1 DAY RETREAT
INDIVIDUALS & LEADERS WITHIN OUR SOCIETY ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE VARIETY OF CHALLENGES THAT SHAPE OUR WORLD TODAY. TRAUMA, STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AFFECT THE WAY WE OPERATE AND NAVIGATE OUR WAY THROUGH THE WORLD. IT AFFECTS OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL WELLBEING WHICH HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTS.
MANY OF US WERE NEVER TAUGHT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND HOW TO USE TOOLS SUCH AS NERVOUS SYSTEM REGULATION, STRESS RESILIENCE, OR MIND-BODY AWARENESS TO HELP US UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE OUR HEALTH, BEHAVIOR AND EMOTIONAL RESPONSES. IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES AND OTHERS WHEN WE LACK SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-REGULATION, EMPATHY & SOCIAL RELATING. WE NEED TO DEVELOP EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN ORDER TO CREATE MEANING & IMPACT FOR OURSELVES, OUR COMMUNITIES & THE PLANET.
USING THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, NUTRITION AND MINDFULNESS THIS 1 DAY RETREAT IS AN EXPERIMENTAL LAB TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO HEAL & OPTIMIZE YOUR BODY AND MIND. THROUGH DEEP SELF-EXPLORATION YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH A NEW SET OF TOOLS AND WAY OF THINKING TO ACTIVATE DEEPER LEVELS OF SELF-AWARENESS.
WHERE: JOY SPACE - BERLIN, MITTE
WHEN: SATURDAY OCT 2, 9AM-7PM
WHAT: 4 WORKSHOPS (THEORY + PRACTICE), ART THERAPY, YOGA & REIKI WITH BERLIN-BASED HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPERTS. INCLUDES PREMIUM PLANT-BASED LUNCH, SNACKS, DRINKS + A SPECIAL GIFT (SEE AGENDA BELOW)
*SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: WE ARE OFFERING 2 SPONSORSHIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. PLEASE APPLY USING THE APPLICATION LINK HERE
Individuals require the ability to understand and manage their own emotions. By understanding the science behind your emotions and how to manage those responses through neuroplasticity and deep psychological and philosophical reasonings, leaders walk away with greater emotional intelligence to support themselves and their teams.
Individuals with greater body-awareness use information obtained from bodily sensations to prevent burnout and manage their current state of health. Get a deep understanding on the science of your body. Learn how to optimize the physical body through nutrition, understanding the gut microbiome, and mindful movement.
Trauma impacts how we view ourselves and our relationships with others. Being a conscious individual requires relating and not speaking from projections, narratives or triggers based on old wounds. We will go deep into healing trauma through the body, understanding how trauma desensitizes both the body and our emotions, the neurophysiological basics of stress and nervous system regulation through somatic experiencing and body psychotherapy.
Mastering the spirit offers individuals the ability to view their reality with a new set of eyes. Through spiritual practices, one has the ability to disconnect from the "self" or ego in order to live and work from a place of "presence" and a stronger connection to one's internal and external environment. Here we will explore the subconscious through body awareness, meditation, yoga, pranayama (breathwork) and reiki (energy healing).
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome ceremony - introductions & meditation
9:30 - 11:00
Re-wiring the brain, neuroplasticity, breaking bad habits, building emotional intelligence with Nicolas Endres
Optimizing health through nutrition, understanding the gut microbiome, hormone balance for men and women + herbal DIY workshop with Janine Alonzo
Healing trauma in the body - Understanding disassociation & body desensitization, nervous system regulation, building stress resilience with Ariane Fuechtner
15:15 - 16:15
Creative therapy - painting and/or writing
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30
Breathwork & blindfolded yoga with Nadeya
17:30 - 18:00
Reiki with Nadeya & Ola
18:00 - 18:30
Burning bowl ceremony
18:30 - 19:00
Closing + light dinner
Ariane is an expert in trauma healing, individual & organizational resilience, as well as nervous system regulation. Ariane has trained in Somatic Experiencing® (SE) – a holistic resource and body-oriented approach for the healing of traumatic and chronic stress. She has also received training as a 360º Resilience Facilitator based on the Amann Bamboo Principle®. Her unique approach is influenced by decades of movement, dance, bodywork, and mindfulness practices.
Janine is a Naturopath who specialises in herbalism, gut and hormonal health. Through her own health journey she came to realize that in order to heal you have to be in a restful state. Janine’s focus is to empower patients to understand how to do this in their day to day life so their hormones can balance, their energy levels increase and they feel less anxious.
Janine finished her basic training at Winkels Akademie Berlin and went to Hahnemann Schule, Berlin for her studies in Herbalism. Janine is also trained in Endocrinology by Verisana Lab.
She sees patients in Berlin or online where she offers holistic consultations, combining her knowledge in traditional western herbalism and modern testing such as hair mineral analysis, hormone profiling and microbiome tests.
Nicolas got his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of the West of England in Bristol. He received his masters in Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt-University in Berlin. The programme combines neuroscience, psychology and philosophy. He has worked for the past four years in the satellite lab of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human, Cognition and Brain Sciences in Berlin where he worked within the ReSource-Project, one of the largest longitudinal studies on meditation and mental training. Besides neuroscience and philosophy his main interest lies in Eastern contemplative traditions, especially Buddhism and Daoism, and the meditative techniques associated with them, e.g. meditation, Yoga and Qigong. He is fascinated by the idea of applying the scientific method to the mind and wants to work towards integrating ancient wisdom and modern technology in order to gain a more complete understanding of the inner workings of the human mind and brain.
Nadeya drives Zaya’s vision and strategy. Starting her career in corporate finance, Nadeya grew passionate about holistic modalities and mindfulness after her father was diagnosed with cancer. After deciding to leave the corporate world, Nadeya received her 200HR yoga certification in Dharamshala, India in 2017 in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative and eventually receiving training in Yoga Nidra alongside training in Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Arun Sharma. Nadeya also received her Master Usui reiki certification in 2018. Nadeya has a deep interest in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine and has dedicated her life to understanding disease, the evolution of the self and higher states of consciousness. Outside of Zaya, her research includes Eastern and Western philosophy, mind-body medicine, and plant medicine.
Moroccan chickpea and lentil stew
Tomato-Peach salad with cashew mozzarella
Spiced Seeded Quinoa
Loaded with plant-based proteins, fibre and healthy fats for balance, and mood-boosting vitamins and minerals
Chocolate chip seed bars (Stress reduction, release of ‘feel-good’ endorphins)
Raw carrot cake bliss balls (Healthy treats, free from refined sugars)
Autumn spiced popcorn (Supports digestion and blood circulation)
Frittata bites (Plant-based protein, fibre and fats as well as antioxidants)
Farm Green Soup with toasted pepitas and extra virgin olive oil (A light meal filled with vitamin C, calcium, iron and folates.