* DELIGHT IN PRESENCE * 3 – 7 april 2022
“Close your eyes
Fall in love
Imagine 5 days of immersing yourself into NVC with other empathic humans, in the sunny south of Portugal, surrounded by mountains, starting with Yoga class every day and being served healthy vegetarian meals! Which needs and longings of you would be met, maybe finally, after a long time?
We invite you to join us – Kathleen and Jessica – on this NVC&Yoga Retreat at a very stunning location, close to Faro. We’ll share 5 days of diving into the blessed mess of our own heart. We will reconnect with what is precious inside of us: our longings, our joy, the sweet and the rough pain. We will nurture our capacity to make ourselves fully available for all of it. These days, we’ll be shifting gear from doing to being, from stress to relaxation, from running to walking with grace in our own pace, listening to our own voices and making our own choices.
Every morning, Jessica will offer both dynamic and gentle, supportive Vinyāsa yoga. We ‘ll start the day with moving our bodies, turning our attention to our sensations. We will connect breath and movement, alternating between fast and slow pace, between laughter and concentration, finishing with relaxation and meditation. Kathleen will offer two daily circles and two NVC-workshops.
You will be offered several kinds of NVC-practices, including dyad inquiry meditations, guided self-empathy, coregulating resonance work and other compassionate bodywork.
You will also have time for a reviving dive in the swimming pool, a relaxing soundbath and integrative walks in the wild surroundings of the beautiful Algarve nature.
This retreat is designed for intermediate and advanced NVC-practicioners who are familiar with offering and receiving empathy and expressing honestly. Check in with us if you feel unsure if that is you. Previous yoga-experience is not required.
We’ll be practicing
* Being with what is
* Embracing what is
* coregulating dyad inquiry
* Coming back to our senses
* Inviting all of ourselves here and now
* Grounding the flow of our heart in warm aliveness
* Surrendering to this life with grace
* Embodying our honest yes and no
* Delighting in our playfulness
What’s included?- 1hr of Yoga p day
– 5hrs of NVC p day
– 3 organic veggie / vegan meals p day
– fruits & tea all day
– accommodation for 4 nights
– guided walks
– outside swimmingpool
early birdprice (limited availability):
580€ pp shared room (3 personsbedroom)
636€ pp shared room (2 personsbedroom)
from January 31th on:
700€ pp shared room (2 persons)
1000€ pp private room
Let us know now if you feel the calling to join us on this nourishing retreat and how to accomodate you well!
Language: English (unless everyone speaks Dutch!)