Learning can take place in the most unlikely circumstances. Many a teacher will say ‘when I stop learning from my learners, that is the time to quit’. Often we learn from great teachers other times we go to a training that tells us how not to do something. Either way there has been learning.
Personally I can’t think of a more nourishing way to spend a weekend than on a teacher’s retreat. This weekend was spent learning and practising from fellow practitioners and teachers. Connections were made and best practice was shared. It’s this type of event that keeps mindfulness teachers topped up both in terms of how to teach and in terms of zest and enthusiasm.
On the first night, after a whole day of meditating, guiding meditations and being guided through them myself, I slept so soundly I clocked up ten hours. This is a rarity in a house with small kids. So undisturbed sleep, alongside the course, made me feel fully recharged by Saturday night.
My husband had his best wry smile on when he found me googling for more retreats the next day. Why more, he asked. Because this is my CPD and it certainly beats a dry two-hour session on how better to use interactive white boards, which is the CPD I normally have to endure for my day job! Today’s total practice time: 30 minutes