Take a Break to Relax & Rejuvenate
MINDFULNESS WEEKEND RETREAT 15-17 April 2022
deepen the contact with yourself together with like-minded people
Mindfulness Weekend Retreat in Orewa, Auckland 15-17 April 2022
Give yourself a gift and learn powerful mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus and discover the fact that you can self-manage unhelpful thoughts and emotions.
Join us for a weekend retreat of rest and relaxation, delicious vegetarian food, light yoga and mindfulness meditation in a beautiful location looking out at the sea just outside the busy beach side village of Orewa on the North Shore in Auckland.
The retreat provides you with a chance to get away for a weekend and to relax and recharge together with other like-minded women.
Experience a weekend without demands and expectations and learn lifelong skills, such as:
• How to connect with the body’s self-calming system.
• How to shift attention when caught up in unhelpful thoughts and emotions.
• How to identify and ease the voice of the inner critic and stop being held back by limiting beliefs
If you’ve never been on a meditation retreat before, this is an ideal place to start. There will be meditation instruction for both beginners and advanced practitioners, plenty of free time.
Resetting the Compass
This retreat is not just about mindfulness meditation, it is about connecting with nature and be in a surrounding that supports inner reflection where you can look deeper within without being distracted by the chatter and demands of the ordinary day to day life. The retreat is an opportunity to revisit your values, purpose and innermost drives and maybe reset the inner compass.
Recharging the batteries
The world is getting noisier every day, there are so much anxiety and worry out there that it is almost impossible to not be affected by it. By taking ourselves out of the situation, even if just briefly, we can get a perspective and a bit of distance to whatever is going on. By being true to our deep need for rejuvenation and spend some time with the “real me” we can recharge the batteries and have new inspiration. It is when we are in contact with our inner centre and calm that we can be of true help to others; colleagues, family and friends, by just being… ourselves.
Mindfulness is a way of living life more consciously
What’s possible with regular mindfulness practice is self-regulation, giving up unhappiness and living a life of purpose as well as experiencing a more vibrant connection to life itself. Even if you are not fully convinced, you will have a relaxing time and learn how to connect with the deeper reality beneath the busy mind.
As the benefits from daily mindfulness training are becoming more widely recognised, there is a growing demand for courses and retreats that can teach these techniques in an easy to understand and practical way to help anyone to quickly experience results even if they never done any meditation or mindfulness exercises before.
connect with nature and enjoy a surrounding that supports inner reflection
Learn how to enjoy life more
with simple and proven
techniques to break negative self-talk and reducing stress & worry
Mindfulness trains us to recognise we have a choice of where to put our attention and to recognise when we are becoming trapped in unhelpful thinking.
At this retreat you will have opportunity to begin or deepen your own mindfulness practice and be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions.
It doesn’t matter if you never meditated or done one mindfulness exercise in your life, this retreat is for anyone who are moved to establish or deepen their own Mindfulness practice and to improve focus, mental resilience and find more emotional and mental balance in their life.
Benefits such as:
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Better sleep
- Better self-management
- Less reactivity
- Improved mental resilience
- Increased self-awareness
- Better memory
- Increased attention and focus
- Better conflict resolution skills
are common and expectable result from regular Mindfulness practice.
Enjoy Delicious Food; breakfast lunch and dinner with options for vegan and any special dietary requirements.
“When you begin to practice mindfulness almost immediately you become aware of a new spaciousness inside yourself, a calmness and stillness- you give your mind a rest from incessant thinking and reacting”.Rita Riccola
BOOK EARLY AND GET A SPECIAL BONUS
BONUS: When you register for the retreat you get an eight week mindfulness online course with guiding audios.
This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that underpin mindfulness widespread success and application as well as the practices and additional information that will help you establish a regular practice.
The course quickly introduces you to the powerful mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives.
You will learn and deepen your practice week by week by going through the lessons, listening to guiding audios, watching some videos and keeping a daily journal.
You will see for yourself that the ability to focus on one thing at a time is the best skill you ever learn
“Thank you for offering this course, it has been a blessing in my life”.
“With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the traditional sense – you are in fact removing some of the mental clutter
that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of equilibrium”.Rita Riccola
A weekend retreat suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners.
Comfortable accomodation, shared or single
Only 30 minutes from Auckland city
Begin or deepen your mindfulness practice
Spacious and light surroundings
Spaces to enjoy company
Spaces to spend time alone
Delicious vegetarian food
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THIS RETREAT
Including an Eight Week Mindfulness Online Course
What do you get from this retreat
The ability to control attention is one of the key markers of a successful life. Regular mindfulness practices is a proven method to help increase focus and awareness, make it possible to self-regulate and shift attention when caught up in negative thinking and worrying.
This retreat gives you the background, science, practices and techniques to establish a regular attention training practice.
How Does It Work?
The retreat introduces you to the powerful mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives.
During these days You will see for yourself that the ability to focus on one thing at a time is the best skill you ever learnt.
Make A Booking
Choose a Date
Friday: Start 5.00pm
Sunday: End 1.00pm
including all meals, shared accommodation. (single accommodation can be arranged on request) access to all facilities and participating in all activities (yoga classes and guided meditation).
Limited to 8 people
5 seats left
About the Trainer
Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers. She is a former teacher and a trained mindfulness teacher with 28 years experience who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA and attended many Mindfulness retreats.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT RITA’s 2 DAY COURSE
“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises …Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.Louise Dore, Auckland
“I found Rita’s expert and gentle facilitating a wonderful way to explore mindfulness personally, whilst also guiding me to share mindfulness with others”.Suzanne Henwood, Auckland
“I am extremely grateful for your teachings…you are truly inspirational”. Wendy R.
“ I’ve learnt that you can choose to change. The interaction between participants was especially valuable”
PROGRAM FOR THE WEEKEND RETREAT
The programme is designed to be accessible for all levels of experience; both beginners and more advanced practitioners. (the program might be subject to some changes.)
FRIDAY 1 MAY
5.00-6.00pm: Arrival & Welcome
7.30-8.30pm: Guided Meditation
8.30pm: Free time and relaxation.
SATURDAY 2 MAY
9.30-10.30am: Hatha Yoga
10.30-11.00: Tea break
11.00-12.00am: Guided Meditation
3.00-3.30pm: Tea break
3.30-4.00pm: Nature walk
4.00-5.00pm: Meditation/Free activities
8.30pm: Free time to relax
SUNDAY 3 MAY
9.30-10.30am: Hatha Yoga
10.30-11.00: Tea break
12.00am-1.00pm LUNCH and finish
A NEW WAY OF BEING
Start Practising Mindfulness
Self-Paced Online Course
Learn the powerful mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives.
Using guided audios and a daily journal you get to familiarise yourself with the exercises that underpins mindfulness exceptional success worldwide.
LIMITED TIME OFFER – TAKE THIS COURSE AT A 50% DISCOUNT