MINDFULNESS & MOVEMENT IN NATURE
Mindfulness & Movement in Nature Retreat Weekend
No previous experience needed.
This weekend is fully booked, to be added to the waiting list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 23rd- Sunday 25th September 2022
at Samye Ling, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Please book your accommodation and meals for the weekend directly with Samye Ling by emailing email@example.com. They will need to know the dates that you would like to stay, what room you would like (please click here to see the room types and prices), your name, and the name of the second person if you are booking a twin room, your address, phone number and preferred email address for the booking. No room bookings can currently be made via the Samye Ling website.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural surroundings of Samye Ling in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, where we will spend the weekend learning Mindfulness and movement using nature as a place to become present in the moment. Many of the practices will be by the nearby river, under the trees and around the centre (weather permitting). No previous experience is required for this course.
Mindfulness offers the invitation to come into the freshness of the present moment: knowing what is happening, while it’s happening. The experience of this moment can include the thoughts and feelings in our heart-mind, awareness of the sensations in the body, and our connection with nature and the world around us. Moving the body using gentle Qigong will help us connect with the body and elements of nature to enhance our practice.
Often people mention that the place they are most easily mindful is being in nature, whether it’s walking the dog in a nearby woodland, on the beach or on holiday in a beautiful environment. Research shows the connection between being in nature and a reduction in feelings of stress and depression and have a positive effect on general health and ability to focus. It is perhaps not surprising that similar benefits are attributed to mindfulness.
In this weekend, we are using the joy of being in nature and alive on this precious earth as a way into learning to rest the mind in the present moment. Through connecting with nature and the earth beneath and around us, we can reconnect with our inner nature as well, touching in with the ground of our being as we practice mindfulness.
The weekend will invite us to settle the mind and come home to our body through grounding practices such as the bodyscan, mindful walking and Qigong. Throughout all of the Mindfulness Association programs the cultivation of a basic friendliness towards ourselves (and therefore also to others) lies at the heart of our training.
This weekend course is suitable for those completely new to Mindfulness as well as those seeking to reconnect with it and to embark on the different training pathways the Mindfulness Association has to offer. This course is equivalent to the first weekend of the Level 1 course. If you complete this weekend you can then continue and join the further three weekends of our Mindfulness Level One: Being Present course with Jacky and Rosina, at Samye LIng where we will make the most of being in nature throughout the weekends. You will also be able to join the Level 2 Compassion Through Movement Course which runs over 5 weekly evening sessions online.
Tutor: Jacky Seery, Rosina Morrison and Audrey Lowrie
Dates: 23-25 September 2022
Price: Weekend 1 = £150.00
Times: 19.00-20.30pm on the Friday evening, 8.00am to 20.00pm on the Saturday and 8.00am to 15.00pm on Sunday.
Booking: To book this course please click the booking link. You will be contacted after attending the weekend with the opportunity to complete our Level 1 Mindfulness Course over 3 more weekends. These can be paid for in six monthly instalments of £75.00.
After you have booked the course, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your meals and accommodation.