What people say


Our Mindfulness courses and retreats are transforming peoples lives. We've helped nearly 3000 people to find a little more peace and happiness and to discover a better way of living. Here's a sample of the hundreds of emails, and comments we've received from our guests.

If you have attended one of our classes or retreats or are a regular visitor to our site and would like to give us some feedback please just pop us an email at: lovelifelivenow@gmail.com.

Razman – September 17

The best 2 day retreat I have experienced and I can highly recommend this mindfulness project to guide you on your spiritual journey :).

Beyond the self

WOW yet again……This is my second retreat here with “The now project” my first being in April. A huge thanks yet again to all of the team there on retreat and behind the scenes. I really appreciate everyones efforts to bring together such a beautiful powerful and peaceful place to come and hang out in my spare time to relax, learn, grow and just BE.
The energy of the space you guys all hold is so amazing its like being in a big safe bubble of positivity that’s infectious to all that come. The healing that take place is lovely and powerful, the team really help you to let go of the mental chatter and trappings of life we all get stuck in. The Chi Gung…. just lovely…. so gentle and soft, Marcus takes you on a beautiful journey of flowing movements and serenity he explains the movements with ease in that beautiful velvet healing voice of his.

Coming to retreat leaves you charged with this positivity that seeps right into your being and soul and stays with you long after you leave your weekend. Heartfelt gratitude to everyone in the team and everyone in attendance for the lovely energy and company.
Love and blessings Krissy x

Krissy Howarth

Beyond the Self Bank Holiday Weekend Retreat 25 – 28th August 2017

A big thank you to Adrian Paul Jason Barry Marta and Paulette for the most amazing weekend (Beyond The Self) this is the second retreat I have been on now and I can honestly say it has changed my whole way of approaching life I consciously stop myself if I start ruminating about all the rubbish that goes on in our heads and breathe. The woodland surroundings were lovely. The food was great Paulette’s porridge was a great way to start the day and all the dishes that we had were really good (wholesome hearty soul food ) so thank you for that The agenda was packed with interesting workshops the Qi Gong with Marcus was amazing (what a magnetic presence he had has ) and the campfires in the evening were fun too giiving us time to chat and reflect on our day or if you wanted to just sit and be that was ok too (there is something very magnetic about a campfire)
I met some amazing people on the retreats which is a great part of it too people from all parts of the country all ages all with their own reasons for coming to the retreat.
Two or three people have said to me this past week Jill yiou seem different very positive and full of life are you on anything to which I replied ‘No I am just Happy.’
We all felt a little sad when we said our goodbyes mind you I couldn’t feel too sad as travelling on the train to London with some of the gang was fun then Marta (whose calming presence is lovely) went on her way and last part of journey was myself and Happy well need I say more he is just a bundle of happy energy) hope you don’t mind me saying that Happy.
So if any of you reading this are thinking shall I go along I can truly say Just do it. I did and I’m so pleased I did when I so nearly didn’t.
Thank you guys

Jill Robertson

Ginny Miracle Of Mindfulness Aug 17

Dear Adrian,

I just wanted to thank you for such an interesting and thought provoking course. I feel I have had my eyes opened, and tapped into something very powerful, and I know I need to work at this in my life! The weekly sessions were a great way to keep the pulse alive. As you said tonight,  the real work starts outside the Hale clinic, and I understand that very well. However the cosy group will be missed!

You were so inspiring to listen to and every week was insightful, and so interesting. I had to miss last week which was a shame but I have decided to do the course again! There was too much to absorb in one go, so I think repeating will be very beneficial, as well as looking into the weekend retreats, at some stage.

Thank you again, for such a wonderful 6 weeks

This weekend exceeded all my expectations

Thank you – Adrian, Marta, Paulette, Jason, Paul and Barry – for an extraordinary, healing, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable weekend. You all contributed so much and work so well together that I very much hope I will be able to join you again. I am so grateful to you all, especially to Adrian who founded this great Retreat.


Pat Adams

Suffolk Retreat


Powerful, Brave and life changing experience

Thank you Adrian, Jason, Paul, Barry, Little Budda (Marta) and Paulette for looking after me and my friend Natalie. Thank you for your kind, gentle and loving care
Adrian all the words you say and the teachings are profound, honest and simple and hit the very core of how I chose to be moving forward.
We all suffer and some of us have hated the person we feel we are or do not accept or love ourselves. I struggled loving and even liking me. I had no confidence even though people thought I was over confident. The retreat has helped release me from those trapped feelings and given me strength and hope to continue looking at myself differently. I like me and I will always protect my little me and love her – thank you Jason 🙂 x

Thank you so much for showing me how to change and making me feel those changes for real inside, my mind is calmer and clearer and I am more at peace than I have ever been. I feel strong enough to survive in this mad world of negative thoughts and judgments as they are other peoples thoughts not my own. My thoughts are of peace and love for myself and others. I accept who I am and I am enjoying the freedom this is giving me

