Coming home to oneself, May 21-24, 2020

Retreat facilitator: Luke Bache

A holistic retreat involving yoga, breathing practices, Buddhist philosophy, Psychotherapeutic concepts, meditations and tools to regulate the nervous system and to help one navigate the ups and downs of life from an easier, wiser and more spacious place.

Patterns of breath, physical tension, thought, nervous system reactions all develop in an intelligent way, at the time they are created they are serving the person in some way.  This retreat aims to take a look at these patterns to learn about them, why they developed, are they still serving a positive purpose and to hold them compassionately in order to potentially heal them.

Breathing
We will look at the importance of breathing. How the breath greatly affects our nervous system, and also how we feel and think. We will look at current breathing habits, breathing for optimal performance and breathing patterns for nervous system regulation helping one become more resilient and less emotionally reactive in life's daily challenges.

Psychotherapeutic Concepts
We will take a deeper look at the layers of personality to better understand our different behaviours. We will reflect upon why we act the way we do and look at the different personality structures that we have built during our lives through a compassionate lens. Once we have this deeper understanding it is much easier to integrate these parts/behaviours compassionately into our daily lives for a greater feeling of ease and wholeness. I truly believe the more compassion we can have for our different sides the more we can hold other people with the same compassion, especially when challenged.

Buddhist Philosophy and meditation
We will use various meditation practices to both help with focus, presence and to help one find that place of compassionate rest amidst the inevitable ups and downs of everyday life. We will practice different meditations including: meditations to increase focus, investigative meditations of thoughts and emotions and also loving kindness meditations.

Yoga
We will be practicing different styles of yoga including hatha, yin and vinyasa. The different focuses will include: the health of the glandular system (its importance for overall health) and how it relates to yoga. Movements to awaken the organs and also yoga for regulating the autonomic nervous system.

Mindful Communication (mindful listening and speaking)
We will use techniques in communication that can help us feel into our needs and the needs of others too, to make communication easier and life richer. These are truly amazing tools to have in any day to day relating. To be seen and heard is one life's biggest needs and in the ever increasing pace of life I worry we are missing each other amidst each other. These tools have had a profound impact on my close relationships with my friends, partner and children.
 

Underbara rum och lokaler


Facilitator

Luke Bache
Luke is an internationally experienced Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Yoga consultant and Mindfulness coach.
For the last 14 years he has travelled the world studying with teachers in different disciplines. He has worked in muscular skeletal clinics in New Zealand, lived and practiced Qi gong and meditation with Shaolin monks in China, studied yoga and Buddhist philosophy for two years in Thailand and spent over a month in silence meditating in a Buddhist monastery. He is currently studying IFS psychotherapy, Body Mind centering and Non violent communication and has been combining it with Mindfulness and Buddhism in workshops, business and in one on one settings. 

He has worked with Samsung to spread the culture of Mindfulness, is a proud Ambassador for the mindful clothing company Casall and was the therapeutic yoga teacher on the hit BBC show, ‘The Retreat with Nick Knowles’. He is currently the in house yoga therapist in The Nordic Spa in The Grand Hotel in Stockholm (The World’s Most Innovative Spa- 2015 Gala Spa Awards).


Practical information

Retreat fee: 2400 SEK

Accomodation and food:
Single room with shower/wc: 3420 SEK
Single room, shared shower/wc: 3120 SEK
Part in double room with shower/wc: 2970 SEK
Part in double room, shared shower/wc: 2670 SEK
Part in triple bed room with shower/wc: 2670 SEK
Part in triple bed room, shared shower/wc: 2370 SEK
Entire Viking Cottage Frej (2 persons), 150 m to wc/shower: 5140 SEK
Single room, Viking Cottage Freja, 150 m to wc/shower: 3020 SEK
Sleeping alcove behind curtain (incl. duvet, mattress and pillow): 2220 SEK


You sign up in two steps: 
1. By paying the course fee SEK 2400 to Luke Bache, account number: 890035-9 (Plusgiro, Nordea Bank).
    When paying the course fee to Luke please email to confirm your booking, to: urtruenature@gmail.com

2. By filling in your information in the booking form with chosen sleeping options.
    (You pay for food and lodging upon arrival to Mundekulla at check in.) 
 

Refund policy
The course and registration fee, SEK 2400 per person, is not refundable, unless medical certificates are provided due to cancellation. In consultation with the course organizer, it may be possible to attend another event instead or you may transfer your booking to another person. 


Information on food and practicalities

• Mundekulla serves ecological and vegetarian food and offer milk and gluten free options for you who prefer that.
• All participants should check in/register in the reception upon arrival to Mundekulla
• Bring your own sheets and towels. Can also be rented at reception for SEK 100/set.
• Participants clean bedrooms after the course, or buy this service for a cost of SEK 200/bedroom. For room cleaning not carried out by participant a fee of SEK 400 will be invoiced.
• Course participants help out with washing up after every meal. (2-3 persons/meal)
• It is not allowed to light candles and to bring pets to the facilities.
• It's good to bring clothes for nature walks.


For more information
For inquires about Mundekulla please email: info@mundekulla.se
For inquires about the retreat, please email Luke Bache: urtruenature@gmail.com


How to get to Mundekulla

The reception will be open Thursday May 21st between 3 pm - 4.30 pm. 
The course ends Sunday May 24th about 3.30 pm.

2400 SEK



 

Single room with shower/wc: 3420 SEK
Single room, shared shower/wc: 3120 SEK
Part in double room with shower/wc: 2970 SEK
Part in double room, shared shower/wc: 2670 SEK
Part in triple bed room with shower/wc: 2670 SEK
Part in triple bed room, shared shower/wc: 2370 SEK
Entire Viking Cottage (2 persons), 150 m to wc/shower: 5140 SEK
Single room, Viking Cottage Freja, 150 m to wc/shower: 3020 SEK
Sleeping alcove behind curtain (duvet, mattress, pillow): 2220 SEK