Kindness Retreat: An Online Weekend of Practice and Self-Care

Slowing down and turning toward ourselves with kindness isn’t easy: we live in a world where being overextended and ignoring or downplaying our own pain and stress can seem normal, maybe even admirable. The Kindness Retreat is an opportunity to pause and offer your precious mind, wise body, and tender heart what is most helpful and kind—and to support others who want to do the same. Separated by time zones, we will come together in a timeless zone—a virtual heart space in which this weekend retreat will unfold. Designed for graduates of the MBSR, MBCT or Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses (or for those who have an established formal mindfulness practice), this silent online retreat is for anyone who wants to step away from their usual goings-on to see more clearly what is actually called for. From there, you will be invited to give to yourself whatever that may be, and to hold the space for others to extend care and kindness to themselves. A commitment to nurture all of who you are, while holding to a high standard of practice, will form the container for group practice.

Note: Participating in this retreat satisfies the requirement of attending a 3-day, silent, teacher-led retreat before entering the East Coast Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Pathway.

This retreat is led by Rebecca Eldridge and Carol Bowman.

During this retreat you will:

  • Practice mindfulness intentionally from the space of your own home
  • Live an entire weekend with the intention to tend kindly to yourself
  • Experience silent group practice with meditators from various areas of the world
  • Stop ignoring your own pain and suffering, and, instead, offer kindness
  • Hear teachings about kindness and self-care

At the end of this retreat you will:

  • Re-establish a friendlier relationship with yourself and others
  • Recommit to meeting the moments of your life with freshness and curiosity
  • Apply insights from the weekend to your everyday life
  • Continue to explore ways for better self-care and kindness

The Kindness Retreat is open to graduates of the MBSR or MBCT course, as well as those with an established mindfulness practice.

Required Technology and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets
  • Current version of Zoom installed
  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

We have created a sliding scale to accommodate more people. Generosity policy applies—to cover business costs, and to ensure adequate compensation for the instructor, please use your own wisdom to determine the level that applies to your personal situation.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $550

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $450

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $375

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

From the pulldown menu, please select the level of payment that applies to your situation, and complete your registration using either a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment.

You will be asked to provide your phone number during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc.

Choose the payment level that applies to you:

Once you have paid, your slot is reserved.

  • Schedule
  • Cost

    We have created a sliding scale to accommodate more people. Generosity policy applies—to cover business costs, and to ensure adequate compensation for the instructor, please use your own wisdom to determine the level that applies to your personal situation.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $550

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $450

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $375

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

  • Register

    From the pulldown menu, please select the level of payment that applies to your situation, and complete your registration using either a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

    You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment.

    You will be asked to provide your phone number during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc.

    Choose the payment level that applies to you:

    Once you have paid, your slot is reserved.

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) by Monday, February 3. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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