21. Abril 2018 - 5:00

Radiant Heart Retreat , Portugal, Sábado, 21. Abril 2018

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This retreat is about letting your heart breathe and speak.

We will learn how to access heart energies, self-compassion, and the hidden powers of our subconsciousness to cultivate a loving, caring, and nurturing energy towards everyday experiences and emotions.

The heart includes a system of neurons which can send information to the brain and generate feelings on its own. Therefore it is also a powerful tool to come closer to your values, aspirations, and turn them into committed actions.

Heart, self-compassion and metta meditation, and positive neuro-plasticity practices form the core of this retreat and complement mindfulness-based meditation, iyengar and yin yoga.



We stay in the midst of Portugal's most beautiful nature, within the Natural Reservation Park of Costa Vicentina, and 10 mins drive from Portugal's wild scenic coast lines. It has everything you need: garden surrounded by 75 hectare of nature to make beautiful walks, a bio-pool to refresh afterwards, a massage hut in the middle of nature, and a meditation-, yoga- and relaxing hall. On top of that, you'll be served amazingly fresh and healthy biological food (with home-grown vegetables :)).



Join us for a heartful week!

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Going on a retreat allows you to become fully emerged in the program without distractions or thinking about time, food or others.

It allows you to train your mind for concentration and awareness; essential for deep rooted changes so that you don't have to count on willpower alone to integrate it in your life.

It's a powerful step in the exploration of your inner journey. Participants say a process started after joining the retreat, bringing clarity and focus to their thoughts, emotions and life.


♡ WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

A neuro-science based program based on MBSR-MBCT mindfulness meditation, and compassion and positive neuro-plasticity practices. These practices have been showing psychological and neurological benefits (see science on ).

This retreat will focus on the expansion of heart energy and the cultivation of acceptance, compassion, mildness and commitment. We apply the energy of mindfulness, compassion and meditation, to come closer to our desires, fears, pains and wants, and deal with them more skillfully.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators, we'll also learn:
* meditation, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and stress reduction, alignment-based Iyengar yoga (morning) and yin yoga (afternoon)
* how to strengthen neural pathways linked to (open) concentration, focus, attention, creativity, mental resilience, gratitude and compassion.
* acceptance of emotions in the body instead of reacting to them in mind (overthinking) and/ or behavior
* how to develop a clear and focused mind
* how to take care of our moods and emotions without letting them influence your reality
* learn to listen to the heart voice and live from a place of inner strength, creativity and authenticity
* self-compassion practices
* positive neuroplasticity: how to use present experiences to soothen emotions
* how to gain control over our mind and let go of unuseful thoughts
* how to find rest, even in the midst of life's challenges

There are daily morning & evening sessions. In the afternoon you're free to explore the countryside and scenic wild coast, walk into the beautiful natural park within which we are located, take a relaxing massage, ... Early morning there is also yoga to wake up energetically!

*MBSR-MBCT is a combination of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive training (MBCT), and are the most widely researched meditation programs in the world. Compassion and positive neuroplasticity are the most recent researched fields and complements mindfulness in strenghtening positive neural pathways.
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♡ A LOTUS SEED RETREAT

We focus on the brain, mind, body, and heart and the linkages between. We believe in the power of bringing neuroscience, compassion practices and the linkage between Eastern and Western psychology into the picture for a holistic understanding. We start from experience rather than theoretical and mental constructs.

But A Lotus Seed Retreat is also vacation... located within the Natural Reservation Park of Costa Vicentina, and not too far from Portugal's wild scenic coast lines. It has everything you need and in the afternoon there is enough free time to make a walk in the 71 hectare of nature that is surrounding the place, explore the region, go to the beach, or refresh in the bio-pool, take a massage and a meditation, a yoga and a relaxing hall.

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♡ WHO IS FACILITATING?

I'm Geraldine and I believe that each of us is its own best teacher, but can use guidance in making the mind fit for its purpose.

After years of own practice, I followed a 2 year intensive teacher-training course from the Institute of Mindfulness in Belgium. Was thaught by David Dewulf, Mark Williams - designer of the MBCT program - University of Oxford (UK), Christina Feldman & John Peacock - Insight Meditation Society (US), Kristin Neff - Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (US) and Chris Germer - Harvard Medical School (US) as well as Monks in various monasteries across Europe and Asia, among others.

In Belgium I am facilitating workshops and trainings for public, and organizations, of which previously: Colruyt, Rogers Corporation, Odissee University of Brussels, Louis Vitton, Thomas More, CM, OCMW, Manager Magazine.

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