NEW ONE DAY MINDFULNESS RETREATS
Slow Down, Take a Breath and Totally De-Stress
One Day Weekend Mindfulness Retreats in Collaboration with Gorey Adult Education GCS
Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey
Sat March 23rd (10am -4pm)
Slow Down, Take a Breath and Take a Day to Totally De-Stress
Experience the joy of of Mindfulness & learn skills, to help you become more present in your daily life.
These specially designed retreats offer a full day of guided mindfulness-practice infused with Creativity.
Retreat Fee : €90 (Includes Lunch)
” … we cease exhausting ourselves so much, when we learn to inhabit our own body and the only moment in which we are ever alive – this one.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners
One Day Mindfulness Retreats dedicated to your well-being. These retreats are specially designed to help you to de-stress and explore the practice of mindfulness. They are also designed to help you deepen your practice if you already have one. This day offers many practical ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life. Participants are gently guided through exercises which deepen our capacity to be fully present.
Our minds are usually racing with thoughts, pre-occupations, worries, anxieties, problem-solving, remembering and anticipating. This tends to leave us completely stressed out and zoned out. We seldom bring our attention into the present moment. Mindfulness offers us the practical tools and skills to develop the ability to anchor our attention in the present moment and thus be able to enjoy our lives as they are happening moment by moment. We learn to live less in our heads thinking about experience and more in our body sensing direct experience ‘as it is happening’.
What to Expect:
This day is dedicated to your well-being. You will be gently guided throughout the day through a series of Mindfulness practices, which are designed to increase our ability to Be Present.
Guided meditation sittings will be interwoven with facilitated exercises including.
- Mindful Listening
- Mindful Dialog
- Mindful Looking
- Mindful Eating
- Mindful Movement
- Mindful Body Scan.
- Mindful Creativity
What to Bring:
You will need to wear comfortable loose clothes that do not restrict your breathing. Please wear leggings or sweatpants (skirts are not advisable) as we will be doing some Mindful Movement
Previous participants on Mindful-Create courses include:
Meditators and non-meditators from all backgrounds, Primary / Secondary Teachers, Visual Artists, Musicians, Poets, Yoga Instructors, Business Owners, Architects, Designers, Chefs, Restaurant owners, Web Designers, Photographers, Art Therapists, Sound Therapists, Housewives /Househusbands, Parents, and Closet-Creatives from all walks of life.
To Book Your Place
Retreat Fee : €90 (Includes Lunch)
- Max No 10 Places: Places are limited to 10 participants on each retreat, to ensure comfort, quality and group connection
- All materials / equipment supplied
- If you have any queries contact Una on (0879819821)
Bookings are also being handled by Gorey Adult Education.
Participant Reviews Amber Springs Full Day Mindfulness & Creativity Retreat
“I attended Una’s Mindfulness & Creativity Retreat on Saturday! It was so enjoyable. I’m completely new to any guided mindfulness, meditation or the use of art in these areas. There was a lovely group of people there and Una guided us all through each practice with great understanding and made it all very achievable for all of us: newbies or those returning for a refresher! A lovely day & reminder to be present and mindfully experience each and every part of our day! Thank you Una and I hope to be back with you again.”
Edel Finan (Adult Educator)
“I attended Una’s mindfulness retreat day yesterday. Very enjoyable with a lovely group – got me back into the space of being more mindful and to have more gratitude. Highly recommend Una’s 6 week course in mindfulness with art and her one day mindfulness retreats. Great for both complete beginners to mindfulness and those who need a refresher.”
Maeve Bolton Lee ( Gorey)
“I was at the Mindfulness retreat on Saturday and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.. I felt grounded and uplifted leaving.. Una comes from a place of gentleness and her passion for what she does shined through on the day.. I’d highly recommend her… Thank you Una.”
Regina Redmond (Healer)
“I feel relaxed, energized & recharged after Una’s one day mindfulness. Having not done anything with mindfulness before, I didn’t know what to expect but found the whole day just flowed with Una’s simple guidance and non-intrusive manner. I really enjoyed learning how to meditate. Thank you for a really lovely day.”
Sorcha Ui Dhonnabhain (Secondary School Teacher)
“I can’t recommend this highly enough, Una is easy to listen to, interesting and fantastic at helping you feel at ease. Completely non judgmental atmosphere and you leave with a sense of calm and enlightenment.”
Rachael Elliot (Care Worker Special Needs)
Why not treat yourself and book into the Amber Springs Hotel for the Night?
Amber Springs Hotel Website: http://www.ambersprings.ie/
Participant Reviews of Past Retreats
Gorey School of Art One Day Retreat
I recently took part in the one-day Mindfulness & Creativity retreat at the Gorey School of Art, having previously completed the evening course. It was an amazing day with a very open and creative group of people; I even got to meet one of the students of another of Una’s classes whom I had been connecting with ‘creatively’ in the course participants’ Facebook Group! The relaxed environment Una creates really fosters an atmosphere of acceptance and play, which allowed us as a group to ‘let go’ and allow our creativity surface! I thoroughly enjoyed the vast variety of exercises and approaches to exploring both mindfulness and creativity, from meditation and body scanning to mixed media creative exercises and mindful yoga. Una provided us with various tools to anchor our awareness in the present, which we can use in our daily lives to continue the practice following on from the course. Furthermore, I came away with new creative techniques that I’m already exploring and developing further since the course, not to mention lots of new creative buddies! As ever, a massive thank you to Una, whose expertise and experience in this field are second to none. The adventure continues!
Elizabeth Cuddy (Artist / Web Programmer)
Gorey School of Art One Day Retreat
Recently I participated in a one-day Mindful Create retreat. Una creates such a safe space for people to become present in themselves and feel relaxed to explore new territory creatively. Through her gentle guidance and focused intuition, her generous and stimulating materials, her imaginative and spontaneous activities the day’s events moved seamlessly and effortlessly. Una is a skillful facilitator who applies such effective resources to the practice of both disciplines. I came away with an understanding and better knowledge of what mindfulness is and gained clarity on how many blocks I stack in the way of my creativity. There was a real sense of non-judgement and support from Una and within the group and I think we all felt nurtured and minded to continue on our journey of awareness and expressing our unique selves. Thank you, Una and Mindful Create.
Sarah Malin (Artist & Care Worker)
AFTER YOUR RETREAT
And After your Retreat, why not take a 15 minute Drive out to Cahore pier for a mindful walk around the head and down onto the beautiful sandy beach of Old Bawn. Then stroll back and enjoy refreshments in the Strand Bar overlooking the pier … It’s absolutely Gorgeous … and well worth a visit…!!!