Afro Botho will host an intimate session this weekend in Maun. The retreat seeks to give about 15 participants a chance to rejuvenate their bodies, tap into nature and meditate, breath and be able to reset their lives for the next quarter of the year. The session, titled Pause, Breath & Reset Mindfulness weekend, will start on Friday evening, and end on Sunday after brunch.
According to the organiser, MotherK Masire highlights that the event will include meditation at a special spot along the river, as well as other activities that will rejuvenate them. Masire points out that this is a relaxed retreat, and that those who are attending it, don’t have to worry about being exhausted or doing anything hectic. She explains that they want the session to be as intimate as possible. “The retreat comes on the backdrop of the fact that people lead hectic lives nowadays, chasing deadlines and doing a bit of this and that.
This often means that they never get time to do a simple thing such as breathing,” she says.
Mindfulness is a state of active and open attention on the present. When one learns about mindfulness, it feels like having an out of body experience, but it happens on your mind. It allows one to study their own self, mind, study their thoughts, feelings, friendships and your environment. Once one is in sync with everything around them, they gain spiritual fulfilment and can find peace. “The practice of Mindfulness helps us recognise our thought patterns as we learn to be the observers of our minds,” she said in a previous interview.
Afro Botho is conceptualised by Dr Didi Biorn and Masire. The duo is presently based in Maun. In the past, Afro Botho organised events such as marking the World Mental Health Day under the tagline Heal the Healer.