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Mindful Self Compassion - A Weekend Retreat

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5, 2020

 

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:

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: Restorative Yoga 
                       
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             Guided Relaxation      

Sunday
7:30 am        Gentle Yoga 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!

Liz FrostLiz Frost M.A. Ed, is a certified yoga teacher and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in the Midland area. She has studied with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness. Liz began her yoga journey as a form of meditation, having found meditation before yoga, and she incorporates mindfulness into yoga practice. She is co-owner of Sugar Ridge and devotes her time and energy to making the world a more peaceful place.

 

 

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, July 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, July 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
2020-07-03T15:00:00-04:00
2020-07-05T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

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

$540 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes – 2 people share a cabin

$625 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes – private cabin all to yourself

 

 

 

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:

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: Restorative Yoga 
                       
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             Guided Relaxation      

Sunday
7:30 am        Gentle Yoga 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.