WOULD YOU LIKE TO DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF MEDITATION AND YOUR OWN MIND? WHAT IF IN A WEEKEND YOU COULD LEARN BENEFICIAL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT OF LIFE WOULD THAT HELP YOU?
Here at Skillful MIND we believe that meditation and yoga does help - in all areas of our chaotic lives. And with a wish to create a space to explore what inner peace really means for each of us, we've been hosting retreats since 2010 - bringing the ancient arts of meditation and yoga to every day people, just like you. The evidence is in: Mainstream science is now proving in study after study how meditation and yoga can change our brains - for the better, releasing us from stress, anxiety, depression, and many other modern day maladies that seem to increase with our technologies and luxuries of today. By attending one of our weekend retreats you'll have the opportunity to learn solid techniques, that have proved the test of time, that help you cultivate your own inner peace practices in a safe and supportive environment. All lessons are shared with you by teachers that also live in your world - who themselves juggle the challenges of balancing work, family, relationships and keeping up with changing technology and modern day life, and who know first hand the value of dedicating time to re-connecting with ourselves.
COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM A WEEKEND ESCAPE THAT GIVES YOU SOME SPACE TO RE-CONNECT WITH YOU? At Skillful MIND we aim to offer you a retreat that: Provides a variety of down to earth teachings - suitable for everyday people living in a world of family, work and modern stresses Presents with easy to understand language to help you grasp the concepts. Is suitable for anyone interested in learning about their mind body connection - whether you're a beginner or have some experience Has a great balance of theory and practise - giving you a solid foundation to build your own practice after retreat Is complimentary to existing faith or beliefs Teaches you a diverse range of take home techniques you can implement immediately Gives you a supportive environment to explore yourself Takes only a weekend - making it easier to fit it into your busy lifestyle
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION LEARN TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION, AND MIND MASTERY, OVER A WEEKEND WHY A RETREAT? A Retreat allows you time to focus on understanding, and re-connecting with yourself, in a supportive environment free from day to day distractions, in the company of like-minded people. In this atmosphere it is common for people to progress much faster than through weekly lessons, or on their own.
A RETREAT IS NOT A HOLIDAY - IT'S AN ADVENTURE OF SPIRIT! In today's world we don't often make ourselves a priority - forgetting that to be able to offer strength, love and happiness to others we must first cultivate it within. A retreat is a commitment to connect with your best self, a commitment to a live a life you love.
WHERE IS IT, AND WHAT'S THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE? This retreat will be held at our home away from home - The Monastery 15 Cross Road Glen Osmond, Adelaide SA, 5064, and is our Premium Accommodation Retreat. The staff and facilities are great, and we're always well looked after. The Monastery consists of single or twin share accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. The food and the grounds are simply impeccable and the building and surrounds is steeped in the traditions and history of the Priests and Brothers who have lived and studied there for more than 120years.
WHEN DOES IT START AND WHAT ABOUT DINNER? The weekend will open for check in from 4pm Friday and the Welcome ceremony will begin at 6pm. (please arrive by 5.50pm to ensure you're settled and we can start on time) Finger food (dips, crackers, cheese, dried fruit and nuts etc) will be served during our welcome - if you would like something more substantial please either bring something with your or we can arrange to get some healthy take out food. A fridge, microwave, plates etc are available for use. The retreat will finish approx. 3.30/4pm Sunday
WHAT'S INCLUDED? Your weekend retreat includes: 2 nights accommodation - apartment style 2 bedroom rooms sleep up to 4 (or 2 share/double upgrades may be available)Weekend of teachings – you'll be amazed how much there is to learn! Yummy meals from Friday night nibbles until Sunday lunch – delicious and nourishing! Yoga classes – suitable for all skill levels Early morning silent Meditation sessions – optional but recommended :) Introductory session for NLP Coaching - another tool to increase your mind awareness