“Pure awareness transcends thinking. It allows you to step outside the chattering negative self-talk and your reactive impulses and emotions. It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life.”
— Mark Williams
A retreat is designed deliberately to wake you up and create a space for you to be, rather than support habitual behaviour. As Sharon Salzberg says, “the hardest thing about mindfulness is remembering to do it” – so time on a retreat is like a personal ‘service or MOT’. It can help us reignite our practice and is a place for us to cultivate our personal wellbeing; this helps us to face any potential events or challenges in the year ahead.
We offer a variety of mindfulness retreats as public courses. These take place in and around London, and range from half-day sessions to a week’s programme. Below you will find a list of the retreats we are currently running this year.
Silence in the City
‘Silence in the City’ is a half-day retreat in Central London, an oasis of silence and calm that allows you to reset and reconnect with a sustainable inner speed limit and find a space to breathe. It is designed to reignite or deepen a mindfulness practice.
The Embodied Coach
This 2-day retreat is aimed at ‘professional helpers’ – internal and external coaches, supervisors, facilitators, L&D and HR professionals and leadership consultants. This is not 2 days of therapy or pampering, but time in the company of like-minded professionals, exploring how to develop your presence, self as instrument and self-care, in order to have maximum impact for your clients.
Coming into presence — our annual retreat
In our busy lives, especially in the final weeks of of a year, when we are focused on finishing our work projects, supporting our clients and preparing for the coming of Christmas and a new year, it can feel like a struggle to find the space to breathe.
So, we are pleased to offer you our annual retreat – ‘Coming into Presence.’ Aimed at professional helpers, you could think of this as a catalyst to substantially deepen your presence within your work and life and your practice of self-care.
More information / get in touch
If you have any queries about our mindfulness retreats, or would like to enquiry about participating, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.