As we all know, it is important to consciously move our body daily. Unfortunately, most of us do not practice this. Starting a practice of this during one of our longer retreats can be a way for you to jump-start this for yourself. It is an important part of your retreat because:
- It begins to align the physical, mental, and spiritual in a healthy unifying way.
- It maximizes your energy and your ability to use it.
- It increases your level of oxygen to your system especially your brain.
- It helps your heart work more effectively.
- It is grounding and helps you be fully in your body.
- It helps you to move things through the body faster and more effectively.
During our longer retreats we generally offer some form of yoga or movement exercises for everyone to partake in. These are designed with beginners in mind and are done first thing in the morning for 30 minutes or so. Everyone can do the exercises to their own level and push themselves, as they are comfortable. This is designed to be a fun, supportive and energizing start to your day!
You can expect there to be some form of daily meditation when on retreat with us. Meditation feeds the Soul and there are more and more findings daily, of the incredible benefits meditation offers to the body. When planning the meditation part of the retreat we understand that we will have meditators of all levels and some people who possibly do not know how to meditate. All of you will be supported where you are. There will generally be a variety of types of meditations: silent and journeying, sitting, laying or walking, breath and mantra focused and long and short. Most of these will be designed to see what works best for you and to try different forms that you may not yet know. For sitting meditations there will be chairs and mats provide so that your body can be comfortable.
Sleep and being well rested is such an important part of physical well-being. Our brain basically reboots itself every night as you sleep and our bodies, in particular our organs, slow way down, allowing for us to get the rest we need to perform like rock stars the next day.
At all of our retreats you can count on a clean and comfortable bed in a peaceful and quiet room. You will generally have the choice of sharing a room or requesting a single room for an increased rate. Prior to going to bed there will always be some personal time as well as a suggested lights out time for everyone’s benefit. For those opting on being paired with a roommate the lights out time will be mandatory so everyone can get the rest they need.
Brook teachings extend beyond our physical time together. Part of her devotion to her students is around the benefits of attending her “Night School” as a way of being with her prior to and after a class or retreat, as a way of learning and integrating in a more comprehensive way. This is something that is energetically open to you upon signing up and putting your deposit down for any of her events.