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Booking ID: 010618
Hedge Shamanism is a safe* cross-cultural shamanism which anyone can use to work with mother earth and to help themselves move towards becoming whole. Shamanism is as old as humanity itself. It works on the ancient belief that the whole universe is made up of energy. Everything in the universe is linked, because at the core everything is the same energy. We are able to communicate with all things in the universe; be they invisible spirit, tree, rock, animal or person. This weekend we will work with the Stone people. During the experiential workshop, we will work with some of the universal shamanic techniques and learning. We will create a Mesa (a Shamanic alter) and work with stones, fire ceremony and journeying. This course is suitable for beginners but the materials on working with stone people will be new to Claridge House students so those who have attended previous courses will be most welcome to attend.
Residential price: £265.00
Booking ID: 050618
When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.
Residential price: £275.00
Booking ID: 080618
Meditation is a practice to improve one’s quality of life making it flow with ease. In challenging times it can help to build mental resilience and strength to cope with whatever life has to offer. Bring calm and clarity to your life. These practices are taken from Mindfulness, Yoga and Buddhist traditions and are accessible to everyone. Simple mindful movement, deep relaxation, sitting and walking meditation will be practised.
Residential price: £250.00
Booking ID: 190618
A course for all levels, from beginner to advanced, covering learning/improving/ experimenting with one or more scripts, depending on previous experience, and using them in the lay-out and design of short texts. Scripts will include: italic, foundational hand, uncial, Carolingian, italic capitals, Roman capitals, copperplate, blackletter, versals; other scripts are possible including modern pointed pen scripts.
Booking ID: 220618
A gentle yoga course for all abilities, that will help restore and balance energy. It will include soothing breathing techniques, gentle yoga postures, simple meditation and nurturing relaxation. Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.
Booking ID: 030718
Come and experience the aura of energy that’s enfolding you after every received massage. You’ll leave feeling balanced, pampered and more body educated. Mind and body significantly interlink. Optimize one and you’ll address the other in the same time. Healing massages will allow you to live life with ultimate prosperity, calm and happiness.
Booking ID: 130718
Gentle traditional yoga suitable for all ages and levels of experience including beginners, Working meditatively, listening to our bodies and breath, using our inner resources to develop postures only as the body allows. An introduction to meditation, mantra and pranayama, grounding and balancing. And we will have fun!
Rosie has been teaching for ten years and holds a 500-hour Yoga Alliance accredited teaching qualification. She also leads meditation groups in Sussex and yoga holidays abroad.
Booking ID: 170718
The vast number of diseases that surfaced in the world recently or before, are largely preventable. They are triggered typically by high stress, poor nutritional and lifestyle choices, lack of exercise. It is therefore important than ever to take responsibility for your health and to look after yourself. Tai Chi takes a step further by not only improving your old chronic problems through gentle exercise, but raising your general wellness. Try it! Your health is worth it! All ages and physical abilities welcome.
Residential price: £245.00
Booking ID: 200718
A reflective retreat for those currently experiencing Change in their lives, or the need for Change, and for those interested in how they deal with Change.
How much is Change a natural process? Does it have a cultural dimension too?
“Change is loss.” Is it also gain? Does change contain light and shadow?
Francis Standish has been involved in many change programmes as a facilitator. He holds an ongoing curiosity for the interface between personal change and social transition.
Residential price: £230.00
Booking ID: 270718
The Alexander Technique is a learned skill which improves health, balance and co-ordination and is medically proven as a long term solution to back pain (BMJ 2008). This gently-paced course uses explanation, lying down, guided activities, hands-on work and discussion to explore the principles involved. Please bring comfortable clothing.
Booking ID: 030818
It is a modern label for an ancient wisdom of healing and empowerment, a way of life in Hawaii. Huna was originally known as Ho’omana. Ho’o means to make and mana or life force energy (As in Ki in Reiki or chi in chi gong). Taken together Huna or
Ho’omana means to make life force energy or empower/ empowerment.
The ancient Hawaiians knew how to harness the energy from nature and to
live in peace with themselves and one another and their environment. They
knew the importance of taking personal responsibility for creating positive change.
Residential price: TBC
Booking ID: 130818
Are you looking for time away in the calm and safe environment that Claridge House offers, with knitting as a bonus, meeting up with fellow knitters? You may have mastered many techniques, but has anyone truly appreciated your skill? To take your skills to the next level, this is the course for you. For all abilities.
Residential price: £345.00
Booking ID: 040918
Booking ID: 100918
Kay Horsfield and Cherry Simpkin
Training in practical healing for those interested in becoming a Quaker Spiritual Healer, enabling exploration of healing potential in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Experience is unnecessary, only a desire to help. Applicants should be sympathetic to Quaker values and attending a Quaker meeting regularly. Completion of the course is the first step towards a healing qualification and does not itself lead to full membership.
Residential price: £395.00
Booking ID: 140918
With age, there comes a major loss of balance in every person, particularly among those physically frail. Fortunately, it is reversible through training. You will practice in tranquil spaces (outdoors or indoors) with healthy detoxing meals and relaxing massages. You’ll learn how to strengthen to reduce your risk for falling and injury with the gentle art of Tai Chi. You’ll leave with the tools to merge your knowledge into your daily life back home.
