December 2021

Booking ID: 061221

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: 091221

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:Stars and moonlight - exploring the dark


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: £30.00

Booking ID: 111221

Join us for a free afternoon of carols hosted by 

Jonathon Williams - choir master, pianist and conductor

Mince pieces, hot chocolate, singing and shopping

Carolling between 4:30-5pm and 5:30-6pm

Stay for the whole afternoon or just for a while

Booking ID: 231221

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: £700.00

Booking ID: 301221

Tutor: Lotus Nguyen

Step Into Your Power in the New Year!
This retreat offers you an opportunity to search deeper inside yourself to reconnect with your heart desires, discover hidden blockages that stop you from achieving the relationships you deserve and discover the key to unlocking your greatest potential to live the life you dream of.

Residential price: £660.00

January 2022

Booking ID: 060122

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 - How can we greet 2022 positively?


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 and 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 costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £30.00

Booking ID: 140122

Tutor: Francis Standish

Re-Treat Your Self with this weekend of various quiet activities of self-reflection and intention:

Your Life Path so far, psyche and soul, soul silence, soul poetry, soul music, soul geometry, our soul in Nature. We explore our sense of soul and re-connect with the essence of our being.

Francis Standish is a veteran facilitator who has led various retreats at Claridge House. He has a keen interest in how personal exploring enables group process and vice versa; and how the journey influences the destination.

Residential price: £295.00

Booking ID: 200122

Tutor: Anne Simpson

Set in the time of year when we are in the depths of winter, this retreat will enable us to go within and integrate the stillness and inactivity that this season brings and to experience a hibernatory period that is winter with clarity and equanimity.

This may be especially relevant in these ever changing times we are living in when we have been asked to be more in a state of being than doing and  then back to doing again.

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

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 280122

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Come away to enhance your wellbeing at this dark time of the year. The practices of simple Yoga movements, mindfulness meditation, and creative sessions will lift your spirits. Vegetarian super foods will nurture the body and tips on how to stay positive will clear the mind.

Residential price: £495.00

February 2022

Booking ID: 040222

Claridge House is available for Hire by Tutors and Groups compatible with the Charitable Incorporated Organisation that is Claridge House

Please contact the office for details (01342 832150)

email:- welcome@claridegehouse.org.uk

Booking ID: 070222

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: 100222

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 - Non judging


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 and 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 costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £30.00

Booking ID: 110222

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.

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

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 180222

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.

Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 250222

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 1 will be covered this weekend for absolute beginners.

Source: healthqigong.com.au

Residential price: £345.00

March 2022

Booking ID: 040322

Tutor: Jennifer Kavanagh

Spiritual life doesn’t need to be solemn.

Laughter can build community and open up the heart space.

And games don’t have to be frivolous, violent or self-seeking.

Somewhere in the middle are entertaining games of serious intent.

Quaker author and retreat leader Jennifer Kavanagh will use her games, The Prayer Game and Journey Home, to explore how a lighter spirit can reach the things that matter most.

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 050322

Tutor: Samantha Taroni

This is an great opportunity to discover or immerse in the self-care and inner- guidence within the gentle creative process that is SoulCollage®. We will be drawing on the environmental riches of the Claridge House Garden and use the trees there as our maps, drawing from the felt sense that witnessing and being witnessed by trees can be a powerful way to experience connection with yourself

Non-residential price: £100.00

Booking ID: 070322

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: 100322

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 Spring


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 and 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 costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £30.00

Booking ID: 180322

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Come and take time out to deeply relax the mind and allow it to rest and heal in a way that is helpful to face the challenges of everyday life.
If you are trying mindfulness for the first time or want to refresh your practice, this weekend is for you.
When practiced in a retreat situation it brings extra benefits.
The meditation techniques will be enriched by the Tibetan Buddhist and Yoga tradition.
There will be mindful movement and walking meditation in the garden.

Residential price: £495.00

Booking ID: 250322

Tutor: Francis Standish

Re-Treat Your Self with this weekend of various quiet activities of self-reflection and intention:

Your Life Path so far, psyche and soul, soul silence, soul poetry, soul music, soul geometry, our soul in Nature. We explore our sense of soul and re-connect with the essence of our being.

