Mindful Self Compassion - A Week Retreat

Sunday, February 12 – Friday, February 17, 2023

 

Happy Valentines Day TO ME!

What a perfect time of you to offer yourself some love & compassion!

This week is an exploration of self-respect, kindness and common humanity.  Using mindfulness activities and self-care exercises including guided visualizations, journaling, reflection, yoga and meditation you will discover new ways of relating to yourself and learn skills you can practice in your daily routine. 

Self-compassion involves responding in the same supportive and understanding way you would with a good friend when you have a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself.  Learn to be kind to yourself!  If that’s a novel idea, you need this retreat!

Do you put others before yourself always?  What happens if you consider your own needs?
Have you considered double standards that are unfair to you…”it’s ok for everyone else to fill in the blank, but not me”
Do you have a “stiff upper lip”?  What happens if you acknowledge your emotions?
Have you noticed a mean voice inside  – judging or criticizing yourself easily and frequently?
Is your motivation to change coming from a belief you are worthless or unacceptable as you are? 

Developing compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness. You are not special or unique in the negative ways you may think.  Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses, you will make mistakes, bump up against your limitations, fall short of your ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and all your fellow humans in the experience of life.

If you struggle in relationships it may be because you are not so kind to yourself.  As you take care of yourself, with kindness, you will show up in your life and in the world around you in a much different way.  Being kind to yourself allows you to be open, tolerant and accepting of others.  Just as you are not perfect, neither is anyone else.

Let this weekend be what you need to move through life with more compassion and kindness for yourself.

 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE – may be modified 

Sunday

3:00 – 5:00pm Arrive and settle into your cabin
5:00 Meet and greet in the studio, discussion “what is self compassion?”
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Deep self-care: Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
   

                 
Monday-Thursday

7:30am Morning Meditation & Yoga
9:00am Breakfast
10:00 Self care session
12:30pm Lunch
2:00 Movement: Guided Hike, Self-fascial release, Mindful Postural Awareness, etc
3:00 Free time – read a book, nap, or hike
4:30 Guided Mindfulness practices (yoga, meditation, breathwork, walking meditation, journalling, etc)
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Evening activity – differs daily – restorative yoga, guided relaxation, restorative art, etc

Friday

8am Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 Breakfast and free time
11:30 Self-care session – how to continue the journey at home
12:30pm Lunch – Nourish your body!

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambience & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.

Meet your Facilitator!

Jenny Jackson has been immersed in Movement Education for more than 20 years. Jenny is a seeker of inner well-being, and she consciously aligns herself living with an open mind, an open heart and embodies joy & vitality which is reflected in her welcoming & inclusive style of instruction. She teaches with a strong anatomical influence while still deeply honouring the classical roots of yoga. Jenny believes that feeling vital and in harmony with others & within our own selves is the primary goal (in life and in our bodies), and practice should reflect this.

Expect well-planned, responsible, creative & intuitive instruction within Jenny’s classes and retreats. Trust that your needs will be supported and a sense of inclusion & community will always be a focus. Jenny takes her offerings (but not herself) very seriously, so you can relax and be yourself as she leads with humour and vulnerability

 

Registration Details

Date:
Sunday, February 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
2023-02-12T15:00:00-05:00
2023-02-17T14:00:00-05:00
Cost:

Tuition for this week of compassion is

$1430 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes – 2 people share a cabin

$1870 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes – private cabin all to yourself

For questions about this week of bliss, or for help to register give us a call at 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Valentines Day TO ME!

What a perfect time of you to offer yourself some love & compassion!

This week is an exploration of self-respect, kindness and common humanity.  Using mindfulness activities and self-care exercises including guided visualizations, journaling, reflection, yoga and meditation you will discover new ways of relating to yourself and learn skills you can practice in your daily routine. 

Self-compassion involves responding in the same supportive and understanding way you would with a good friend when you have a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself.  Learn to be kind to yourself!  If that’s a novel idea, you need this retreat!

Do you put others before yourself always?  What happens if you consider your own needs?
Have you considered double standards that are unfair to you…”it’s ok for everyone else to fill in the blank, but not me”
Do you have a “stiff upper lip”?  What happens if you acknowledge your emotions?
Have you noticed a mean voice inside  – judging or criticizing yourself easily and frequently?
Is your motivation to change coming from a belief you are worthless or unacceptable as you are? 

Developing compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness. You are not special or unique in the negative ways you may think.  Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses, you will make mistakes, bump up against your limitations, fall short of your ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and all your fellow humans in the experience of life.

If you struggle in relationships it may be because you are not so kind to yourself.  As you take care of yourself, with kindness, you will show up in your life and in the world around you in a much different way.  Being kind to yourself allows you to be open, tolerant and accepting of others.  Just as you are not perfect, neither is anyone else.

Let this weekend be what you need to move through life with more compassion and kindness for yourself.

 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE – may be modified 

Sunday

3:00 – 5:00pm Arrive and settle into your cabin
5:00 Meet and greet in the studio, discussion “what is self compassion?”
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Deep self-care: Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
   

                 
Monday-Thursday

7:30am Morning Meditation & Yoga
9:00am Breakfast
10:00 Self care session
12:30pm Lunch
2:00 Movement: Guided Hike, Self-fascial release, Mindful Postural Awareness, etc
3:00 Free time – read a book, nap, or hike
4:30 Guided Mindfulness practices (yoga, meditation, breathwork, walking meditation, journalling, etc)
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Evening activity – differs daily – restorative yoga, guided relaxation, restorative art, etc

Friday

8am Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 Breakfast and free time
11:30 Self-care session – how to continue the journey at home
12:30pm Lunch – Nourish your body!

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambience & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.