This retreat day will be an opportunity to explore the nature of the mind, our thoughts and what happens when we practice mindfulness.

We will be taking a closer look at conditions and qualities of the mind and how they can impact how we relate to our thoughts. We will also be exploring three core skills that can support us in cultivating a present, alert and compassionate mind, and help us in understanding unhelpful habits which can be limiting. 

An hour long introductory session will be held the day before to familiarise with the group and the retreat rundown. On Saturday, the day will consist of meditation practice, exercises, self-reflection, teaching and sharing in small and wider groups. 

Who is this event for

For anyone who has had a regular meditation practice for at least 6 months.

What will you gain from this event

Know the mind:

  • What is the mind?
  • What are thoughts?
  • What are some of our unhelpful habits of thinking?
  • What supports us in cultivating a present and compassionate mind?


Online retreat - hosted via video conference software Zoom (how to use Zoom here).


Start time: Friday 13th August, 19:00 

End Time: Saturday 14th August 17:00

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

Event Schedule

Friday 13th August



Welcome & introduction to the retreat

Saturday 14th August

There will be regular screen breaks throughout the day



Morning meditation and mindful movement






Morning session (teaching and practice)






Afternoon session (teaching and practice)



How to prepare for online retreat

Here are a few useful tips that will help you to organise your time and space before and during the retreat:

  • Please wear loose and comfy clothing
  • To help create a sense of being on retreat, please un-plug from as many distractions as possible. We recognise you'll be online during the retreat accessing the zoom room but if you can stay off other digital distractions this will help you feel on 'retreat at home'. Likewise, if appropriate, please let anyone you live with know that you'll be on retreat and create as spacious a context as possible.
  • If possible please prepare snacks and lunch in advance so you don't need to get busy in the kitchen during the event. Again this will help you feel more in retreat model.

Meet the Retreat Leader

Karen Liebenguth

Karen is an accredited mindfulness teacher, certified coach and MBTI facilitator.

Karen offers tailored mindfulness programs for the workplace as well as retreat days in nature.

She specialises in ‘coaching while walking’ in natural settings tapping 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.

Karen is an accredited and associate mindfulness trainer with Breathworks UK and a member of the Association of Coaching.


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. 

Scholarship rate £17.50 
Reduced rate £42.50
Individual rate £62.50

Supporter's rate 

pays for yourself and help support a scholarship for another


Reduced rate (Concession rate)

There are a limited number of reduced places which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 a 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.

Please note that we usually record our online CPD events for training purposes and so that we can widen the pool of people we can make the learning experience available to after the event. If you don't wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio during the event.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Concession - Scholarship Rate - Retreat Aug 2021

Decrease Increase £17.50

Concession - Reduced Rate - Retreat Aug 2021

Decrease Increase £42.50

Individual Rate - Retreat Aug 2021

Decrease Increase £62.50

Individual - Support rate- Retreat Aug 2021

Decrease Increase £75.00