I would like to come back to the retreat again this year as it’s a beautiful environment

Thank you all for helping me on my amazing positive and powerful journey

This is an experience which needs to be experienced you cannot read about it you can only participate. I encourage everyone to attend the retreat and feel the power and positive energy which will be the start of your amazing hourney


Amanda Lowrie

Stefan – June 2017

Hi Adrian just wanted to say thank you , I really noticed a difference driving home and being back in work today . Feel absolutely amazing. Please send on my wishes to everyone. All the best and hope to see you again in the future. Stefan

Summer retreat 2017 Poulston Court

Another wonderful weekend . Thanks to all once again for the wonderful space you created for us to” be”. Until the next time


Krissy, Retreat April 2017

What an amazing weekend I’ve just experienced… I would like to extend a huge thanks to all members of the team on the retreat and behind the scenes.

Every single part of the retreat resonated with me on so many levels and everything talked about and experienced through the various practices tuned into my vibrations and made its upgrades. I felt & feel like I’ve come home, like my consciousness has just remembered something it already new but had lost touch with.

I’ve been working on my self development a lot over the past couple of years after experiencing a painful back injury and loosing my job at the time.  I suffered not only with the physical pain and disability of this but emotionally too. I was facing possible surgery, I was angry, bitter, and felt a big loss, I felt the NHS owed me something after serving for 12 years of my life to just shove me away with no thanks, no compensation. 

I allowed this to go on for many months then found my way back to something I’d lost, Reiki and energy healing. I re-focused all my efforts on turning my life around and releasing all of that past stuck crap I’d been carrying about for so long I didn’t want surgery or a life on pain killers so I self healed and let it all go. I developed my own practice and started my own small business to help others. Knowing what I could do for myself others could also do this if they had some guidance.

I still struggled with my time management thought and found myself rushing about more than I wanted to and only a month or so ago had a small crisis and fell into despair. I knew there was something that was missing deep in my intuition but was too busy rushing about to tune in. Then I found some information on mindfulness and here we are now.

I was lead to this retreat by my intuition and i fully trust my intuition to take me where I need to go. This will now be an integral part of my life as I practice living in the present moment more and more until I’ve shed all those unwanted layers and it becomes second nature.

So from the depths or my soul and heart I send gratitude and love.

Love & light
Krissy x

Jemima, Retreat April 2017

Thank you Adrian and team at @nowprojectnow for the most amazing mindfulness retreat. Still buzzing! Still mindful!

Feb 2017 retreat

Wow! Thanks to everyone! Love to you all. Janx

Jan Fitzsimmons

Happy, Winter Retreat 2017

WOW WOW WOW! I have just had one of the best, most awakening, purging, calm, peaceful, healing, beautiful weekends of my life. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Now Project. I meditated this morning for the 1st time in what will be a daily ritual. and now have a new set of eyes…in-fact, a new everything. I now and tip my hat….Ever So…Happy X

Happy Brewer

Navdeep, Winter Retreat 2017

I just wanted to give a BIG thank you to the Now Project team for a brilliant weekend.

It literally felt as though I walked into a bubble…and walked out, still in that bubble! Really appreciate the love and effort the team put into this retreat.

Amazing food, and great to be around like minded people!!!

Nav xx

Jackie, Everyday Mindfulness 2015

Thank you for bringing me home!!!

This has changed my life. Now is all there is!

With love and much more,

Billy, Mindfulness Course 2015

Hello Adrian,

I just wanted to say that last night was a turning point for me, I was in such a state of awareness afterwards I actually got on the wrong train and didn’t realise until four stops later.

I will be continuing with the breathing exercises as I have found them very helpful and also wanted to be reminded of what that homeless man said to you on that evening about the meaning of life.


Helen, Summer Retreat 2013

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I absolutely loved it – the people, the food, the teachings, the practice, the peace…I have been so chilled out and mindful ever since!

Kevin & Paul, Summer Retreat 2014

Hi Adrian and Team

Just a quick note from Paul and I to say thanks for the Retreat this weekend. We enjoyed it immensely and had a terrific time. Sorry we had to leave early and missed thanking a number of people including Paul and Paulette. Please pass this on to everyone involved.

The few days did remind or open new insights for us both. I am sure it will have a real effect for us moving forwards. We were saying, when we left, what terrific value it was. Both in terms of content, of fun and meeting like-minded people. But also in financial terms. To operate this, to feed us (terrific food as I said when there), and to sleep too is amazing for the price. So, once again very many thanks.

Look forward to being in touch at some stage soon, all being well at another Retreat.

with best wishes

Kevin & Paul

Alice, Summer Retreat 2015

Hi Adrian,

I just wanted to email you to thank you so much for the retreat this past weekend. It was such an amazing experience and I feel I’ve come a long way since I arrived slightly petrified on Friday evening!

