Midwinter practice days

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The dark days of winter are precious. In their stillness, we can turn inward to the wellspring of being that is patiently present at the heart of each of us. Together, in this retreat, we can practise noticing what we notice with genuine interest, allowing and accepting whatever is there, and care for ourselves with warm-hearted tenderness. We can let go of the accumulated stories and rest in the moment with nothing to do and nowhere to go. Let’s gently lean into the unfolding flow of embodied experience. Here we can drink deep from the well of beingness.

So if you think that after the rush of Christmas you’ll be ready for a replenishing retreat, to quietly welcome the year to come, there are three days scheduled for just that.

You’re welcome to join as many days as you like in the atmospheric venues of the Salisbury Centre in Edinburgh. We will start at 10am with taking a moment to hear how you are doing, and then ease into silence and practice, until returning outward again at 4pm. The day will be spaciously filled with various moving and still practices, mostly guided but also leaving space for deepening into your own kind of silence. We will be warm and cosy inside but also have times to breathe in the fresh air of the garden, nourished by a vegetarian shared lunch in silence and replenishing tea breaks.

Dates: 28, 29 and 30 December
Times: Each day starts at 10am (doors open from 9.30am) and finishes at 4pm.
Location: the Salisbury Centre in Edinburgh, 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB
Costs: 1 day: £30, 2 days: £50, 3 days: £70. Please don’t let the costs get in the way of coming, if they’re a problem just get in touch!
Please book by contacting me at  kristine.m.janson@gmail.com  or www.earthymindfulness.com.

Things to bring: some vegetarian food or drink for lunch to share, a shawl or blanket to be as comfy as possible during lying down practice, your favourite cushion/stool and journal if you like.

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