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Mindfulness And Movement For Life

Teacher: Kerri Martinaglia and Chrissi Preuss
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R350 surcharge
Dates: Friday 09 June 2023 - Sunday 11 June 2023

kerri martinagliachrissi preuss2We 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.

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Kerri Martinaglia is the manager of The Waterfall Retreat and Environmental Centre. She is a student of the late Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche and has trained within the Karma Kagyu Lineage and participated in several meditation retreats over the past 20 years, including a 6-month closed retreat at the Tara Rokpa Centre in Groot Marico. In 2009 she was invited to join the Mindfulness Africa Organisation. She is the Mindfulness Africa Coordinator for KwaZulu Natal and has certification in hatha yoga and qigong disciplines. Her special interests are how the combined practices of meditation, gentle movement and compassion can potentially help to restore our balance.

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.