Coming to our Senses
5 day retreat with meditation and mindful movement
14 May 2022 - 19 May 2022
Cost Information: Cost: £300 single room, £440 for two people sharing a twin, £170 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.
Course fee £250
Take a break from the speed and complexity of life and re-connect with the things that really matter: feeling centered and connected to ourselves, others, the environment and our purpose in life. World events have been taxing for our nervous systems and this retreat is an opportunity to calm down and deeply nourish and resource ourselves, which will of course benefit others too.
Mindful movement is highly effective in down-regulating our stress levels, particularly when done spaciously and with an emphasis on presence and enjoyment. It will help us to feel well-toned and grounded in our sensory experience, less prone to mental proliferation. We are drawing from several disciplines: Chi-Kung, Yoga, Feldenkrais Method and fascia stretches.
On the retreat we flow organically between movement and stillness, learning to see, hear, smell and touch the world with fresh appreciation and open-heartedness, doing less and being more. The meditations on this retreat will cover a range of mindfulness practices: sitting, walking, bodyscan and will vary in the degree of guidance, meeting the needs of people with different levels of previous experience.
Once we have got to know each other, much of the time will be in silence, including mealtimes and overnight. This will give us the opportunity to go deeper, while still feeling in connecting with others. There will also be opportunities to share how we are getting on in small groups. Weather permitting some practice will take place outside, in the peaceful and magical setting of the island – maybe doing walking meditation among the horses.
The work on this retreat does not require any particular degree of fitness and flexibility. If you have a particular health issue, please contact Ratnadevi prior to booking.
This retreat is for people with some previous experience and is suitable for mindfulness CPD with Ratnadevi
Things to Bring: Yoga mat, comfortable, loose clothes, outdoor wear and indoor footwear. Writing materials.
In order to secure a place on the retreat, please go to Ratnadevi's Living Mindfulness website to register and pay your £250 retreat fee
Once you have made your booking with Ratnadevi, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 5 nights from Saturday 14th May 2022. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Coming to Our Senses
Important travel information
Please note that the timing of low tide on both arrival and departure days limits the Holy Isle Ferry's crossings to the Holy Isle from Lamlash on Arran.
14th May - last crossing around 14.00. That is the 12.30 Calmac sailing from Ardrossan. The Holy Isle Ferry will make morning runs from Lamlash to Holy Isle in the morning, to connect with the 09.45 and 11.05 Calmac sailings from Ardrossan .
19th May - first crossing back to Lamlash around 11.30. That is the 13.55 Calmac sailing from Brodick to Ardrossan.
Please note that you now need to book your spot on the Holy Isle Ferry https://lamlashcruises.org.uk/booking/residential-guest-crossing/
Further travel information: www.holyisle.org/getting-here