On Sunday 5th March I am heading to Changes Medispa in Masterton to lead a day retreat for women.
My sister, Lisa Burch, runs the Gladstone Inn near Carterton. I stayed with her back in January - delighting in her company, the amazing pub and scenery.
One day she had an appointment at Changes Medispa with the warm and friendly Katie, and I decided to tag along for a relaxing treatment. Katie I were chatting and came up with the idea for a mindfulness day in her manor spa where I could teach meditation, tai chi and yoga; and Katie would put on a delicious, healthy lunch.
We decided on the date - Sunday 5 March - when I will be back visiting Lisa. We’d love any woman who could do with a day of R&R to come along.
I’ll teach ways to:
- Experience whole-body breathing to reduce stress and improve well-being
- Learn to work with thoughts so you are in charge of your mind, rather than your thoughts being in charge of you
- Learn some gentle stretches and movements to help reduce stress and feel more flexible (these can be done by anyone regardless of physical fitness or health)
- Learn how to switch off the flight/fight mode and kick start the calm/connect mode of the autonomic nervous system. I’ll tell you about scientific evidence that shows how this will improve your health and well-being.
In 2016 I published MINDFULNESS FOR WOMEN that I co-authored with Claire Irvin. The day will be based on this book and will also draw extensively on the experience I’ve gained over 30+ years of meditation and mindfulness.
I founded Breathworks in 2001, which is now an internationally successful mindfulness organisation. We’ve got teachers in more than 25 countries worldwide.
But, for this day, I am delighted to be back in NZ offering my skills to kiwi women. Hope you can come along and do tell your friends.
Date: 5 March 2017
Times: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $250 including delicious lunch