date: 28.10. - 31.10.2021

THE HEART-BASED MINDFULNESS RETREAT – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Tools


Thursday October 28th, 2021: we start at 6:00 PM  –   in case the event would take place outside Prague

Friday October 29th: we start at 7:00 AM & end at 6:00 PM
Saturday October 30th, 2021: we start at 7:00 AM & end at 6:00 PM
Sunday October 31st, 2021: we start at 9:00 AM & end at 12:00 PM



place: show map address: To Be Determined time: 28.10. - 31.10.2021 price: 10,000  vč. DPH number of vacancies: 10

10,000  vč. DPH

10 in stock


Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Tools

This retreat offers an adventure in self-discovery, and a practical training in compassion for oneself and others. The program is focused on giving you a felt-sensed experience of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and consists of both formal and informal exercises in both fields. You will learn how to integrate exercises to fit them into your life and everyday situations.

Rapidly expanding research has clearly demonstrated that Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is closely linked to our mental health, emotional resilience, joy and the ability to create warm and supportive relationships, as well as reducing levels of stress, anxiety and depression.


What is Mindfulness ?

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally… and then I sometimes add, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.” says Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder

It provides simple but powerful tools for getting ourselves unstuck, back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality.


What is Self-Compassion ?

Self-compassion is taking care of oneself with the same open-hearted support that you would give a loved one when needed. It is the emotional attitude of mindfulness when we come in contact with suffering.

Mindfulness says, “Open to your suffering with spacious awareness and acceptance, and it will change.” Self-compassion adds, “Be kind to yourself in the midst of suffering and it will change.”

Mindfulness asks, “What do I know?” and self-compassion asks, “What do I need?”

Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our imperfections, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect, and be fully human.

Peer-reviewed research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.


 Who is it for ?

Fortunately, Mindfulness and Self-compassion can be learned by anyone

This retreat is designed for all members of the general public as well as professionals who wish to integrate Mindfulness & Self-Compassion into their work. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in this program.

It is especially suited for all those who wish to become more resilient in their daily life, handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and work with challenging relationships.


In this program you will learn how to: 

  • stop being so hard on yourself
  • handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • motivate yourselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
  • respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
  • transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises into daily life


Throughout the program we will engage in guided meditations, experiential exercises as well as small and large group discussions. The teacher is deeply committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for participants.


Good to know:

The workshop is in English language. You don’t need to speak English fluently, a basic English language proficiency is sufficient, necessary Czech translation will be provided on spot.

For optimal benefit of the program, we suggest you do not make work plans for your stay, as most participants find it comforting to have time to rest and integrate the work that is done through the day.

We also suggest you let you loved ones know that you will not be very accessible during those days, as we will ask you to strongly limit using your mobiles, computers, and electronic devices throughout the course. If you need to have a phone open, please let the teacher know.


The Teacher :

Amir holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Adult Education from University of Toronto, Canada. He is a certified mindfulness teacher from the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been teaching mindfulness to different groups including mindfulness trainers, corporate staff and executives since 2005.  Amir is a senior faculty member at Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA) in Germany.


About the location of the event

To be determined in a near future

Timetable of the event
Thursday October 28th, 2021 at 18h00 – Sunday October 31st , 2021 at 12h00 – might be subject to slight change according to the location of the event.


What to bring with you

  • Please bring your yoga mat or meditation pillow with you
  • Please bring your own warm cover or blanket if you wish
  • For seated mediation exercises, you want to be as comfortable as possible, so loose-fitting clothing is suggested.



10.000,- CZK / person for the senior teacher’s tuition and the course fee

+ the transport and accommodation costs according to each person’s choice

+ nice refreshments during the day and lunches – to be determined in the near future

Our Cancellation policy:

In case of cancellation, please notify Happy Heart z.ú. in writing only, at:, sending your exact bank details with the written cancellation.

Because of the exceptional character of this visit from abroad, we would like to kindly inform you that the cancellation policy is as follows: for a 50% refund of tuition participation fee, the cancellation must be made by 11th of October 2021. After 11th of October 2021, the tuition participation fee is not refunded.

In case of eligible refunds, they will be processed after the course ends. And will be done within 7 working days.

HAPPY HEART z.ú. reserves the right to cancel the event in case of not having enough participants and to reimburse the course registration fee to the participants that registered for the course already

In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, Happy Heart z.ú. is responsible only for a full refund of tuition participation  fee and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any other expenses.