Silent Retreat
Silent Retreat

Silent Retreat

Regular price $65.00 $0.00

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: SPA Facility, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford

Presenters: Brandi M. and Dee M.

Cost: $65.00

Experience the nourishment that comes from prolonged silence and stillness in this full-day mindfulness and meditation retreat. This retreat is designed for all levels and  and includes instructions and guidance throughout the day on various meditative/contemplative practices including; walking, seated/lying down, and loving-kindness practice, as well as prolonged periods of silence for deeper introspection.

Time will be given before the end of the retreat to reflect and ask questions. Various props (including chairs) are available for use.

Retreat Outline

9:30 AM Welcome & Housekeeping
9:45 AM Gentle Yoga *Lead by Dee Matthews
10:15 AM Dancing Mindfulness *Lead by Dee Matthews
11:00 PM Seated Practice
11:30 PM Walking Practice
12:45 PM Seated Practice
12:15 PM Resting / Lunch Period *Tea and snacks provided
1:15 PM Seated Practice
1:45 PM Walking Practice
2:15 PM Dancing Mindfulness *Lead by Dee Matthews
3:15 PM Loving-Kindness Practice
3:30 PM Closing Talk/ Reflections/ Q & A
4:00 PM Good-Byes

Dancing Mindfulness: Invites you to find the rhythms of the body through energy and connection of breath, sensation , sound,movement and music. Dancing mindfulness is not choreographed , the intention is to truly move your body in whatever which way feels congruent to you. There is no right or wrong. This is an opportunity to drop below the mind and allow the body to lead the way. *No dance experience required.

Seated & Walking Practice: Invites you to find explore the inner workings of the mind, body and heart through gentle guidance and instruction. This is an opportunity to learn how to dwell more deeply in the present moment, and explore a new way of relating to your inner and outer world, one mindful moment at a time. 

*No meditation experience required.

What to bring: Bagged lunch, plus anything else that may provide you with comfort for the day (i.e. yoga mat, blanket, cushion, etc). Tea and snacks will be provided.

What to wear: Wear layers and comfortable clothing


About the Presenters:

Dee Matthews
Dancing Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher
Dee completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver in 2016, as well as Trauma-Sensitive Yoga training in 2017. In 2019, she became a certified Dancing Mindfulness teacher. Both these practices have helped Dee to become more grounded and feel more trust within herself and her body. So she is very thrilled to be able to share such practices yoga with others and offer a class in which participants can find their own journey.
Brandi Matheson
Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher
With over twelve years’ experience in working the mental health field, Brandi has dedicated her life to studying mindfulness and meditation as a way to support mental, emotional and physical well-being. She is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher and is committed to deepening her own understanding of the practice by through mentorships, training's, intensive silent meditation retreats and daily practice. Most of all, Brandi truly believes in the capacity we all have to live a harmonious and wakeful life.


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