What an experience!
To intensify my personal practice I went for a five day silent retreat in Germany. The fantastic Frits Koster (a Dutch meditation teacher) and Marie Mannschatz were leading the mindfulness and self-compassion retreat. I cannot share how much gratitude I feel to have met those wonderful teachers and how honoured I am that they shared their wisdom with this lovely group of people I was a part of. Five days can be intense at times but I felt safe throughout and came home with a lot of new insights.
Welcome to your mindfulness journey!
"Mindfulness is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness we know what to do and what not to do to help. "
-Thich Nhat Hanh