The Youth Mindfulness 5 day Summer retreat is happening at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire from 30th July 2018 to 3rd August. Join us for an immersive and inspiring experience!
Our summer retreat is an opportunity to come together as a community to nourish our practice of mindfulness and cultivate our capacities for joy, ease and compassion.
The retreat will be held at the beautiful Wiston Lodge in South Lanarkshire. Over the course of an inspiring 5 days, we will have time for formal meditation practices, to share from the heart and listen deeply, while also enjoying the opportunity to be close to nature, to relax and restore ourselves.
The first three days of the retreat (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), will focus on nourishing our personal practice of mindfulness, while on the fourth day we will explore the question of how to share mindfulness with others. On the fifth day, we’ll explore what inspiration we can carry forward into our lives.
If you’ve been on our Kids Programme Teacher Training, our Summer Retreat offers a great opportunity to connect with other educators bringing mindfulness to young people, to learn from what’s working for them and how they’re growing mindfulness in their context. On the fourth day we’ll have a dedicated workshop exploring how to share mindfulness with young people.
If you’ve completed our One Year Programme, our Summer Retreat offers a great opportunity to connect with other graduates and share the experience of teaching mindfulness to adults. On the fourth day we’ll have a dedicated workshop exploring the work of sharing mindfulness with adults.
If you’ve not completed any of our programmes, are not interested in teaching mindfulness to others, or are new to mindfulness, that’s OK! This retreat will be open to all levels of experience. During our teaching workshops, there will be alternative options to attend such as guided deep relaxations and workshops on integrating mindfulness practice.
Michael is an internationally sought after meditation teacher regularly running retreats in the UK, France and Spain. In 1995 he managed the Gaia House retreat centre and in 1997 became a monk and student of Thich Nhat Hanh. He traveled extensively with Thich Nhat Hanh and became abbot of Son Ha Temple in 2005. After 13 years leading the monastic life he disrobed in 2012 and now leads retreats internationally.
Michael is the founder of Youth Mindfulness and has taught mindfulness in schools, prisons, workplaces and community settings for over 7 years. He has trained more than 500 educators to teach the Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme who have in turn gone on to share teach more than 25,000 young people.
Lyndsay went on her first retreat in 1998 and has been practising mindfulness ever since, drawing inspiration from various teachers and traditions. She is the author of an HMIE awarded mindfulness curriculum for teens and delivers mindfulness courses for both young adults in Further Education as well as offering CPD courses and workshops to staff.
Lorna recently joined the Youth Mindfulness team in a full-time capacity as Creative Director. Prior to this, Lorna taught for ten years in provisions for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has been practicing mindfulness for over 10 years, and has taught mindfulness to 1,000s of children and adults.
Book by 31st of May 2018 and save £130!!
Bookings for this retreat close on the 15th of July 2018
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Dates and Times
The retreat will start with registration at 4pm on Monday 30th July 2018. It will end at 11am on Friday 3rd August after breakfast and morning practice. We gently urge you to make sure you can benefit from the full experience of the retreat by attending for the entire duration.
Accommodation at Wiston lodge is arranged in dormitory style rooms. The option to camp on the beautiful grounds is also available.
Location and Transport
Wiston Lodge is a 19th century former hunting lodge, now a centre for Outdoor Education. The lodge is set in beautiful woodland which will provide us with some beautiful spaces for walking meditation.
Wiston Lodge is an hour’s drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Alternatively there are buses from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Millrig Road, which is a 20 minute walk to the lodge.
If you are in need of transport you can book a spot on our specially arranged bus to transport retreat participants from Glasgow to Wiston Lodge and back. The bus will leave at 4pm from the centre of Glasgow on the 30th of July and travel straight to Wiston. It will then take passengers back to the centre of Glasgow leaving Wiston at 11.30am on the 3rd of August.
Tickets for the return bus journey are £45 and must be booked 3 weeks in advance of the beginning of the retreat.
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