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Slowing Down

Slowing Down

Sat 3 October 2020 (7 Days)
Marja Kuijer and Susan Miles

Enjoying a balanced life to the full.

In the West everyone from young to old tends to be focused on doing, in contrast to the East where the focus is more on being.

There is a pressure to want more, be more, and do more. To be quicker, go faster, be better and become what the commercials tell us we should be.

Instead of feeling at home within ourselves, the pervasive voices of advertising and social media can result in feelings of estrangement and disconnection. Research shows us that stress, depression, illness, and feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness are connected to a loss of balance between Body, Mind and Spirit. Learning how to slow down – in the midst of everyday busyness – is the key to turning this around.

During our week we’ll learn how to switch from having our attention outside of ourselves to focusing more within. We will use techniques and embodiment practices that will shift how we are being in life, and maybe even help us to come closer to finding peace and fulfillment. We’ll discover, practice and embody ways of taking a pause. We’ll reconnect with the felt-sense of the body so that we can notice when we speed up and discover how to consciously slow down. We’ll bring awareness to our inner landscape and the belief systems that may be unconsciously running us. When we slow down there are changes in our nervous system. New neurological pathways open up when we move out of our old patterns. There’s an increased capacity for inner listening when we slow down and pause.

Our toolbox for this week will include: breath work, walking practices, meditation and inner work, touch, as well as light-hearted, playful exploratory games and exercises.

Ultimately, there is nothing wrong or right about speeding up or slowing down. Each of us comes with our own uniqueness and personal circumstances, which means that learning to slow down in daily life is an individual process. Nobody else can do this for you or decide what slowing down means for you.

Our week together is designed to be experiential and restorative, providing you with a toolbox of simple practices to take with you into daily life.

Tiered Pricing

Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.

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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Thank you.

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Date Days Price Other info
2020-10-03 7 £1070 / £790 / £660