Mindful Self Compassion - A Weekend Retreat

Friday, January 14 – Sunday, January 16, 2022

This weekend 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 – has been modified for current pandemic restrictions which may change by retreat date:

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5               Meet and greet in the studio, discussion “what is self compassion?”
5:30                Eating Meditation 
6:00                Dinner
7:30                Deep self-care: Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday
7:30 am        Mindful Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast
10:00            Self care session: Self acceptance, release self-criticism, loving kindness meditation
12:30 pm      Lunch
2:00             Self-care session 
3:00             Free time – book a massage (based on availability and booked on a first come, first served basis), nap, or hike
4:30             Sensory Awareness – Mindfulness practice
5:30             Dinner
7:00             Restorative Yoga       

Sunday
7:30 am        Gentle Yoga (outside) class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am        Breakfast and free time
10:30 am      Self-care session – how to continue the journey at home
12:30 pm      Lunch – Nourish your body!

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

Meet you 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.

Jenny is a certified and experienced schoolteacher, yoga teacher, personal trainer, group fitness coach, and Health & Wellness coach. Jenny finds her own sense of centering while mountain biking in the forest and enjoying her stand-up paddleboard. She is the founder of Body Balanced Wellness, which offers registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs, both online & in person.

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, January 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
2022-01-14T15:00:00-05:00
2022-01-16T14:00:00-05:00
Cost:

$465 + HST  shared accommodation, all meals, classes – up to 4 people share a cabin

$565 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes – 2 people share a cabin

$725 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes – private cabin all to yourself

With social distancing protocols in place, everyone will likely have private accommodation.  Please book based on the type of cabin you want and as restrictions shift, we will assign cabins accordingly.

To read about what we’re doing in general for COVID19 protocols please have a look here.

 

 

 

Other Details:

Call for more information or to register 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]

This weekend 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 – has been modified for current pandemic restrictions which may change by retreat date:

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5               Meet and greet in the studio, discussion “what is self compassion?”
5:30                Eating Meditation 
6:00                Dinner
7:30                Deep self-care: Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday
7:30 am        Mindful Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast
10:00            Self care session: Self acceptance, release self-criticism, loving kindness meditation
12:30 pm      Lunch
2:00             Self-care session 
3:00             Free time – book a massage (based on availability and booked on a first come, first served basis), nap, or hike
4:30             Sensory Awareness – Mindfulness practice
5:30             Dinner
7:00             Restorative Yoga       

Sunday
7:30 am        Gentle Yoga (outside) class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am        Breakfast and free time
10:30 am      Self-care session – how to continue the journey at home
12:30 pm      Lunch – Nourish your body!

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