::::: WHAT’S HAPPENING? :::::This August, Dr Joel & Michelle Levey, two of the world’s most experienced and respected teachers in the contemplative arts, sciences and wisdom traditions will be in Dream Valley in the French Alps, one hour from Geneva.
We invite you to an inspiring adventure to explore mindfulness, meditation, mind-fitness, wisdom teachings, and extraordinary human potential. It’s open to everyone: From young adults, to families with children, entrepreneurs & change-makers, and those from the local community.
You are welcome to participate on the dates of most interest to you during the week.
::::: WHAT DOES IT COST? :::::You can select the financial contribution that is right for you. Here is some guidance.
Adults with higher incomes, suggested contribution £150 per day of participation.Middle income: £100 per day.Lower income: £50 per day.Unwaged: £20 per day to cover food costs.Under 21’s: FREE.Additional offerings to the teachers are also welcome if you are so moved.
You will need to pay for your own travel and accommodation. If you register your interest we will help you find the right options:
If you would like to come to more days than you can afford, please pay what you can and come anyway - we don’t want you to miss out.
All sessions are FREE for under 21’s, and we can also cover airfare, travel and accommodation free of charge for a limited number of young people. Thank you to our generous sponsors Anderson Acoustics, Neil Witten and Propellernet for making this possible.
::::: WHO IS IT FOR? :::::You don't need to have any special skills or experience to join this retreat. Just a genuine curiosity and wish to fully commit yourself to learning. All teaching will be in English.
This is for you, your partners, friends and families if you would like to:
- Develop your capacity to live with greater mindfulness, mind-fitness, resilience and self-mastery.- Learn how to live a more healthy, balanced, and conscious life.- Foster healthy and meaningful relationships.- Learn profoundly practical ways to thrive in these complex times.- Spend time in the stunningly beautiful outdoors in the French Alps with meditations and conversations along the way.- Be part of a multigenerational vibrant learning community reflecting deeply on how these practices and perspectives weave deeply into our daily lives, work and relationships.
The teaching is spiritual but not religious, yet compatible with all major faiths.
::::: WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE? :::::You are welcome to participate on the dates of most interest to you during the week.
The schedule will be tailored to those wishing to participate. So far, the plan looks like this:
Mon 22 Aug: Evening conversation and meditation with Joel & Michelle. Open to all.
Tues 23 Aug: A one day retreat for 16-20 year olds with teachings from Joel & Michelle, conversations, meditations, and explorations of the beautiful mountains.
Weds 24 Aug: Teaching, meditation and walking. Tailored to those who would like to participate this day.
Thurs 25 Aug: A one-day mind-fitness retreat open to all. Families and others with children of all ages are especially encouraged to come. It will include teaching, conversations, walking and time outdoors.
Friday 26 Aug: Teaching, meditation and walking. Tailored to those who would like to participate this day.
Saturday 27 Aug: Teaching, conversation and walking focussed on entrepreneurs, leaders and other change-makers.
Sunday 28 Aug: Teaching, meditation and walking. Tailored to those who would like to participate this day.
Monday 29 Aug Morning. Closing sessions open to all.
::::: GETTING THERE AND ACCOMMODATION :::::Samoens is one hour from Geneva.From overseas there are cheap flights to Geneva on EasyJet, BA and more.From Geneva you can hire a car, or catch a train to Cluses and take a 20 minute taxi ride.Car sharing and ground transport for groups can also be arranged - please contact us.There are multiple accommodation options in Samoens. We recommend: La Vieille Ferme, which will also be used as a base for the teaching during the week. http://www.lvfalps.com/
::::: WHO ARE THE TEACHERS? :::::Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey offer a rich multidisciplinary blend of insights, inspiration, and experience distilled from 47 years of intensive study and practice in the contemplative sciences and wisdom traditions, and the seamless integration of their work through multiple roles as: clinicians in medical centers; corporate trainers/consultants working with leaders and executive teams around the globe; mindfulness and meditation teachers (in numerous contemplative traditions – including study with very respected teachers from many different “mindfulness lineages” and authorization to teach); mentors to leaders in government, business, medical, and military arenas; faculty at leading universities around the world; mind-fitness coaches for world-class and Olympic-gold athletes; and contemplative science researchers. Michelle and Joel also have the unique distinction of having done this work together as a couple for 33 years. They were among the first people to introduce the “inner sciences” into mainstream business, medicine, higher education, sports, and government arenas beginning in the 70s.
Michelle and Joel’s clients include: NASA, Google, World Bank, British Parliament, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, National Institute of Health, Institute for Health & Productivity Management, and hundreds of leading organizations around the globe. They have served as faculty at University of Minnesota Medical School, Antioch University; Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad); Mahidol University (Thailand); The World Business Academy, and International Center of Organization Design. Their books are available in 14 languages and include: Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World; Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness; Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds, and many other books.
To learn more about Joel & Michelle: http://www.wisdomatwork.com/mindfulnesspioneers/
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