Retreats

One Day & Residential Silent Retreats–Unplug, Unwind, Take Time Out To Rest, Relax and Reconnect with Your Soul

Surrey retreat house

Many of us lead very stressful lives and we do not give ourselves the chance, either to rest, or to review what might need changing to reduce stress in our lives. We have often lost touch with our ability to relax and with our internal intuitive resources.

A Retreat offers you the opportunity for deep relaxation, self-healing and a chance to reflect on your lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of normal life.  This facilitates access to your own innate source of wisdom, a place where you can find supportive answers to any current dilemmas.

One Day Silent Retreats 2021/22 (See below for full details)

One day silent retreats are held from 9.30am to 4.30pm in the sacred still space of my Epsom Studio and we also use my lovely home and garden. There are a maximum of 5 participants and the cost is £75.

Upcoming One Day Retreats for Women in 2021/22 in Epsom

  •  A Day of Silence, Saturday 18th September: an introduction to the incredible benefits of resting in stillness for a whole day.

  • Winter Retreat Day, Saturday 13th November 2021:  Taking silent time out to de-stress your body, boost your immune system and reflect on how to support your health and sanity during winter.

  •  Creating a Vision for Yourself for 2022, Saturday 22nd January 2022: A day of stillness giving you space to reflect and create a vision for your life.  

More Details

Retreat garden in surrey
One Day Retreats offer you the opportunity to enter into deep stillness and relaxation, completely switching off for a whole day. The experience is like being wrapped in a loving, all embracing cloak so you can let go and be yourself. By the end, you will feel deeply refreshed and restored.                                                                       Each day retreat  begins at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm. They take place in my Epsom studio with access to our lovely garden and home. The cost is £75 and maximum numbers are  5 to ensure plenty of space for deep rest and relaxation.  Included are light refreshments for the breaks and soup at lunch and you are invited to bring a packed lunch. It is recommended that you wear warm comfortable clothing and bring outdoor wear and shoes, as well as slippers or socks.

  •  A day of Silence, Saturday 18th September 2021: An introduction to the incredible benefits of resting in stillness for a whole day.

Surrey retreat room  This will be a guided experience that will support you as you allow yourself to be captured by silence. Throughout the day you will be guided in the ‘art of entering and deepening into internal silence’ and while this does not always mean that everything is completely silent, gradually you will feel yourself resting in a deeper and deeper sense of internal quietude.  As well as guided meditations, gentle meditative movements, walking the labyrinth laid in the garden, there will also be readings from the wisdom of ancient and contemporary mystics that carry the ability to open us into an ever deepening sense of stillness.

To book a place please call me on 01372 722816 or 07867 542456 or send me an e-mail.

  • Winter Day Retreat, Saturday 13th November 2021 – Taking time out to de-stress, boost your immune system and reflect on how to support your health and sanity during winter.

Surrey garden labyrinthWinter is a time of hibernation for Nature. For us, as we approach Christmas, it is often a time of frenetic activity. I feel there is a part of us that is physically responding to the increasing cold and reduced light; a part that naturally wants to hibernate. Over-riding this may cause us to feel stressed and out of balance. In this Retreat we will explore ways we can honour and create a natural rhythm of rest and activity in our lives that will support our immune system and keep us healthy.

To book a place please call me on 01372 722816 or 07867 542456 or send me an e-mail.

  •  Creating a Vision for Yourself for 2022…Saturday 22nd January 2022

Meditation roomDuring this Retreat you will be guided to reflect on how you feel about your life, to notice what you want to release, what inspires and motivates you and how you can start to weave what you feel passionate about into your daily life. You will leave feeling deeply relaxed and also refreshed and inspired with your vision for yourself for 2022.

 

To book a place please call me on 01372 722816 or 07867 542456 or send me an e-mail.

Some Testimonials

“The atmosphere that Gillian creates on her Retreats is very caring and supportive. The Vision Retreat I attended on 20th January was well organised but more than that it was very inclusive and caring. Her hospitality (the Retreat was run in an annex to her home in the garden) was gracious and freely given with lots of lovely things that made the experience that bit more enjoyable; log fires in her sitting room, a massive selection of teas, infusions and coffee, hot soup at lunchtime (even though she asks you bring a packed lunch). She has an openness that encourages more generosity of spirit which produced a very supportive and creative time for me. I would highly recommend Gillian’s Retreats—this day has really helped me to expand my thinking and also to focus on where I am right now and where I want to be!” Camberley

“Thank you for such a joyful day. The workshop gave me much needed space to be still and reflective but also be inspired by shared laughter and creative play. Gillian, you have a warm, nurturing presence” Heather

“What a truly lovely and inspiring day Saturday was! I turned up feeling my usual anxious and stressed out self and left feeling so calm, relaxed, and up lifted!” Kimberley