5-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in Spain
with Vicki Overfelt and Scott Moore
2018 Dates to be announced
Join Vicki Overfelt and Scott Moore in beautiful northern Spain for a 5-day silent meditation retreat. The retreat will be held at the tranquil and pristine Centro Punta de Couso, an oasis of quiet tucked against the coast of the Atlantic Ocean
Guests will arrive and get settled on a Tuesday, and the retreat will begin the following day and finish on Sunday.
Our intention for this retreat is to offer each participant a supportive environment in which to practice extended periods of silence and mindfulness practice. Over the course of 5 days, we will come together in silence to formally practice mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, yoga, the body scan and other contemplative exercises. We will also incorporate walks in nature, deep rest, and nourishing food. Participants will also have the opportunity for one-on-one interviews with the teachers to discuss their personal practice and the experience of the retreat. We recommend this retreat for those with a well-established mindfulness practice interested in extended, silent practice in a supportive environment.
Vicki Overfelt: Vicki received her Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in educational administration from Columbia University, Teachers College. For the past 10 years, Vicki has focused her instruction specifically on the study of stress reduction through the practice of mindfulness and specializes in the delivery of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Vicki received her MBSR training through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society, located at UMASS Medical School, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. She has completed the full training path in MBSR, including MBSR in Mind Body Medicine, Practicum in MBSR, Teacher Development Intensive, Individual Supervision in MBSR, and MBSR Certification.
Scott Moore: Scott has a BA in English from BYU. Scott has been teaching yoga and mindfulness for 16 years. Scott believes that yoga is for everyone. He is adept in teaching yoga that promotes mindfulness and gently accommodates for all body types and ability levels. In addition to teaching classes, Scott hosts local and international retreats. One of Scott's passions is Yoga Nidra, a very relaxing form of Self-inquiry, similar to a guided medtiation. Some of Scott's recordings are featured in the Insight Timer meditation app. Scott and Vicki make a great team and regularly offer workshops together.
There will be two guests per room; there are two single beds in each room. You're welcome to choose your roommate or if you're coming alone, we will place you with someone. The owner of Punta de Couso describes the accommodations this way: “In Centro Punta de Couso in- and outdoor spaces harmoniously blend together. The magnificent exterior is reflected in the beauty, clarity and balance of the forms inside. Gardens, full of herbs, scents and colors; large terraces overlooking the Rías Bajas, the Atlantic Islands and the Ocean, open to the sounds of winds loaded with life and secrets from far away; constructed, built, decorated and maintained with materials, respectful to the environment."
$1250 Tuition Includes:
- Wonderful accommodations
- All meditation and direction of two expert teachers
- Daily all-level yoga practices
Tuition does not include airfare or transportation to the center.
Reserve your spot with a $500, non-refundable deposit. The remainder of your tuition will be due no later than May 20, 2017.
You may cancel and receive a tuition refund (without your non-refundable deposit) prior to May 20, 2017. You may also sell or give your spot to someone else in the event that you can't come. If we have a waitlist, we can help you find someone else who may want your spot, however it is not guaranteed.
Getting to the Retreat
You will be responsible for your own transportation to the retreat center. Please arrive on Tuesday, June 20.
Fly into Vigo, Santiago, or Porto, Spain. From the airport there are several way to get to the retreat center. You may wish to travel with a friend to save on costs of car rental. The center is located on a peninsula so you may take a ferry, train, bus, or rental car to arrive.
We will be meeting prior to the retreat to get to know each other, share some food, discuss the finer details, and make travel groups. You may wish to travel with a friend to share the cost of renting a car.
The address is: Centro Punta de Couso, Vilanova - Hío, 36948 Cangas de Morrazo, Pontevedra, España,