November 2018

Booking ID: 231118

Tutor: Leah Barnett

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.

Residential price: £260.00

December 2018

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

Tutor: Lina Newstead

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.
Women only

Residential price: £550.00

January 2019

Booking ID: 070119

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

Booking ID: 180119

Tutor: Andrei Illes

Six healing sounds is an ancient energy cultivation practice that is both easy to learn and then perform back at home. It is one of the forms of Chinese Qigong, and the practice involves the co-ordination of gentle static movements and breathing with specific generated sounds, as well as the use of imagery and visualisation. These exercises are aligned to theories of the five elements, intrinsic to traditional Chinese Medicine. It offers an effective way of dealing with modern-day stress. Come and practise, to transform your accumulated negative energy, full of love and carrier of well-being. Please bring comfortable clothing.

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 210119

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

February 2019

Booking ID: 010219

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Do you need to have some real me time? Come on a weekend to enhance your well-being with practices from Yoga and mindfulness meditation. There will be information on how to deal with insomnia and stressful lifestyles. Enjoy the vegetarian food and walks in the local countryside. Massage may be available at an extra cost.

Residential price: £275.00

Booking ID: 040219

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

Booking ID: 080219

Tutor: Jill Payne

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.

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 150219

Tutor: Leah Barnett

Over the weekend we`ll explore how the yoga practices can help calm a busy mind, soothe an agitated nervous system and 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) and quiet sitting (meditation) to help us move into stillness. Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 180219

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

March 2019

Booking ID: 010319

Tutor: Julia R Martin

This ancient and beautiful art form originating from China challenges us to create more than a representation of a subject, but to `capture the spirit` of it. Learn to paint flowers and other traditional subjects with brushstrokes from your heart. Suitable for all levels and beginners are very welcome.

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 040319

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

Booking ID: 220319

Tutor: Francis Standish

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: £265.00

Booking ID: 290319

Tutor: Keziah Thomas

A Retreat to the Harp weekend for adult pedal and non-pedal harpists of all abilities. The emphasis is on shared group music making with friendly, encouraging tutors.

Residential price: TBC

April 2019

Booking ID: 050419

Tutor: Gaynor Goffe

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.

Residential price: £290.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

Booking ID: 190419

Full Board Personal Easter Retreat. This is an opportunity for individuals to experience a relaxing Easter weekend in a peaceful, spiritual environment. Those on the retreat will be able to browse the books in our Library, enjoy the available games and puzzles or make use of the art materials provided. Alternatively it could be an opportunity to enjoy the garden, walk in the surrounding Surrey Countryside, visit one or more of the nearby National Trust Properties or experience a trip on the nearby Bluebell Steam railway.

Residential price: £310.00

Booking ID: 260419

Tutor: Gavin Frank

DO YOU WANT TO FIND YOUR VOICE? DO YOU LONG FOR A DEEPER CONNECTION WITH YOURSELF? DO YOU LOVE SINGING? Come and find your true voice in a safe and supportive environment, using techniques such as chant, improvisation, meditation, movement and much more! Singing has the potential to dissolve negative emotions, instil inner peace, and help create a greater sense of well-being. No vocal experience needed.

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 290419

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Everyone knows that Yoga is good for you and here is an opportunity to have lots of practice! The week will offer lots of posture work, breathing, deep relaxation and mindful meditation. Wonderful vegetarian food will help cleanse and heal your body. All in a peaceful setting that will re-energise your body mind. Massage may be available at an extra cost.

Residential price: £455.00

May 2019

Booking ID: 060519

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

Booking ID: 100519

Tutor: Anne Simpson

Using Mindfulness meditative techniques, this totally silent retreat offers us an opportunity to be still in the late spring/early summer growth to enhance our experience of newness and wonder. Anne Simmpson, an experienced Course Facilitator and Quaker Healer, will be running this silent retreat

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 200519

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

June 2019

Booking ID: 030619

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £415.00

Booking ID: 070619

Tutor: Surya Cooper

A weekend of glorious harmony singing with Surya Cooper who is an experienced and inspiring Yoga and Music teacher, having taught many Singing, Drumming, and other music weekends. (Those with musical instruments are welcome to bring them. There will also be an opportunity to do some drumming and percussion if participants wish.)

Residential price: £290.00

Booking ID: 210619

Tutor: Leah Barnett

Over the weekend we`ll explore how the yoga practices can help calm a busy mind, soothe an agitated nervous system and 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) and quiet sitting (meditation) to help us move into stillness. Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.

Residential price: £265.00

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