Rhythmic Meditation Retreat

 

A new way to think about meditation

Falling into a peaceful, deep meditative state of being, is made much easier if we have a point of focus.
 
But we’re not talking about the kind of meditation where you’re seated, eyes closed down and go inwards with silence.
 

Through rhythm, music and mindfulness, we’ll explore a different and accessible form of meditation in this amazing weekend program.

 
Science has shown us time and time again that rhythm can be a wonderful catalyst for entering flow states. Rhythm has the capacity to create a balance between the right and left sides of the brain, create new neural pathways, stimulate the vagus nerve and reduce stress and anxiety. Each of these gifts encourages us into a state of equanimity – we become better equipped to deal with the ups and downs of life.
 

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“My friend and I needed to find some better strategies for our day to day lives.The retreat was marvellous. Sensible, useable meditation…
and such a positive outlook on life.”

– Catherine Cussan

What is rhythmic meditation?

Rhythmic meditation carries no religious affiliations or dogma, rather – it involves a collection of (fun!) rhythmic games.

In other words, it’s as simple as: Step, Clap and sing. You don’t need to be an amazing singer. It’s about singing as a group, to enhance a calm and clear state of mind. These games will bring on a certain sense of self-awareness. Depending on where you are on your journey, the experience could be triggering, releasing, expanding or even blissful.

 
 

Dive into the healing work of transformation with meditation, mindfulness and music.

 

Your program:

Arrival Day 1

2:00pm – Arrival and group orientation
(It’s important you arrive on time!)

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Getting to know everyone – Intro Session

Through a meditation game and body percussion, let’s start the journey to find your flow.

6:30pm – Delicious Dinner

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Guided Meditation & Settle in for an early night’s sleep

Day 2

7:00 – 8:00 am – Movement and Gentle Yoga

9:00am – Breakfast

10am – 11:30am – Rhythmic Games Session

Explore rhythmic movement with stepping, clapping and singling, allowing us to gain a deeper insight into our mind.

1:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – Drumming

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Rhythmic Meditation

Free your inhibitions. Explore sound tap into creative expression and a rhythmic meditation.

6:30pm – Dinner

8:00pm – Night time meditation and sleep

 

Final morning

7:00 am – 8:00am  – GentleYoga

9:00 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Closing circle

11 am – We’re officially finished

This retreat experience is for you if…

  • You want to learn, and experience broadening your horizons by leaving your comfort zone, in a safe way.
  • You have no musical experience and would like to explore music and rhythm.
  • You are curious about mindfulness and the power of meditation
  • You’ve tried other for forms of meditation (but haven’t loved it), and you would like to see if music and movement is a gateway.
  • You’re seeking to connect with a group of like-minds, interested in human transformation.
  • You have an open mind and feel willing to truly and honestly see where you are in life.

Deceivingly simple, this process is less about rhythm and more about life. In a safe space, we experience and dive into what it’s like to experience falling out of the rhythm of life – as we all sometimes do. Here, the rhythm is just a tool to experience how the mind and our old habitual patterns can get in the way of ourselves.

This retreat is led by Athil Singh, a down-to-earth and relatable facilitator (and founder of Happy Buddha Retreats). Athil helps people unleash their creative abilities and connect with themselves in an authentic way. He achieves this through a playful approach, as he feels meditation is easiest when you’re having fun!

Are you ready for a heart-opening experience?

This retreat is an authentic experience of self-discovery, fun and renewal. We’ll start on Friday afternoon at 2pm and finish up on Sunday at 11am ~ giving you a weekend of inspiration, meditation insights and ready to live with purpose, passion and intention.

You can stay with us at the retreat centre is basic single-bed rooms for an extra $20 (cabin and dorm-style) OR stay in a local B+B. Your $199 program includes all workshops and vegetarian for the weekend.

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