In 2017 we are offering a series of one-day retreats held in the metropolitan area to allow busy people the opportunity to deepen their practice within the existing activities of your week. Each one-day retreat will combine guided mindfulness meditations, yoga, walking meditation with a focus on a specific heart practice. They are largely silent retreats with an interactive opening and closing session. Heart practices are meditation practices that cultivate beneficial mind states (also known as positive emotions). They support the development of our own wellbeing as well as contribute to the wellbeing of those we come in contact with. For some of the science into these practices check out the 2014 Huffington Post article or 18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation.
Sunday, 12 February: Cultivating Loving Kindness
Sunday, 12 March: Cultivating Compassion (for self and others)
Sunday, 28 May: Cultivating Acceptance and Forgiveness
Sunday, 25 June: Cultivating Gratitude
Sunday, 6 August: Being enough and working with the judgemental mind
Sunday, 29 October: Interpersonal Mindfulness
WHERE: All retreats (except August) are held at Southcare Hall, cnr of Bickley Cres and Pether Rd, Manning. August retreat at St Catherine’s House of Hospitality, 113 Tyler St, Tuart Hill.
TIME: 9:30 am – 4 pm
COST: Any 5 retreats: $480 (concession $330)
Any 4 retreats: $395 (concession $275)
Any 3 retreats: $305 (concession $215)
Any 2 retreats: $210 (concession $150)
1 retreat: $110 (concession $80)
The cost includes a healthy vegetarian lunch, yoga mats, bolsters and experienced meditation and yoga instruction.
Enjoy a day of practice conveniently located close to the Perth CBD.
If you are after a longer, small-group weekend retreat we have a great option from 29 Sept – 1 October, just out of the city in the hills at Nathanael’s Rest in Mundaring. The photo at the top was taken at Nathanal’s Rest.