Movement and Mindfulness 

Urban Retreat

Starts November. 15th, or check our December digital retreat

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In our current pandemic context, with 2020 coming to a close, winter coming and perhaps a different than usual holiday season in front of us...

The proposal is to set some time aside to focus on ourselves in a chill atmosphere to learn about mindfulness, stress management techniques and how we can support our brains and ourselves. ​

 

So we created this 3 weeks program to explore the science behind mindfulness stress reduction from an experiential approach, complemented with theory to introduce you to mindfulness or to deepen your meditation app practice. ​

Daily life stressors can be so constant that we don’t register them. They’re a part of the backdrop, woven seamlessly into our “normal”. Managing them during winter, when the weather is less collaborative with our outdoor activities can add an extra challenge.

 

Over time, as they accumulate, these stressors can wear us down— leaving us feeling foggy, drained, tired, irritated, and even sore. ​ If you are a strong-willed and accomplished person, you may often give the impression that you are invulnerable to feeling inadequate or insecure or hurt. This can be very isolating, causing you to project this Rock of Gibraltar persona, and getting out of touch with your own needs. ​

 

If some of this rings true, then this retreat is for you

Take care of your Body and Mind

Switch off your screens

Make time

to unwind

Connect

with others

Content

At the end of the program you can expect to: ​

  • Reconnect with your body through restorative movement. This will help you have an easy transition to meditation.

  • Start meditating or deepen your meditation app practice: we will do longer meditations and present different techniques and alternatives.

  • Experience MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Relief). A scientifically proven way to control stress and improve the quality of your life.

  • Shed new light on your understanding of how stress works with the latest mindfulness research and evidence. 

  • Be able to start identifying how that feels for you, how it is affecting your thoughts patterns and reactions, and discover that there is an alternative, a space of conscious choice.

  • Get support and guidance with the practical doubts and challenges that arise when we learn to meditate.


Practicalities

The program consists of 3 sessions of 3,5 hours over a period of 3 weeks.
 

Date: Every week on a Sunday starting 15th of November.
Time: 1:30pm to 5pm.
Every day starts with a restorative movement class that will help you transition to the meditation practice. If you prefer to skip this part of the class, please let us know during registration.


Location: Project Feel Good studios in Amsterdam, next to RAI convention center.


Full program: 

This includes 3 sessions of 3,5 hours each, a personal intake interview with the trainer, a workbook, guided meditations audios, herbal tea, and healthy snacks during the sessions, optional 1-1 consultation with the trainer.

Price

Early birds, until November 8 - €155.

Regular price €185. 

Agenda

Sunday November 15, 1:30pm - 5pm
Sunday November 22, 1:30pm - 5pm
Sunday November 29, 1:30pm - 5pm

Can't make these dates? check our digital retreat

+ Daily home practice during the week in between sessions, supported by the workbook and audios. Set aside at least 30 minutes, ideally 45 minutes for this because: nobody learned to play the piano by reading a book ;)  

 

Trainers

The mindfulness program will be taught by Glen, STLN founder.

The movement class will be taught by Meggan, Project Feel Good founder.

Language: English

Te interesa que hagamos este retiro en español? contáctanos.

 
 
 
 
 

Good to know and Safety measures

  • Registrations close on November 11th. Limited spots due to Covid safety measures

  • Minimum 4, maximum 6 participants.

  • Come fully dressed to ensure easy entry & exit. You can safely store your belongings, but changing and showering are not permitted.

  • Practice space and mats are disinfected after each class, but feel free to bring your own for extra safety.

  • If you don't bring your own mat, please bring a towel or blanket to cover the mat we provide.

  • Bring your own extra blanket to stay warm during sitting meditation practices. We will be staying very still for some time so it's usual that your body temperature will go down.

  • Meditation cushions will be provided.

  • Please keep 1,5 meter distance and follow your teacher's guidelines to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Mats will be set 1,5 meter apart from each other.

  • If Covid measures don't allow us to hold the retreat in person, you can switch to the digital version and get the corresponding refund, or choose to have a full refund.

Questions?

After enrolling you will have a personal intake interview with the trainer, where you can also ask any questions that might arise, and get to know a bit more details about the process we will follow.

For any questions or to stay informed about future dates contact us

Manager, IT services

It was nice to be able to share and learn from others with different experiences and practice levels, the energy of the group was really great and positive, and both the location and the snacks were great

Elena, Head Project Manager

I've joined Glenda & team for the Urban Retreat in September, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is stressed or on the edge of a burnout. The dedicated time to focus in a mindful way on your body and mind has been extremely beneficial, and helped me to recharge, prioritise better and improved my sleeping patterns. Glenda is not just a professional & passionate advocate for mindfulness, but is also a very caring teacher who is genuinely interested in making the journey the best it can be for everyone. Thanks, Glenda & STLN Team!

Mireia, Senior Engineer

Found it by chance and I had the luck to experience the urban retreat. A unique experience! Highly recommendable.

 
 

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