Introduction to Mindfulness, Residential Weekend Retreat.

Bales of HayThis residential weekend retreat taught by Ed Halliwell offers an experiential introduction to mindfulness, exploring what it is, how it can be cultivated, and what it can bring to our lives. You will be invited to experience some key mindfulness practices (such as a body scan, sitting meditation, and mindful movement) and we will explore together how these can support well-being. We will look at some of the attitudes and approaches that can help us develop mindfulness, examine how to work with obstacles, and point to ways you can develop and maintain a personal practice, as well as learning about the scientific evidence for its benefits.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is oriented especially towards those who are coming new to mindfulness practices, who wish to find out more and start to develop a personal practice . People with experience are also very welcome and can find it helpful as a refresher. There is a maximum of 12 participants on this retreat.


This retreat is held at Claridge House situated in the small Surrey village of Dormansland near Lingfield, and standing in about two acres of beautiful gardens. With Quaker roots, Claridge House now prides itself on being a retreat space available to anyone who is seeking healing, rest and renewal. It offers simple full-board accommodation in single rooms (twin / double available on request) with mostly ensuite bathrooms. All meals are vegetarian, home-made and mainly organic. The nearest station to Claridge House is Lingfield, which is 46 minutes from London Victoria. More information about Claridge House, including directions.

Cost, Dates and Booking

The retreat costs usual price £375 for a single room with an en-suite bathroom or £365 for a single room with a shared bathroom. We allocate the ensuite rooms on a first come first served basis (please specify preference on booking). To reserve a place we take full payment of the teaching element of the retreat on booking, this is £180. The remaining £195/£185 for accomodation is due directly to the venue 6-weeks prior to the retreat.

Arrival is late afternoon (from 3.30pm) on the first day and departure after lunch (circa 2pm) on the last day. Booking is now open for the following dates:

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