What is the importance of taking time out to Retreat?
I love to retreat and take time to just be with myself. For me it’s a very important part of my spiritual practice as well as important to rejuvenate my mind and body.
The benefits of retreat are:
- Space and environment conducive for meditation which calms the mind and body;
- Space to rejuvenate and rest;
- Space to renew your energy;
- Space to be silent in speech and thoughts; and
- Space to nourish your body with good and simple food.
Our society doesn’t allow us or value the fact that we need to take time to rejuvenate. The consequence of not having quiet and rest is we become so depleted imbalance settles into our bodies and minds.
Unfortunately we live in a society where our health system focuses on symptom and disease management. Prevention and maintaining health is much more in line with nature and how we are meant to be.
What we can do is schedule time out from the stress and activity of our daily lives. I imagine your first response is that you just don’t have time or that you just can’t think about this at the moment. I imagine it adds to the sense of overwhelm that many of us feel.
I would like to offer the opportunity for you to start small and have a taste of what retreating can do for you.
Due to the huge success of the Retreat Days in 2012, I am continuing to offer regular 1 day retreats for women to spend some time relaxing and re-energizing. You don’t have to attend them all. Start with one! My intention is to create and hold space for you to start to practice to take time for yourself. The retreats are planned for the change of season and what you can expect from the day is:
- Ayurvedic tips for the season the retreat is in;
- Yoga Nidra meditation;
- Relaxation techniques that can be integrated into your daily life;
- Nourishing vegetarian lunch;
- Loving kindness meditation;
- Self massage techniques; and
- Parts of the day will be silent.
2013 Retreat for a day dates are:
- Autumn Retreat Saturday TBA 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Winter Retreat Saturday TBA 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Spring Retreat Saturday TBA 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Summer Retreat Saturday TBA 9.00am – 5.00pm
NOTE: We will be starting on time. Every effort you make to be on time is appreciated.
You will need to bring:
- A Yoga mat or something similar to lay on;
- A cushion;
- Pen and paper;
- A blanket or shawl to cover yourself during relaxation sessions;
- A rug or towel if you would like to sit on the grass to eat your lunch;
- A cup, bowl/plate, spoon and fork.
I would like you to keep these items you are asked to bring as special for the retreat day. It is part of building the environment and if you have the opportunity to have some time to yourself these items will help create the environment for you at home.
Retreat for a Day will cost $130 per person per retreat day.
I am happy to make a payment plan for anyone if this will be helpful and enables you to attend. I would appreciate it if all fees are fully paid prior to the retreat as I would rather not be distracted by finalizing payments on the day of the retreat.
Retreat for a Day venue is TBA closer to the date.
To register for any of the Retreat for a Day dates please complete the Retreat for a Day Registration Form and return to email@example.com.
I hope you can join me for a day of rejuvenation and relaxation.
Testimonial: I recently attended the Retreat Day at Rainbow Atma. I had never been to a Retreat Day before and meditation was always one of those practices that never seemed to come naturally to me. So I was very excited at the prospect of indulging in a day just for me. My main objective was to learn some skills that would help me to relax my mind. A relaxed mind is a healthy body. From the moment I arrived, Linda created a wonderful atmosphere that was very warm, friendly, open and sharing. Linda navigated us through the day in a flowing connectedness with great precision and management that felt easy to enjoy and experience. The day was relaxing, calming, peaceful and punctuated with periods of silence that allowed us to contemplate gratitude as so often in life, we don’t stop to really appreciate all the gifts that are right in front of us. I was also fortunate to feed my body and taste buds with a delicious Ayurvedic lunch. Linda taught a few different meditations and the experience was amazing for me. Under Linda’s guiding influence I could meditate and was elated by the experience. Unfortunately, the day came to an end, however, I left the Retreat Day, so relaxed and calm physically but also clear and energized mentally. I would absolutely recommend Linda’s practice to anyone who wants to renew or create positive health for their mind, body and soul. I believe that with good health comes good quality of life. Thank you Linda for the healthy impact that your Retreat Day has had on me.
Testimonial: Linda’s knowledge and experience in natural health is vast and uncompromised. Linda incorporates Ayurveda and Gestalt into her every day life and so it is natural for her to help clients incorporate better practice in their every day lives too. I appreciate Linda’s authenticity, kindness and professionalism and highly recommend her programs and workshops, which are educational, interactive and of great value to me in my life.
Testimonial: An inspirational day of learning why it’s important to take time out, some tools on how to do it and the magical sense of empowerment and contentedness that is created when you do.