When I'm not hiking, I lead mindfulness groups. Once a month, I facilitate a daylong retreat. February's retreat is the weekend following Valentine's Day...the topic: Love, What Else is There?
Here's the plan:
9:45-10:00 Sign in, tea, and mingling
10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to or reminder about what is mindfulness
11:00 – 12:00 Love...what else is there?
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break - Bring your own lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Relational Mindfulness (bringing mindfulness into your relationships and life)
1:30 - 2:30 Cultivating Lovingkindness
We have access to a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave oven for your lunch.
Plenty of free parking off Rowell https://goo.gl/maps/m9GUbcYUbNn
Here's where we'll meet. There are covered folding chairs for us to use. You can also bring yoga mat, cushions, or blanket for sitting on the floor.
Outside area for walking meditation and lunch.
For beginners as well as experienced mindfulness practitioners. Don't know what mindfulness is? No worries. That's part of the retreat. But here's an article if you want to read a little about it:
Revisiting Mindfulness http://lindaenglandmft.com/revisiting-mindfulness/
And another article on Mindfulness and Love http://lindaenglandmft.com/love/
2:30 - 3:00 We'll drive over and meet at 26th and the strand in Hermosa 1.5 miles from retreat venue
3:00 - 6:00 Hike/Walk at beach. Watch sunset.
OPTIONAL: Dinner at TBD, maybe takeout from Project Taco, Pisano's Pizza, or even Subway and eat on beach. There are many other options on Pier.
What to bring:
Lunch and snacks being mindful of what will be added to the landfill. Bring a reusable container for tea and/or water (tea and water will be provided).
Optional: yoga mat, cushions, zafu, blankets, layers of clothing, whatever you like for your comfort. Layers of clothing especially for beach walk. Most people sit on chairs (provided), some on yoga mats on floor.
The MBCC generously provides us with space so I can offer these retreats for no fee. Donations (welcome but not necessary) which you can designate to go toward funding the low-fee community counseling center at the church.
Please do not sign up and then no-show.
Thank you Lee. (He likes this event.) :-)