‘Weekends of Mindfulness’ are an opportunity to spend the whole weekend practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness with a community of like-minded people.
An immersion weekend like this is an opportunity to experience the life-enhancing benefits of living truly in the present and offers a quality of experience that deepens over time. When we allow ourselves this time, we gain insight into ourselves and how we connect with life in the moment.
Over the course of the weekend, you’ll experience a blend of mindfulness practices including yoga, pranayama, sitting meditation, walking meditation, body scan meditation, mindful eating, mindful listening, karma yoga (which means to engage in every day activities mindfully) and more.
This semi-silent retreat is a nurturing, enlightening and rejuvenating retreat that will leave you feeling more conscious and connected when you return to daily life.
On the ‘weekends of mindfulness’ you will experience…
• A variety of mindfulness practices throughout the day
• Periods of silence to deepen practice
• Brief daily teaching to support practice
• Connecting with a community of like-minded people • Delicious healthy vegetarian food
• Time to relax in the beautiful gardens and forest of the ashram
• Immersion in mindfulness practice for two days (without distractions).
This retreat is suitable for those who have had at least some exposure to meditation, mindfulness or yoga. If you have previously done a MBSR or another mindfulness or meditation course/retreat, practiced regular yoga or mindfulness in some form you will particularly love this opportunity for pure practice.
The retreat is held at the Mangrove Mountain ashram which is conveniently located only 90 mins north of Sydney. For the past 25 years the ashram has promoted sustainable, simple and mindful living through both its courses for the public and by its own example.
It’s one of those places with a really special vibe. It’s an oasis of peace, surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic cliffs.
Here you can enjoy bushwalks and kayaking in between sessions, or simply relax in the garden or library.
Accommodations are simple, clean and usually shared. If you prefer camping or a single/double room those options are also available (full details below). Delicious, healthy vegetarian food will be provided.
Melli O’Brien is an internationally-accredited meditation and yoga teacher who specializes in ‘immersion’ mindfulness retreats. Known for her down-to-earth, engaging and authentic teaching, she has guided thousands of people through her popular retreats and courses.
Melli was selected by the Mangrove Mountain Ashram (the largest ashram in the southern hemisphere) to teach mindfulness retreats.
Her passion is demystifying and simplifying the world’s wisdom teachings and making them accessible and practical for everyday people.
Melli is also the co-founder and host of The Mindfulness Summit, the world’s largest mindfulness conference, which was attended by 250,000 people when it launched online in 2015. The summit is a not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream and so far has raised over 1 million dollars for mindfulness-based charities around the world.
What Others Are Saying About Melli’s Retreats
“It is one thing to talk eloquently on the subject of mindfulness and it is another thing to actually practice mindfulness. Melli is one of those select few who walks her talk.”
-Swami Kriyatma Saraswati
“I enjoyed learning more about mindfulness and in particular the opportunities to practice. The setting is beautiful and my time at Mangrove Mountain is well spent.”
“I enjoyed learning more about mindfulness and in particular the opportunities to practice. The setting is beautiful and my time at Mangrove Mountain is well spent.” -Jonathan Scott “What struck me about Mellissa’s teachings on mindfulness was how she was able to offer simple, creative and practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life. As a meditation teacher myself, I gained valuable insight from Mel’s calm wisdom.”
Tickets For This Event Are Strictly Limited So Book Your Place Now.
“All ticket prices are inclusive of GST.
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