Monsoons and winters historically can be a great time to turn within and to cleanse. In the past, a three-month seasonal retreat used to be held during the times of Buddha focused on giving up sense pleasures, getting simple and turning inwards. This mindfulness meditation retreat is being held in the same spirit of turning inwards through silence and contemplation practices.
Here we offer you the opportunity for a short silent residential retreat that will take place across 3 days and 2 nights. A retreat presents you with the opportunity to not only learn but also deepen your meditation practice. We provide the retreat environment such that there are no external distractions. Everything is provided to you so that you can turn inwards and be with yourself. You don’t need to worry about answering the doorbell or preparing your meal, like you would at home.
Use this distraction free space to work deeper with what emerges in your system when you are alone. You also have the guidance and support of our facilitator at all times.
What Will You Experience?
- An opportunity to begin or restart your meditation practice
- A wonderful gadget free break and a silent zone
- Opportunity to contemplate and look within yourself
- Different Meditation Practices like: Walking meditation, Breath Meditation & Body Scan Meditation
- One on one sessions with the trainer
- A space to eat mindfully and silently
- Starting your day at sunrise and ending by 8:30 pm
- Some much deserved quiet time
- A time to renew and rejuvenate
- An opportunity to belong to a mindfulness community
- To be a part of a 20-person retreat
- A stay-in retreat
This mindfulness meditation retreat combines the understanding of modern day sciences fused with ancient Indian philosophy and wisdom. It is designed in a way that is simple and practical and it will be easy to relate to with your everyday experience. The main topics are as follows:
- Meaning of Mindfulness
- Moving towards a still mind
- Breath Meditation
- Mindfulness of the Body
- Understanding how to work with the mind in silence
- Enquiry into understanding oneself
- Ancient Indian Wisdom and Philosophy: The roots of mindfulness
Here we offer you the opportunity for a short silent residential retreat . A retreat presents you with the opportunity to learn and deepen the practice.
Sadia Saeed Raval
• Sadia is the Founder and Chief Psychologist of Inner Space- a counseling and psychotherapy center located in Mumbai, India.
• Over the past 15 years, she has worked as a psychologist extensively with different populations. She has had a sustained private practice right through, which has eventually taken the form of “Inner Space”.
• In her practice, she presently works therapeutically with individuals as well as couples in one to one sessions. She is especially interested in working with people looking for a deeper personal growth experience through therapy.
• She undertakes case supervisions and provides guidance to other therapists.
Work related to Mindfulness
• An ideology that is close to Sadia’s heart and has formed an integral part of her practice is that of Mindfulness which she blends with her psychotherapeutic practice.
• She is a TEDx speaker and has given a talk on Mindfulness of Difficult Emotions
• She has started Mindful Spring as a platform aimed at helping individuals to deepen their sense of presence in life through mindful practices. This is a work in progress
• She has conceptualized the “Integrated Mindfulness Program” for individuals and the “Mindful Workplace” program for organizations. The programs are a blend of her understanding of psychology and human behaviour, thinking and emotion with the concepts of mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy and are backed by solid neuroscience research.
• In specialized workshops for individuals and organizations, she customizes mindfulness to address parenting issues, couple-related difficulties, and for individuals looking for self-enhancement and personal growth and development.
Work with Trauma:
• Sadia has worked extensively with trauma in special populations such as:
-Orphans diagnosed with HIV +. (Asha Deep)
-Children affected by terrorism in Kashmir (Borderless World Foundation)
-Daughters of Sex Workers (Kranti-NGO)
-Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (In Private practice)
-Survivors of Physical Abuse. (In Private practice)
• She was a consultant at Karuna Hospital for 6 years
• She was a visiting child guidance expert at Sol’s Arc (Assessment and Remedial Center).
• She has also been a part time counselor and advisor for several schools-both Regular and Special schools.
• She has designed, developed and conducted stress management and lifestyle modification workshops for several corporate organizations such as Citibank, E-serve and Tata Electricity and Manufacturing (Baroda).
• She has been a visiting teaching faculty for psychology in Nair Hospital- Department for Physiotherapy and in S.N.D.T University- Department of Nutrition.
• M.A.- Clinical Psychology- from University of Mumbai
• B.A.- With entire psychology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai
• Integral Somatic Psychotherapy- Raja Selvam -4 courses between 2011-2016 (Mumbai)
• The Water Tank Model- Ursula-2014(Mumbai)
• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (online)
• The Neuroscience of Mindfulness- Rick Hanson-2014 (Australia)
• Sadia is an Indian Classical dancer and her learning of the dance form of Kathak is especially close to her heart
• She writes articles on the Inner Space website to make psychology available to non-psychiatric populations
• She writes articles on Mindful Spring website to spread awareness regarding mindfulness and meditation
• She is interested in travel and loves connecting to the cultural aspects and history of people and places
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