Mindfulness Retreats

“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

COVID-19 update

Our key priority is to keep our participants and faculty safe. Accordingly, we have moved all our courses online until further notice. We will be continuing to review the situation in line with Government guidance.

With our online courses and events, you’ll still get:

  • The same accreditation
  • The same experiential training
  • The same high quality learning experience
  • The same exceptional support whilst you train with us.

At Catalyst 14, we have been delivering highly effective online experiential learning programmes since our inception. Due to the advances in technology, and our belief that coaches need to be effective at working online, our courses and events have always made extensive use of virtual learning environments (so coaches can practice working online whilst receiving feedback from our team).

This means that during the current Covid-19 situation, all our courses, retreats and events have seamlessly moved online, and we will be continuing to deliver them all as planned. 

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.