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.
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John Machin – Transformational Mindfulness Course
Thank you for introducing me to mindfulness, you are an inspiring teacher and the course was absolutely amazing. It has transformed my life and I never believed that it was possible to feel so good about life. See you at the Thursday Group
Natalie Retreat Oct 18
Dear Adrian and Paul
Rukhsana – Transformational Mindfulness Oct 18
Thank you again for a brilliant six week course, it’s been epic and awakening! I can feel things changing.
Thank you for the brilliant work that you do.
See you next week at the Going Deeper class.
Jo – Weekend Retreat October 18
Thank you @nowprojectnow for an amazing retreat this weekend. You all are an inspiration and joy to be with. From the very moment I arrived, I felt safe and relaxed to fully immerse myself into every aspect of your teachings. I certainly loved, laughed and learnt so much. Xx
Steve – Transformational Mindfulness Oct 18
I would like to thank you for changing my life. As you know I was already being mindful with my martial arts, but you have helped me take it this to a completely new level. Although its only been 7 weeks, I totally get it, but also understand how some people may struggle. By thinking about thinking can feel somewhat strange. Patience and trying not to hard I feel is key. How different I feel in 7 weeks is fantastic and can only imagine how 1 year on will be. (oops sorry for forward thinking) Lol. I’m going to kept a journal for the 1st year on the changes to my old self and my feelings,
I also would like to share with my path to you.
Just before my mum passed away in 2016, she told us we all needed to slow down, this has always stuck with me and started to do just that. Then about a year later, my brother bought me the book “the things you can see only when you slow down” I quite sure you are aware on this book. Then I found you online and new straight away this was for me. The book and The Now project say it all. Also 6 months ago, don’t why but I made the conscious decision to stop wearing a watch. I think it was week 2-3 you mentioned about not wearing a watch. This again stuck accord. Then week 7 was the icing on the cake.
I am very much enjoying the experience and daily practice on living in the now. I’m already seeing glimpses on how crazy this world is and that they think we are the crazy ones. Lol. Loving acceptance, so far I have managed to keep my mouth shut, knowing there’s no point in poking the bear and all what matters is accepting myself.
Adrian my friend, thank you once again and look forward to meeting more of the community.
Have a nice weekend
Bye for NOW
Kamila – June 18
Hi Paul and the Team,
I am really enjoying this summer! The retreat I went to (June) had a massive impact on my enjoyment! It was great way of getting the best idea of what our extraoridinary life is all about, it is so simple and I stupidly used to over complicate it. Well, this is over. I watch myself, know and understand better. Yes,I have read books, listened to podcasts, met many inspirational people, but none of those affected me as weekend with you did. I know it is just the beginning, and I am taking it easy, but I feel so much lighter, happier and relaxed, beautiful.
I am delighted I could be part of The Now Retreat. You are super special people doing so much good. I had loads effortless joy there. I think it was a first group “thing” I have ever done and that was simply lovely.
Week after retreat I went on holiday and since then I am away for weekends and keeping myself busy with love, music and sunshine. I would love to join you during long weekend, but I am going away to explore reggae festival and a roof terrace in Bratislava. Somebody wants me there:) I might need your extra support and I am happy I can find you in London when I need it. Thursdays class, yes. Emotional clearing gives me such a massive hangover:) I might need more of it to stop noticing the headache.
All my warmest wishes!
Mez – July 18
It was a fantastic weekend. Thank you so much
Karren – July 18
Thank you to you and your fabulous team for a fantastic weekend. You have all without doubt woken us up to a different way of living and now we need to ensure we keep it up.
This mornings dog walk was a completely new experience and I’ve done the same walk for over 20 years !
With kindest regards
Karren & Darcie
Esmay- July 2018
I don’t know whether you remember me I did your 6-week course in May and June. I just want you to know, that just as you promised your course really has changed my life. Three months ago I was depressed and anxious and couldn’t see any way out. I never thought I’d feel any different. I have been practising hard everything you taught us and it is nothing short of a miracle what has happened. I am happy and enjoying life like I have never enjoyed it before. It’s like a heavy cloud has been lifted from me. I can never thank you enough. I hope to see you soon at one of your retreats.
Thank you so much
Cathy May 2018
Had the most wonderful weekend, thank you all so much. Looking forward to another visit in the near future x
Karis – May 2018
ust wanted to email- to say THANK YOU to all of you, you’re all just incredible people !!!!!
For such an amazing, fabulous, eye opening, emotional, love felt weekend.
I don’t really even know what to write which is unlike me… but you guys have some serious amazing energies and auras. And people seriously need to come and give mindfulness and mediation a go! It will change their mind and body feelings for sure!!
What you guys do is just mind blowing!!!
I will definitely be back for another retreat.
It’s now continuing what I’ve learnt and felt to bring into my daily life, which I feel may be a little challenging!
Also, I left my black/ purple Nike trainers in my room, first room on the right hand side corridor.
I’m going to start the Thursday classes this week, so I will be there this week. Don’t know if anyone found them. No worries if not.
One more thing, what’s the August retreat dates/ cost please? And is there still spaces available.
Thanks sooooo much,
Kate April 2018
Hi Now Project!
