Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats 2022

Summer of Love 2022

Enjoy a holiday from your head

Our weekend Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats are for everyone aged 18 to 90 who wants to explore the wonderful possibilities that Mindfulness and meditation have to offer.

Whether you are drawn to mindfulness to ease stress, relieve depression, tackle illness, improve your well-being or achieve spiritual enlightenment these retreats are for you. They are perfect for complete beginners and mindfulness masters alike.

If you are new to mindfulness, you’ll learn everything that you need to be mindful in a weekend. If you are already practising mindfulness then these weekends will take your practice to a new level. They are great fun, the food is fantastic, you’ll meet some wonderful people and you’ll learn something that could change your life.

“Join us for a weekend of love, laughter and learning and discover a profoundly better way of living”

£295 all-inclusive

27th – 29th May Fully Booked

 24th  -26th June

29th – 31st July

12th -14th August

23rd – 25th September

Where

Redfield Community, Buckingham Rd, Winslow, Bucks MK18 3LZ

Getting There

By car – Easy Access From M1 – 1 Hour from London

Public transport Train  35 -minutes from Euston London and a 30-minute bus ride from Milton Keynes Station

Love laughter and learning

What are our mindfulness weekends about?

It’s great to learn Mindfulness from books or lectures, but in truth Mindfulness is an experience, and books and lectures can only point you in the right direction. Mindfulness can’t be grasped intellectually because mindfulness isn’t a theory, or a belief, or anything to do with mental gymnastics. Mindfulness is a state of being. It’s a heightened state of alert awareness that allows your mind to go quiet. Then you can rest from the constant mental chatter, your problems, worries and head dramas and get on with the really important issue of enjoying your life.

The basic principles of Mindfulness are really simple and there really isn’t much to understand. Mindfulness is all about practice and direct experience. And that is what our Summer of Love Weekends are about, we’ll teach you everything that you need to know to practice mindfulness, but more importantly you’ll get to experience mindfulness for real and live it for an extended period.

From the outset we’ll help you to achieve a deep state of mindfulness and the retreat is designed to help you maintain your mindfulness for much of the weekend. And that will teach you more about mindfulness than any book, lecture or smart phone app ever can. We have a team of really experienced mindfulness practitioners who can hold a high degree of mindfulness and they will help to keep you mindful in between the classes, teaching you mindfulness and advancing your practice to a new level.

We won’t make you dress in robes or sit facing a wall for hours, there’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s just not our style. We prefer to teach mindfulness our own way, we have a modern, plain-talking approach to mindfulness, the teaching is no less profound but we want to make it accessible relaxed and fun. It is a holiday after all.

Go on, treat yourself, book yourself on our Mindfulness Retreat Weekend everyone deserves a holiday from their head – even you!

We've got a great weekend lined up for you

You can arrive any time after 5 pm we’ll have a warm welcome and a hot drink ready for you. You’ll get the chance to settle into your accommodation we are a friendly bunch and we want to put you at ease and let any stress you are carrying dissolve and the magic start to work.

7 pm Dinner  Home-cooked vegetarian food (vegan / Gluten-free option)

8 pm Welcome talk and introductions

9 pm Evening Meditation with Steve – Yoga Nidra – Gong bath

Chill out and fun and games around the campfire

8 am Chi Gong with Steve – Chi Gong is an ancient form of moving meditation a simple system of mindful movements which form the basis of Tia Chi  It’s the perfect start to the day it awakens the body and helps to centre your mind for the day ahead (don’t worry if you have limited mobility you can even do Chi Gong sitting down)

9 am Breakfast

10.30 am The Fundamentals of Mindfulness – Adrian will explore the basics of mindfulness and help you enter a state of Satori – clearing the clouds of thought from your mind and into a place of clear blue thoughtless clarity. You learn the main techniques for achieving thoughtless awareness. It’s wonderful to be able to switch off your problem, worries and head drama, but it’s just the start really and Adrian will explore with you the life-changing possibilities this offers you

Break – Tea Coffee Cake 

1 pm The Way of the Body – Adrian will explore an approach to mindfulness favoured by the late great Master Thich Nhat Hahn called The Way of the Body. The alignment of mind and body is the most perfect way to cultivate mindfulness and bring it into your everyday life. Mindful walking, mindful eating mindful breathing, mindful everything. Featuring the famous standing in a queue meditation and forest bathing. (It’s alright, you keep your clothes on)

2 pm Lunch

3.30 pm Mindful Walk – The art of mindful walking, never going anywhere, but always arriving. How to turn the simple act of walking into the most beautiful meditation experience. As the thinking subsides your senses come alive and a whole new world comes into view

Break – Tea Coffee Cake

5.30 pm School of Meditation – Steve’s passion for meditation has taken him on an incredible journey of exploration, he’s explored many meditation practices, lived in Ashrams in India and studied with Guru’s and masters, Steve will explore a number of different techniques .  

7 pm Dinner

8.30 pm Evening Meditation – Sound bath

Chill out and fun and games around the campfire

8.00 am – Kundalini Yoga (meditation)

9.00 am Breakfast

10.00 Mindfulness of Emotions – Adrian will explore the art of self-mastery – how to feel and process painful emotions in your body, without reacting to them and thereby spreading more pain and suffering into the world.  You’ll discover that you don’t need to fear or avoid painful emotions, that they are not bigger than you and they need not ruin your quality of life. You’ll learn how to manage emotions consciously and move away from reaction towards right action from a place of calm clarity. 

11.30am Break

12.00 pm The Energy Of Mindfulness – As the thinking mind quietens we begin to perceive a more subtle energetic dimension to reality. We’ll explore the energy of mindfulness and touch upon the potential for healing and ultimately world transformation

1.00 pm Break

1.30 pm Emotional Clearing Meditation – This is a powerful meditation and fantastic for healing unresolved emotional pain. Many of the people who come back to our retreats time and time again come for this experience.  You’ll love it.

2.30 pm Lunch

3.30 pm What Now? – How to maintain your mindfulness and create a brighter world – ongoing support.

4.00 pm Retreat ends

The Venue

Where?

Redfield Community, Buckingham Rd, Winslow, Bucks MK18 3LZ

Getting There

By car – Easy Access From M1 – 1 Hour from London

Public transport Train  35 -minutes from Euston London and a 30-minute bus ride from Milton Keynes Station

When?

 27th – 29th May   Fully booked

 24th  -26th June

29th – 31st July

12th -14th August

23rd – 25th September

 

How much?

Prices are all-inclusive

Shared twin or triple room per person £295

£100 deposit to secure your place – balance due 28 days before the retreat

Book Now - You deserve it

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