Kindness Retreat: An Online Weekend of Practice and Self-Care
Friday, November 12 thru Sunday, November 14, 2021
with Rebecca Eldridge

Slowing down and turning toward ourselves with kindness isn’t easy: we live in a world where being overextended and ignoring or downplaying our own pain and stress can seem normal, maybe even admirable. The Kindness Retreat is an opportunity to pause and offer your precious mind, wise body, and tender heart what is most helpful and kind—and to support others who want to do the same. Separated by time zones, we will come together in a timeless zone—a virtual heart space in which this weekend retreat will unfold. Designed for graduates of the MBSR, MBCT or Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses (or for those who have an established formal mindfulness practice), this silent online retreat is for anyone who wants to step away from their usual goings-on to see more clearly what is actually called for. From there, you will be invited to give to yourself whatever that may be, and to hold the space for others to extend care and kindness to themselves. A commitment to nurture all of who you are, while holding to a high standard of practice, will form the container for group practice.

Note: Participating in this retreat satisfies the requirement of attending a 3-day, silent, teacher-led retreat before entering the East Coast Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Pathway.

This retreat is led by Rebecca Eldridge.

During this retreat you will:

  • Practice mindfulness intentionally from the space of your own home
  • Live an entire weekend with the intention to tend kindly to yourself
  • Experience silent group practice with meditators from various areas of the world
  • Stop ignoring your own pain and suffering, and, instead, offer kindness
  • Hear teachings about kindness and self-care

At the end of this retreat you will:

  • Re-establish a friendlier relationship with yourself and others
  • Recommit to meeting the moments of your life with freshness and curiosity
  • Apply insights from the weekend to your everyday life
  • Continue to explore ways for better self-care and kindness

The Kindness Retreat is open to graduates of the MBSR or MBCT course, as well as those with an established mindfulness practice.

Required Technology and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • Current version of Zoom installed

We have created a sliding scale to accommodate more people. Generosity policy applies—to cover business costs, and to ensure adequate compensation for the instructor, please use your own wisdom to determine the level that applies to your personal situation.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $550 ($500 if you register by Sunday, Oct. 31)

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $450 ($400 if you register by Sunday, Oct. 31)

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $375 ($325 if you register by Sunday, Oct. 31)

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

Registration for this retreat is now closed.


If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Schedule
  • Cost

    We have created a sliding scale to accommodate more people. Generosity policy applies—to cover business costs, and to ensure adequate compensation for the instructor, please use your own wisdom to determine the level that applies to your personal situation.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $550 ($500 if you register by Sunday, Oct. 31)

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $450 ($400 if you register by Sunday, Oct. 31)

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $375 ($325 if you register by Sunday, Oct. 31)

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Register

    Registration for this retreat is now closed.


    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) before Friday, November 12. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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