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Mindfulness in Daily Life Weekend Retreat, Magnetic Island

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Learn ways to bring calm, balance and joy to daily life.

Relax, reboot and refresh your vitality.

Don't miss this opportunity to join expert mindfulness teacher, Dr Sharn Rocco for this special non-residential retreat on idyllic Magnetic Island. Drawing on her many years of experience studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation, Sharn has designed this non-residential weekend retreat to benefit beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Throughout the retreat you will receive expert instruction and guidance for bringing mindfulness to life. The program includes periods of formal and informal practice, mindful sitting, moving, eating and listening. The will be opportunities to ask questions and experience the restorative magic of silence and solitude. You will leave the retreat refreshed, inspired and ready to bring mindful awareness to daily challenges and opportunities.

What people have said about their experience of similar retreats facilitated by Sharn is testimony to this being a special opportunity. Patricia, a midwife who attended a similar retreat with Sharn in the Kangaroo Valley, said she "… left the retreat invigorated and relaxed, ready to approach anything that life may present." Speaking of her experience of a weekend retreat in Oslo, Carla, a Norwegian journalist, said it was a very special experience and that "the weekend away had a great impact."

Sharn has led courses and retreats in various locations in throughout Queensland and NSW as well as in Oslo, New York and Ubud. The clarity and confidence she brings to her teaching is grounded in her personal commitment to practice; her career as a teacher and teacher-educator; her years of teaching calm abiding meditation and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction; and, the great privilege of attending teachings and retreats with renowned Buddhist meditation masters: HH Dalai Lama, Thich Naht Hahn, Chokyi Nyima, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Choedak Yuthok, Dzonsar Khentze and others. Sharn has twice been scholar-in-residence at the Garrison Institute, New York

The ways in which Sharn integrates her practice experience and received wisdom into her teaching is reflected in the praise of her students.


"Sharn's teaching was filled with practical wisdom and humour. …The whole retreat felt rightly balanced between structured and organic. – Anna, New York

"If you practice what Sharn teaches you will learn to manage and appreciate your life and time more effectively." – Margaret, Forster


Although Sharn has lived on Magnetic Island for more than twenty years, this will be the first weekend retreat she has facilitated there. She is very excited about welcoming you to this very special place.

Only a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, tranquil and picturesque Magnetic Island offers an ideal location for a winter retreat and getaway. Why not stay a little longer? Perhaps bring a friend and explore the beautiful beaches and walking tracks.

The schedule for this non-residential retreat program is in accordance with Magnetic Island ferry and bus timetables allowing participants a wide range of accommodation choices.

Registrations are now open for Mindfulness in Daily Life Weekend Retreat to be held from the 18th to 19th June 2016.

Where: Picnic Bay Hotel's Water Garden Oasis Function Centre Townsville, Queensland 4819

The participation fee is as follows:

  • 2 Days – $ 295

  • Saturday only – $ 155 (includes lunch)

  • Sunday only – $ 175 (includes breakfast and lunch)

    BRING A FRIEND and receive 10% Discount

    Fee includes:

  • Expert instruction and practice

  • Breakfast and/or lunch

  • Assistance with planning travel and accommodation

    Places are limited

    To make a booking or to find out more about Mindfulness in Daily Life Weekend Retreat please email info@mindfulworks.com.au or click here.

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    When: 18th to 19th June 2016
    Where: Picnic Bay Hotel's Water Garden Oasis Function Centre Townsville, Queensland 4819
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