Search Inside Yourself:

a mindful leadership retreat

Using our inner compass to navigate complexity with compassion

August 11-15, 2021 | English | Near Berlin

Join us for this transformative mindful leadership immersion: the first time we’re offering Search Inside Yourself as an
in-depth retreat. This retreat is for anyone new to the SIY program and for anyone wanting to take time for themselves to dive deeper into the experience.

Receive the full SIY training as part of a longer, experiential 5-day program, offering you time and space away from your normal routine to relax, recharge, and deeply connect to yourself and others. Discover powerful mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices that support you to become a more purposeful leader and navigate today’s fast-moving business world with more compassion, awareness, and ease. Designed for anyone new to the SIY program, and existing SIY participants wanting time and space to dive deeper into the experience. 

 

Introduction

Our world is changing faster than ever before. The ongoing digital transformation is fundamentally altering the way humans work and relate on both personal and professional levels. New tools and behaviors are needed to face the ever-increasing demands on our time and attention, including fresh approaches to the way we connect and communicate. Skills such as human connection and heart wisdom, the ability to think clearly and act with integrity, and the capacity to harness emotional and cognitive intelligence are becoming ever-more important.

We believe that mindfulness and emotional intelligence are therefore key to successfully navigating the challenges and complexity of our time.

According to the World Economic Forum, the top 10 skills for 2020 are:

      • Complex problem solving
      • Critical thinking
      • Creativity
      • People management
      • Coordinating with others
      • Emotional intelligence
      • Judgment and decision making
      • Service orientation
      • Negotiation
      • Cognitive flexibility

Are you ready for a new approach? Built around the core Search Inside Yourself curriculum, this immersive 5-day retreat is for purposeful leaders wishing to deeply experience the powerful benefits of mindfulness and emotional intelligence in their personal and professional lives. Our holistic approach blends cutting-edge science with group work, practical exercises, and includes plenty of time to ask questions and study what you’ve learnt. Discover how to create healthy mental habits, become more focused and agile, and evolve into an empowered and inspirational leader that uses their inner compass to navigate challenges with compassion and confidence.

Our next retreat

11-15 August 2021

Seminarhaus Taubenblau, Ernst-Thälmann-Straße 9, 16248 Lunow-Stolzenhagen, Germany

(approx. 1.5 hours away from Berlin by car or train)

Number of Spaces available: 20

We’ve supported thousands of business people to become more mindful and effective leaders, live more meaningful lives, and develop a deeper sense of connection to themselves and others.

What you'll learn

Search Inside Yourself teaches practical mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools to bring out your best. You’ll learn how to:

Enhance mental fitness and clarity

Develop agile and adaptive mindsets

Reduce stress
responses

Increase
resilience

Improve access to creativity

Develop greater self-awareness

Enhance emotion regulation

Improve communication skills
Develop better decision-making skills
Develop social and leadership skills
Develop and deepen your own practice

Experience greater overall wellbeing, thrive!

In addition to the traditional SIY curriculum, our immersive retreat format also offers you the time and space to:

Practice yoga and meditation
Experience
silence
Study and integrate what you’ve learnt
Create an effective morning routine
Meet like-minded people
Enjoy healthy vegetarian
food
Immerse yourself in a calm and peaceful environment
Experience quality time with
yourself
Participate in group ceremonies and celebrations

Take a break from your normal work-life routine

How it works

Our 5-day program is designed to give you the full Search Inside Yourself experience within an immersive retreat setting. You’ll receive the complete SIY training plus additional time to practice yoga and meditation, experience ceremonies and silence, and connect to yourself and the people around you.

Developed by leading experts at Google, Search Inside Yourself combines the latest neuroscience research with practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership tools to unlock your full potential at work and in life.

You’ll receive the insights and tools you need to develop or deepen your mindfulness practice, before learning how to apply these approaches to your daily working life. With plenty of time to reflect, ask questions, and practice what you’ve learnt, you’ll have the opportunity to share your challenges and experiences with other participants and our experienced mindfulness trainers. You’ll return to your workplace energized and equipped with fresh perspectives and well-established routines that unlock your full capacity for mindful and compassionate leadership. This retreat is an opportunity for you to re-focus and to dive into the second half of your year fully re-charged.

Discover how to manage change, stay resilient, and inspire growth in the face of increasing demands and challenges.

Who is this retreat for

This retreat is for purposeful leaders who want to create positive change within their personal and professional lives.

