Wellbeing

For those seeking clarity and mindfulness Duration 8 days

Our Wellbeing course takes traditional mindfulness practices and blends them with the classic elements of an Outward Bound course. This course is designed to increase your awareness, bring you into the present and support you to choose a more intentional way of being. If you are an adult seeking greater clarity - perhaps in a time of transition or challenge - or trying to gain space from the constant pressures of the day to reflect and focus - or simply looking for skills to walk your path more deeply.

The Wellbeing course is a perfect balance between physical challenge and mental strength. It taught me how to overcome personal barriers I had in both areas.

Zer Binn, Wellbeing student, May 2018

 

 

Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

6 May 2019 – 13 May 2019

$3,950 (pp incl GST)

Limited places left

3 Feb 2020 – 10 Feb 2020

$3,950 (pp incl GST)

Spaces available

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Programme

Our expert facilitators will guide you towards new insights and understanding into the philosophy of mindfulness, guide you in meditation sessions and take you through an assortment of different yoga sessions. The course take you into our natural environment a provide methods of deepening your connection with nature, provide you with a community of other participants to share in the experience and offer ways to transfer these skills back into your home life.

This course is not a retreat and at times, it will being challenging. We believe this is pivotal in taking your new learnings back to your everyday life. Take away the stress of the office, the family, the cellphone and replace it with learning the skills of sailing as a team, waking early, and wandering in the bush. Disconnect with your daily life, to truly reconnect with yourself.

Topics of facilitation sessions may include:

-    Four pillars of mindfulness
-    Yoga
-    Connection to nature
-    Resilience in a modern world
-    Understanding your mind
-    Personal values awareness

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Outcomes

Key outcomes of Wellbeing include:

  • Mindfulness - Deepen your understanding of The Four Pillars of Mindfulness and explore traditional roots of the practice. Gain clarity and perspective of how Mindfulness can benefit your mental health and experience living more deeply in the moment.
  • Resilience - Practice facing challenges in the world with an intentional mindset. Strengthen you capabilities to connect with others in a meaningful way.
  • Connection - With your identity, with the people around you and with the greater natural world. Through Yoga, Environmental Connection Exercises and Meditation workshops find tools to take away and weave into your home life.
  • Compassion - Show aroha for yourself and those around you.
  • Purpose - Explore your own personal values and take time to consider their place in your life.

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Meet Yoga Instructor Donna Brunsend

For the past 15 years I have owned and run a pilates and wellness studio. I am a certified massage therapist, kinesiologist, pilates and yoga instructor.

Whether you aim to increase your energy and vitality, reduce stress or pain, manage your emotions better or promote well being, kinesiology, massage, pilates and yoga will work for you.

Working with people and watching them gain a deeper connection with themselves through body awareness, mindfulness and meditation is what I am passionate about.

Bringing more balance and peace within ourselves enables us to deal with daily challenges in harmony. I look forward to working with you in Anakiwa.

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What you'll need

When you come to Outward Bound, there are items that you will need to bring with you and items that we will supply. As for the things that you need to bring - we encourage you to borrow as many items as you can, or buy second hand!

Check out our course gear list for a full run down and some hot tips on what to bring and what not to.

Gear List

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FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

The minimum fitness requirement is to be able to either run or fast walk 3km in under 25 minutes. You do not have to be an experienced runner and will be supported by your peers and instructors during all activities. Running is only a small part of the programme.

Check out our guide to getting fit for Outward Bound.

No. All participants are required to meet the medical and physical requirements for the course, but there is no specific age limit.

Please note - this is for Professional, Women in Leadership and Wellbeing courses only.

You need to be able to swim and/or paddle in deep water and be comfortable with putting your head under water. During water based activities, you will be wearing a lifejacket.

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