Booking ID: 210918
Oak trees tucked up inside acorns - these and other seeds provide wonder and inspiration for this weekend, provoking new creative, written work. We will observe different seeds and explore how they offer a way of talking about our inner potential and growth aided by myths, our imaginations and memories."
Residential price: £260.00
Booking ID: 250918
Julia R Martin
Follow in the footsteps of China`s ancient `scholar painters` and be enchanted by `Autumn Colours`, learn to paint beautiful subjects with joy and peace in your heart. Suitable for all, beginners are especially welcome, if you have more experience come and share this with us.
Booking ID: 280918
Experience activities that will boost your immune system and your endorphins! Yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, sound and more!
Residential price: £285.00
Booking ID: 041018
At this time of year, we begin to think about Christmas. The theme of this week-end will be Christmas and Winter Knitting. After the last long, cold winter, I believe you can never have too many hats, scarves, and mittens. Time now too, to design and knit the Christmas stockings. This course is fast paced for advanced knitters.
Residential price: £355.00
Booking ID: 121018
Enjoy a weekend devoted to yoga practice, learning how to harness the breath and connect with the subtle body for a more profound experience. Ceri Lee has taught yoga professionally for 17 years, lives in Essex and runs local classes, as well as retreats/workshops in the UK and abroad. www.yoga-light.com
Booking ID: 161018
The vast number of diseases that surfaced in the world is largely preventable. They are triggered typically due to high stress, poor nutritional and lifestyle choices, lack of exercise. It is therefore more important than ever to take responsibility for your health and to look after yourself. Tai Chi takes a step further by not only improving your old chronic problems through gentle exercise, but raising your general wellness. Try it! Your health is worth it! All ages and physical abilities welcome.
Booking ID: 191018
The retreat will include yoga inspired practices, calming meditations, some teachings on the body and mind relationship, spiritual wisdom and breathing tools for rest and de-strees.
If you are working with a health condition, please discuss prior to booking.
Limited number of places available. Please make your booking direct with Divya, details below.
Your guide will be Divya who has 20 years` experience of yoga and meditation and now specialists in applying yoga and philosophical wisdom to finding peace and equilibrium in today`s busy, fast-paced world. You can find more about her and the retreat at: www.yogawithdivya.co.uk
Booking ID: 221018
Bring a skilful attention to your Yoga practice that will move it into a different dimension. The postures, breathing practices and deep relaxation techniques will be practised with hand mudras (gestures), mantras (positive affirmations) and meditation in both Yogic and Buddhist traditions.
Residential price: £440.00
Booking ID: 261018
Experiential workshop using safe cross-cultural shamanism to help move us towards becoming whole. We will each make and birth our own rattle and use shamanic drums, journeying and fire ceremony. Suitable for beginners, but the materials on working with the drum and rattle will be new to Claridge House.
Booking ID: 021118
This calming weekend of gentle yoga will take you on a journey from easing and stretching the outermost, physical layer of ourselves, all the way through to working on freeing, and connecting to, the more subtle energies within the body. Using this yogic theme of the Koshas (our 5 layers of being) Nikki will guide to a place of inner well-being.
Booking ID: 091118
The natural vibrations of our voices can unlock the fine energies of the chakras and re-vitalise the organs of the body. Applied therapeutically, the voice is the perfect instrument for tuning the energy centres, purifying our psychology, removing stress and gaining heightened awareness. These practices are forms of sound Yoga and vocal homeopathy.
Booking ID: 231118
Over the weekend we`ll explore how the yoga practices can help calm a busy mind, soothe an agitated nervous system & connect with the ocean of peace which resides within.
We will use a combination of simple movements with breath to move energy safely through the body, nurturing breathing practices so pacify the mind, sound work to soothe the soul, deep relaxation (including yoga nidra) & quiet sitting (meditation) to help us move into stillness.
Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.
Booking ID: 031218
A four-night full board residential retreat, to relax before a busy Christmas. Included are optional activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, guided walks, poetry, and a chance to join a Meditation day workshop for only £20.
All activities will be undertaken by our experienced tutors.
Residential price: £525.00
Booking ID: 231218
Enjoy a quiet Christmas, away from the normal pressures. Relax, go for walks or play games. Gather for our daily Quiet Times. Come together to share favourite music, poetry and writings.
Residential price: £615.00
Booking ID: 291218
This retreat for women will be a very different way to spend New Year. We will be looking at what you want from 2019. It will be a positive way to view the future. It will also include ways to be resilient to the ups and downs that life sends us. A variety of approaches will be offered to help you create your own personal vision for the way ahead. There will be practices using mindfulness, meditations, simple yoga, discussion, journaling, collage and positive thinking. Each session can stand alone and you can dip in and out of them if you so wish to have personal time for reflection. A spirit of enquiry and lightness is at the heart of all the sessions. Each person will be offered a short focusing session with the tutor, if desired, during the retreat.
Residential price: £550.00
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