerful boost to your energy and to find a sense of peace in the midst of chaos. It will help you to see more clearly what you need 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 the value of mindfulness, you don't practise it as much as you'd like to. Or perhaps you'd like to discover mindfulness in an intense 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. 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 (again).

We will take time to reflect, 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. 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 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 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 beautiful garden.

Tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch.

Covid-19 Precautions

To ensure your comfort and safety during our activities, we follow all recommended sanitary guidelines set by the government. Among others, we take the following health measures for in-person activities:

  • Small groups to allow enough space between participants
  • Amenities to wash and disinfect your hands regularly
  • Locations are cleaned and ventilated several times a day
  • Possibility for outdoor meditations whenever the weather allows it
  • Use of masks for indoor activities, in accordance with the local requirements
  • Participants are required to stay at home when experiencing symptoms or when in situations that require respecting quarantine measures

Please note that we monitor any change in corona measures and apply them as soon as required by the authorities. This may require us to make changes to our planned events and courses. Should we be required to cancel the retreat, we will do our best to postpone the activity to a new date or provide you with a relevant alternative activity should you prefer this.

The programme

09.30   Arrivals
10.00   Welcome, group sharing and start of silence 
10.30   Mindful movement and opening meditation
11.30   Tea break
11.45   Individual reflection, mindful walking and sitting meditation
13.00   Mindful lunch in silence
13.45   Outdoor session using all senses explore summer’s beauty (if weather allows it), alternatively sitting and walking meditation
14.45   Tea break
15.00   Sitting meditation, gentle practices to end the silence and closing session
16.00   End of silence, sharing circle and closing session
16.30   Departures

The teacher

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.


Rates

Day of Nourishment: € 99 (incl. VAT)

Tea breaks are included, but please bring your own lunch and - if you wish - something to share with the group.

Registrations will close on Friday 23 July 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.

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.

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.

Registration Form


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Do you or did you have burn-out, depression, ...?
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