with Colette Power and Wiebke Pausch
4th – 9th June, 2018
Difficult and challenging times, personally and globally, offer us a great opportunity to heal. The Heart Work for Hard Times Retreat offers a space to honour, turn toward our fear, anger,grief and despair and develop compassion.
Holding ourselves and our present experience with honesty and kindness, we are able to respond to ourselves and the world around us with clarity and compassion. We become more able to be of service to ourselves, our communities and our planet. The retreat offers a space to practice together, to rest in beauty, to touch stillness and align ourselves to the immense healing power of the heart. With insight and compassion practices, and Body- Centered-Enquiry (heart work) we are once more aligned to our vastness, to our common humanity, to our amazing capacities for self-regulation and healing, and to our innate wisdom.
This 5 day silent teacher-led retreat includes exploration of mindful self-compassion practices which cultivate a warm embodied presence and build the emotional resilience needed to meet the great opportunities of our time. There will be meditation guidance, talks, mindful movement and small group meetings, as well as an opportunity to meet up with teachers individually. There will be time to fully connect with nature within the natural beauty of Moulin de Chaves. This retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. It conforms to guidelines for MBSR, MBCT, Breathworks and MSC instructors fulfilling retreat training requirements.
Dana offerings express your appreciation and support for the time, wisdom and care with which the teachers support you. As a guide, please consider teaching fees for equivalent workshops. Dana can be offered at the end of the retreat either in cash or by Credit card.
Moulin tent €375 + €10 membership
Shared room €375 + €10 membership
Single room €450 + €10 membership – SINGLE ROOMS ARE FULL
This event must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment is by Paypal and credit card through the online registration process.
Once you have completed the process, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking. If you do not receive this email, (check spam folder first) or you experience any difficulties booking, please contact us directly by email or telephone.
If there is a cancellation, the event is refundable, less a €100 administration fee, until one month before the event begins, and 50% refundable until 14 days before the event. If you cancel less than 14 days before the event start date then there is no refund.
You are welcome to arrive between 14h and 20h on the opening day of this event.It is not possible to arrive before this date unless you are attending a previous retreat.
Rooms need to be vacated by 10h, on the closing day of this event and we ask that you leave by 15h. Lunch is the last meal which you are welcome to stay for. It is not possible to stay on at Le Moulin, unless you are attending the next retreat.
ROOMS All rooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building. There are no en-suites.
We provide bedding and towels for all rooms.
MOULIN TENTS If you choose to stay in a moulin tent, we will provide you with everything. A bed ( yes a bed!!) quilt, bedding, lighting, torch, towel, and anything else to make you comfortable. The tent will also have space to keep your luggage and belongings.
Hots drinks are available all day.
MEDITATION AND YOGA
We provide meditation mats, cushions, chairs and shawls.
We have enough yoga mats for up to 50 people, however if you use yoga props, you need to bring your own.
DAILY SCHEDULE AND MOULIN GUIDELINES
See a sample schedule of a previous retreat. (Please note this is just an example and may differ on this retreat)
Click here for Le Moulin guidelines. Please read before arriving.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring indoor shoes/slippers for the main building,
An alarm clock.
Comfortable loose clothing for sitting and walking meditation, plus exercise practice.
Appropriate clothing for cool and hot weather.
A european power adapter
Your own cup (optional)
It can get very hot in the height of the summer, so sun hats, water bottles, and sun cream can be useful. However as we are next to a river, the mornings and evenings can be quite cool, so do bring a warm jumper/jacket.
KARMA YOGA ~ Giving of service
Moulin de Chaves is a non profit Association. Everyone who comes here on retreat contributes one hour of their time each day towards the running of the Moulin. This may be anything from washing up, veggie chopping, cleaning, or gardening. We thank you in advance for helping us in this way.
The Moulin de Chaves operates as a French registered Non Profit Association (loi 1901). In order to maintain this status, all activities are offered as a service to Association members. The annual subscription of €10 allows us to offer events at the Moulin for the lowest possible cost. Without membership, we would have to operate as a profit-oriented, tax-paying organisation.
Please click here to find out more details on how to get to Le Moulin.