Stable Mind, Open Heart: A 5-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, Dec 26-31, 2019

All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, resilience, and unconditional care and kindness. In order to enhance this capacity, we will directly explore the power of mindfulness meditation and related practices including yoga, slow walking, mindful eating, and loving-kindness practice. The retreat emphasizes the direct experience of mind and heart in a silent and supportive atmosphere.

This secular, accessible retreat will be offered in the tradition of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as taught through the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School and in many places around the world. It will include guided meditation instruction and talks by the retreat leader and an opportunity to discuss your practice in small group audiences. It can be a profound and strengthening opportunity to meet oneself in this kind of supported, extended, compassionate silent retreat setting.

Retreat teachers

Janet Solyntjes

MA, Certified MBSR Teacher, a practitioner of mind-body disciplines since 1977, Janet completed a professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in 2002. She is on the faculty of the UMass Center for Mindfulness and leads silent retreats for MBSR teachers-in-training, and is senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition.

Dorthe Djernis

M.Psych., specialized in stress and traumas, Ph.D.-fellow in nature-based mindfulness. Certified MBSR Teacher at the UMass center for mindfulness, trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.


This retreat is recommended by Umass Center for Mindfulness as one of the 5-day retreats in the MBSR-teacher training. It is approved as well by the Danish Center for Mindfulness in Aarhus.

The program
Find more information here about program goals, attendance requirement, attitudes to cultivate, retreat expectations arrival and departure, payment, registration and daily schedule.

The restreat will be held at the beautiful Sostrup Castle & Monastery. You will find more information on the accomodation, venue and transportation on their website.

Contact information

Danish: Dorthe Djernis –

English: Janet Solyntjes –