Day Retreats in Devon

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These day retreats offer a space where you can step away from the busyness of daily life and take some time for yourself. They are secular and based mainly on mindfulness meditation practices, although each one is also uniquely themed around the season in which it takes place. They provide an opportunity to explore mindfulness if it is new to you or deepen your practice if you already have experience.

To read more about mindfulness generally, please see my article on What is mindfulness?

Autumn Day Retreat – Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation

1st October 2022, 10am – 4pm
Ide Village Hall, conveniently located just outside Exeter

This day retreat offers the opportunity to participate in a range of mindfulness meditations and relaxation exercises, which will help us rest well and peacefully as the days are shortening. We will cultivate appreciation for this time of year and look at what will nourish us through the winter months.

Guidance will be provided for all practices so the day will be suitable for newcomers to mindfulness, meditation and relaxation. It also provides an opportunity for those with experience to come together and practice with others.

Feedback received from previous day retreats:

“Thank you for today. It was amazing…I felt really inspired by the work we did…You did such a great job leading it.”

“Sarah the tutor was very approachable, had a beautifully soothing voice and the sessions were extremely relaxing and positive. Thank you.”

“Would be interested in attending another one. Excellent range and combination of activities…All of it was very enjoyable – thank you!”

“I found it very relaxing and it left me feeling much more positive and focused…There was a lovely restful and positive atmosphere.”

£45 which includes a vegetarian lunch and hot and cold drinks.

Please contact me if you have any queries about this event.

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Summer Mindfulness & Creativity Day Retreat

Summer Day Retreat – Mindfulness Meditation and Creativity

Date TBC 2023, 10am – 4pm

Venue TBC

This day retreat offers the opportunity to participate in a range of mindfulness meditations which are specifically aimed at enhancing creativity. These meditations can help us to let go of struggling with difficult thoughts, soothe the inner critic and gain greater clarity of mind. They enhance flexibility, resilience and working memory. They also help the subconscious mind to more effectively process information and produce novel ideas.

We will also engage in several mindful drawing practices, bringing greater awareness to our body sensations and what we can see.

Guidance will be provided for all practices so the day will be suitable for newcomers to mindfulness. The day also provides an opportunity for those with experience to come together and practice with others. Artistic ability is not necessary to fully participate in this retreat.

New Year Day Retreat

Date TBC 2023, 10am – 4pm

Venue TBC

This retreat offers the opportunity to participate in secular meditations, reflect on the past year and think about what’s most important for you in the year to come. The day will provide mindfulness practices and other forms of meditation to facilitate letting go of what you wish to leave behind from the last year and to cultivate greater connection with those around you. It also includes a creative activity to express your intentions for the new year which you can take away with you to act as a reminder of what you wish to focus on during the year.

Guidance will be provided for all practices so the day will be suitable for newcomers to mindfulness and meditation. It also provides an opportunity for those with experience to come together and practice with others. Artistic ability is not necessary to fully participate in this retreat.

Spring Mindfulness Day Retreat

Spring Day Retreat – Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement

Date TBC 2023, 10am – 4pm

Venue TBC

The spring day retreat combines gentle mindful movement practices with other forms of mindfulness and meditation. It offers the opportunity to engage in a range of practices to appreciate, and connect more deeply, with the beauty of this season through the senses.

We will experience mindful walking outdoors in this idyllic rural location and engage in mindful seeing and hearing practices.

The mindful movement element of the day will involve bringing detailed awareness to simple stretches and a gentle sequence based on yoga postures, drawn from the Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) course. This will awaken the body, and support you in feeling more grounded and connected with yourself.

Guidance will be provided for all practices so the day will be suitable for newcomers to mindfulness. No previous experience of yoga or other movement practices required. The day also provides an opportunity for those with experience to come together and practice with others.

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