Urban Retreat Days | 1pm - 5pm (AEST)
Live Online using Zoom
Price: $55 Standard / $25 Concession
Befriending the body - the embodied present
Sunday, 17th July, 2022
The body can be a place of heaven or hell for humans. In this live online retreat, we will engage in body-based practices to help us appreciate, befriend and know our experience of “body" so that it can be a joyous ground for our unfolding life and practice - in the midst of our vulnerability to sickness, ageing and death and the pain and uncertainty in the world.
Attending to the body is central to powerfully engaging in what is here, now - giving us access to clarity and right action. We will explore ways in to freeing the intelligence of the body so that we can find proper rest and recuperation and also live more from a place of aliveness and openness. We will draw on Buddhist psychology and yoga, and the work of Porges, Dana, and Shepherd. Join us for a tender wander through moments of theory and practice together.Time:
1 pm - 5 pm (AEST) Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (ACST) Adelaide
11 am - 3 pm (AWST) Perth
3 pm - 7 pm (NZST) Auckland, NZ
We want to be inclusive, but this day of practice will suit people with some experience and knowledge of mindfulness practice - for example like the learning that happens in an eight-week program. So if you have some experience of practice - do feel free to register (even if you haven't done MBSR, MBCT or MiCBT.) If you haven't done any mindfulness training yet, have a look at the MBSR page to find a course near you. This will be a better fit, than leaping into a retreat day.
Some feedback from our first online retreat:
"A week has gone by since your life-enhancing retreat. I am so impressed that you made it feel like a real retreat, with all the important elements, even the personal conversations. I love all your mindfulness of body practices which combine elements of other fine traditions to create a dynamic experience of moving and stretching, which the body adores. The whole day created a wonderful sense of peacefulness and spaciousness, in the midst of all that is happening globally."
"Gratitude Tim, and everyone, This is lovely. Feels very grounding, and the weirdness is offset by seeing your familiar face and hearing your voice."
"I got so much out of the day. I’m surprised myself. Once I got over the feeling of sadness of missing being in a retreat together with the warmth & connectedness that comes with that, I realised how much is the same - a warm and engaging host, great content, familiar teachings from my previous MBSR courses - there is a warmth and connectedness that comes with those things."