Fall Mindfulness Retreat, Nov. 11 - 14, 2021.
Join us for a weekend of peace and natural beauty. The retreat will take place in San Marcos/Escondido on a 640 acre sacred space.
Restore, revitalize and reset with a richness of movement, stillness, silence and nature. We'll practice therapeutic yoga and energizing yet calming chi gong, illuminating breathwork, and deep meditation with sound bath. We'll take invigorating nature walks/hikes. And eat delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals carefully and lovingly prepared by Daphne Brennan. There will be blocks of time where we practice Noble Silent. There are lots of hiking trails, labyrinth walks, shaded oaks, sanctuaries, private meditation spots and wildlife. There is plenty of space for you to find spiritual reconnection, solitude and silence. You'll be joined by a supportive group of mindful and caring yogis.
Retreat starts on Thursday, Nov. 11. Check in is at 3pm. Retreat ends on Sunday, Nov. 14. Check out is at 11am. Reserve your spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit per person. Full balance is due on October 11, one month prior to retreat start date,
Donation to Instructor: The registration fee covers facility use, food and administrative costs only. In keeping with a Buddhist tradition, known as “dana” (generosity) as well as the retreat facility's mission, instruction given at the retreat is given freely because it is considered priceless and timeless. It is given from the heart. No amount is suggested, and all donations are anonymous. Donations can be made at the end of the retreat. (This retreat will be lead/facilitated by Tam Nguyen.)
Covid protocols: All retreat participants will need to provide a copy of their vaccination card (showing 1 shot J+J or 2 shots of Pfizer/Moderna.)
Contact us if you'd like to sign up for this retreat. Thank you.
Price is per person. All rooms have a/c, comfortable bed and reading chair and a desk.
Casa de Angeles Retreat House: We need to fill up these rooms before we can occupy the cottages. There are two double rooms. One of them is handicap-accessible. There are 10 single rooms.
□ Single room: twin bed and private bath
□ Double: two twin beds with private bath
Cottages: Cottages are located a very short stroll away from the Retreat.
□ El Deseo: 2 twin beds with private bath and kitchen
Retreat – Schedule*
3:00pm check in
7:45pm-8:15pm mindful walk (gentle silence)
8:30pm meditation, Noble Silence in the evening
Friday and Saturday - Noble silence in the early morning
7:00am-7:40am mindful movement, pranayama + meditation
7:45am – 8:30am breakfast
8:45am – 9:15am mindful walk (It's ok to walk by yourself!)
11:15am-12:15pm meditation (sitting and walking)
1:30pm-4:00pm free time
4:00pm-6:00pm yoga + meditation (sitting and walking)
7:45pm-8:15pm mindful walk
8:30pm meditation - Noble Silence in the evening
7:00am-7:30am pranayama + meditation
Group Photo! before we eat.
11:00am Check out
Please start packing up . Strip sheets off of the bed. Leave sheets and towels in the bathroom corner.
Noble Silence: While on retreat, participants are asked to practice silence (no talking) during designated times. This traditional practice is meant to initiate your inner journey and to help you focus on your mindfulness practice. Even when you are not fully immersed in the Noble Silence, continue to observe gentle silence and be mindful of others who are.
*Times are approximate and may change as needed