May 2022

Booking ID: 270522

Tutor: Alistair Smith

With sound we can look after our inner world, aid our physical healing and health, and balance our energetic system.

Before the retreat, I will ask you to decide on an intention to work with. Throughout the weekend we will `sound our intention`, exploring how it feels as the sound goes where it`s needed. We will use our voice in simple ways, moving between intuitive voice and intentional therapeutic techniques such as humming, toning and mantra, supported and enhanced by sound healing instruments.

This will help to reveal and shift resistance, energising your intention so it may unfold over the following weeks or months. 

I will treat you to a healing sound bath and relaxing sound meditations that will guide through the process.

A month after the retreat there will be the opportunity to meet online for sharing and for a top up of sound healing.

Residential price: £345.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

June 2022

Booking ID: 060622

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Stay all 4 nights for £520 or any two consecutive nights for £260.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 090622

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Give yourself the gift of a day away from all the stress.
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.

Theme : Turn of the year - Greeting Summer


br> Meditation Day 9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00- Welcome and introductions of participants
-- Centre in Egyptian posture
-- Mindful Movement outside weather permitting
11.15 - Tea, Coffee and biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
-- Breath awareness practice
-- Mind meditation - guided meditation
1.00 - Lunch - optional book with office for additional £12.50

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 100622

Tutor: Lina Newstead

A subject that is still a challenging one for us in the West to discuss.
Come and talk about it with people who are also interested in bringing this out into the open.
We will look at the practical and the philosophical aspects of death in the West and also from other cultures and traditions.
Be prepared to be surprised and have laughter included in the mix!
Please note this course is not for people who are recently bereaved or have a terminal diagnosis. Please talk to the tutor if you are unsure of your own situation

Residential price: £345.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

Booking ID: 240622

Tutor: Samantha Taroni

A Midsummer night`s dream and your inner worlds - A SoulCollage and Deep-Mapping course

This course will invite you to explore the instinctual part of yourself through the gentle creative process of SoulCollage and Deep-Mapping, using Shakespeare`s famous play and the gardens at Claridge House as inspiration. 

Residential price: £345.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

July 2022

Booking ID: 010722

Tutor: Andrei Illes

"Shibashi (meaning 18 in Mandarin and pronounced "sher baa sher") is a series of 18 energy-enhancing exercises that co-ordinate movement with breathing and concentration.

It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Tai Chi Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing for people of any age.

The overall effect of the exercise is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body.

This Qigong is very effective and easy to learn. It is practiced around the world by over 10 million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia."

Set 2 will be covered this weekend for beginners.

Source: healthqigong.com.au

Residential price: £345.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

Booking ID: 040722

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Stay all 4 nights for £520 or to stay any two consecutive nights for £260 please contact the office on 01342 832150.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 070722

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Give yourself the gift of a day away from all the stress
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.

Theme : Trust


br> Meditation Day 9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00- Welcome & introductions of participants
-- Centre in Egyptian posture
-- Mindful Movement outside weather permitting
11.15 - Tea, Coffee & biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
-- Breath awareness practice
-- Mind meditation - guided meditation
1.00 - Departures

It is possible to prolong your stay overnight please speak directly with someone at the office
for offers & costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 080722

Group stay through Cherry Simpkin of Friends Fellowship of Healing

Residential price: £270.00

Booking ID: 140722

Tutor: James D'Angelo

The natural vibrations of our voices can unlock the fine energies of the chakras and re-vitalise the organs of the body.

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 220722

Tutor: Leah Barnett

Over the weekend we`ll explore how the yoga practices can help calm a busy mind, soothe an agitated nervous system and connect with the ocean of peace which resides within. We will use a combination of simple movements with breath to move energy safely through the body, nurturing breathing practices to pacify the mind, sound work to soothe the soul, deep relaxation (including yoga nidra) and quiet sitting (meditation) to help us move into stillness. Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.

Residential price: £495.00

August 2022

Booking ID: 010822

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 040822

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Give yourself the gift of a day away from all the stress
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.

Theme : Non Striving


br> Meditation Day 9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00- Welcome & introductions of participants
-- Centre in Egyptian posture
-- Mindful Movement outside weather permitting
11.15 - Tea, Coffee & biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
-- Breath awareness practice
-- Mind meditation - guided meditation
1.00 - Departures


It is possible to extend your stay overnight pre- and/or post course.  Please speak directly with someone at the office
for offers & costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 050822

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Looking at aging with a positive perspective we can learn how to age as well as possible. Gentle movement from Yoga and Mindfulness along with specific breathing techniques and deep relaxation and meditation all can enhance our physiological age. Tips on how to maintain health through lifestyle and diet will be explored and how to integrate them into everyday life

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

Booking ID: 120822

Tutor: Rosie Waters

Gentle, traditional yoga, focusing on using the breath to deepen and extend the body, mind and spirit.

