with Colette Power and Wiebke Pausch
1st – 6th July, 2019
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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.
In order to register for this retreat you first need to contact Colette and apply for a place. Once your place is confirmed then you need to return to this page and complete your registration and payment for accommodation.
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 shared tent €325 + €10 membership
Moulin tent €400 + €10 membership
Shared room €350 + €10 membership
Single room €425 + €10 membershi
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 a participant should cancelled this event 2 months before the starting date, it is refundable less a €100 administration fee. If cancelled 1 month before the event, 50% is refundable . If cancelled less than 1 month before the event, there is no refund.
Participants may wish to take out an insurance to cover themselves in case of any eventuality
If the teacher/organisation should cancel this event, they would be liable to repay all Moulin accommodation fees back to each of the participants who have registered at le moulin. The moulin would not be liable to refund participants their accommodation fee.
If the moulin should cancel this event, it would return all monies paid by participants for moulin accommodation.
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.
All rooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building.
We provide bedding and towels for all rooms and all Moulin tents.
Camping in Moulin tents, or bringing your own tent is possible depending on the time of year and depending on the size of the group.
If you choose to stay in a moulin tent, available for either one or two people, we will provide everything you need. A bed ( yes a bed!!) a quilt, bedding, lighting, torch, towel, and anything else to make you comfortable. The tent will also have space to keep your luggage and belongings.
If the retreat you choose offers the option to camp in your own tent, please bring the following: your own tent, ground sheet, warm sleeping bag, a towel, a torch, and anything else to make you comfortable.
As the weather can be changeable, we highly recommend you bring a warm jumper or fleece, even in the summer time.
Hots drinks are available all day.
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.
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.
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.
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.