Midwinter practice days

winter blossom


The dark days of winter are precious. We turn inward, and listen for the still, light care of awareness. Together, in this retreat, we will practise settling the mind and finding simply being. We can practise allowing and accepting, and care for ourselves with warm-hearted compassion. 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 experience. Here we can breathe out, touch in, and let go.

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 spacious mindfulness practice days with Kristine Mackenzie-Janson scheduled for just that.

You’re welcome to join as many days as you like in the atmospheric venue of the Salisbury Centre. 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 several replenishing tea breaks.
Dates and location: 28, 29 and 30 December 2017 in the Salisbury Centre – 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB.

Times: Each day starts at 10am (doors open from 9.30am) and finishes at 4pm.

Costs: 1 day: £30, 2 days: £50, 3 days: £70. To book, please book contact me here. Please don’t let the costs get in the way of coming, if they’re a problem just get in touch!

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