“Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It’s not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That’s what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used.”- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness Meditation is about becoming one with your own silence. By focusing on the breath, the mantra or the music, you will learn to immerse yourself a beautiful and quiet state of being. Mindful meditation has grown in popularity and participation in academia, industry and in the holistic world. A myriad of benefits for the mind and body have been revealed. Studies show that daily practice enhances overall well -being including stress management, heightened cognitive functioning, improved immune functioning, enhanced interpersonal relationships and increased productivity. Ann Phelan, owner of Caribbean Wind & Sun is pleased to offer two Mindfulness Retreats for the summer of 2015. She has been trained in Mindfulness and has practiced meditation for over 25 years. She is bringing her practice to her guests on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. She has chosen her island home as the location to offer this wonderful experience. Immerse yourself in a peaceful and mindful environment. Ann welcomes you enthusiastically.
The focus will be on guided meditations. Bonaire, best known as one of the Caribbean’s most pristine island is the perfect setting for this experience. Ann welcomes you to find your center and immerse yourself deeper into your practice. The retreat provides a nurturing and gentle experience for both beginners and more experienced participants. There will alternating periods of seated and walking meditations as well as 1-1 supported sessions to discuss your practice and expand on your personal goals. Yoga and nature hikes will be incorporated into the retreat. There will an Ayurvedic lunch and healthful community meals as well as opportunities for independent dining. The level of your engagement will be individualized towards your personal goals. Each guest will have an initial phone consult and discussion and then an individualized program will be created.
We believe the mind and body are best supported together. To enhance your experience, there will be Ayurvedic spa services offered as well as traditional spa offerings include Bonaire Salt Scrubs and Hot Stone Massage. Reiki and Reflexology services are also available.
Accommodations include an oceanfront property where most of the retreat will be held and several budget minded accommodations within 4 miles of the meditation site. Group discounts will apply to all accommodations. There will be activities for those who wish to dive, horseback ride, stand up paddle, snorkel, windsurf, kayak or kitesurf. Bonaire is a nature lover’s destination. Come immerse yourself and become one with nature.
Aug. 1 Full Moon Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation – Hosted by Lolymar Sanchez at Earthship -17.00 pp – tea and snacks and optional Henna Art – Blue Moon Festival
Aug. 15 – Mindfulness Retreat – 10-6 – guided mediations (walking, eating and silent), yoga and Ayurvedic lunch- 75.00 pp (reply with interest by Aug. 10) *5 person minimum to run the retreat
2016 dates: July 11 -18
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 599 786 3134