Francis Standish is a veteran facilitator who has led various retreats at Claridge House. He has a keen interest in how personal exploring enables group process and vice versa; and how the journey influences the destination.

Residential price: £295.00

April 2022

Booking ID: 010422

Tutor: Letta Jones

Starting with the Quaker Tapestry Museum botany panel, we will explore some of the people and plants it illustrates.
We will consider their contribution and legacy to garden landscapes - past and present.
Focussing on the life and times of Peter Collinson, John Bartram and John Fothergill, we will discover their extraordinary contribution and find inspiration to grow their plants more widely.
Inspiration will also be drawn from the many plants and mature trees to be found in the beautiful gardens of Claridge House.

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 040422

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

Booking ID: 080422

Tutor: Jennie Webb

This course will begin with a short introduction to mindfulness and weaving
Saturday morning there will be a period of mindful walking in the lovely gardens of Claridge House.
Each person will have the chance to express their observations and feelings through a piece of woven tapestry.
This could involve a response to something as vast as the sky or as small as a single leaf.

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 110422

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: 140422

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 : Patience


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 and biscuits
11.30 - Body relaxation – body scan
-- Breath awareness practice
-- Mind meditation - guided meditation
1.00 - Lunch
2.00 - Discussion around mindfulness principles and relating to the theme of the day
3.00 - Walking meditation outside weather permitting / enquiry meditation
4.15 - Tea and Cake
4.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to consolidate the day
5.00 - Departures
It is possible to prolong your stay overnight please speak directly with someone at the office
for costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £80.00

Booking ID: 150422

Tutor: Gerald Mynott

This course is suitable for both Beginners and Intermediate students.

Students are advised that different resources are required for Calligraphy and Illumination 

For this reason they should decide in advance which of the topics, possibly both, they wish to cover in the limited time available.

Please click on View to see the equiment requirements for Calligraphy and for Illumination

The course will be led by Gerald Minott (FS.S.I) Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.

Rooms will be available from 3pm on Friday 

Tea and cake at 4pm 

Quiet Time 4.45pm 

Supper at 6.30pm 

First session 7.45pm 

Breakfast is served on a tray to your rooms from 8:45am* 

Lunch is served in bento boxes on trays from 1pm.

Retreat ends with breakfast on Tuesday. Departure 10am.

*On arrival, you will fill out a form detailing which of our delicious breakfast options you would like, which can be changed at any time. 

Residential price: £640.00

Booking ID: 290422

Claridge House is available for Hire by Tutors and Groups compatible with the Charitable Incorporated Organisation that is Claridge House

Please contact the office for details (01342 832150)

email:- welcome@claridegehouse.org.uk

May 2022

Booking ID: 020522

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: 050522

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 : Beginner`s Mind


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
2.00 - Discussion around mindfulness principles and relating to the theme of the day
3.00 - Walking meditation outside weather permitting / enquiry meditation
4.15 - Tea and Cake
4.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to consolidate the day
5.00 - Departures
It is possible to prolong your stay overnight please speak directly with someone at the office
for costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £80.00

Booking ID: 060522

Tutor: Sarah Fox

Hedge Shamanism is a safe cross-cultural shamanism which anyone can use to work with mother earth and to help themselves move towards becoming whole.
Shamanism is as old as humanity itself.
It works on the ancient belief that the whole universe is made up of energy.
This course is suitable for beginners but the materials will be new to Claridge House students so those who have attended previous courses will be most welcome to attend.

Sarah, who will be leading the weekend, is Quaker and a Shamanic Practitioner. She has trained with Shamanic Practitioners from four different Shamanic lineages, originally with two from Peru and one from Mexico and a Universalist lineage. However, Sarah has now moved on to working with the cross cultural Shamanic tools which she feels fit with the land of her home in England. 

