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Mindfulness & Movement Programs - Whidbey Institute

 

 

Bet Alef Meditative Retreat

With Rabbi Olivier BenHaim

January 31 - February 2, 2020
The Chasidic masters of 18th century Eastern Europe called the practice of contemplative meditation Hitbonenut. Following in their steps, each participant in the Bet Alef Shabbaton Meditation Retreat will be given tools to discern for him/herself what is, at present, most calling for attention in their lives; and set for themselves a Kavanah, an Intention/Focus, for the retreat and beyond. They will then choose a sacred word or phrase commensurate to their Kavanah to use through this weekend of Hitbonenut, contemplative meditation practice. As an inclusive and open congregation, Bet Alef engages people from many spiritual and faith traditions. “The messages and teachings which the Bet Alef…

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive

February 29 - March 6, 2020
Presented by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an empirically-supported 8-week psycho-educational group intervention that teaches mindfulness meditation as a health intervention. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR offers participants the possibility to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological illnesses. Research outcomes have demonstrated positive improvements in physical and psychological symptoms, as well as changes in health attitudes and behaviors. This 6-day teacher training intensive will provide health care professionals and educators the opportunity to study and experience the foundational underpinnings, mindfulness meditations and specific exercises that are the framework…

Daylong Mindfulness Retreat

With Sarah Manchester

April 18, 2020
Storyhouse
Take time and gift yourself a day of mindfulness with Sarah Manchester! Learn why it is important to meditate Learn mindfulness meditation or enhance your existing practice Take meditative walks on exquisite trails Enjoy a delicious meal (lunch provided) Write, collage, draw, and contemplate (art materials provided) Spend time in reflection and discussion Come for one day or build on your practice and come to all three days. Each daylong retreat will focus on a specific mindfulness meditation. See the brief descriptions below: March 14th: Mindfulness of Body. What is mindfulness of Body? With an emphasis on the posture of meditation, we…

Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat

April 20 - 24, 2020
Erica Rayner-Horn will lead Awake & Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat. We warmly invite anyone ever diagnosed with cancer to our annual 5 day rejuvenating, healing retreat. Join us for this unique opportunity and leave refreshed, inspired and renewed.  Imagine practicing the healing arts of mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion and Qigong, that help you calm fear and anxiety, boost immunity, build resilience and cope better with stress. Imagine the gift of spending five days in a warm and nurturing community of kindred spirits also impacted by cancer, sharing stories and insights in a safe, supportive circle.  With time for self-reflection, journaling and…

Daylong Mindfulness Retreat

With Sarah Manchester

May 9, 2020
Storyhouse
Take time and gift yourself a day of mindfulness with Sarah Manchester! Learn why it is important to meditate Learn mindfulness meditation or enhance your existing practice Take meditative walks on exquisite trails Enjoy a delicious meal (lunch provided) Write, collage, draw, and contemplate (art materials provided) Spend time in reflection and discussion Come for one day or build on your practice and come to all three days. Each daylong retreat will focus on a specific mindfulness meditation. See the brief descriptions below: March 14th: Mindfulness of Body. What is mindfulness of Body? With an emphasis on the posture of meditation, we…

Realization Process Retreat

With Judith Blackstone

June 17 - 21, 2020
Judith will teach all aspects of the Realization Process: nondual meditation, embodiment, relational attunement and the release of trauma-based constrictions from the body.  This is a chance to do deep, intensive practice of the Realization Process in this beautiful natural setting. The Realization Process is a direct path to embodied nondual awakening. It is a series of powerful but gentle, precise attunement practices for realizing your own nature as fundamental consciousness– an undivided expanse of luminous transparency, pervading your body and environment as a unity. Pervading your body, fundamental consciousness is the basis of your sense of existing as an…