The Power of Community 2nd Edition: The Joy of Spring - Kientalerhof

The Power of Community 2nd Edition: The Joy of Spring (ext. Anbieter)

RO 423036

27. Apr. 2023 - 16:00 Uhr -
30. Apr. 2023 - 16:00 Uhr

Kiental

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Contemporary Mindfulness retreat for members of the LGBTQIA+ and/or BPoC communities

The next Buddha will be a Sangha. Thich Nhat Hanh

Trust building through the powerful practices of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Creating healthy relationships,
learning and practicing tools for mindful communication,
activating inner resources through looking deeply inside ourselves,
listening,
moving,
connecting,
co-creating,
observing,
participating,
radical rest,
breathing,
stillness,
nature,
play,
...


This retreat is particularly shaped and intended to co-create a brave, safer space together for those of us who position themselves under the umbrella of LGBTQIA+ and/or BPoC. During the retreat we will come together as a community and enjoy the power of Sangha and what it means to really be able to be your beautiful full self within a loving community! All practices will be deeply rooted in the spirit and variations of mindfulness practices of Plumvillage, which were created for us by Thich Nhat Hanh. We will be sharing the traditional practices, such as sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, singing, total relaxation, as well as dharmasharing. Furthermore there will be other mindful practices that are not exclusively linked to plumvillage, but are equally beneficial, such as: Different Movement and Somatic practices lead by me and two more amazing queer therapists and friends Volker Moritz (continuum teacher, psychologist, sexologist etc.), as well as Kuem-Song Plassmann (sexological bodyworker), walks and movement in nature, the possibility to have a Sauna and Bonfire. Come and enjoy the serenity of the magnificent mountains of Kiental at the beautiful Farm of Naturhof where you can also admire some of the cutest donkeys btw. ;)

The dorm at Naturhof is limited to 10 ppl. only and sleeping will be free of charge. You pay just for the food, which is 48 Franks per day, so 144 Franks total. Booking only via Kientalerhof.
You will be accommodated in a simple, but cozy shared room. !!! Only mattresses provided, so pls bring your own sleeping bag, towels, pillow etc. !!! If you wish to book a single or double room, there are different options (Hotel Bären, airbnb etc.) in the village. Please note that Kientalerhof and Chienehuus are already fully booked during that weekend.

If money is an issue but you feel the strong need to be part of this, please get in touch and we try to find a solution together :)

To ensure the inclusion of non-German-speakers at the retreat our shared language will be English. But if translation into German or French is needed I´m sure we will find ways
together to include whisper translations for everybody who needs any!

If you have any questions, don´t hesitate to get in touch with me via Email.

Course times

Begin: Thursday, 4 pm
End: Sunday, 4 pm

Course price

Energy exchange for the retreat.
CHF 350 early birds - registration and payment before March 1st 2023
CHF 450 regular tuition after March 1st 2023
In case of low income or no income and money is an issue, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm sure we can find a solution together! :)

Remarks

This retreat does not replace psychotherapie. If you are currently in therapy please consult your therapist first, if a mindfulness retreat is right for you now. The retreat will have parts of longer silence and other activating elements, which can possibly bring up stronger emotions. The community can hold the space, but we cannot replace therapeutic support in case of heavy mental health crises. Thank you for your understanding!

Registration

Mail to Sarra Bouars

Dormitory

The booking for accommodation & meals is made directly through the Kientalerhof (button top left). You can find the prices below.
The dorm at Naturhof is limited to 10 ppl. only and sleeping will be free of charge. You pay just for the food, which is 63 Franks per day, so 189 Franks total. Booking only via Kientalerhof. You will be accommodated in a simple, but cozy shared room. !!! Only mattresses provided, so pls bring your own sleeping bag, towels, pillow etc. !!!
If you wish to book a single or double room, there are different options (Hotel Bären, airbnb etc.) in the village. Please note that Kientalerhof and Chienehuus are already fully booked during that weekend.

 

Kursleitung

Course teacher

Sarra BOUARS

(they/them) B.A. Social Science/Gender Studies ist zertifizierte MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction von Jon Kabat-Zinn) Lehrerin, Yogalehrerin, Massagetherapeutin, NVC (Non-violent Communication von Marshal Rosenberg) Faszilitatorin und Coach, Bewegungskünstlerin/Tänzerin, Community Organizer und vegetarische Köchin! Sie hat Arbeiten für verschiedene Tanzproduktionen und internationale Häuser in Deutschland, Tunesien, den USA und der Schweiz gemacht, die von ihrem eigenen biographischen Hintergrund als jemand, der an der Schnittstelle vieler Zwischentöne aufgewachsen ist, beeinflusst wurden. Ihr Ansatz als somatische Körperarbeiterin, Bewegungs- und Achtsamkeitslehrerin ist stark von ihrer persönlichen Praxis und Erfahrung als queere Person of Color geprägt. Als Faszilitatorin und Mitorganisatorin der "Queer Meditation Berlin" und später als Mitbegründerin und Initiatorin der "Rainbow and PoC Sangha Berlin" hatte sie die Gelegenheit, über mehrere Jahre hinweg zahlreiche verschiedene Retreats und Veranstaltungen für die LGBTQIA+ und PoC-Communities zu leiten. Sarras Arbeit ist zutiefst inspiriert von ihrem spirituellen Lehrer Thich Nhat Hanh und verschiedenen queeren und BPoC (Dharma)-Lehrern innerhalb der Plumvillage Tradition und darüber hinaus, wie Rev. Angel Kyodo, Lama Red Owens, Adrienne Maree Brown, Coral Shorts und anderen.


Preise pro Person für Übernachtung inkl. Vollpension für 3 NächteCHF
ChieneHuus:
Einzelbelegung Doppelzimmer Lehmputz od. Holz100 mit WC/Dusche699.00
Doppelzimmer Lehmputz od. Holz100 mit WC/Dusche549.00
Kientalerhof:
Einzelbelegung Doppelzimmer mit WC/Dusche549.00
Einzelzimmer mit WC/Dusche519.00
Einzelbelegung Doppelzimmer mit Etagendusche/WC459.00
Doppelzimmer mit WC/Dusche429.00
Doppelzimmer mit Etagendusche/WC384.00
Dreibettzimmer mit WC/Dusche414.00
Dreibettzimmer mit Etagendusche/WC339.00
Vierbettzimmer mit Etagendusche/WC309.00

Persönliche Beratung

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