This new approach to mindfulness training incorporates periods of guided stillness with movement inquiries. We will explore emotional wellbeing directly through the body, cultivating awareness of wholesome and unwholesome patterns that influence the worlds we bring forth.
The strength of this approach is the potential of integration to nourish qualities of ease and clarity into all postures and experiences. An experience of wholeness, joy and belonging is a gift for people living busy lives.
We are not learning to dance, we are dancing to learn how to move well in a world of change.
We are all teachers, our living is our offering to the world. As caring communities we demonstrate to children how integration lives in our bodies, in our words and actions.
The uniqueness of this retreat is that Jaime is bringing fifteen years of mindfulness teaching together with Open Floor. Mindfulness has exploded around the world for good reason. Neuroscience has enabled us to see the positive changes in the structure of the brain and the nervous system that happen through mindfulness.
Music is the life blood of every culture on earth, it is our nature. Directly through music and movement we can make visible the invisible
Jaime Howell has a Masters in Education. He is a graduate of a three year school of mindfulness/meditation and went on to spend another three years as the resident practitioner at the Wangapeka study and retreat centre. He is a volunteer Director of the Rites of Passage Foundation.
Jaime is an Open Floor conscious movement teacher and Director of Opening Minds an organisation dedicated to nourishing the seeds of wisdom and compassion.
This includes your own room, three nutritious meals each day, accomodation in the beautiful natural environment of Wangapeka Valley and a small administration fee for teacher costs and materials.
There is the possibility of offering dana to the teacher. Jaime offers a lot of volunteer work for young people. Dana will help Jaime continue to develop and bring this kind of work into the lives of people.
A $200 scholarship is available on application for any teacher participating in the Calm Clear Creative Mindfulness Teacher training programme.
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“The key to meaningful living is mindfulness. The heart of mindfulness, a simultaneous blending of love with clear-seeing-enquiry, arises out of the multi-levelled life and living that we are. This is the music of the universe and it resounds in everything. Listen! You can hear the singing in your bones, your feelings, your perceptions and intuitive understandings. There is singing in the wind and rain, in cities and rural farmlands, in flow and difficulty, in climate change and political shenanigans. The words of this music are infinitely various, but the meaning is the same; Everything interconnects!”Tarchin Hearn.
“Sometimes I struggle with meditation. It is easy to forget the body, to lose myself in subtle cravings to get somewhere. I found the movement inquires enlivening, opening, contrary to how it might appear, moving to music actually improved my capacity to sit still.” Juliana Griese, participant 2017 Mindfulness and Dance retreat.
““I would recommend Jaime Howell to anyone wanting to learn mindfulness.” Barbara Greene. Counsellor, Coach, Celebrant and Developer of "Calming the Chaos".