Compassion based Mindfulness retreat with Pip Jones (accredited with Breathworks)
We often forget our innate capacity for resilience and joy. Yet if we learn to cultivate these qualities, our lives can be transformed. Surrounded by the beauty of Bala Brook, this retreat will support you to find peace, insight and freedom from within.
“The space was held with absolute integrity. Pip is patient and compassionate, and really took the time to ensure that all of us were met, where we needed to be met. Her enthusiasm and joy was infectious, and I loved it when she led our meditations.”
The ancient art of mindfulness teaches us that happiness is a skill. Now neuroscience supports this, revealing how our flow of thoughts shapes our brain. With a rich mixture of teachings, meditation practices and mindful movement, both inside the studios and in nature, we will explore and develop
- The ability to use mindfulness and self-compassion in everyday life
- Greater calm, concentration and focus
- How breath and body awareness can transform stress
- Mindful movement practices leading to a greater sense of ease
- The art of taking joy in simple pleasures
- How to not be hijacked by negativity
- The many health benefits of mindfulness
My background is in the creative and participatory arts – movement, theatre, puppetry. I worked freelance in the community and taught in Higher Education for many years. In my early 20’s I stayed at a Buddhist monastery and since then I have found meditation and Buddhist psychology to be enriching, healing and profoundly supportive.
A few years ago, I decided to train as a mindfulness teacher. In the courses that I have run I have been deeply moved by the power and potency of the work to help people lead kinder lives – kinder to themselves, as well as those around them – and its ability to reveal and nourish the wisdom that is in us all.
I interweave my experience as a teacher of movement and bodywork and as a storyteller to the sessions I run, as I want to teach these invaluable ideas in a way that is accessible, embodied, engaging.
I am very excited to bring this work to Bala Brook, and to practice in such beautiful and inspiring surroundings.