The Art of Mindful Living
A Silent Practice Retreat
with Hedwig Bakker
Practicing Mindfulness means: non-judgmentally paying attention to the contents of this moment in an allowing and friendly way.
In daily life we are often not very present, the mind is elsewhere, we act on impulse and we tend to have strong habit patterns. When life situations becoming difficult or challenging, we have the tendency to escape, to turn away or become reactive.
With a mindful attitude we can be more present, aware and successful in every moment of our life and we can deal more skillfully and effectively with inner and outer difficulties.
The attitude of mindfulness can be practiced in many areas of our life. During this program we will focus on the following aspects: paying attention (present moment awareness), embracing what is beneficial, and dealing with challenges or difficult emotions
What to expect in the retreat:
• Practice mindfulness during sitting meditation, walking meditation, while eating and while moving
• Experience the benefits of a mindful attitude and learn how to apply the insights into daily life
• Get a taste of what it means to be in retreat.
• Practice in silence for the duration of the retreat.
This program is suitable for anyone new to mindfulness practice and those who are already familiar with it can deepen their understanding and experience.
Hedwig has been practicing meditation since 2000 and has completed many individual and group retreats. She has been leading meditation classes, courses and retreats in India, Nepal, the Netherlands and New Zealand since 2004. These many years of personal practice and leading retreats & courses have resulted in a richness of experience and a genuine joy in sharing, guiding and leading others in meditation practice.
Hedwig’s courses & classes are universal and suitable for people from all walks of life, with or without any spiritual inclination. Her approach is joyful, practical, gentle, down to earth and yet with a sense of lightness and humour.
- FRIDAY – starts with Registrations 1 – 5 pm, dinner @ 6 pm, an intro talk and your first meditation session with Hedwig
- SATURDAY – starts at 7 am with a Sitting Practice and setting a Motivation for the day and ending at 8.45 with a guided meditation
- SUNDAY – starts at 7 am with a Sitting Practice and setting a Motivation for the day and ends at 3.15 pm.
Your Investment is....
This covers the centers facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (gluten free options are available).
Accommodation including camping, is available at the Centre at an extra cost. To view the different options click here. When making your booking please note the type of accommodation you prefer and we will get back to you.
Accommodation - Prices per night
Camping per person (no electrical hook-ups) $18.00
Dormitory per person (w/ shared toilet facilities) $28.00
Double Room per person (w/ shared toilet facilities) $35.00
Single Room (w/ shared toilet facilities) $49.00
Tara Hut (w/ shared toilet facilities) $49.00
Single Cabin (self-contained) $80.00
Deluxe Single Cabin (self-contained) $100.00
Double Cabin (self contained) $100.00
Please note your accommodation choice on the booking form and we will send you the confirmation details. The accommodation options on the website booking form is closed for the retreat dates and must be communicate to us through using the booking enquiry button or book now button on this page.