We consider anyone who has an impact on others to be a leader and believe that each one of us can make a positive difference within our own sphere of influence at work and in life.

This retreat is for you if you want to:

      • update your skill-set to keep pace with today’s fast-moving business world;
      • better understand yourself and the forces that drive you;
      • embody a new leadership style that focuses more on the human;
      • develop a highly motivated and self-directed team based on trust and compassion;
      • step out of autopilot mode and move into more conscious decision making;
      • thrive at work and in life and empower the people around you;
      • recharge and treat yourself to 5 days of inspiration amongst like-minded people.
      • refresh, develop, and deepen your experience of mindfulness and emotional intelligence as an existing SIY participant.

Program Curriculum

Discover how to integrate the core components of mindful leadership into your daily working life. Our retreat curriculum includes:

      • An overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception and behaviour change;
      • Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits;
      • Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation and connection with self and others;
      • Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate wellbeing, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication and social skills;
      • Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving, and overall well-being;
      • Exercises such as attention training practice, dyad conversations, writing, walking, yoga, meditation, and group conversations and ceremonies.
      • Time and space for integration and deep embodiment of the practices.

Meet our team

Mounira Latrache: Mounira brings 15+ years of leadership experience at international brands like Google, Red Bull, and BMW. Mounira was a pioneer of Google’s mindfulness community and its success led her to teach mindfulness at other companies across the globe. Mounira is also a qualified yoga teacher, an internationally certified Search Inside Yourself trainer, and she gives mindfulness and compassion keynotes and trainings all over the world.

Angel Hernandez: Angel is an entrepreneur, an international expert in co-creative project development, and an experienced Search Inside Yourself trainer. Over the last 10+ years he has supported individuals, groups, and organizations to overcome their challenges and connect with their true values, purpose, and vision. As an expert in creating mindful cultures through co-creative processes, he helps start-ups, social entrepreneurs, and organizations to transform by using innovative learning organization models. At the heart of Angel’s work lies his ability to combine digital concepts with mindfulness practice.

Sophie Weiser: Sophie is an ex-PR consultant and gallery co-owner turned mindfulness coach. She has been practicing meditation for 10+ years and is co-founder of Your Space, a retreat and workshop centre in Berlin. Sophie also curates the mindfulness program at Soho House Berlin. She is a certified Hatha yoga and meditation teacher and an internationally certified Search Inside Yourself trainer.

our values

Self-Discovery

We help people discover what works for them and support them to develop their own approaches to work and life.

Authenticity

We believe in being our authentic selves: for us this means living our strengths and embracing our weaknesses.

Growth

We’re committed to a path of continuous learning and growth, and we’ll share our insights and experiences with you through our work.

Openness

We value open hearts as well as open minds and explore the spaces where both can be free to thrive.

Inclusion

We celebrate diversity and respect the unique individuality of each person.

Purpose

We aim to serve a higher purpose through our work: bringing more peace into a turbulent world, more heart into work, and more brightness and meaning into life.

FAQ

In short: Yes! In Zen we practice something called “beginner’s mind” which refers to an attitude of openness, eagerness, and a lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, just as a beginner would. This retreat is open to people at all levels, and no previous experience of mindfulness is necessary. We simply invite you to bring your beginner’s mind!

Yes! This retreat is designed for those who are new to Search Inside Yourself as well as those who have already completed a SIY training. We’ll help you refresh your knowledge and understanding of the SIY approach, and give you time and space to develop and deepen your practice.

This retreat offers a new approach to leadership and life in general. Together, we’ll explore your personal purpose and values to see how these can be better integrated into your daily life. You’ll learn how to create more internal space, develop your intuition, access your creativity, enhance your emotional intelligence, and cultivate compassion to fully empower yourself and the people around you. 

This retreat is based around the core Search Inside Yourself curriculum and it’s essential to attend all SIY sessions in order to receive the full benefits of the training. We also offer additional sessions which give you the opportunity to deepen your practice even further. These sessions are always voluntary, but we believe that the more you put in to this retreat, the more you’ll get out of it!

If you have any other questions, connect with us here

About Connected Business

We’ve helped thousands of people discover their true passion and purpose and find their authentic path. As thought-leaders and pioneers of the mindfulness movement, we aim to bring more peace into a turbulent world, more heart into work, and more brightness and meaning into life. We all have a unique purpose in life: join us to discover yours!

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