Therapeutic Journeys – Italy 2017

Healing Presence Retreat: The Art of Holding Compassion

Mandali Retreat Center, Lago D'Orta, Italy

March 18 – 24, 2017

ii_157128acc6613c63Join Dr. Vagdevi Meunier and Wayne Baker, LPC for a life changing week in the beautiful Mandali retreat center on Lago D’Orta, in Quarna Sopra, Italy.  Through the practice of yoga, meditation, and experiential activities informed by positive psychology, neuroscience, and other body centered practices,  the facilitators will lead the group through activities, discussion, and learning designed to help each participant develop awareness, insight, and skills for developing a healing presence within yourself and with others.  We will share with you our experience and knowledge of how to hold compassion and a loving presence for yourself and for others so that your work and relationships can be healing, sustainable and replenishing.  We would like to offer you the skills to be to be a loving presence for others while caring for yourself.

Learning Objectives:  We will help participants learn

  • What it means to hold Compassionate Space
  • Mindfulness Practices with Loving Presence
  • Dropping into Presence through Yoga and Meditation
  • Active Listening and Deeper Intuitive Listening
  • Regulating the Nervous System
  • Understanding Stress and Burn Out
  • Practicing Self-Care while Caring for Others
  • Accepting Nourishment on an Emotional, Social, and Physical level

This week long retreat is for yoga teachers, caregivers, bodyworkers, helping professionals, parents, leaders, the emotionally sensitive and those who want to deepen their understanding of how to hold space in a way that is sustainable and sacred.

Registration:

To register and hold your place at the Healing Presence, retreat, please click on the registration button below and enter your contact information and preferences.  You will be asked to put a $300 deposit to hold your spot.  This deposit will be adjusted towards your final bill from the Mandali retreat center.  Deposits will not be refundable after February 1st, 2017.  All final payments for the retreat will also be due on February 1st, 2017.

Cost

All cost estimates are approximates and may vary depending on individual choices you make for room, type of airfare, number of sightseeing trips, etc.

  • Room, Board and Teaching:  $1000 to $1500 depending on type of room
  • Airfare:  $800 – $1000 coach class
  • Transportation to and from Mandali: $200
  • Miscellaneous (e.g. additional meals, alcoholic drinks, sightseeing): $200
  • Total Range:  $2200 to $ 2900

Room Choices

Shared Quad with Bunk Beds*:  1000 EU per person

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There are 3 shared rooms with four bunks beds in each.  If you are traveling with friends, you may request to share a room.  If not, shared rooms are assigned by lottery.  All the rooms are beautifully designed to provide comfort, privacy and relaxation. They all feature en-suite shower and toilet, underfloor heating and the quad shared rooms may have an outdoor deck. Each room has been designed uniquely with interesting variations.  Maximum guests: 4 per room

*Room images are artist renderings since the retreat center is still under construction.  Please check back here for updates.  We cannot guarantee specific rooms.  These are general descriptions.

Standard Twin Room*: Garden View: 1200 EU / Lake View 1300 EU per person

There are 6 standard twin or double rooms furnished with two single beds, underfloor Standard Twin Roomheating, a shared en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet and a private balcony with lake or garden view. Maximum occupancy: 2 guests.  All the rooms are beautifully designed to provide comfort, privacy and relaxation. They all feature en-suite shower and toilet, underfloor heating and the twin rooms may have an outdoor deck. Each room has been designed uniquely with interesting variations.

*Room images are artist renderings since the retreat center is still under construction.  Please check back here for updates.  We cannot guarantee specific rooms.  These are general descriptions

Standard Single Room*: Garden View: 1300 EU / Lake View 1400 EU per person

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There are 16 single rooms, furnished with a queen-size bed, underfloor heating, an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet and a private balcony with lake or garden view. Maximum occupancy: 1 single or 1 couple.  All the rooms are beautifully designed to provide comfort, privacy and relaxation. They all feature en-suite shower and toilet, underfloor heating and an outdoor deck or balcony. Each room has been designed uniquely with interesting variations.

*Room images are artist renderings since the retreat center is still under construction.  Please check back here for updates.  We cannot guarantee specific rooms.  These are general descriptions.

Premium Twin Room:  1400 EU per person

There are 4 twin premium rooms on the property, each furnished with two single beds, underfloor heating and a shared en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. These rooms have a bigger balcony with an a outdoor bathtub or fireplace with the best view of the lake. Maximum occupancy: 2 guests.  All the rooms are beautifully designed to provide comfort, privacy and relaxation. They all feature en-suite shower and toilet, underfloor heating and an outdoor deck or balcony. Each room has been designed uniquely with interesting variations.

*Room images are artist renderings since the retreat center is still under construction.  Please check back here for updates.  We cannot guarantee specific rooms.  These are general descriptions.

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Premium Single Room*: 1500 EU per person

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There are 3  single premium rooms with a queen-size bed, underfloor heating and an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. These rooms have a bigger balcony with an a outdoor bathtub or fireplace with the best view of the lake. Maximum occupancy: 1 single or 1 couple.  All the rooms are beautifully designed to provide comfort, privacy and relaxation. They all feature en-suite shower and toilet, underfloor heating and an outdoor deck or balcony. Each room has been designed uniquely with interesting variations.

*Room images are artist renderings since the retreat center is still under construction.  Please check back here for updates.  We cannot guarantee specific rooms.  These are general descriptions.

 

Why Healing Presence?

We are calling this retreat “Healing Presence Retreat: The Art of Holding Compassion” because we see the great need in our own lives and those of our clients for self-care and compassion.  Our goal is to bring seekers and students from the US and Europe (and other parts of the world) to spend a week together learning yoga, meditation, healing and loving presence skills, and self-care through guided experiential activities, reflection, dialogue, and didactic learning.

 

Why Mandali Retreat Center?

Mandali is a brand new retreat center in Italy on a hill facing a beautiful lake in northern Italy.  Lago D’Orta is considered one of the most romantic lakes in Italy and draws many people, especially couples, seeking a heavenly sanctuary to commune with nature, be mindful, and enjoy both the panoramic beauty of the landscapes around and enjoy the local culture and food in a welcoming village, Orta San Guilio.

Why March?

Although the weather in Italy at this time of year may be a tad on the chilly side, we will likely see some sunny days and beautiful water views.  Average temperatures in March tend to be between 33 degrees to 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

As we get closer to our retreat dates, we will be sure to let you know how to pack for this retreat.

 

Location & Contact Info

1004 Mopac Circle, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 330-0355
Email: sukha.intl@gmail.com

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