Mindful self-compassion 2018 Weekend 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 2018 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 next 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 next year are: 18-20 May 2018 and 5-7 October 2018
There is also an option to book an extra night, as some previous attendees have asked. There are a few spaces for Sunday 20 May but it would be a change of room and a deposit for the weekend and for that night would be needed soon. There are spaces for Sunday 7 October but these will also go fast so please get in touch asap if you would like to book an extra night and I can confirm the cost of the extra nights.
Here’s some feedback from the 2017 retreats:
“Annette’s weekend offers a relaxing, accepting atmosphere where it is safe to explore and to discover new ways of approaching issues in your life”
“A nurturing and relaxing weekend. A time to step back from life, feel cared for, and, refreshed, to return to everyday life, but with new insights.”
“Fantastic opportunity to retreat from my busy life, to nourish my soul and body, preparing for the next season ahead.”
I enjoyed most: “Everything about the weekend really. I felt safe and nurtured.”
“A fantastic opportunity to renew and refresh myself and my practice” Overall experience 10/10
“It’s such a pleasurable experience, with key skills reaffirmed and strategies learnt. Very lovley,in capable hands of Annette”
Overall experience 10/10
“The weekend is a wonderful time to treat yourself to some care and peace in a wonderful setting with great food, everyhting to enjoy with no washing up. Thank you Annette for your calm,patient care and knowledge, I had a wonderful time:)! Overall experience 10/10
“This experience gives you a chance to give your mind a rest from everyday worries. An opportunity to chat to other people and support each other. No matter what anyone’s background, we have so much in common!:) ” Overall experience 10/10
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
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
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