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Top Three Reasons You Need A Mindfulness Getaway

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Mindfulness Meditation is good for you (just ask HuffPost). A Mindfulness Getaway is absolutely amazing, and here are the Top 3 Reasons why you should take one this year:

#1 You probably have some vacation time that you aren’t using right now. But you should. The absolute best reason to take personal time is to take care of your person. (After all, that’s why it’s called Personal Time!)

#2 You want to feel less stressed out in your life. Mindfulness is proven to reduce or eliminate stress.

#3 You deserve it. Despite what anyone says about what your life is worth, you really do deserve to put yourself first in your own life, if even for a few days.

Lucky for you, you have lots of options for a mindfulness getaway… from simply finding a nice place to stay to having a little help during your getaway. That’s why Domaine Madeleine hosts Mindfulness Getaways. These are short (3 day) getaways with minimal programming, but all-inclusive, so you can deep dive into yourself and come back renewed and revitalized. In some cases, a Mindfulness Getaway can be truly life changing. The program is organized so you’ll only need to take off Thursday and Friday from work. You arrive on a Wednesday evening and enjoy a nice welcome reception and get your “mindfulness gear”.

Unlike a typical “silent retreat”, a Mindfulness Getaway allows you some time to socialize–if you want to–and also time to work privately one-on-one with a mindfulness coach who can help you process what you’re discovering and learn new skills that can help bring mindfulness into your everyday life. Included are experiences like: journaling, ideal life visioning and goal achievement, daily yoga, gourmet meals and snacks, Forest Bathing, Beach Meditation, therapeutic massage, and time for rest and relaxation. Then, you depart on Sunday after a gourmet brunch to have a day to transition back into your regular life. You’ll find that Maya Angelou’s words ring true:

Every person needs to take one day away.

A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.

Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us,

and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.

Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted,

no solutions searched for.

Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.

We need hours of aimless wandering or spaces of time sitting on park benches,

observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops.

If we step away for a time, we are not,

as many may think and some will accuse, being irresponsible,

but rather we are preparing ourselves

to more ably perform our duties and discharge our obligations.

When I return home,

I am always surprised to find some questions

I sought to evade had been answered

and some entanglements I had hoped to flee

had become unraveled in my absence.

Find out when the next Mindfulness Getaways are being offered, and all of the details here.

Presented at Domaine Madeleine, a luxurious waterfront inn located in Port Angeles, on the Olympic Peninsula.

Surround yourself with abundance and indulgence for 3 days while you practice mindfulness to gain clarity, reduce stress & refine your vision.

A guided mindfulness meditation retreat for busy professionals who desire time and space to reconnect, recharge, and rejuvenate.

Men’s Weekend: Wed, Oct. 24 to Sun, Oct. 28, 2018

Women’s Weekend: Wed, Oct. 31 to Sun, Nov. 3, 2018

Inclusive Weekend: Wed, Nov. 14 to Sun, Nov. 18, 2018

Strictly limited to 5 participants each weekend, single occupancy, first-come, first-served.

Rate includes:

  • 4 nights luxury lodging
  • all meals
  • program materials
  • facilitator
  • in-room massage
  • daily yoga
  • forest & beach excursions

Hurricane Ridge Suite: $1,650

Hoh Rainforest Suite: $1,600

Rialto Beach Cottage: $1,550

Lake Crescent Suite: $1,500

Sol Duc Falls Cottage: $1,450

To register or for more information, please contact Stephen atinnkeeper@domainemadeleine.com   (360) 457-4174

Mindfulness Getaway: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is this Getaway for?

A: The Getaway is for individuals seeking to know themselves better, seeking genuine, positive change in their lives, or seeking increased peace and fulfillment.

Q: How long is the Getaway?

A: Arrival is on Wednesday evening. The Getaway is all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Departure is on Sunday morning.

Q: What included in the rate?

A: Everything you will need is included in the rate (materials, facilitators, meals, lodging). The rate is due in full at the time of booking and nonrefundable within 14 days of arrival.

Q: What’s different about this getaway compared to others?

A: This getaway is an individual experience limited to only 5 participants. All lodging is single occupancy in luxury suites and cottages for a truly indulgent mindfulness experience.

Q: Do I have to be experienced with meditation to do this?

A: No, first timers are welcome as well as those experienced with meditation.

Q: What does my facilitator do?

A: During the getaway, you will meet with your facilitator once daily. Your facilitator provides tools along with a confidential time and place for individual processing during your program. Your facilitator is not a counselor, therapist, or mental health worker. Your program will not include counseling or therapy. Your facilitator is a coach whose job is to help you succeed.

Q: What can I expect?

A: You will receive one short book explaining mindfulness meditation. You can expect a quiet, retreat experience that allows you to work safely and privately using methodologies (mindfulness, meditation, bodywork, awareness exercises) backed by the current science of human understanding, and mind-body-spirit connection.

Q: Is this a religious retreat?

A: This is not specifically religious. No doctrine is being promoted, and your own religious or spiritual beliefs will be honored in your program.

Q: Can I do this with a friend or partner?

A: Yes, but this is a highly individual program with single occupancy lodging, and there is little to no time for socializing during the three full days of your program. You will get the most benefit by spending time focused exclusively on yourself.

Q: Are other dates offered?

A: Should demand exceed availability, additional dates will be offered.