Mindfulness – meditation, immersion, reflection

Meditation, immersion, reflection

– mindfulness meditation and yoga retreat with psychologist Helen Eriksen

– from August 12th to August 17th, 2018

Are you in for a week where you get to learn and practise mindfulness meditation and yoga, connect with your inner being, rediscover peace and harmony in your life, re-energise and re-charge and become inspired to live a healthier life?

Could you do with a week where you totally unwind, meditate, have time to walk, jog and cycle, listen to daily inspirational talks on the connections between body, mind and nutrition, enjoy healthy food, kick off your day with stretching, relaxation and yoga exercises – and all in an atmosphere of graciousness, beauty, harmony and under expert guidance?

Would you like to spend a week in an environment of extraordinary natural beauty, where peace envelops you, where an air of contemplative peace surrounds you, offering the peace needed for meditation and immersion, relaxation and reflection, and where you are served healthy, detoxifying, nutritious, tasty food that makes you happy and gives you energy?

If your answer is yes, then the opportunity is right here waiting for you. You are cordially invited to join us for a Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat at the seaside. There is space for 8 participants, in nice double-occupancy rooms.

The course leader is psychologist Helen Eriksen, MSc, who is also an author and international speaker with 30 years’ experience as course leader, nutritional adviser and body therapist. She has led meditation and yoga practices, courses and retreats for over 30 years, and has written books, conducted workshops and offered coaching and advice on leadership development, personal development, wellbeing, self-motivation, the body-mindnutrition relationships, stress prevention, and how we can relate to change in the most constructive way. Her ground-breaking work in Holistic Leadership and Giving While Growing has made her a sought-after speaker internationally.

What the participants say:

“Helen Eriksen’s ‘Going Beyond’  yoga and meditation retreats have provided me with all the tools I need to gain personal and spiritual insight and dramatically improve my diet and wellness habits. Her warm, inclusive and accessible teaching and leadership style has allowed me to really understand the how, why and what of meditative practice, in a way I thought was never possible. It has, quite simply, changed my life”.

Mary Farmer, Director, Glion Online Programs, Glion Insitute of Higher Education, Switzerland

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“I have spent a week with Helen on this retreat in Denmark. She is an amazing teacher and a wonderful woman. If you are looking for renewal and fulfilment then treat yourself to this.”

Geraldine Bown

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I have had an indescribably wonderful and rewarding week – I enjoyed the company of the other participants, and the balance between yoga and mindfulness was just perfect.

Having the opportunity to be a part of your world – your thoroughly open and life-affirming way of being with others, your tremendous knowledge about body and soul helped move me to that place in life where love and joy are found.

Have taken home a precious box that I can pull out anytime, look inside and be remind about exactly what is most important in my life.

Thank you for your lovely laughter and contagious smile.

Warm greetings and a big hug,

Birgitte

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The mindfulness course led by Helen was a life-affirming and ground-breaking experience for me.

From the very first moment, one felt so warmly welcomed. Nothing was left to chance, everything was carefully planned, including teaching, meditation and the many incredibly tasty and delicious meals.

Helen is a highly competent and engaging presenter who conveys a wealth of information about body, diet and mind based on profound insight, warmth and humour. Often spiced up with little anecdotes.

One listens intently and absorbs it all. And one takes notes, keen to capture all her nuggets of wisdom.

One is guided safely and lovingly into the world of meditation.

Truly a week that soothed both body and soul.

William Blake’s poem captures the essence of this beautiful experience:

‘To see the world in a grain of sand

and heaven in a wild flower.

To hold the universe in the palm of your hand –

and eternity in an hour.”

Suzette Frydensberg

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Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat Duration: from 17:00 on Sunday, August 12th 2018 until Friday, August 17th 2017 with departure after lunch.

Language: English/Danish with translation (Danish, German, French) when required.

Address: This year, the course is held in a cluster of beautiful summer cottages just outside the city of Ebeltoft, a gorgeous setting just a stone’s throw from the beach, where you can fall asleep listening to the sound of the waves. 

Price: 6.900 Danish kroner incl. VAT, covering food, accommodation, teaching, organic bed linens and towels. 

Registration: to register, pay the deposit of DKK 3,500 into account no. 5072-0001282098Remember to include the title of the course in the transfer information. After you have made the payment, please send an email to message@going-beyond.dk with your contact information. Your registration is secured when you pay in either the deposit or the full fee. After receiving your payment we will send you a receipt, registration confirmation, course details etc. by email. The outstanding amount is due no later than 30 May. For cancellations received no later than 30 May we will refund 85% of the amount paid in; for cancellations received after this date, the amount is  non-refundable, although it may be transferred (minus 15%) to another one of our courses. If the course is fully booked, we will notify you and put you on a waiting list. 

Capacity: this year’s courses have room for eight participants on each course. Registration is on a first come, first servedbasis. 

Transportation: from Aarhus Bus Station the trip takes 1 hour 25 minutes – look out for bus number 123. One-way ticket costs DKK 90.

The bus leaves Aarhus Bus Station once an hour 25 minutes past the hour on Saturdays. The return trip departs once an hour 55 minutes past the hour on weekdays; the last departure is 00.55.  

https://www.midttrafik.dk/media/7489/123øs_helår_k17.pdf 

We will pick you up from the final stop, which is Ebeltoft C. Send us an SMS with you expected time of arrival, ideally with departure from Aarhus at 15.25 to arrive at 16.42.

 

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Outline of Day’s Activities:

08.00-09.00 Breakfast

09.00-10.15 Movement, yoga – slowly awakening the body

10.15-10.45 Tea and fruit break

10.45-11.45 Talk on health, connections between body, mind, nutrition.

11.45-12.45 Mindfulness meditation.

12.45-13.00 Break

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00 Free afternoon to experience nature, reflect and immerse oneself in the park, go for walks, bike rides, etc.

17.00-17.45 Walking mindfulness meditation

18.00-19.30 Dinner

19.30-21.00 Mindfulness meditation. Q & A.

21.00-22.00 Free evening activities (singing, movies, footbath/wellness, etc.).

 

The practical stuff:

Jon Kabat-Zinn og Helen Eriksen, Fuglsø, juni / 2014.

Jon Kabat-Zinn and Helen Eriksen, Fuglsø, juni / 2014.
(7 days MBSR retreat – part of the education/certification in MBSR*, which I am currently studying at Aarhus University in cooperation with University of Massachussetts.
*MBSR is short for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.)

Registration and conditions:

You register by down payment of the total amount 950 euro or deposit 400 euro to:

Bank: Jyske Bank

Company: Beyond, Helen Eriksen

 

Bank account details:

Registrationnumber: 5072

Accountnumber: 109569-8

Swiftcode: JYBADKKK

Iban: DK1850720001095698

After enrolment and down payment of the total amount or deposit of 400 euro for the course, and mailing us your contact data, you’ll receive a confirmation.

Payment of total amount is to be made by May 15th at the latest.

You are registered as participant and have reserved a place at the seminar as soon as we receive your payment and mail. (Deposit or total).

If you should decide to cancel your enrolment before May 15 th, you’ll get 85% of your payment back. After that date no refunds are possible, however you can transfer the amount to another seminar held by Helen Eriksen.

More information and questions: please contact Helen: message@going-beyond.dk/ +45 20 77 60 40

We look very much forward to welcoming you.

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