Working meditatively, listening to our bodies and breath, using our inner resources to develop postures only as the body allows.

This style of Yoga is therefore suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

This longer retreat will enable topics to be covered in greater depth and give students the opportunity to re-visit practices of their choice.

Residential price: £495.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

Booking ID: 190822

Tutor: Kevin Scully

This creative writing weekend will provide space and time for those who want to concentrate on their writing.  If you have a project underway, you can devote yourself to your work.

For those wanting some stimulus, there will be some workshops and writing prompts to get the creative juices going.  

There will be opportunities to share work, and present it in a supportive atmosphere.

www.kevin-scully.com

Residential price: £345.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

Booking ID: 290822

Training in practical healing for those interested in becoming a Quaker Spiritual Healer, enabling exploration of healing potential in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
Experience is unnecessary, only a desire to help.
Applicants should be sympathetic to Quaker values and attending a Quaker meeting regularly.
Completion of the course is the first step towards a healing qualification and does not itself lead to full membership.

Residential price: £500.00

September 2022

Booking ID: 020922

Tutor: Anne Simpson

In these times of great change we become aware of a universal truth in the Eastern philosophies is that Life is Change; yet the human condition hates uncertainty and as a result stress and dis-ease can be precipitated by the unexpected.  

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 050922

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 080922

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Give yourself the gift of a day away from all the stress
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.

Theme : Turn of the year - Greeting Autumn


br> Meditation Day 9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00- Welcome & introductions of participants
-- Centre in Egyptian posture
-- Mindful Movement outside weather permitting
11.15 - Tea, Coffee & biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
-- Breath awareness practice
-- Mind meditation - guided meditation
1.00 - Departures


It is possible to prolong your stay overnight please speak directly with someone at the office
for offers & costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 160922

Private Yoga Group

Contact Rosie_haysom@hotmail.co.uk 

Residential price: TBC

Booking ID: 230922

Tutor: Simon Hoten

Take time out for you, to truly relax, recharge your batteries and really focus on your wellbeing. Step away from every day life and reconnect with yourself and nature.
Enjoy delicious, nutritious food, freshly prepared for you.
Treat yourself to slow mindful yoga practices, yoga nidra / guided meditations, restorative yoga, conscious breathing, morning meditation, walking meditation and rest deeply.
Take home simple, yet powerful tools to support your wellbeing and peace in your everyday life.

Booking ID: 300922

A Retreat to the Harp weekend for adult pedal and non-pedal harpists of all abilities.

The emphasis is on shared group music making with friendly, encouraging tutors.

Residential price: £260.00

October 2022

Booking ID: 031022

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 051022

Tutor: Jenny Webb

This workshop, led by Jenny Webb, offers an introduction to both handweaving and mindfulness. Using a mixture of theory and practice, we will explore the ways in which weaving can be used to help introduce periods of peacefulness, awareness and creative expression into our lives. We will be able to share our experiences in a comfortable and accepting setting. Everyone will go home with a small piece of tapestry weaving of their own. All equipment will be provided. If you are concerned that weaving could be challenging for you, please contact me to discuss the ways in which the workshop can be adapted to your needs.
May be contacted via Claridge House

Non-residential price: £80.00

Booking ID: 061022

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Give yourself the gift of a half day away from all the stress
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.

Theme : Acceptance


9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00 - Short introductions of participants
Centre in Egyptian posture Mindful Movement outside if possible
11.15 - Tea & Coffee with cake & biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
12.00 - Breath awareness practice
12.15 - Mind meditation - this can be walking meditation when possible/ guided meditation /
enquiry meditation
1.00 - Departures
for offers & costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 071022

Tutor: Alistair Smith

Sound vibrates the body, moves the emotions, inspires the mind and touches the spirit. It is deeply relaxing, meditative and transformative.

This weekend we will be taking a deeper dive into the world and practices of sound healing.

Moving between intuitive vocal sound and intentionally therapeutic sound, we will explore how sound can shift, clear and promote harmony, balance and alignment. In doing this, we will begin to explore our own energetic system.

There will be group work where we will create coherent sound fields for each person to experience and also send this healing out to all beings and our beautiful planet. Every practice will be framed with deep grounding and Earth connection.

I will treat you to a healing sound bath and relaxing sound meditations that will guide through the process.  

