with Tammy, October 8, 2017
Following the success of our previous TRE workshop in August, Tammy will be returning once again to New Life to offer this wonderful introduction to our community.
The Intro to TRE Workshop is a 4-hour long workshop exploring trauma, how it is created and stored in our bodies and how we can use TRE as a tool to release it.
TRE® (tension-trauma releasing exercises) is a simple technique that creates a natural response for your body to remove blocks deep within your cellular level. This happens by inducing the bodies natural shaking response through a series of exercises. TRE is highly effective, therapeutic, and relaxing.
with Jo Cobbett, 28 November-1 December 2017
This workshop is a dive into our inner landscape with movement, exercises, and presence. It is about discovering the transformational power of movement through embodiment; the presence inside of vitality.
Open Floor is a mindful inquiry; a place for creative focus and loving attention through movement. It is inclusive and creating transparency, integration, and collaboration. Please join Jo Cobbett she shares her passion for this practice with you. There will be 5 sessions in total: 1 session on the first evening, and 2 sessions per day for the next two days. The duration of each session is three hours.
with Rosalie Dores, 16-27 October AND 6-17 November 2017
Our MBSR and Community Living Retreat is perfect if you’d like to take some time for self-care, relaxation, and community life while discovering tools for finding balance in daily life in a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course facilitated by experienced mindfulness teacher Rosalie Dores.
The retreat will support you to take charge of your own well being. You will learn skills and meditation practices that allow you to undertake the work that only you can do for yourself, to consciously and systematically work with your own life challenges, whether that is stress, anxiety, pain, compulsive behaviors, illness, or the demands of everyday life.
with Cheryl Slean, 7-12 January 2018
More than just paying attention, the wise mindfulness practice that uproots and releases patterns of suffering is based on an attitude of friendliness, non-resistance, compassion, and forgiveness, qualities that in themselves are wonderfully beneficial, but can sometimes be hard to find.
In this 5 day, mostly silent retreat, we’ll practice sustained mindfulness emphasizing wise attitude. We’ll learn a relaxed, effective meditation technique that lets go of expectation and turns toward whatever’s happening with curiosity and an attitude of learning. We’ll experiment with reflections and practices that incline our hearts and minds to compassion, goodwill, balance, and forgiveness. We’ll practice continuity of mindfulness through all activities, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma teachings and instructions, interviews and some group work. In the process, we’ll create the conditions for meditative insight and a relaxed, clear and loving mind.
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Payment and refund policy (retreat/workshop participants):
Full payment is required to complete your booking. If you cancel or do not attend, there is no refund possible for retreats or workshops. If for some reason we must cancel an event, we will refund your payment in full. If you stay at the foundation before or after the retreat in the guest, volunteer, or resident programs, our general payment conditions apply.