7 Day Mindfulness Retreats in the Ariege, France. Summer 2019.
New Dates Announced:
9th-15th June 2019- NOW FULL
30th June- 6th July 2019 - SOME PLACES
We start 6.00pm Sunday & finish 10.00am Saturday.
Price: 690 euros (accommodation and meals inc)
BOOK BEFORE 6TH APRIL FOR 10% DISCOUNT!
This retreat in the spectacular French countryside will help bring more insight into your life and give you the tools to work more skilfully with life's stresses. You’ll be guided by an experienced teacher, working in a group which enhances the experience as you learn from each other's personal a-ha moments.
Mindfulness is about waking up to what is happening in the present moment. During your stay we will be using the Mindfulness MBSR course as a basis for our exploration. There is gentle mindful movement each day suitable for everyone, as well as guided walks in the surrounding area. This is a chance to re-set, un-plug and start learning to simply be.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided (vegetarian), as well as healthy tasty snacks throughout the day. Teas, juices and water are available at all times.
We believe eating well is an important aspect of any retreat and we make every effort to create tasty, healthy and filling meals. Please contact us if you have any special dietary requirements.
Mindfulness can help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The programme we teach is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It was designed to help participants learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings and moods. During the the week you will be provided with:
- guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices;
- gentle stretching and mindful movement and gentle yoga;
- group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life;
-a workbook with daily assignments and home practice materials.
WALKS: We will be offering guided walks in the spectacular countryside.
A typical day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday):
08.30-09.00 Mindful movement/gentle Yoga and a core Mindfulness practice.
10.00-13.30 Mindfulness sessions with break
13.30 Lunch and free time
17.00-19.00 Mindfulness sessions
Optional evening activity
On Thursday we will visit a local food market and after lunch there will be the option to do yoga, a creative activity or have free time.
ACCOMMODATION: We offer twin and triple rooms. At present we are unable to offer individual rooms.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Accident and travel insurance.
Air transportation and airport taxes.
Transfer to/from the airport to Le Freyche.
However we do offer a free pick up from the nearest town Foix at 15.00 on the first day and we also drop people back after breakfast on the last day.
FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR'S RETREAT:
I highly recommend the retreat. It was conducted in a beautiful location, the sessions were informative, wise and experiential. It is a great opportunity to get away from the humdrum of everyday life to rest and renew one’s spirit.
For anyone looking to implement scientifically proven methods for stress reduction, or to broaden their own skills at coping with stress this retreat is ideal
Thanks so much for a wonderful week. The course and daily routine were really well structured, with lots of time for practice and reflection. All in a beautiful and nurturing environment.
This retreat is a perfect chance to have time for yourself and to find yourself. All this in a beautiful place that lets you go deep inside.
To secure your place we ask for a deposit of 200 euros. PLACES ARE LIMITED.
If you have a paypal account click the paypal button below, or contact us for Bank Account details. WHEN PAYING PLEASE ADD THE DATES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.
**Please do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed the retreat. We need a minimum number for the retreat to run.
The balance should be paid one month in advance of the start of the course. We are unable to offer a refund if cancellation takes places less than 3 weeks from the beginning of the course.