A mindfulness retreat allows you to experience life as it is in the present moment – with all your senses, your thoughts and wishes, your emotions, your bodily sensations, your breath, your whole being. It is a moment to pause and nourish yourself from within, through guided meditations and mindful walking, supported by the concentration and energy of the group.
While our courses have a mix of teaching, practising and sharing, the focus in the retreats is on practising with a light touch of teaching and sharing. We offer formats from one-day mindfulness retreats to several days in beautiful locations. Our locations are carefully chosen and all offer organic food made with love and beautiful walks around the building.
What does a retreat look like?
Being away from day-to-day demands and all the external chatter means time to reflect, to reconnect with your true self and with nature. When the part of you that wants to be in control and that is afraid of change, is dominant, you are cut off from your deeper wisdom and intuition. But if you rest and create space to tap into your creative energy, you can get in touch with what truly matters and what kind of life you would really like to lead.
We all have an innate capability for inner peace and calm, but sometimes we forget the way to get there. Through guided practices and silence, we will tap into our inner realm of calm, grounding and connection. Together we will take time to slow down, unplug, relax and become quiet. We will practice connecting to our body with yoga, stretching and other ways of movement and strengthening our ability to listen inwardly. There will also be space for reflection on the past and intention setting for the future, while regularly coming back to the present moment.
People have reported that long after a mindfulness retreat, they could still feel the benefits of it, and that this nourishing feeling goes on for quite a while.
A meditation retreat is an ideal follow-up for people who have completed an 8-week course and would like to deepen or boost their practice. It is also possible to join as a newcomer – we will not turn anyone away. In that case, you might want to check with the teacher beforehand if this retreat matches your expectations and is suitable for your current situation in life. Some of our retreats are for beginners and some for advanced meditators. Please check the event page thoroughly to see which one is most suitable for you.