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DISCOVERING MINDFULNESS IN NATURE: RETREAT TO THE CYPRIOT COUNTRYSIDE
Fri, 26 May 2017, 15:30 – Mon, 29 May 2017, 15:00 EEST
Are you interested in mindfulness? Are you curious about our relationship with nature? Or perhaps you’d simply like an opportunity to relax amidst soothing springtime sights and sounds of the beautiful sunny Cypriot countryside? Being mindful of life within us and around us is the ultimate secret to greater happiness, enjoyment, peace and contentment. What better place to explore this, than at Aperanti–a traditional agrotourism-based guesthouse located in the picturesque village of Pera Orinis in the foothills of the Machairas mountains?
Through group discussions, mindfulness exercises, games and meditations, Claire Thompson, author of Mindfulness and the Natural World, and the Art of Mindful Birdwatching will inspire you to notice, enjoy, explore, and share experiences of what it feels like to be alive, and part of our unfathomable natural world. In particular, the workshop will:
Explore our relationship with our own experience (body, thoughts, emotions)
Explore our relationship with the natural world around us
Reveal why the practice of mindfulness in nature is essential for happiness and well-being
Introduce a variety of exercises, games and meditations to discover mindfulness in nature
Explore why being mindful of nature is essential for creating of a more sustainable world
This weekend is open to everyone who is curious about mindfulness, our relationship with the natural world and how to create a happier, healthier, more sustainable world!
The workshop will include a combination of theory, informal group discussions, individual and group exercises, meditations and games – as well as walks around Pera Orinis countryside and hiking in the Machairas mountains and the opportunity to relax in the traditional rural guesthouse at Aperanti. Above all, Claire aims to reveal that practicing mindfulness in nature is relaxing, peaceful and lots of fun!
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