Retreats

Non Residential

Hybrid Mini-Retreat Afternoons

Overview
An afternoon of nourishing guided mindfulness and mindful self-compassion for anyone whose completed an 8 week course (MBSR/MBCT/MSC or equivalent) with me or elsewhere. Includes 2.30 hrs of silence followed by sharing with stillness and movement meditations, some themed teaching reflection, inspirational readings, tea and biscuits.

These sessions are a chance to reconnect with the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion in a group context, whether you are managing any daily practice or none! You might want to deepen your practice and understanding, or reconnect with the way this approach resources us all and gives us a much needed space to be – for our benefit and the benefit of all those we hold dear.  it’s hard to do this all on our own, come and join our well established community – online AND in person. 

Cost – £17.50 concession rate, £25 suggested rate, £30 benefactor rate
Please offer what you can afford – Your generosity enables concessions to others. Thank you! Please let me know if finances are preventing you attending.

HYBRID MINI-RETREAT AFTERNOONS

Residential

Rest and Renewal Retreat

Overview
A retreat is a chance to discover Mindfulness and Self-Compassion more intensively or to deepen your existing practice, nourishing body heart and mind in beautiful surroundings and with delicious vegetarian food. Each day will include meditations familiar and new, combining sitting, yoga and Qi Gong based movement, walking, standing and lying down. On retreat we build more stability and balance, making space for contentment, love and joy to arise.

I’ve been leading retreats for 12 years, and they are carefully planned and supportive, as well as relaxed and fun. It’s a space for you to drop into more intimacy with your experience, awake to all of your senses, moment by moment. There will be sustained periods of silence to connect more fully with our inner experience, as well as shared reflection. As well as the meditations I include short talks about elements of practice and Buddhist Psychology – everything I offer is in response to what’s happening and will support you in befriending and exploring whatever is showing up for you.

The schedule includes plenty of time around meal breaks for going on a little walk or resting, and you are encouraged to listen to what feels right for you, being in choice.

This retreat is for anyone who has completed a mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT etc) or Mindful Self-Compassion course with me or any teacher.

  • Periods of both guided and silent meditation
  • Short evening talks
  • Good food and your own bedroom – some will be ensuite
  • Opportunity for teacher support in group or individually
REST AND RENEWAL RETREAT

Residential

Resting in the Heartspace Retreat

Overview
This retreat will focus on Mindful Self-Compassion, nourishing body heart and mind in beautiful surroundings and with delicious vegetarian food. Each day will include meditations familiar and new, combining stillness and movement. On retreat we build more stability and balance, making space for contentment, love and joy to arise. Suitable for anyone who has completed a mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT etc) or Mindful Self-Compassion course with me or any teacher.

I’ve been leading retreats for 12 years, and they are carefully planned and supportive, as well as relaxed and fun. It’s a space for you to drop into more intimacy with your experience, awake to all of your senses, moment by moment. There will be sustained periods of silence to connect more fully with our inner experience, as well as shared reflection. As well as the meditations I include short talks about elements of practice and Buddhist Psychology – everything I offer is in response to what’s happening and will support you in befriending and exploring whatever is showing up for you.

The schedule includes plenty of time around meal breaks for going on a little walk or resting, and you are encouraged to listen to what feels right for you, being in choice.

This retreat is for anyone who has completed a mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT etc) or Mindful Self-Compassion course with me or any teacher.

  • Periods of both guided and silent meditation
  • Short evening talks
  • Delicious food and your own bedroom – some will be ensuite
  • Opportunity for teacher support in group or individually
RESTING IN THE HEARTSPACE RETREAT

Residential

Mind-Heart-Body 5 day Silent Retreat

Overview
This retreat will offer a skilful blend of mindfulness, compassion and Qi Gong in stunning Snowdonia natural surroundings. Jaya and I have taught many retreats together. She is an Insight meditation teacher and qualified Qi Gong instructor amongst many other talents! Together we will offer ways to build more stability and balance, making space for contentment, love and joy to arise. This will meet BAMBA annual retreat requirements and is suitable for anyone who has completed a mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT etc) or Mindful Self-Compassion course with me or any teacher.

I’ve been leading retreats for 12 years, and they are carefully planned and supportive, as well as relaxed and fun. It’s a space for you to drop into more intimacy with your experience, awake to all of your senses, moment by moment. Each day will include meditations familiar and new, combining sitting, yoga and Qi Gong based movement, walking, standing and lying down.  Most of the retreat will be held in silence so that you can connect more fully with your inner experience, but we will also offer opportunities for shared reflection and individual support if needed.  We will include short talks about elements of practice and Buddhist Psychology – all of it a response to support you in befriending and exploring whatever is showing up for you.

The schedule includes plenty of time around meal breaks for going on walks or resting.

This retreat is for anyone who has completed a mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT etc) or Mindful Self-Compassion course with me or any teacher.

  • Periods of both guided and silent meditation
  • Short evening talks
  • Delicious vegetarian food and your own bedroom – some will be ensuite
  • Opportunity for teacher support in group or individually
MIND-HEART-BODY 5 DAY SILENT RETREAT