When you see water in a stream
you say: oh, this is stream
When you see water in the river
you say: oh, this is water
of the river;
When you see ocean
you say: This is the ocean’s
But actually water is always
and does not belong
to any of these containers
though it creates them.
And so it is with you.
Midsummer Mindfulness Feast: a 4-day Mindful Cooking, Eating and Meditation Retreat, at Bobbio Centre, Magheramore, Co. Wicklow,
22 June 7 pm – 25 June 2 pm, with Paola and Marjó.
The focus of this silent retreat is on preparing, cooking and eating joyfully and mindfully.
Paola will guide all participants in preparing and cooking summery dishes, vegan and vegetarian. She has trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, and has been cooking in restaurants, private catering, on the Asgard, and for Marjó’s retreats for many years. Paola is also a certified Mindfulness trainer and Breathworks trainer, facilitating courses and retreats.
Marjó will guide the mindfulness meditation in sitting and walking sessions, as well as mindful eating. Marjó has been guiding mindfulness and compassion retreats for over 25 years.
There will also be time for plenty of rest, and going for walks on the nearby beach, making this a very special retreat.
Bobbio Centre is a unique place: very quiet, overlooking the sea, and with easy access to the beach.
It is also possible to come for the weekend only, starting Friday evening, but those coming for the whole time will have preference.
Cost: for food and accommodation in a twin en-suite room €240 (or €180 for two nights). There are a few single rooms for €310 (or €230 for two nights). Paola and Marjó’s guidance is offered on a donation basis.
For the second year Claire Osborne and I will be running a Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend retreat on beautiful Heir Island, off the West Cork coast.
Claire Osborne will share gentle asana, and mindful movement, breathing practices, yoga nidra, mudras and chanting to link us with the wild nature of the island through the senses.
Paola Vais will be sharing seated and walking meditations, focusing on present moment awareness and loving kindness.
Cost €320 (sharing) / €340 (single room) includes teaching, accommodation, all vegetarian meals and ferry to and from the Island.
Early bird until 1st June – €290/€ 320
FRIDAY: Start 6.30 pm with dinner followed by a welcoming ritual and relaxing yoga and meditation (registration from 6 pm)
SATURDAY: we’ll start with a morning practice of yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast and some free time before the morning sessions. Lunch will be at 1, with some time after to explore the island, go for a swim or simply rest before the restorative afternoon practices. We’ll have dinner at 6, and then meet again for the evening meditation and yoga Nidra.
SUNDAY: THE morning will unfold like Saturday, and after lunch the retreat will end with a closing circle, in time to catch the 3:55 Ferry.
Bookings and info: Claire email@example.com or Paola firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 245 3292
Please note, pre-payment is required to ensure your place.
ABOUT YOUR TECAHERS:
Claire Osborne has been practicing yoga for 23 years, and also a form of mindful movement, called Amerta movement, for more than 18 years. As well as teaching classes and workshops full time since 2001, she is also a massage therapist and yoga therapist. She passionately believes that yoga can help us life live with more ease, vitality and awareness.
Paola Vais has been practicing mindfulness meditation and attending retreats for a number of years. Her personal experience of the many benefits of mindfulness and the belief that mindfulness is an accessible way to live life more fully has led her to train as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has been teaching since 2011.