Stillness Retreat: 17 – 19 February 2017
We welcome you to join us for a weekend where you can completely relax your mind and body, in partnership with West Lexham retreat centre and Psychologies Magazine. This Stillness Retreat is the first of our new retreat series for 2017, including three workshops a day, delicious local food and the unspoilt beauty of nature at West Lexham — the perfect setting to slow down and revitalise. We invite you to come and be with ‘your people’, and become part of a growing tribe in which you can connect deeply with yourself and others, in stillness and in nature.
The Stillness Retreat will run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (17 February – 19 February). To download the complete Stillness Retreat Programme, click here.
There are all kinds of accommodation on offer at the beautiful West Lexham in Norfolk, from en-suite rooms in the main barn, to holiday cottages and treehouses. For specific information on accommodation, please click here to download a PDF.
All food is included. Healthy, fresh and delicious meals will be served three times a day, with a focus on the seasons and optimum nutrition for any type of diet.
The Retreat Includes
- At least 3 daily workshops between 1.5 – 2 hours each
- Morning meditation sessions
- Learning to meditate if this is new to you
- Tai Chi and movement sessions
- Creative sessions including writing and dance
- Coaching sessions (in small groups)
- Fresh, nutritious and delicious food — all locally sourced and organic where possible (veggie, dairy and gluten free options available)
- An opportunity to experience stillness in beautiful natural surroundings
- Ample free time to rest or simply enjoy the breathtaking gardens at West Lexham
- Comfortable and unique accommodation in a stunning setting
Meet our Stillness Experts
Dr. Tamara Russell
Dr. Tamara Russell is a neuroscientist, author, clinical psychologist, martial arts expert and leading mindfulness trainer. She has helped people around the world to transform their lives using her groundbreaking mindfulness techniques. Tamara works as a teacher, academic, clinician and consultant – teaching groups and individuals in the public and private sector from arts organizations and NHS trusts to professional athletes, lawyers, parents and students. Tamara is also involved in international research investigating how mindfulness changes the structure of the brain. She lectures in neuroscience and mindfulness at Kings College London, has been in dialogue with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and speaks regularly on mindfulness around the globe, appearing both on stage and radio. Tamara is an expert in helping to find ways to be mindful in everything we do – using pioneering skils to help easily integrate mindfulness into a busy lifestyle. Her book, ‘Mindfulness in Motion’, is a guide to how to integrate mindfulness into every movement and every moment of your life.
As well as being editor of Psychologies Magazine, Suzy is also a life coach, author and business owner. Hailed as ‘the top ten guru to change your life around’ by the Daily Mail, Suzy has written best-selling Making The Big Leap, named as one of the top ten life changing books of the year by The Independent on Sunday. Her second book The Big Peace, published by Hay House, was named as ‘the ultimate guide to true contentment’. Suzy is an ambassador of the present moment, which she sees as a gift – “so often we say…I’ll be happy when…I lose weight, find the right partner, change job…but if you embrace the moment – the ‘present’ can be the gift. Happiness can be learned, its a mindset”. Suzy will help us to explore how we can give attention to space and quiet in a hyper-busy world, using her coaching expertise to facilitate this.
Chris Connors is a Meditation Teacher, Coach, Creative Director and Motivational Speaker. He is the founder of Modcon, a curated platform exploring the mindful, innovative, inspirational and graceful. Chris regularly teaches people about living in stillness, between the yin of mindfulness and the yang of change, creativity and innovation, and how this can enhance and transform your life. Chris uses coaching and his mentorship programmes to help people improve the quality of their lives as well as techniques from his InStill programme which guide us to trust our own innate wisdom. The approach lies in balancing our inner journey with a more dynamic, purposeful connection to the outer world. Chris is passionate to inspire people towards their ability to improve their lives – and ignite passion and purpose through entering a state of stillness.
What to Expect
Expect a warm welcome, expect to meet like-minded people to connect with. Expect to move, play, love, learn, meditate, walk, swim (if you’re very brave!), feast, celebrate, stretch, bounce, rest, sleep, reflect, refresh, commune. Expect to enjoy yourself enormously and leave with a new direction and new friends.