Have just got back from the April retreat and wanted to say thanks for such a wonderful time!
Adrian your teaching really had an impact on me. I’ve been meditating for quite a few years, and although( or because ) I have read books and been on courses, I was in a muddle of contradictory thoughts and ideas. I feel like some of the threads have been pulled together now, as the concepts and techniques were explained in a way I could really relate to, so a big thank you for that.
I also wanted to express my gratitude for the emotional clearing session. This has been an added bonus that I was not expecting. In contrast to months of psychotherapy (for issues relating to childhood trauma), that left me feeling emotionally battered, the emotional clearing process, despite being very intense(a bit of an understatement !! ) left me feeling nothing but elated. So again a huge thank you to you and all of your very supportive, fantastic team for getting me through that. Feels like a good start for a more mindful life.
All the best to you, and really hope to see you again one day.
Kate ( in the camper ) xxx
Simply incredible!!! Caroline April 18
What an incredible experience!
For YEARS I have been struggling with gripping anxiety, with my own thoughts beating me up regularly and not knowing how or what to do about it. I was haunted and hunted by my past and spent hours and hours dwelling and stressing about the future! Not to mention the hours wasted being berated by my own self! I spent so much time in the past and future I missed so much of what was happening around me.
The Now Project weekend has given me the power to stop these destructive patterns and I can honestly say I have been able to notice and stop them since! Many people have commented on how much more relaxed I seem! I have a long way to go still but I feel the pattern has been broken and I can’t thank you enough!
What you guys are doing is simply remarkable!
So worth the £300 and the 4 hour drive!
One love xxxx
Philip Atkinson – March 2018
Thanks guys I had the most amazing weekend and haven’t stopped smiling since.
Didn’t realise I spent time dwelling on the past and planning the future, I had forgotten about today. Sooooo glad to be part of the “Now” project. I can’t thank you enough.
I’ll be back ……..
Julie Cooper – January 2018
Just spent the most amazing weekend with these guys. Be in the now and do the same. You won’t regret it. Couldn’t recommend this retreat enough! Go for it! Xxx
Janet Galloway February 2018
I went on the Now retreat for a enlightening weekend. This has been one of my better decisions.
Now everything is bright and new. The team and location was amazing.
They have given me the skills to help with life in general.
Big thanks to them all.
Leanne Quinn March 2018
Wow , what can I say ? Words cannot describe the fantastic weekend I have just experienced. Such a community feel amongst everyone staff and guests. Location was beautiful and the lessons were unforgettable. If anyone is thinking of taking this weekend break ….don’t think about it just do it! You will not be disappointed! I’m looking forward to the positive impact it will have on my life going forward. A massive Thank you to you all. Adrian, Paul, Jason,Barry, Little Buddah and Last but not least Paulette.
Sally – Retreat March 2018
Just a quick note (I will do a trip advisor review too) to say thank you.
Having bowled in with a bunch of attitude and negativity, I was sold about 30 seconds after Adrian started speaking in the first session on the first night!
Last night, I managed to get myself into the most wonderful relaxed state – I never, ever thought I would be able to do that. And then, guess what!? I slept straight through, seven hours of uninterrupted sleep!!! In the morning I do the ten-minute shaky thing Paul taught us and bam! Wide awake.
Best £300 quid I’ve ever spent – and I now know the correct way to eat a banana. Life changing stuff J
However, I was so far gone during Jason’s session that I cannot for the life of me remember what we did – any reminders appreciated!!
I would like to do a top up in London but I can’t commit to six weeks as I live in York – are one offs a possibility?
All the best
Janet – Now Project Retreat 2018
Loved My Weekend will be back soon!
Angela – Retreat
Hi Adrian, Paul and the crew
I’d just like to say thank you so much for the wonderful retreat last weekend. I really learnt a lot and I am managing to put some of it into practice. There’s still plenty for me to still get into my daily life, but at least I have a starting point and a place to come back to for support.
My favourite at the moment is a mindful walk. I can’t believe just how happy such a simple change can make you feel.
I need to work on my mediation still, and on that point I’d like to ask where I would find the black floor chairs we used on retreat.
Again thank you so much and please don’t stop what you are doing, it is so very valuable.
All the best
Julie – Retreat
I have just returned from a mindfulness weekend with lovelifelivenow.com
What an amazing experience! To find the quiet in your mind, to find peace in your body, to explore your inner self I cannot recommend this retreat or classes in London enough! This experience is priceless! Beautiful people, beautiful environment. Go and you won’t regret it. Xxxx
A week ago I was getting ready to drive the 3hrs down for the retreat. Best decision I’ve ever made was booking this and I will be coming back. It’s a shame you guys are so far away!!!! I definitely recommend this!
Just back from a very relaxing and fulfilling weekend retreat with these lovely people. Can’t wait to start my meditation tonight.
Fantastic weekend with fantastic people in fantastic surroundings. What are you waiting for? Do it NOW!
Just spent the most amazing weekend with these guys. Be in the now and do the same. You won’t regret it. Couldn’t recommend this retreat enough! Go for it! Xxx
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 2017
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
Beyond the Self 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
Ginny – Miracle Of Mindfulness
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.
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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
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
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?
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
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
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!
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
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.
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,
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