Serene Beach Retreat
By attending this weekend retreat you will be able to totally immerse yourself in the Mindfulness Experience gaining all the benefits of peace and relaxation right there and then. At the same time you will be learning how to apply Mindfulness techniques in day-to-day life, and stressful or challenging situations so that you can brake old patterns and develop healthy new ones.
The retreat will be held at the Ballina Beach Village, a very special piece of eco paradise. It is located on the grassy & treed dune behind the endless South Ballina Beach. It is an amazing place to relax and unwind. Nothing better than going to sleep with the sound of the waves rumbling in on the beach and waking to the wild life sounds as they greet the sunrise. During the retreat you can expect:
It is the job of our minds to assess for safety and solve problems in order to keep us safe. We also create stories or explanations about ourselves, others and situations that we believe are true. Sometimes our thoughts or reactions can become highly sensitive or obsessive. Learning to question our thinking keeps us healthy and able to adapt.
Meditation and Yoga
Meditation is one practice that will help you to enter into mindfulness as a way of being. We will practice breath work, seated and moving forms of meditation. For those who are interested the venue also offers yoga classes each morning.
Personal Reflection Time
Take time for personal reflection and claim a space where you can simply be yourself. You may also wish to use this time to consider how you will incorporate mindfulness after the retreat.
By learning about how our brain and nervous system function we can develop greater self-acceptance, and compassion. With acceptance we can learn to respond rather than react to challenging situations by pausing, grounding ourselves and thoughtfully responding. We can also learn to set respectful limits without becoming emotionally disconnected.
Exploring new ways of doing things can sometimes bring up emotions that have been safely tucked away. Gina and her team offer kind and non-judgemental support at all times to help you process anything that comes up.
The retreat is fully catered with delicious meals that are mainly vegetarian with some meat. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know when you make your booking.
Catering for any accommodation preference or budget the Ballina Beach Village offers a range of accommodation ranging from Superior Cabins with ensuite, right through to shared dorms or camping. Want to try something a little different, check out a Tippi.
The retreat and the accommodation fees are separate.
Retreat : $350.00 all meals are included
Full payment required by 9/5/2014.
to Gina McMaster at Whitarakali Pty Ltd
From $50 to $350 in total for two nights. Price depends on the type of accommodation and whether you chose to share. Bookings and payments are made directly to Ballina Beach Village. Fill in the registration form and then contact reservations at Ballina Beach Village.
It is common for people to attend workshops, love the experience, love the content and then forget it all within a week or so. The goal of the Wellbeing Mindfulness groups is to introduce Mindfulness techniques and concepts at an easy to absorb rate, giving time to incorporate new skills between sessions. At the end of the program the people attending may be interested in continuing to meet as a small private group to keep their learning alive. Advanced programs are envisaged in the future.
8 x weekly sessions, 1.5 to 2 hours in length.
Held on Monday nights at 9:30am.
Maximum of 10 people per group.
Total investment $350.00
A Medicare rebate of approximately $20 per session ($160) is available to people who have obtained a mental health care plan from their Doctor.
Available upon application to the program
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call
0406 881715 for further information and starting dates.
You can expect to: