Wellbeing that Works – morning retreat & delicious lunch
A gentle retreat and lunch to help you get back to what really matters. You’ll leave feeling revived and resourced for whatever lies ahead
About this event
Tired and fed up from the past few years of uncertainty and worry?
Overwhelmed by all the negative news and doom scrolling?
Wondering how to keep yourself going? (whilst feeling guilty because other people are much worse off than you?)
Take some time to be looked after and learn practical, tailor-made self care to help you keep going, even when it all feels a bit hopeless.
Join us in the peaceful surroundings of St Ethelwold’s House and gardens for a gentle morning of mindfulness and coaching activities. We’ll end by enjoying a delicious vegetarian lunch whilst connecting with ourselves and others who feel the same.
You’ll leave feeling nourished, refreshed and inspired with tools in your back pocket to manage difficulties whenever they arise and to savour the little moments of joy and beauty in your life.
All activities will be suitable for beginners, and you don’t have to be able to sit cross-legged on the floor! We welcome people of all ages, genders and walks of life.
Included in your ticket:
- Guided self-reflection and gratitude exercises led by Lynne Davies-Craine
- Meditation and self-compassion practices guided by Sally Harris
- Delicious plant-based lunch and cake from Kate at Down to Earth
- Tea, coffee and snacks available throughout
- Time to rest, relax and explore the beautiful gardens at St Ethelwold’s House
A few words about our last retreat (which sold out):
- ‘great teachers, great activities, great venue, great vegan food! I’d recommend to a friend and would love to join similar retreats’
- ‘without a doubt I’d recommend to a friend, you make a great double act’
- ‘biggest take away ‘having time to be curious and to be’
- ‘I think the balance between wellbeing/journaling and mindfulness practice was perfect’
About the venue
St Ethelwold’s House is a beautiful historic building by the River Thames in Abingdon. We’ll have access to their beautiful gardens as well as cosy indoor space in the Garden Room. Guest accommodation is also available if you’d like to make a weekend of it (book directly via St Ethelwold’s). Abingdon is a 20-minute drive or bus ride from Oxford and is also easily reached from London.
About your tutors
Sally Harris is an accredited mindfulness teacher with a background in mental health support work. She has been leading mindfulness courses since 2017, helping people meet life’s joys and challenges with greater presence, compassion and resilience.
Lynne Davies-Craine is a Life Coaching Practitioner who has over 10 years experience working in the NHS and charitable sectors, who is passionate about helping women create everyday lives that they don’t need to escape from.
Feel free to drop us a line to find out more about the event.