December 2017

Booking ID: 231217

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: £595.00

Booking ID: 291217

Tutor: Lina Newstead

This retreat will be a very different way to spend New Year. We will be looking back at the old year and think about what you want from 2018. It will be a positive way to transition from one to the other. It will also include ways to be resilient to the ups & downs that life sends us. During the retreat 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 more. Each session can stand alone & 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 focussing session with the tutor, if desired, during the retreat.

Residential price: £545.00

January 2018

Booking ID: 090118

Tutor: Andrei Illes

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: 190118

Tutor: Divya Kohli

Enter the new year with sacred time, quiet space and the offering of guidance to tune in to what your needs and desires are for the year ahead. Through yoga, meditation, journalling, ritual, and a cacao ceremony, this weekend create a sense of positive collective energy, as well as giving you the opportunity to hone in and really see what your individuality is calling for.
The weekend will include a Cacao Ceremony.
All welcome. Places limited to 9.
For more details and to book visit www.yogawithdivya.co.uk

Residential price: TBC

Booking ID: 230118

Tutor: Andrei Illes

Do you wish to stay healthy in the years to come and improve your quality of life? Then dare to join this gentle but active retreat, where you’ll get to know the secrets of Tai Chi and what makes it so special everywhere. It’s for all ages, suitable for inactive or elderly people wishing to gently raise their activity levels.

February 2018

Booking ID: 020218

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. Jill Payne, teaches the Alexander Technique in Beckenham.

Residential price: £250.00

Booking ID: 060218

Tutor: Andrei Illes

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: 160218

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Do you need to have a digital detox? Come and enjoy 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: 230218

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: £250.00

March 2018

Booking ID: 020318

Tutor: Nikki Tuke

Nikki regularly runs restorative yoga workshops for her local clients and has witnessed first-hand the transforming and profound effect that comes from working closely with the breath and the healing, grounding forces of gravity. Throughout this relaxing yoga weekend, using a variety of restorative and nurturing practices, including using sound and Yoga Nidra, Nikki will guide and support you along your inward journey to wellbeing. Lead by Nikki Tuke (British Wheel of Yoga)

Residential price: £285.00

Booking ID: 060318

Tutor: Andrei Illes

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: 130318

Tutor: Andrei Illes

Do you wish to stay healthy in the years to come and improve your quality of life? Then dare to join this gentle but active retreat, where you’ll get to know the secrets of Tai Chi and what makes it so special everywhere. It’s for all ages, suitable for inactive or elderly people wishing to gently raise their activity levels.

Booking ID: 160318

Tutors: Madeleine Kay and Carol-Ann Hooper

This weekend will introduce Focusing, an approach to self-care and healing, accessing personal truth, and deepening spiritual experience used by many Quakers. Through pausing, going within, paying attention to the felt senses in our bodies, and offering compassion to whatever we find, we can grow in awareness, self-acceptance, and peace.

Residential price: £250.00

Booking ID: 200318

Tutor: Francis Standish

“In the beginning was the Word.” We shall bring along, hear and look at poems that move us. We will share poems we have each written, speaking out for our inner selves. We will experience resonance on various levels. As shared themes emerge, we will write to express our personal poetic responses. We may find new meaning for ourselves in light of our time together. “A poet’s autobiography is his poetry; anything else is just a footnote.” Yevtushenko

Residential price: £210.00

Booking ID: 230318

Tutor: Ceri Lee

Enjoy a time of embracing the present and looking forward to the future with yoga, meditation and friendship. 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

Residential price: £285.00

April 2018

Booking ID: 060418

Tutor: Leah Barnett

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.

Residential price: £250.00

Booking ID: 090418

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Why travel far away for your Yoga retreat? Simply come to Surrey for a full timetable of posture work, breathing, deep relaxation and meditation. Wonderful vegetarian food will help cleanse and heal your body. All in a peaceful, spiritual setting that will re-energise your mind, body and spirit.

Residential price: £420.00

Booking ID: 130418

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: £250.00

Booking ID: 170418

Tutor: Andrei Illes

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: 200418

Tutor: Gina Hardy

Spring is such a perfect time to throw off the winter blues and welcome in the newness of a new season. Gina`s retreats are all about developing and maintaining a deep connection to your body and natural rhythm so you can stay aligned with what feels true. Comfy clothes for ease of movement advisable. Beginners welcome. Live life as the best version of you! For further details please see ginahardy.co.uk To book contact Gina at gina@ginahardy.co.uk.

Residential price: £325.00

Booking ID: 260418

Tutor: Hilary Grundy

Ask any knitter why they’re addicted to knitting and they’ll say “because it soothes my heart and mind, and it gives me a huge sense of achievement”. Bring a new pattern you’re itching to begin and we’ll also design a light shoulder wrap for summer, incorporating lace and cables.

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 300418

Tutor: Charlotte Standish

Silent walking is a means of becoming more aware of ourselves and our surroundings. Walking is a return to our most basic self, putting one foot in front of the other; we can simultaneously explore our inner selves and the outer truths.

Residential price: £250.00

May 2018

Booking ID: 010518

Tutor: Andrei Illes

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: 110518

Tutor: Lotus Nguyen

Establish, deepen and expand your mindfulness practice with the exploration of your body. During this weekend, you’ll learn to connect and listen to each organ, attune to its rhythm and touch it with loving kindness. This learning experience will be transformative for your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

Residential price: £265.00

Booking ID: 170518

Tutor: Linda Woolfson

Soul Collage Facilitator training led by Linda Wilson.
For details please see
http://www.collageyourlife.co.uk/trainings/

Residential price: £320.00

Booking ID: 220518

Tutor: Andrei Illes

Do you wish to stay healthy in the years to come and improve your quality of life? Then dare to join this gentle but active retreat, where you’ll get to know the secrets of Tai Chi and what makes it so special everywhere. It’s for all ages, suitable for inactive or elderly people wishing to gently raise their activity levels.

June 2018

Booking ID: 010618

Tutor: Sarah Fox

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

Tutor: Andrei Illes

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

Tutor: Lina Newstead

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: £265.00

Booking ID: 190618

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: £265.00

Booking ID: 220618

Tutor: Leah Barnett

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.

Residential price: £250.00

July 2018

Booking ID: 270718

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. Jill Payne, teaches the Alexander Technique in Beckenham.

Residential price: £250.00

October 2018

Booking ID: 121018

Tutor: Ceri Lee

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

Residential price: £285.00

November 2018

Booking ID: 021118

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. Jill Payne, teaches the Alexander Technique in Beckenham.

Residential price: £250.00

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