Mindful Self Compassion Retreats with Emily:
February 2-23, 2019. Ayurveda, Yoga and Mindful Self Compassion Retreat in Southern India:
This 3-week long retreat is a unique opportunity to practice yoga and self-compassion on a daily basis in the beautiful oceanside beach town of Kodi, in the Karnataka state of Southern India. Emily will be teaming up with some of her fellow certified Sivananda yoga teachers to blend the healing practices of yoga, Ayurveda, self compassion as well as the ocean, sun and wonderful vegetarian cuisine of Southern India. Emily will be offering regular Self compassion sessions throughout the 3 weeks based on the Mindful Self compassion program developed by psychologists Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. Also included in the package will be 8 days of panchakarma, an Indian natural detox program involving massage, sauna, and a simple, healthy vegetarian diet that will be overseen by a licensed Ayurvedic doctor. The program involves daily gentle-moderate yoga, and meditation.
Mindful Self Compassion Teaching Modules to be covered by Emily during this retreat:
Module 1: What is self-compassion?
- Introduction to 3 components of Self Compassion
- How to integrate self-compassionate practices into our daily lives
- “Self-Compassionate pause” developed by Dr. Kristen Neff
- How this practice can help to relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and isolation
Module 2: Mindfulness
- What is Mindfulness and how this practice is the foundation for all compassionate-based practices
- Mindfulness practices that will support a self-compassionate practice and bring a greater sense of connection with oneself, others and the present moment
Module 3: How do we cause ourselves unnecessary suffering through resistance?
- Journaling exercise for 24 hours: notice all the I should & should not thoughts
- How to identify the inner critic within and respond with a more loving, self-compassionate voice.
- Physiology of Self Compassion & Self Criticism
Module 4: Loving Kindness (metta) meditation
- Self-compassion practices that use Loving Kindness (metta) phrases (i.e. May I be happy, may I be free of suffering)
- How to create our own metta phrases
Module 5: Working through difficult emotions & relationships
- How to work with difficult emotions such as anger, resentment and shame
- Sending metta (loving kindness phrases) to ourselves and others
- Using metta practices to work through difficult relationships
Module 6: Self-Appreciation & Gratitude practices
- Identifying our core strengths and self-appreciation
- Remember gratitude
Please contact Emily for more information on this retreat, or Register Online Here. If you would like to read more about this retreat and see photos, you will find a detailed online pamphlet (in french) here.
June, 2019: Week-end Mindful Self Compassion and Yoga Retreat
Details to soon follow about this week-end long retreat, most likely to be held at the Dhyana-Ananda retreat center in the Laurentian Mountains.
September 26-30, 2019: Mindful Self Compassion in the Bahamas
Emily will be offering a 3 part workshop on Mindful Self Compassion at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, located across the bay from Nassau, Bahamas, on one of the finest beaches in the world. This retreat experience provides an immersion into the daily practices of a yogic lifestyle. Surrounded by the bounty and beauty of nature, the ashram is a place where people come from around the world to expand and deepen their knowledge of yoga. The workshop is included in the general retreat program fees.