I (and many other people from this weekend I am sure!) am really excited to come back next year. I heard rumblings of a possible retreat in the winter, is there any chance you could drop me an email to let me know when this might be happening?

Thanks again,

Warm wishes,


Steve, Summer Retreat 2016

Just a note for Adrian and ALL the team

What a brilliant weekend! Im sorry I don’t do goodbyes and snuck away.

Having never tried any meditation or other mindful things last weekend was an absolutely brilliant whistle stop tour of what is possible. Such a calming and friendly weekend I have never experienced before, and the food OMG the food! Was to die for, and I eat animals!!

Having turned up on Friday night looking for a “tangible something” to help me enjoy the moment I came away with 1 must and 2 choices

Must – smell and feel the breeze

Choice – breath in then out OR out then in

Do those simple things and I now enjoy the walk to and from the place which was my purpose before

Id just like to say to the whole team that made the experience, from the talks to the food and the washing up. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart.

And to Marcus the Gentle Giant, stop drinking pond water and try that food!

I will be seeing you again, thankyou


Martin, Winter Retreat 2016

Hi Adrian and all the team.

Just wanted to express some gratitude for a brilliant weekend in Suffolk. We’re at home now with loads to process from this weekend and to include in our ongoing practice. We’d be very interested in an online community of people practising mindfulness / resources and to hopefully see you again.

Thanks once again,

Peace and love,

Martz and Shelley x

Susan, Winter Retreat 2016

Hi Adrian,

A massive huge and heartfelt thanks to you and all the team at the Now Project for an amazing retreat last weekend! What a fabulous experience, I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it and really got a lot out of it. My mindfulness practice feels like it has developed a 1000 times more deeply since last weekend! Wow, I am really in the NOW – this is what all the fuss was all about, I get it now!

It has really surprised me how much more calmer, in control and steady I feel since I have incorporated more and more mind

Thanks again for all the support, guidance and good wishes you and your team provide, always

Best wishes,


Brenda, Spring Retreat 2016

Dear Adrian and all the team
I came to the March retreat, I have been aware of meditation for a few years and I know it’s extraordinary benefits. I am still learning how to ‘do it’
Adrian I’m sorry if this sounds naf but you are an absolute hero of a man, you talked so much sense yours words slotting into place and I know that to live in the now is truly life changing. You ‘re lucky enough not just to know what you know but to deliver it to other people, a special talent. I’m not here to massage your ego (what ego!) but you are something special.
Perhaps we could hook up if you ever found yourself single (joke)
How can so many people be ignorant of this wonderfulness, I talk to anyone who will listen about mindfulness. I dearly want to return to another retreat, perhaps with my son or daughter. I keep in touch with your website
I wish you and your beautiful team much success. I dream of winning the lottery, so that I can give you money to build up your good work.
Lots of love to you all

Julie, Summer Retreat 2016

Hi Adrian and the team, just wanted to drop you a line thank you for a fantastic weekend. I attended the retreat, looking for guidance on how I could live a more fulfilled and peaceful life. I know it takes practice and I have to work on being mindful, but I learnt some very valuable lessons. I intend to keep practicing as I know this will help me unlock the calm I strive to achieve.

I met some amazing people and had some wonderful experiences, the trip from Manchester was well worth the journey.


Gary, Summer Retreat 2016

Hi guys just a quick message, thanks to the whole team you have changed my life, I feel the best I’ve ever felt and I would like to come on the next retreat for some more of that medicine, please can you give the next date!
Many thanks,
Gary Dunlop

Helen, Everyday Mindfulness Course 2016

I just wanted to say thanks as well for the course overall. I have really enjoyed it, and there have been some really important lessons in it for me. It has also been well timed for me to coincide with a period of real struggle in my life and the help it has given me has been incredible. I will definitely be signing up for one of the summer retreats.

Many thanks again

Lyn, Summer Retreat 2016

Hi All

I came to the Retreat on 8 July not too sure what was going to happen but just hoping to find a little peace.

I certainly found peace and a whole lot more besides! It was an amazing weekend and has changed so much about me – life looks good and I have never felt so calm about things. The first weekend retreat for me but certainly not the last.

Thank you
Lyn xx

Shanna, Summer Retreat 2016

To all you lovely people at lovelifelivenow, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you all for a wonderful weekend in Suffolk. It is rare to witness such a powerful love and willingness to share the beautiful gift that is mindfulness. The loving energy that surrounded the weekend has been a huge inspiration to me in the week that followed. I have found a peace in my heart that rarely makes an appearance and for that I am so very grateful. What’s more I called my Dad yesterday to find out how he has been since the weekend and he told me that he hasn’t experienced anxiety or depression all week! Wow!

You really are a special group of people sharing a life changing message. I already have friends and family queuing up to come with me next time I come on one of your wonderful weekends.

Thank you for your passion, love and beauty, you have made a huge difference to my life. I will continue to practice mindfulness and will greatly look forward to returning to The Now Project soon.

With very much love,
Shanna xxx

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