Graduate Day Retreats

treesGraduate retreats are led by Ed Halliwell and offer those who already have completed an 8-week mindfulness course or equivalent a chance to reconnect with and explore them more deeply. We'll share experiences with others, looking at the obstacles to practising mindfulness and ways to integrate it into daily life. We'll explore some of the emotions and themes that can arise in meditation, such as kindness to ourselves, and facing our fears. Step out of the 'doing' mode for a day, and remember what it's like to 'be'.

Book your place on a day retreat at the graduates page of our sister site, Mindfulness Sussex.

Who is this for?

This retreat day is for those who already have a mindfulness practice and have completed a teacher led 8-week mindfulness course or equivalent. Attendance at these dates can also count towards the annual retreat requirement for mindfulness teachers to meet good practice guidelines and register with organisations such as the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) If you are unsure whether these retreat days are suitable for you please do not hesitate to contact us.


These retreats are held in The Jacobean Hall at The Old School, Cuckfield, West Sussex - however all our retreat days can also be attended online via Zoom. The Old School is a beautifully restored building dating back to the 1500s. We hold our day retreats in the spacious Jacobean Hall with views overlooking Cuckfield's stunning 13th Century Church and the South Downs. Parking is available. The nearest main line station is Haywards Heath (on the London-Brighton line) which is 3 miles away. A taxi from the station typically costs £5-7. Location of the Old School.

This is a non-residential day retreat, however there is a variety of accommodation nearby some within a short walking distance. This includes Ockenden Manor ,an Elizabethan Manor House in Cuckfield, and an AirBnB that is opposite our venue. If you are unsure of where to stay, we are happy to assist with possibilities to suit all budgets.

Cost, Dates and Booking

Individual retreat days cost £55. We are currently offering a reduced price for block-booking all four 2023 Sunday graduate retreats of £150 (usual price £220). The retreat is held from 12.30-6pm. We are currently taking bookings for:

Eight-week course graduates are also welcome to book on any one of our mindfulness course retreat days, alongside current course participants. These days cost £40 and are held from 12.30-6.30pm. Upcoming dates are:

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