About the retreat

With the growing popularity of mindfulness and compassion many of us are getting a taste of meditation and a wish to practise more intensively, but there are limited opportunities to take our meditation practice deeper in the ideal conditions that a retreat can provide.

This week-long meditation retreat is aimed to fulfil that need whether your mindfulness training has been in Breathworks, MBSR, MBCT or any other mindfulness-based approach.

This retreat will be held mostly in silence, apart from some teaching sessions to help you take your meditation deeper. Many of us long for periods to quietly deepen the mindfulness and compassion practices we have learned. The programme will provide a structure for practising together and within that you will be free to follow whatever personal thread is alive for you along with joining some guided sessions each day. There will also be led mindful movement sessions.

The retreat includes opportunities to talk to one of the team about your meditation practice if you wish.

A typical day's programme is as follows:

7.00am - rise (6.30am after third day) followed by meditation

9.00am - breakfast

10:30am - teaching and meditation

12:15pm - mindful movement

1:00pm - lunch followed by free time to rest and take walks in the countryside

4:00pm - meditation reviews either individually or in groups

5:00pm - meditation

6:00pm - supper

7:45pm - meditation

Suitable for 

Mindfulness teachers, trainers, supervisors and 8-week mindfulness course graduates who have a regular mindfulness practice of at least one year.

This retreat meets the residential retreat CPD requirement for Breathworks Accredited Teachers and other Mindfulness teachers.


Vidyamala Burch and Sona Fricker; two of the  founders of Breathworks . They have both been meditating for decades and love teaching and practising meditation with others. 


We are hiring Vajrasana for the week, a Buddhist retreat centre in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The retreat will be entirely secular.


Please note that Vajrasana has heavy fire doors which affects access for people with mobility issues. We apologise for this and are happy to discuss your access needs with you to look at the most appropriate support we can offer.


 Retreat fee Concession
£795 £695

We are fully booked but if you are interested to be added to the waiting list, please choose enquiry option at the tickets box below. We will get in touch with you once the place become free.


There are a limited number of concessionary places, which are available to people on a low income. As a guide, we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 per year, or less than £20,000 if you live in London. If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us.

If you are a student member of the Breathworks Training Programme or an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher and are interested in attending this retreat, but wouldn't be able to do so because of financial hardship, please contact the office to discuss discount or payment options.


There is a 10% discount for Breathworks Students and Teachers and a 50% discount for Associate Teachers. Please use your code at check out, or contact us at [email protected] to receive one.

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Individual Rate - Full Payment - Retreat Nov 2019

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