Do you feel overwhelmed with the busyness of life? Does your mind need a break? Then join us for a well-deserved rest in the beautiful nature of Mount Samson, only 45min drive from Brisbane CBD.
A unique opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness away from the busy city life. This retreat covers both the theory of mindfulness and practical exercises & meditations leading towards inner calm, presence and well-being. Throughout the day, you will be guided through different practices, including mindfulness of breath and body awareness, mindful walking & movement, mindful eating and sitting meditations. There are also opportunities to rest, relax and connect with nature.
Relax in the beautiful nature of Mount Samson
Reduce stress and anxiety
Become more balanced and centred
Develop positive relationships
Deepen your mindfulness practice
Improve well-being and happiness
Jon taught me that the stillness and peace we yearn for is inside each of us. Through creating a space where I felt safe enough to trust myself and to sit with whatever arose, Jon showed me what is possible when I slow down enough to let my internal dialogue settle.
"A spiritual and divine experience."
"Jon is passionate about and dedicated to his work and clients. He is a genuine example of “walking the talk” and I know he utilises what he shares as strategies and techniques for living a happier, healthier life. I run my own business in the wellness industry and Jon is my go-to for everything Mindfulness. I highly recommend him."
"A new perspective of reality can only be achieved by yourself and the ability of seeing things without over-thinking and no judgement. Jon has been a great help on this journey where I learned about myself and the world around me in ways that I couldn't even imagine before. The meditation techniques and being able to focus and slow down in my mind opened opportunities to re-evaluate my life, and showed me the simple pleasures and beauty of moments that I witness everyday. Thanks Jon and all the people that participated in the group"
Who is it suitable for?
This retreat is suitable for anyone who would like to relax, reflect and recharge in a natural environment by practicing mindfulness, meditation and connecting with self and other like-minded people. No prior knowledge or experience in mindfulness or meditation is required. It will also help you to deepen your practice if you have prior experience with mindfulness.
What to bring?
- An open and curious mind
- Morning and afternoon tea + vegan & gluten free snacks will be provided
- Please bring your lunch and some water
- Wear comfortable clothing and a hat, as part of the retreat will be outside
Next Mindfulness Retreats
Jon is a psychotherapist, mindfulness trainer and the founder of Conscious Beginnings. He is an associate of Mindfulness Works Australia, one of the leading mindfulness training organisations in Australia and New Zealand. He has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over 12 years and uses his experience to help others to develop greater self-awareness, resilience and well-being. He currently lives in Brisbane and leads corporate and group mindfulness programs in addition to his psychotherapy private practice. He has facilitated programs for many organisations including Australian Counselling Associtation, CUA, Kane Constructions, Queensland Police Service, QSuper, Sanofi, The Museum of Brisbane, The University of Queensland.
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is it?
Located at the Kupidabin Wilderness, 7 Lyell Court, in beautiful Mt Samson, the retreats run from 10am to 5pm, It is a 45 min drive from Brisbane CBD. Please arrive by 9:45am for registration.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund will be given back until one week prior to the start of the retreat (a processing fee of $10 will be incurred in case of cancellation). After this date, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in one of our future retreats.
How much is this program?
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