Retreats & Workshops
These are workshops and Seminars with English as the principal language.
For Workshops and Seminars in German, please click here.
Self-Compassion for Challenging Times
LIVE ONLINE Workshop with Anja Benesch
New dates soon
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices are providing a powerful toolbox for emotional resilience. They can help us to manage challenging situations and times of instability and uncertainty with greater moment-to-moment acceptance and respond to difficult feelings with self-kindness. This workshop offers meditations, short talks, experiential exercises/inquiry as well as practical tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. We will have group discussions and connect in small groups – allowing us to experience our common humanity and to feel supported. This is a warm invitation to discover Mindful Self-Compassion with two experienced teachers who have been guiding MSC programs together for some years now.
ONLINE Day Retreat : The Art of Self-Care
Meditation, creativity, connection and self-discovery.
New dates soon
A day to un-plug, tune in and explore how to bring more kindness and compassion into your daily life. You will explore practical and mindful ways of how to integrate self-care into your life.
Meditation, silence and gentle movements support you to slow down; creative methods and group sharings invite you to (re)discover your own resources and your ability to care for yourself.
No previous meditation experience or knowledge of art practice is needed.
Cultivating the Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion.
A Weekend Workshop to unleash the Power of Self-Compassion
with Anja Benesch
New dates soon
Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
Self-Compassion has many different aspects. The YIN aspect of self-compassion contains “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way: comforting, soothing and validating – while the Yang is about “acting in the world”, protecting, providing and motivating ourselves.
When we look at the Chinese symbol of YIN and YANG, we see this duality displayed in the fact that each side of the symbol has a dot of the opposite color contained within it. This expresses that all seemingly opposite attributes are complementary and interdependent, and need each other to be in balance. In order to fully benefit from the practice of Self-Compassion, we need to practice both the YIN and the YANG attributes.
In this weekend workshop we will offer you theory and practices; activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises and group discussion. Participants will directly experience the YIN and YANG of self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion, as well as practical tools which can be easily applied in daily life.
You can find further information here