Coming to our Senses
5 day retreat with meditation and mindful movement
06 April 2023 - 11 April 2023
Leader: Ratnadevi and Charlotte Proctor
Cost Information: Cost: £300 single room, £440 for two people sharing a twin, £170 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.
Course fee £250, payable direct to Ratnadevi, details below.
Take a break from the speed and complexity of life and re-connect with the things that really matter: feeling centered and connected to ourselves, others, the environment and our purpose in life. World events have been taxing for our nervous systems and this retreat is an opportunity to calm down and deeply nourish and resource ourselves, which will of course benefit others too.
Mindful movement is highly effective in down-regulating our stress levels, particularly when done spaciously and with an emphasis on presence and enjoyment. It will help us to feel well-toned and grounded in our sensory experience, less prone to mental proliferation. We are drawing from several disciplines: Chi-Kung, Yoga, Feldenkrais Method and fascia stretches.
On the retreat we flow organically between movement and stillness, learning to see, hear, smell and touch the world with fresh appreciation and open-heartedness, doing less and being more. The meditations on this retreat will cover a range of mindfulness practices: sitting, walking, bodyscan and will vary in the degree of guidance, meeting the needs of people with different levels of previous experience.
Once we have got to know each other, much of the time will be in silence, including mealtimes and overnight. This will give us the opportunity to go deeper, while still feeling in connecting with others. There will also be opportunities to share how we are getting on in small groups. Weather permitting some practice will take place outside, in the peaceful and magical setting of the island – maybe doing walking meditation among the horses.
This retreat is for people with some previous experience and is suitable for mindfulness CPD
The retreat starts with supper on the first day and finishes after breakfast on the final day.
The work on this retreat does not require any particular degree of fitness and flexibility. The retreat is not suitable for people who experience major mental issues. If in doubt, or if you have a particular health issue, please contact Ratnadevi prior to booking.
Further information and bookings
In order to secure a place on the retreat, please go to Ratnadevi's Living Mindfulness website to register and pay your £250 retreat fee
Once you have made your booking with Ratnadevi, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 5 nights from Thursday 6th April 2023. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Coming to Our Senses