About the retreat

When we stop trying, when we give up defending, thinking, controlling and effort-ing, only then can the brightness of awareness, which is always present and available, be fully known. This silent meditation retreat offers ideal conditions for you to rest deeply and recline into the beauty and balance of awareness as it unfolds moment to moment. 
 
Come and spend 5 days in the company of friends and fellow practitioners, supported by our collective practice and the wild beauty and space of the Scottish landscape. This retreat will include guided and self-led meditation, mindful movement, and walking practice, talks, periods of group inquiry, plenty of silence and of course, poetry.
 
Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts
and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.
I want to believe I am looking
 
into the white fire of a great mystery.
I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing—
that the light is everything—that it is more than the sum
of each flawed blossom rising and falling. And I do.

Suitable for 

Those who have completed an 8-week mindfulness course, mindfulness teachers (MBSR, MBCT, MSC), and trainers, 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.

Leaders

Colette Power, others TBA

About Colette

COLETTE POWER
Colette Power is a supervisor for Breathworks and the Mindfulness Network, regularly supervising Breathworks, MBSR and Mindful Self-Compassion teachers. She has extensive experience and engages in regular supervision herself to support her practice and teaching. Click here to learn more about Colette.

Colette has been teaching mindfulness-based courses since 2011. She trained with Vidyamala Burch and is a senior Breathworks Mindfulness teacher and trainer. She trained to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with Rebecca Crane & Sarah Silverton. Colette is also a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher and supervisor, and a guest teacher for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. She trained to teach MSC with Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, Kristy Arbon and Michelle Becker in 2014. She delivers training across a range of sectors including education, health and business, also working with people on a one-to-one basis using mindfulness, self-compassion and enquiry skills. She's an experienced retreat leader and offers meditation and mindfulness-based retreats in the UK and Europe.

Colette is also a qualified person-centred counselor and has worked with people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, low self-esteem and depression. She taught counseling skills in Liverpool for many years.

Location

We are hiring Wiston Lodge  – a beautiful old Victorian hunting lodge built in the 1870s for the Ferguson family. 

Wiston Lodge, 
Millrigg Road,
Wiston,
Biggar,
ML12 6HT

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


Costs

Individual Concession
£650 £550

Concessions

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 payment options.

Discounts

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.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Individual Rate - Full Payment - Retreat May 2020

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Individual Rate - Deposit Only - Retreat May 2020

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Concession Rate - Full Payment - Retreat May 2020

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Concession Rate - Deposit Only - Retreat May 2020

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