Returning Home, 2 day stress reduction and self connection retreat:
How long since we have spent some time with ourselves, in touch with our inner feelings?
We are in a constant 24/7 connection with the far and away, forgetting to visit the close and familiar space inside, our hearts! A retreat is a time spent being rather than doing, where clarity of the inner and kindness to ourselves and others arise. This is home, and this gathering is an invitation for us to return home again. We hope you join us.
Programs include: - New Earth is a state of mind - Mindfulness workshops - Heartfulness Meditation - Walking in the forest, enjoying the outdoors - Preparing meals on fire - Star gazing in outdoor forest hot tub/sauna - Deep Tissue Massage, Ayurveda Therapy, Iridology, and Energy Healing sessions available upon request.
Friday, June 22 / Alternative date Monday, June 25
7:00-8:30 Meet & Greet and Getting Settled
8:30-10:00 Introduction and Meditation
Saturday, June 23 / Alternative date Tuesday, June 26
6:30-8:00 Group Meditation and Contemplative Walk / Yoga
9:30-11:00 Group Meditation / Contemplative Walk / Yoga
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Group Discussion
14:30-16:00 Group Meditation and Contemplative Walk
18:30-21:30 SPA time & Drum Circle or Music Jam (if participants bring their music instruments)
22:00-22:30 Group Meditation
Sunday, June 24 / Alternative date Wednesday, June 27
6:30-8:00 Group Meditation and Contemplative Walk
9:30-11:00 Group Meditation and Walk
11:30 - 12:30 Group Discussion / Yoga
AMIR IMANI: SENIOR UMASS CERTIFIED AND MBSR TEACHER
Amir is a graduate of University of Toronto, where he studied psychology and adult education. His interest is mind-body-heart interaction and their role in healing and well being. This interest pulled him to India where he has spend passed 15 years to practice and teach Mindfulness and Heartfulness meditation and their application in life and psychotherapy. He is the founding director of the Center for Mindfulness in Health and Medicine at Atieh Hospital in Iran and Director of Omega Wellbeing, based in India.
Negin Motamed: M. Arch, Heartfulness Trainer
Negin lives in Beaverton, Ontario. She has been inspired by mystery of existence since early childhood, shaping her interests in philosophy, physics, mythology, psychology and art. She works in the field of architecture and planning by profession, as well as pursuing painting, photography and poetry in her leisure time. She enjoys being in Nature, whether it is doing gardening at home, walking in Nature or simply listening to it in silence.
Negin discovered Heartfulness Mediation at the age of twenty two and since then Heartfulness has been an ever-growing part of her life. In 2010 she was trained in India and was permitted to work as a trainer in this method. She believes that mere uncovering of layers of complexity, leads to experiencing Love and Joy that are but elements of our original state. This in Heartfulness meditation is being achieved by using Pranahuti (yogic transmission).
Braven Almen: Healing facilitator of Deep Tissue Massage and forgiveness
Two major deficiencies I have noticed are a lack of self love and human touch as well as clarity in life direction. I don't claim to have all the answers and I don't. I am trained in a process that involves forgiveness (radical self-responsibility) which I coin an act of self love as well as deep tissue massage.
Braven Almen has worked in the mental health field for 13 years while observing clients were not getting the help they needed Presenting issues suppressed with medications. Being a life long learner has led him to seek out solutions to holistic issues. In his new interest field was trained in life couching, laughter yoga, sound healing, nutrition, new decision therapy, and deep tissue massage.
What to bring
Your personal stuff, grilling baskets and skewers, matches, kindling, and firewood for cooking (there will be firewood for purchase available), food material that can be cooked on fire, your own cooler, flash light, portable cellphone charger if you nedd, swimming suits for SPA, plastic sleepers for shower. If you have any question please feel free to email.