Mindful singing retreat day

In the heart of summer, there’s an opportunity to stop and listen, to be still and to sing. A mindfulness retreat day that offers nourishing practice space with familiar mindfulness and compassion meditations, as well as sounds and songs that connect and refresh.

You don’t need to be an expert meditator or singer – some openness and curiosity is enough to lead us into a day-long adventure. You’ll be guided by fellow explorers Kristine Mackenzie-Janson whose enjoyment of singing has always lived alongside her long practice and teaching of mindfulness, and Lynne O’Neill whose love of teaching singing and bringing together groups of people to find joy in their voices has long been a passion. Lynne’s had an ongoing personal connection with mindfulness and singing that has formed the foundation of her teaching skills and she is now creating unique courses developing self awareness, improving wellbeing and creating confidence and joy through using the voice.

So, you’re warmly invited to join the retreat day in the Art Room and peaceful garden 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, song 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 also have times to breathe in the fresh air of the garden around us, nourished by a vegetarian shared lunch in silence and replenishing tea breaks.

With: Lynne O’Neill and Kristine Mackenzie-Janson
Date: 7 July 2019
Times: 10am (doors open from 9.30am) to 4pm.
Location: the Salisbury Centre in Edinburgh, 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB
Costs: £30. Please don’t let the costs get in the way of coming, if they’re an obstacle just get in touch!
More info and booking: kristine.m.janson@gmail.com or www.earthymindfulness.com/contact
Things to bring: some vegan/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.