A healthy body is at the top of most new year resolution lists, but what about a clear, expansive mind? 
Neuroscience research shows that mindfulness meditation can change the brain. It has been shown to help increase awareness, regulate emotions, reduce levels of stress and even help with decision making.

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Guided by experienced mindfulness teacher and coach Karen Liebenguth, you will explore ways that mindfulness practices can set you on a path towards clarity and purpose in 2024.

On this day retreat, you will:

  • Gain greater clarity on what most matters to you so you can enhance your day-to-day experience.
  • Learn to recognise and overcome common habits of the mind that can be limiting.
  • Develop practices for nurturing a healthy, clear and expansive mind.
  • Cultivate a positive mindset that can create more clarity, openness, stillness and belief in your practice.
  • Gain a sense of purpose for the new year.

What will I learn?

The first half of the day will explore common habits of the mind that can set us on a downward spiral. These include attachment, sluggishness, restlessness, anxiety and doubt. We will explore how to recognise limiting habits, and most importantly how to approach them with awareness, kindness and sensitivity.
The second half of the day will look at how you can nurture a positive mindset for clarity about what most matters to you, about your sense of purpose and direction for 2024. You will learn practices of mindfulness that can be antidotes to unhealthy habits and explore ways of creating more openness, clarity, stillness and equanimity in day-to-day life. 
Please note, there will be an hour-long introductory check-in on the evening prior to the retreat. 

What will the retreat include

The day will consist of:

●      Guided meditations
●      Reflective practices
●      Peer discussion in small and larger groups

Who is This Event For?

  • This retreat is open to all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced meditators.

Meet Your Teacher

Karen Liebenguth

Karen is a Breathworks Associate Teacher and Trainer, certified coach and MBTI facilitator who offers tailored mindfulness programmes for the workplace as well as retreat days in nature. 

She specialises in ‘coaching while walking’ in natural settings which taps into the beneficial impact nature has on our psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Karen set up Green Space Coaching & Mindfulness in 2008 to foster personal and professional development, self-leadership and mental resilience. 

She is a member of BAMBA and the Association of Coaching.


Start time: Friday 12 January, 19:00

End Time: Saturday 13 January, 17:00

(UK time; see this Time Zone Converter for your time zone)

Please note, bookings for this event will close on Thursday 11th January at 2pm.


Date Time Activity
12 Jan 7 - 8pm  Introduction to retreat 
13 Jan 8 - 9am Morning meditation
9 - 10am Breakfast break
10am - 12:30pm Morning session (teaching and practice)
12:30 - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30 - 5pm Afternoon session (teaching and practice)

How to prepare for an online retreat

The retreat will be well paced, with regular screen breaks throughout the day. If this is your first online retreat, here are a few things that will help you get the most out of it.

  • Dedicate a quiet space in your home where you can practise undisturbed.
  • Let friends, family and others know that you are on retreat so that they can respect your retreat environment.
  • Unplug from as many digital distractions as possible.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • If possible, prepare your meals beforehand so that you can relax in the break periods.
  • Wear loose and comfy clothing.

How to join

When you book you will be taken to a form to complete. Once completed, we will email you your confirmation and a link to join the event via the platform Zoom. When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.


We're offering four different pricing options to those wishing to join us, and asking participants to pay the highest sustainable amount that they can, so that we can offer places at a reduced cost to those less able to afford a place. 

Supporter's Rate

Pay for yourself and help support one person to join on a Bursary.


Individual Rate

Full-priced rate


Concessionary Rate

For those in financial hardship who cannot afford our full priced rate (see below for more).


Bursary Rate

A limited number of places are reserved for those unable to afford the Concessionary Rate.


Here you can find our Cancellation & Refund Policy

A Guide to Concessionary & Bursary Place

Breathworks is a charitable organisation with a mission to make the benefits of mindfulness accessible to everyone. To help remove barriers for people in financial hardship, we offer a limited number of concessionary and bursary places on events and courses. We operate our booking system on the basis of self-assessment and trust. Please have a careful read of our eligibility guide below, and contact us if you have any further questions.

Concessionary Rate: applies to individuals with an income of less than £22,000 a year (or less than £25,000 if you live in London). 

Bursary Rate: a limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant financial barriers that limits them from affording the Concessionary Rate.

Please note that we usually record our online events both for training purposes, and to create learning material for others. If you do not wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and / or audio.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Supporter's Rate - New Year - Jan 2024

Decrease Increase £110.00

Individual Rate - New Year - Jan 2024

Decrease Increase £75.00

Concession Rate - New Year - Jan 2024

Decrease Increase £55.00

Bursary rate - New Year - Jan 2024

Decrease Increase £20.00