24-25 November 2018, Pyrenees, France

A getaway weekend retreat – Introduction and experiential understanding of Mindfulness Meditation practices & Energy Psychology

This retreat is suitable for those who are new to Mindfulness Meditation & Energy Psychology. Our previous workshops have been particularly helpful to people undergoing stress, high blood pressure, hyper-tension, anxiety, headaches, sleeping problems, low confidence and past traumas. Emotions such as stress can cause variety of physical disorders which could impact your relationships at home and also work.

Learn to:

  • Understand your emotions through body
  • Release stress, worry and anxiety
  • Work though anger and frustration
  • Live in the present moment
  • Have better relationship with yourself

*All proceedings will go towards development of Gomde Pyrenees, a non-profit International Buddhist Retreat Center

Mindfulness is a simple, drug-free and self-empowering way for you to improve your health, resolve relationship conflicts and enable yourself to discard limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety levels by 58% and stress by 40% (Krusche et al, 2013, Oxford University).

Energy psychology (EP) is a collection of mind-body approaches for understanding and improving human functioning. EP focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors, and known bioenergy systems (such as meridians and the biofield).

We are constantly connected to our gadgets, social media hardly connect to ourselves in a way that would ground us. Our mind and body has interdependent relationship, our body holds on to stress, anxiety and traumas of all kinds. In this workshop you will learn to understand the communication of your body, how body holds on to stress, anxiety and traumas and work on releasing them. Techniques you will use are Mindfulness and various different forms of Energy Psychology. You will learn tools and techniques that will allow you to embrace present moment by releasing past traumas creating better future.

This is an interactive workshop where you will be encouraged to share and discuss experiences. You will be guided step by step during the process and we will equip you with all the tools and techniques that you can use for daily life and finish the day with a very relaxed LIGHT guided meditation.

Limited space, hence advance booking is necessary. 

Price

£150 for both days including all workshops, accommodation (shared) and all meals.

£70 for both days including all workshops and meals

£25 per person per night for any extra nights stay (includes acc and meal)

What’s included with the price?

  • Mindfulness Meditation & Energy Psychology workshop in group
  • Accommodation – Please inform us in advance if you prefer to stay in the huts
  • Space for own meditation, reflection, nourishment and creativity
  • All meals during the retreat
  • Short 1-2-1 sessions if needed

What’s the purpose of the retreat?

  • Live fully in the present moment by applying mindfulness
  • Ability to understand and work through your stressors of day to day life
  • Feel connected and sense of being alive
  • Enhance your knowledge of yourself and the world
  • Space to rest, heal and rejuvenate
  • Discover your inner resources for growth
  • Short getaway from the busy life

Why attend this retreat?

You may like to come with your partner, sister or friends. It’s wonderful space in the Pyrenees for short getaway to be with you!

This retreat will give you practical guidance in developing and maintaining flow of life. It is a safe space for you to explore yourself, your emotions and a very rare opportunity for you to learn to work through them. You will learn to work with past unwanted through patterns and reframe them to benefit ones quality of life.

Introduction to Mindfulness meditation and Energy Psychology where you will practice together in a group with likeminded people in fun, interactive and creative way, where you will not be judged and are expected to support the participants in the group.

A short getaway “Weekend retreat” where you will learn to bring your mind back home to your body. We upgrade our laptops and phones regularly its time that to upgrade our mind.

Who could attend this retreat?

Anybody who would like to learn Mindfulness meditation and are open to integrating creative techniques to release day to day stress and anxiety from life. This program is designed in such a way that all level of practitioner are able to use to suit your needs.

About the facilitator

Nitima Shrestha Priya is a Holistic Counsellor, life coach and mindfulness facilitator. She holds diploma in advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. She is also NLP, EFT, Quantum Touch and PSYCH-k practitioner and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Nitima has been facilitating group therapy, Mindfulness courses, residential retreats, creative workshops, non residential retreats and private session for adults and children since 2011 in the UK, Portugal and Nepal. She has delivered many courses for corporate companies in London including, Imperial College, Royal College of Arts.

In this retreat Nitima will guide you through theories and practice of Mindfulness Meditation and Energy Psychology, allowing you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions so you can make the most out of present moment. She has unique and energetic way of working with people where you will feel safe, held and non-judgemental. She will help you to discover yourself in fun and creative ways.

Retreat Schedule:

7:30 – 8:00      Morning Energy exercises

9:00 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30   Introduction to the program

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30  Practical work (Meditation hall)

15:30 – 16:00  Short break

16:00 – 18:00 Practical work (living room by the fire)

Please note this is only guidance. We aim to bring closer at 16:00 on Sunday.

For bookings:

Please contact: Nitima@akanista.com

Or call +44 (0)7730570358

When & Where:

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th November 2018

Isolate & peaceful space in the Pyrenees in France

Address:

Domaine des Aspres
Mas Can Pere Courreu
RD 13 – 66110 La Bastide

How to get there: http://www.gomde.fr/getting-there/

How to get to the venue from London

The nearest airport is Perpignan, the flights run from April to October. Please find other options below:

Option 1 – London Stanstead to Toulouse. Prices are only £9.99 one way during November

From Toulous airport you can get train or shuttle to Toulous Matabia train station. More details on the site ( http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en/passengers/to-and-from/public-transport)

From Toulous Matabia please catch train to Perpignan, you can book your train ticket from:

https://www.trainline.eu

It’s an hour ride by car to Gomde Retreat centre.

Option 2 – London Stanstead to Barcelona (Take shuttle train from the airport to Barcelona Sants) from Barcelona Sants catch train to Figures Vilafant (Please take AVE (high speed train) then hour ride by car to Gomde Retreat centre.

Please contact: Nitima@akanista.com

Or call +44 (0)7730570358