There will be the opportunity to meet online a month after the retreat for sharing and for a top up of sound healing.

I look forward to meeting you and to sharing the wonderful world of healing sound with you.

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 131022

Tutor: Julia R Martin

Chinese Brush Painting   -    Christmas Cards

 We will paint a variety of Christmas subjects in Chinese Brush painting style.  Your nearest and dearest will be delighted to receive a special painted card from  you.

We will paint penguins, pine cones, candles, holly, pine tree, poinsettia, robins and a naughty Christmas kitten.

Julia will bring silver speckled Chinese papers to enhance the wintry feel. 

Paintings will fit on A6 size blank cards, bring your own or they can be purchased from Julia.

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 201022

Tutor: Anne Simpson

Using mindfulness meditative techniques, this totally silent retreat offers an opportunity to contemplate in the transition from autumn to winter the meaning of change, uncertainty and adjustment
Set in the time of year when we start to transit from autumn to winter, this retreat will enable us to go within and integrate change and all it means for us and go into a hibernatory period that is winter with clarity and equanimity.

This may be especially relevant in these ever changing times we are living in where we are asked to be more in a state of being than doing.

Anne Simpson, an experienced Course Facilitator and Quaker Healer, will be running this silent retreat.

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 281022

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Meditation does not need to be just sitting on a cushion. Come and experience mediation through specific gentle movement as well as classic sitting & breathing techniques. Walking meditation and creative sessions used as meditation will be explored

Residential price: £495.00

November 2022

Booking ID: 031122

Tutor: Letta Jones

Spending time with the many mature trees in the gardens of Claridge House, we will explore their stories and names.
We will determine their origin.
We will observe carefully.
We will consider our connections and relationships with these magnificent plants.
Please bring your favourite tree poem/piece of prose to share

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 071122

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 101122

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Give yourself the gift of a half day away from all the stress
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.

Theme : Letting Go


9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00 - Short introductions of participants
Centre in Egyptian posture Mindful Movement outside if possible
11.15 - Tea & Coffee with cake & biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
12.00 - Breath awareness practice
12.15 - Mind meditation - this can be walking meditation when possible/ guided meditation /
enquiry meditation
1.00 - Departures
It is possible to prolong your stay overnight please speak directly with someone at the office
for offers & costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 111122

Private Hire.  For details please contact the office.

Booking ID: 141122

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Come and get away from it all! Put away devices and get back in touch with the essential self. Enjoy postures, breathing, deep relaxation and mindful meditation to benefit your life, allowing your body and mind to come back into balance.

Residential price: £595.00

Booking ID: 181122

Tutor: Jill Payne

The Alexander Technique is a learned skill which improves health, balance and co-ordination and is a practical approach to stress relief and mindful awareness.

It reduces tension and joint pain and is a long term solution to back pain (BMJ 2008).

This gently-paced course uses explanation, guided activities, discussion and lying down to explore the principles involved. Please wear comfortable clothing.

The course is led by Jill Payne, who teaches the Alexander Technique in Beckenham.

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 251122

Tutor: Leah Barnett

Over the weekend we`ll explore how the yoga practices can help calm a busy mind, soothe an agitated nervous system and connect with the ocean of peace which resides within.
We will use a combination of simple movements with breath to move energy safely through the body, nurturing breathing practices to pacify the mind, sound work to soothe the soul, deep relaxation (including yoga nidra) and quiet sitting (meditation) to help us move into stillness.
Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.

Residential price: TBC

December 2022

Booking ID: 051222

If you feel the need of an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life, come and experience the tranquillity of Claridge House.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 081222

Tutor: Lina Newstead


Give yourself the gift of a half day away from all the stress
Mindfulness meditation techniques will be practised, formal sitting and deep relaxation - safely.
Mindfulness Meditation Morning Sample Programme

Theme - Turn of the year - Greeting Winter


9.30 - Day participants arrive. Coffee Tea available
9.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to arrive
10.00 - Short introductions of participants
Centre in Egyptian posture
Mindful Movement outside if possible
11.15 - Tea & Coffee with cake & biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
12.00 - Breath awareness practice
12.15 - Mind meditation - this can be walking meditation when possible/ guided meditation /
enquiry meditation
1.00 - Departures
It is possible to prolong your stay overnight
please speak directly with someone at the office
for offers & costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £35.00

Booking ID: 231222

Enjoy a quiet Christmas, away from the normal pressures. Relax, go for walks or play games. Gather for our daily Quiet Times. Come together to share favourite music, poetry and writings.

Residential price: £750.00

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