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 090522

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Come and practice Yoga giving more time and attention to postures, breathing practices and deep relaxation techniques. Practice is enhanced with mantras (positive affirmations) and meditation. Benefits of practice on retreat are longer lasting according to research.

Residential price: £620.00

Booking ID: 130522

Tutor: Jen Larner

Dancing in a circle is traditional in many countries to mark special occasions, and to strengthen communities.
Modern circle dance draws on the rich and diverse traditional dances of many countries, including the Balkans, Greece, Israel and Russia.
There is also a growing repertoire of new dances to classical music and contemporary songs.
Come and share the joy of dancing - some energetic, some reflective - to lovely world music.
No partner or experience needed.

Residential price: £345.00

Booking ID: 200522

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.

Residential price: £345.00

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
2.00 - Discussion around mindfulness principles and relating to the theme of the day
3.00 - Walking meditation outside weather permitting / enquiry meditation
4.15 - Tea and Cake
4.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to consolidate the day
5.00 - Departures
It is possible to prolong your stay overnight please speak directly with someone at the office
for costs 01342 832150

Non-residential price: £80.00

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

Booking ID: 160622

Tutor: Julia R Martin

Chinese Brush Painting  -  Tiger and Bamboo 

2022 is the Year of the Tiger in Chinese horoscope so is an appropriate subject to paint  amidst a forest of bamboo. 

There are six species of Tiger living in China, the Siberian Tiger is the most common living in the north of the country.

We will paint these with beautiful shades of amber, stripes of dark ink and snow white muzzles. 

In Chinese culture Tigers symbolise, courage, bravery and dignity. In many commercial buildings a painting of a Tiger is hung facing the entrance to scare away evil spirits. 

Bamboo is a symbol of longevity, durability and strength.  We will paint bamboo in two different styles.  Freestyle, using ink and various brush strokes.  Outline style using a different technique of ink line work followed by subtle shading.

Residential price: £495.00

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

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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 any two consecutive nights for £260.

Residential price: £520.00

Booking ID: 060722

Tutor: Jez Smith

Sound and Resonance Workshop – Feel your inner vibration

Discover your own resonance using sacred sound.

This is a participative workshop which explores the use of calming and therapeutic sound methods to help us improve our wellbeing and spiritual connection.

Non-residential price: £80.00

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 - Lunch
2.00 - Discussion around mindfulness principles and relating to the theme of the day
3.00 - Walking meditation outside weather permitting / enquiry meditation
4.15 - Tea & Cake
4.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to consolidate the day
5.00 - 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: £80.00

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.

The price for this week has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place for a minimum of two nights up to a maximum of four nights

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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 - Lunch
2.00 - Discussion around mindfulness principles and relating to the theme of the day
3.00 - Walking meditation outside weather permitting / enquiry meditation
4.15 - Tea & Cake
4.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to consolidate the day
5.00 - 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: £80.00

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.

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

Booking ID: 220822

Claridge House is available for Hire by Tutors and Groups compatible with the Charitable Incorporated Organisation that is Claridge House

Please contact the office for details (01342 832150)

email:- welcome@claridegehouse.org.uk

September 2022

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.

The price for this week has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place for a minimum of two nights up to a maximum of four nights

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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 - Lunch
2.00 - Discussion around mindfulness principles and relating to the theme of the day
3.00 - Walking meditation outside weather permitting / enquiry meditation
4.15 - Tea & Cake
4.45 - Quiet time 15 minutes silence to consolidate the day
5.00 - 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: £80.00

Booking ID: 160922

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.  

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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.

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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: £30.00

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.

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

Booking ID: 201022

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

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

November 2022

Booking ID: 031122

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.

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.


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

Residential price: TBC

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.

The price for this week has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place for a minimum of two nights up to a maximum of four nights

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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: £30.00

Booking ID: 111122

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.

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

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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.

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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.

The price for this retreat has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place.

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

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.

The price for this week has yet to be confirmed however payment of a returnable deposit will secure a place for a minimum of two nights up to a maximum of four nights

Once the price has been finalised, and agreed to, the deposit wil no longer be refundable.

Residential price: TBC

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: £30.00

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