LIFE IN EMBRACE
“There are ultimately two choices in life: to fight it or to embrace it. If you fight it you will loose - if you embrace it you will become one with it and you'll be lived”
July 21-26, Pauenhof Germany
We all have a deep longing to live life in embrace.
The strength to whole-heartedly welcome the unexpected.
The wisdom to respond openly to the movements of life.
The ability to remain relaxed and grounded through any of life's events.
THIS IS A WILD AND BOLD INVITATION TO LIVE LIFE IN EMBRACE
Through my years of teaching I have seen how often dreams, creative aspirations, opportunities and breakthroughs are postponed or pushed aside due to certain repetitive and nasty thoughts:
I am not enough.
I feel guilty or ashamed.
I feel trapped and unable to move.
That deep longing to simply rest in life while still creating dreams and action in the world has gotten jammed by little habits and thoughts that, one after another, spin us into contracted cycles.
LET ME SHOW YOU ANOTHER WAY
A possibility to flow with life and consciously surrender
to the beauty of the unexpected and the unknown.
You are enough, and you already have everything needed to experience this freedom!
You are the key, and I support you in unlocking yourself and stepping into full expression of life.
Shelly is a Life Alignment and contemporary meditation teacher who infuses the ancient insight teachings with her own life-long conversation with art, poetry, writing and experiences of a life lived to its fullness.
She's committed to inspiring others to heal, love and awaken to their lives.
Shelly has been practicing contemplative practices since 1998, and since 2007 has been offering workshops, retreats and one-to-one sessions worldwide.
I've always had a deep pull towards aligned living and fully embracing this beautiful and dynamic life. I also have a passion for passing along my experiences and learnings to others who are searching for freedom and life in full embrace.
I offer you 20 years of dedication to finding all the pathways to SIMPLY BE YOURSELF, and 10 years of experience in teaching retreats and holding safe and joyfully supportive spaces for those who are curious and open to expansion.
My teachings are uniquely infused with the ancient wisdom and insights of awakening and contemporary applications in today's world.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE – living fully awake, where love holds the reins and the fires of creation inspire each movement.
I would love to share this space with you.
JOIN LIFE IN EMBRACE RETREAT
ABOUT THE RETREAT
EXPERIENCE RELAXATION AND REST DOWN TO YOUR BONES.
Be nourished with amazing, locally-grown organic food.
Ignite the fire of discovering and holding fast to your truth.
You will experience the art of being present, the beauty of silence, guided self-expression, in the company of other magnificent human beings like you.
The space created in the retreat will include guided and silent meditations, one-to-one interviews with Shelly, evening teachings, free time to rest.
ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN – AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
IS THIS RETREAT FOR YOU?
You've experienced countless programs, read loads of self-exploration books, engrossed yourself in hours upon hours of youtube videos, and you find yourself in the trance of the constant 'seeking mode'- you crave to feel satisfaction too.
You have a deep longing to fully trust yourself. To feel the freedom to honestly, authentically and compassionately experience and share yourself just as you are.
You are looking for growth and a personal development experience that leads to finding answers from within and deep connection with the world around you.
You desire courage and clarity to step fully into your creative endeavours – to reach stable ground where rest and movement can happen simultaneously.
You are hungry for spiritual teachings that support you in embracing your full expression and are free from dogma and traditional ties.
THIS RETREAT IS DESIGNED WITH YOU AT HEART
WHEN & WHERE
6 inspiring days and 5 magical nights
July 21st - 26th
The retreat will take place in Pauenhof, Germany. The Pauenhof meditation centre hosts mindfulness events and retreat from all traditions of contemplating practices and is a perfect environment to give you the right conditions to take a step back from a busy life
Surrounded by nature and away from the road, with many corners in the centre's big garden you can take your time to replenish yourself, sit for meditation and connect to nature.
Retreat Start - Monday, July 21st @ 19:00 - opening talk
Retreat Close - Sunday, July 26th 10:00
*Participation in the whole course only
The retreat is limited to 40 participants.
All accommodations are located in a big chalet house. After registration you'll be able to choose from one of the various options:
Single rooms with a shared or private bathroom
Double rooms with a shared or private bathroom
3-bed, 4-bed or 6-bed dorms
Rooms are assigned on a first-come first-served basis upon registration.
Food is made in-house with love.
Vegetarian/vegan from locally-grown produce.
Special dietary needs can be taken into account.
Registration price includes:
Food - 3 meals a day, hot drinks and fruits during the day
Registration price does not include teaching program
Following the Buddhist tradition you'll be invited to give Dana (donation) at the end of the course to express your support and gratitude for the teacher and the teachings
50€ non-refundable deposit upon registration.
* Your spot will be saved only after payment of the deposit.
Registration costs according to your choice of room:
According to your choice of room registration cost range between 165-230EURO (not including non-refundable registration fees)
The registration is run by Pauenhof meditation centre. The 'Sign up' button below leads you to the registration manager. You will receive an invitation to pay the deposit to save your spot.
Once both your registration email AND deposit has been received you'll receive a confirmation email with further details.
* Please give me up to a week from the day you sent the form. If you haven't heard from me you can send me an email.
WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF A RETREAT?
More than at any other time in history, we need a way to cut through all the noise and clutter of everyday life.
A retreat provides the space to step back and observe all the noises of our thoughts, daily stresses, and the bombardment of endless stimulation. It gives the space to recalibrate our inner compass.
Retreat is simply stepping away from the craziness of to-do lists and every-day demands to step into a space where you can rediscover the connection to yourself. Where you can relax and allow a deep transformation or healing to take place in order to be fully prepared to step back into everyday life with confidence and clarity.
A retreat is a powerful way to embody the insights you experience while being there. This helps changes to assimilate much deeper than in any other form of self-growth process.
06:20 Light movement
09:30 - 11:30 Morning program
12:30 - 15:30 Lunch break & personal time (or meeting with teacher)
15:30 - 17:00 Meditations
17:00 - 18:00 Short reflections and further guidance on the theme of the day
18:00 Light supper
19:30 - 21:00 Evening program
21:00 Bed time, or star gazing
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO HAVE TO PARTICIPATE
ONLY YOUR EXPERIENCE OF LIVING AS A HUMAN!
No prior experience in meditation or any other self-exploration method is needed. You can be a total novice to this whole idea of delving into your inner world, or you can have 20 years of travelling on the paths of spiritual/self-exploration.