Online Mindfulness Retreat
Mindfulness practice invites us come into relationship with ourselves just as we are, with empathy and compassion. It provides a means to regulate our body and mind so that we can feel more present, safe and at ease, and strengthen our capacity to face the inner and outer challenges of life.
This retreat (via Zoom) will consist of meeting four times a day online for group practice, presentations and guidance on the key principles of mindfulness, and Q and A sessions. A recommended structure of mindful sitting and walking practices will be provided, however participants are invited to structure their retreat however they wish, relative to their environment, and whether they decide to go into silence, or perhaps be silent at times. They can also book 1:1 check-in meetings with Stephen. The retreat is suitable for people who are new to the practice as well as those with previous experience of mindfulness.
Instructions will be given on using Zoom if needed.
Cost: dana/koha payment to Stephen
To enrol or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Archer is Managing Director of Mindfulness Works for Organisations www.mwfo.co.nz He has been involved with mindfulness for 40 years and began practicing while he was finishing a degree in Eastern studies. At the age of 23 Stephen was formally trained in mindfulness as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition. His training included working closely with different teachers and completing lengthy retreats to strengthen his practice. Thirteen years later he emerged from the monkhood with the intention to offer his skills and learnings to the public.
During the last 25 years Stephen has expanded his skill base by studying the psychology and neuroscience of mindfulness. He has run workplace mindfulness trainings for organisations including Kiwibank, Air New Zealand and NZ Police, delivered courses in healthcare and prisons, and assisted the Mental Health Foundation of NZ to develop their approach to mindfulness. He has worked at the Leadership Development Centre in Wellington running year-long mindful leadership programmes, and is also a trustee of Te Moata, a retreat centre and nature sanctuary in the Coromandel, www.temoata.org where he has led over forty public 7-day residential mindfulness intensives since 1996.