Annette Boden MSc

Mindful self-compassion 2017 Weekend retreats

Published 4 February 2017 Associated Categories Events, Featured, Retreats

A weekend of mindfulness, self-compassion, guided reflection and practice, and deep relaxation.

Willersley Castle Hotel

I have booked Willersley Castle Hotel in Cromford for the 2017 bi-annual Mindful self- compassion weekends retreat I will be facilitating – this is open to all who have completed the MSC training or have a formal meditation practice, and have completed other mindfulness- based courses.

The Willersley Castle retreat dates confirmed for this year and places are filling up fast so please get in touch to book your place which is secured with a non-refundable but transferable deposit of £50.00. You can send me a cheque or pay via bacs
The two retreat weekends this year are: 23-25 June 2017 and 29 September 1 October 2017

 

Here’s some of the feedback from the previous retreats:

“I have enjoyed so much about this weekend. The attention to detail that you always do is lovely, its so enriching and comforting and calming. It makes me feel safe and calm. The meditations are so enriching. Meeting new people is great. The meals and Castle are lovely- a treat in themselves”.

“Thank you Annette for a wonderful weekend. I have fully enjoyed it and have benefited more than I anticipated.It has really helped me refocus, and ground me”

I enjoyed the most:

“Finding that the retreat really made me feel “away from it all” and my mind was clearer and more receptive to the meditations.”

“Companionship, meditation, peace, and excellent food. Good combination of activities”

“Annette’s beautiful loving care and made some beautiful memories this weekend – lovely group of people – a gem of a weekend away”

“Loved all of the practices.. enjoyed the location for walking/swimming. Great group of like-minded people, lovely atmosphere”

“The people! Lovely group. The morning long meditation, the meals together and the fab food…the general pace and relaxed feeling of the weekend.”. “enjoyed your tender care Annette. Have learnt a lot about myself. Thank you”

 

How to book your place

The £50.00 deposit is non-refundable but can be transferable and refunded if someone else takes the space. The number of places is limited to 14 so do get in touch asap.

All rooms are en-suite and have a television. I have seen the rooms and they are cosy, clean, and have tea making facilities- happy days!! There are twin rooms available and single rooms at no extra cost. All ground floor rooms are single rooms

The retreat centre is within walking distance from Cromford station a few hundred yards or less, so no need for a taxi.

Considerations before booking: I will send out a form for completion, and please note that the mews building is a short walk from the main building and the swimming pool up hill.

The  weekend will run from 4.00pm on the Friday until 3.00pm on the Sunday, and includes a full breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday, a 3 course evening meal (all diets catered for and the food is excellent) on Friday and Saturday, and a 2 course lunch on Saturday and Sunday, refreshments morning and afternoon and on arrival on the Friday, full use of the facilities, which includes a beautiful tranquil pine lodge swimming pool, towels for this are provided and it is nestled in the 60 acres of beautiful countryside on the estate- just short walk up from the mews which will be our home for the weekend- this is separate from the main hall but we will have breaks, meals, and socializing in the main building, and all workshops on the weekend will be facilitated by myself.

The cost is  £280.

NB There is a £30 discount per Weekend retreat for MSC six weekly gathering members, and previous retreat attendees. The retreat will run from Friday early evening until Sunday at 4.00pm.

Extras:  the Castle have advised us to bring will be a torch and a hot water bottle if you are prone to get really cold for the Autumn retreat, although the building is well heated- it is either on or off, and will go off at night.

Payment plan, Terms and conditions:

Summer 2017 – Weekend retreat June 23-25 2017

A deposit of £50.00 and booking form completion will secure your place. The rest £230 can be split into 2 further instalments of £115.00 in March and April 2017 on 1st of each month, or  payable in full in May by 23 May. 23 May is the latest date when the balance is due to be paid to Willersely Castle Hotel and after this date only a 50% refund will be available unless the space can be filled- as per the Hotel instructions

Download booking form here Retreat Summer 2017 booking form (word 97 format) or Retreat Summer 2017 booking form (PDF format)

NB: If you are booking for both retreats please indicate this on the Summer retreat application form to save completing 2 forms and just get in touch again if your details change before August 2017.

Autumn 2017 Weekend retreat September 29 -October 1

A deposit of £50.00 and booking form completion will secure your place. The rest £230 can be split into 2 further instalments of £115.00 in June and August 2017 on 1st of each month, or  payable in full in August by 29 August. 29 August is the latest date when the balance is due to be paid to Willersely Castle Hotel and after this date only a 50% refund will be available unless the space can be filled- as per the Hotel instructions

Download booking form here Retreat Autumn 2017 booking form (word 97 format) or Retreat Autumn 2017 booking form (PDF format)

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