This retreat will be small and personal, with a maximum of 23 participants. In this way we intend to offer the value of a nourishing retreat experience, holding a safe and gentle space for your exploration of mindfulness and self-compassion. Ali and I will guide a range of practices to enhance and deepen mindfulness, loving-kindness, self-compassion, joy and equanimity. The first evening will be an orientation session. For the four remaining days, the practices in the mornings and afternoons will include alternate sitting or lying and movement practices. In addition, there will be a silent early morning practice before breakfast. In the evenings the teachers will offer talks to help you relate experientially to the following day’s practices. There will also be the opportunity to share reflections in small groups to support your retreat experience.