Thich Nhat Hanh has said:
"To practice mindfulness of the body, follow your breathing and focus your attention on each part of the body, from the hair on your head to the soles of your feet. Breathe mindfully and embrace each part of the body with the energy of mindfulness, smiling to it with recognition and love… Identify the form elements in your body: earth, water, air, and heat. See the connection of these four elements inside and outside of your body. See the living presence of your ancestors and future generations, as well as the presence of all other beings in the animal, vegetal, and mineral realms. Become aware of the positions of your body (standing, sitting, walking, lying down) and its movements (bending, stretching, taking a shower, getting dressed, eating, working, etc.). When you master this practice, you will be able to be aware of your feelings and your perceptions as they arise, and you will be able to practice looking deeply into them."
The words of the great spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh perfectly encapsulate the goal of this Spring Breath Awareness retreat 13-20 October 2018.
All the great Eastern traditions - yoga, Taoism, Buddhism - recognise the importance of awareness of the breath and its relationship with body, mind and emotions. Modern Breathwork practice is a powerful way to increase that awareness and knowledge.
Contact Ann on 0403-823-636 for further information or to enrol.
For the remainder of 2018, here in the Central West of New South Wales, you have a range of possibilities to suit your need, time and budget.
Breathing Circle - 2-5.30pm first Saturday of the month
A breathing space to take time out to replenish the batteries by connecting with your self through awareness of breath, body, mind and emotions. The circle will gather to mindfully experience chakra meditation and supported self directed breathing cycle. Fee: $60
Chanting and Meditation evening - 6.30-7.30 first Thursday of the month
Simply drop in - the Millthorpe Meditation Centre and to yourself. No teaching, just the experience of 30 minutes chanting and 30 minutes guided meditation Fee: Donation
Winter Reflection Weekends
9-10 June | 23-24 June | 7-8 July | 21-22 July
These weekends are part of the Level 1 Breathwork Training. It is the Breathwork experience that transforms an individual. However, there are ways of seeing the world that can provide both a guide and support on a healing journey. What is offered together with the facilitated Breathwork experience are paradigms - ways of seeing the world - that will allow you to maintain and develop self confidence, self acceptance and courage, As you begin to apply what you learn you will
Spring Renewal 13-20 October
This 8 day retreat is focused on the awareness of breath, body, emotions and mind.
You will experience simple Feldenkrais exercises, qigong, therapeutic touch and well as at least 7 breathing cycles. The programme is designed to ground you in your body, knowing your mental emotional nature and how to best act, for you, in the world
Your facilitator, Ann Harrison, had been conducting breath and meditation workshops, and breathwork trainings for over 30years.