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Finding more Ease in our Way of Being – A Self-Coaching Retreat

Join us for a self-coaching weekend retreat to explore possibilities for how we can bring more ease into our lives. To be human is to live each day through our language, emotions and body. We are often unaware of how effectively (or ineffectively) we are shaping our daily experience through our way of being.

Retreat Outline

The retreat gives us the opportunity to explore practical ways of becoming more resourceful in the areas of our language, emotions and body. A range of concepts will be explained to the group to enable participants to cultivate the capacity to “self-coach” themselves. This will  involve exploring possibilities for bringing more ease to a matter that may be challenging or limiting. Participants will be guided through a holistic self-coaching approach for moving forward, utilising a combination of questions and journaling. Ample time will be provided for personal reflection. There will also be lots of opportunity to engage in group discussion, to enable deeper understanding of a range of self-coaching concepts. Participants will not be asked to share details of their personal self-coaching reflections, which can remain private and fully confidential. The facilitator will be available to support participants throughout their self-coaching process.

As a business executive who has spent nearly 30 years in the corporate world, Paddy was recently inspired to offer this retreat by her own mindfulness learning journey, much of which took place in retreat settings.

The unspoilt natural surroundings at Tara Rokpa Centre provide a sense of space and peace that can gently help us take care of ourselves. Be prepared to be accompanied by continuous birdsong by day and a blaze of bright stars in the night skies. (What better TV than this?)

Your Facilitator

Paddy: self-coachingPaddy Gray is passionate about helping people to thrive. She is a certified Ontological Coach (Ontology is the study of being human), Organisational Strategy and Culture Transformation Consultant. Her coaching focus is to support leaders be more resourceful in their “way of being”. This allows them to have greater impact and more effectively achieve the results they seek. Her consulting focus is to help leaders cultivate high performance organisational cultures that are human-centric, where leaders lead by example and inspire others to become more self-aware and resourceful.

Based in Johannesburg, Paddy has been consulting to corporate leadership teams in the areas of strategy since 2004. Since 2010 she has specifically focused on helping leaders to proactively shape organisational culture as a strategic imperative for business success. Her experience has particularly been in large enterprises where the culture transformation approach involves cascading employee initiatives at scale throughout the organisation. Prior to 2004 she held various executive roles with responsibility for business unit management, marketing and sales.
Her personal interests include dancing (Argentine tango), yoga and Kangoo bouncing.

Supporting Activities

Pippa Cope lives at the Tara Rokpa Centre. During her working life she was employed in the helping professions as an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, and Community Development advisor.

For those that are interested, she will offer mindful body movement sessions (gentle movements that are similar to yoga) as optional activities in the program. These sessions are based on years of experience as a yoga practitioner and her Senior Yoga Teacher training course with Donna Farhi , an internationally renowned yoga teacher. It is ‘inquiry based’ exploring things like – how I stand on the earth, move through air, and connect through my core.

Somatic movement is a combination of neuroscience, yoga and body – mind knowledge. It is based on healthy development movement patterns and learning where these might have gone wrong due to habits. The carefully crafted sequences help clear possible blocked pathways which might cause unnecessary tension, pain or discomfort. This gives one the knowledge and ability to take control of possible existing or future problems.

Retreat Costs

The cost is per person, and covers the facilitation fee, accommodation (including bedding and towels), food (including 3 ovo-lactarian vegetarian meals per day, snacks and teas), and environmental levy to support the Tikologo permaculture site:

Estimated cost for 2 nights – prices are subject to a 5-10% increase in 2019
Single Rooms en suite R2360
Single Rooms shared bathroom R2210
Twin/double en suite (per person) R2060
Twin/double shared bathroom (per person) R1860
Dormitory (per person) R1660

Online Bookings

Please complete the online booking form on this link

For more information about retreats at the Tara Rokpa Centre, please click on this link.