Mindfulness, Meditation and a little Snorkeling with Susie Spinks : November 12 – 19, 2022
Mindfulness, Meditation and Snorkeling
This is a mind-expanding, but at the same time thoroughly practical, week of the three components of the title: Mindfulness, Meditation and Snorkeling. It is suitable for beginners and regular practitioners of meditation.
There’s a science to all three. And there’s a transcendent aspect to all three. Read on……
Summary & Pricing
Title: Mindfulness, Meditation and Snorkeling
Dates: November 12 – 19, 2022
Programme: Daily early morning gentle yoga practice. Daily mindfulness and meditation practice. Four snorkeling excursions.
Suitability: you should be able to swim 100 metres in the open sea unaided.
Excursions and extras: Excursion to the Naseruseru healing pools and village meke dance; tapa making demonstration – and snorkel trips as above.
Food: Mixed menu.
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Saturday. Retreat starts Sunday morning, ends Friday evening. Depart Savusavu Saturday morning after breakfast.
Rear bure standard room:
Shared room: AUD $1700
Single room: AUD $2050
Non-participating partner price (if sharing your bure): AUD$1075
About the Course
Mindfulness and Meditation and the science behind it.
There is now a huge amount of research showing the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve our concentration, our memory, thinking creatively and flexibly, and even build more brain cells. It increases our positive emotions, builds empathy and emotional intelligence, makes us less anxious, and more accepting of ourselves and others, and leads to better relationships. But have you ever wondered how? If so, this course is for you.
You will learn what Mindfulness and Meditation are, and understand what is actually happening in your brain when you meditate, and why it is so effective that even companies are implementing it in the workplace.
A combination of workshops and practices will teach you the different types of meditation and by practicing each you will discover which are the most effective for you personally.
The guided sessions will include:
- mindfulness body scan, awareness of mood and emotions
- mental image
- an open-eye, soft-focus practice
- meditation for compassion / kindness / self-compassion
- combinations of the above
The workshops and discussions will include:
- what is meditation / mindfulness
- physiology of what is happening in your body when you meditate
- living in the present moment
- what is happiness / the four happy chemicals in our brain
- how meditation and mindfulness work to make us happy
- how to become more optimistic
- gratitude / kindness
Fiji is renowned for the abundant marine life of its reefs: colorful fish, hard and soft corals, mysterious invertebrates – all in the clear warm waters of the South Pacific. Suspended in the waters above this wonder world is entrancing, mesmeric…..it’s a floating meditation, an opportunity to immerse yourself in another aspect of our planet. It is deeply and wonderfully complementary to the rest of the week.
What To Bring
Here’s materials you’ll need to bring.
- Rash vest for sun protection (you might like to bring a full body lycra suit for even better protection)
- Reef shoes
- Snorkels, masks and fins are provided although if you have your own you might prefer to bring them
- All equipment for meditation / yoga is supplied (mats, bolsters etc)
You’ll stay with us at Daku Resort, Fiji.
Accommodation is packaged with your course, and there are a variety of comfortable lodgings available during your stay with us at Daku Resort. Upgrades to your accommodation are available, however, costs may vary with different accommodation options.
What to do in your free time.
We’ve arranged a number of excursions as part of the course (see Programme tab on the menu bar above). We also offer a range of other activities inside and outside of Daku Resort (please note that unless they are part of the programme, some activities, such as massages and those requiring equipment hire, may have additional costs).
Meet your instructor.
Meet Susie Spinks.
After starting a regular meditation practice in 2011, Susie witnessed a transformation in herself. She realised that the practice of meditation had translated into real life for her in that she no longer held on to emotions or thoughts that would have previously bothered her. She could let them go. She no longer dwelled on things, constantly thinking about them. She didn’t lie awake at night bothered by something. Anger wasn’t as intense and much shorter lived. She realised she was happier and more content.
After this self-revelation she became very interested in finding out how mindfulness and meditation work to bring about this change. She is particularly interested in the science of what is happening in the brain.
Susie has past experience of teaching Maths in high schools. This training and experience has given her the ability to express information in clear, concise and easy-to-understand terms.
Susie is an accredited meditation teacher with the Meditation Association of Australia. She teaches weekly classes in Sydney as well as regular corporate sessions. More information is on her website: www.mindfulnessmeditationscience.com
And finally, she is an avid snorkeler and has created this course with an eye to bringing together two of her great passions.
IncludedAccommodationAll Workshop FeesEquipment & SuppliesLectures & ExcursionsMeals & DrinksTransfers from Savusavu Airport
Not IncludedFlights/TravelNon-Course ActivitiesTravel Insurance