5-Day Online Retreat
Our Online 5-day retreat offered over 5 consecutive days Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30, is led by experienced Retreat Leaders with a deep knowledge of mindfulness and mindfulness-based programmes. It includes guided practice, talks, individual and group meetings, and substantial periods of silence, and is designed to deepen experiential understanding of mindfulness through sustained practice.
For mindfulness teachers, it cultivates the ability to teach MBCT in a grounded, steady, and authentic way, with openness, friendly curiosity, and kindness.
If you are enrolled on a teacher training pathway outside of the OMC, you are welcome on this retreat if you meet all the entry criteria.
This retreat is open to trained teachers of mindfulness-based programmes and meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for an annual personal retreat.
It is also open to non-teachers who meet the entry criteria and wish to deepen their personal practice.
The OMF provides Confirmation of Attendance letters to all participants who attend our training events. Certificates are issued only after completion of the teacher training pathway, through a formal application process not linked to this event.
What will I do on this course?The retreat is designed to deepen experiential understanding of mindfulness through sustained practice. You will participate in guided practice, talks, individual and group meetings, and substantial periods of silence.
Learning OutcomesThis retreat offers you the opportunity to:
- Deepen understanding of mindfulness through sustained practice
- Develop capacity for embodied teaching
About the Teachers
I am a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Insight Meditation. I started to practice meditation in 1995 and trained with Christina Feldman at Gaia House, before starting to lead retreats in 2007. I have masters degrees in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and certificates of competency in both MBSR and MBCT from Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. I lead retreats with a range of organisations including Gaia House, Mindfulness Network, Nottinghamshire NHS Trust, and Bodhi College. I am part of the training team at Brussels Mindfulness and teach MBSR and MBCT near my home in Nottingham.
RAMIRO ORTEGA encontró mindfulness a través de la meditación budista en la tradición Soto Zen. Tras mudarse en 2008 al Reino Unido conectó con el centro de retiros Gaia House, en la tradición de Insight Meditation, en donde vivió y trabajó durante más de dos años. En 2015, tras formarse como profesor de mindfulness, comenzó a impartir cursos y retiros. Actualmente, Ramiro continúa su formación como profesor de meditación con Bodhi College.