TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
2pm Sun to 1pm Wed – Every 8 weeks (12wks from 2019)
The science of neuroplasticity explains how we can refine the habitual patterns of the mind to improve function and abilities through a deliberate and regular brain training practice.
- Train yourself to reduce stress
- Increase resilience to conflict and change
- Understand how to train your own mind
- Learn the science of neuroplasticity & epigenetics
- Experience the power of breath awareness.
- Become happier, healthier and more productive
This Mindfulness Essentials Retreat includes twice daily yoga at 7am and 3.30pm plus mindfulness and meditation workshops at 9am and evening meditation every other night.
This program is complimentary to Mindfulness Essentials II and can be done in either order.
- Improved decisions
- Better relationships
- Calmer mind
- Less stress
- More focus
- Increased productivity
- Peace of mind
- Mindful Eating
- Silent Time
I am inspired and will practice daily
Paul’s passion shows and he is so committed to the benefits, history and contemporary research for these essential life practices.
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW: IngS89
“Mindfulness retreat - Sensational!”
I learnt so much about how meditation and mindfulness work and small changes I can make to improve how I experience my life.
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW: Ozipom00
Fantastic programme of mindfulness and meditation all grounded in science- not new age fluff.
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW: nixipixi1029
I've gained some marvellous techniques
The mindfulness retreat course was great and provided me with some fantastic tools to help me become more aware and able to relax and destress.
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW: Jacqui Y
I have just experienced a Mindfulness Course at Billabong and found the combination of science and thousands-of-years-old yoga and meditation practice so appropriate for where I am at now.
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW: Tracy D
Mindfulness is about changing how you respond to your internal and external environment, so that you can direct your life in line with your true values and goals.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Paul von Bergen
Inspired by Thought Leaders from Around The World
Paul’s teachings at Billabong Retreat combine ancient wisdom with modern scientific thinking. They are not affiliated with any particular organisation or religion but instead a summary of the experiences and knowledge that Paul has acquired through scientific reading, commercial work experience and most importantly, personal yoga, meditation and mindfulness practice.
Real Paul’s Bio Go To Paul’s Articles & Podcasts
THEORY & PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS
History of Mindfulness
- Evolution of the human mind
- Culture, language and religions
- The Yoga Sutras & Buddism
- Psychology and neuroscience
Definition of Mindfulness
- Key global teachers
- Descriptions of mindfulness
- Theory versus practice
- Benefits of mindfulness
Mindfulness in Action
- Mindfulness at work
- Mindfulness in life
- Mindful parenting
- Mindful relationships
Science of Mindfulness
- Sympathetic stress response
- Emotional Intelligence
- Mindful Meditation
- Mindful Eating
- Mindful Movement
- Mindful Breathing
- Talking & Listening
- Breathing & Moving
- Heart awareness
Our retreat programs always include twice daily yoga classes and evening meditation plus additional daily workshops exploring yoga, meditation, mindfulness, stress, self care or nutrition. They are optional to attend. Combine two for longer stays.
Treat Yourself with Extras
Indulge, refresh & transform yourself with our optional extras. Choose private yoga or meditation consults, relaxing massages, hot stone, facials, reiki, kinesiology or hypnotherapy - there is something for everyone.
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