We often spend our lives trapped in a striving cycle of stress and anxiety, so taking time out to deliberately connect to our inner resources may help us navigate life’s challenges a little easier. Mindfulness offers the invitation to come into the freshness of the present moment: knowing what is happening, while it’s happening. The experience of this moment can include the thoughts and feelings in our heart-mind, awareness of the sensations in the body, and our connection with nature and the world around us. We will use the practices of meditation and vinyasa yoga, as well as the joy of being in nature as a way of learning to rest the mind in the present moment. This retreat is suitable for those completely new to mindfulness as well as those seeking to reconnect with it. We will also look at ways to establish a sustainable and gentle daily practice and the obstacles that can arise when trying to find time to meditate daily.
Chrissi Preuss has an Honours degree in Psychology from Rhodes University, specialising in trauma and neuropsychology. After completing a Mindfulness Association 8-week course through The Waterfall Retreat and Environmental Centre, she set her heart on teaching yoga and has since completed an intensive 2-year yoga teacher training program and is a respected teacher of the Upper Highway area, KZN. She approaches every class she teaches with kindness accommodating students of all abilities and levels.