Retreats in 2020 and 2021

A retreat is required to give teachers an opportunity to deepen their practice and to experience the kinds of processes that might arise for their participants doing more intensive practice, such as day retreats, and in response to our current situation and government guidelines the British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA), issued the following:

"Online retreats are an acceptable alternative to face to face retreats and will remain so until at least the end of 2021 when this advice will be reviewed.  Five days per year with periods of silence lasting for at least 50% of the waking time should be spent in retreat."

Following these Good Practice Guidelines and embracing accessibility we have created One-day and Two-day Online retreats as well as our Residential Five -day at Sharpham House, giving you options to complete the required total of 5 days, in a way that works best for you:

Online Retreats for Mindfulness Teachers and Trainees

A series of One Day Retreats with Stephanie Unthank on the following dates:

11th Sept & 10th Dec 2020, 12th Mar, 4th June &, 1st July 2021

Timing: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Cost: £412.50 for all 5 days (£82.50 per day).

Two Day Retreat with Karen Atkinson and Angie Ward

Fri 6th Nov 4pm to Sun 8th Nov, 6pm.

Cost : £150

Booking Online Retreats – Please email requesting the dates you would like to book (& confirm your Alumni membership if you have one to receive your 10% discount.)

We will check availability and request payment from you to secure your booking .

Once payment is received, we will confirm your booking and email joining instructions.

Residential Retreat 

Mindful Movement & Compassionate Stillness 5 Day Retreat at Sharpham House, Totnes


September 28th -2nd October 2021

Join us for our 5-day silent, teacher led Retreat and experience tranquillity and joy through the enriching practices of Mindfulness and Compassion. The retreat balances gentle movement with stillness practices, held with kindness, to create harmony of the body, heart and mind.  This Retreat is open to everyone and also adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers.  Sharpham House is a beautiful majestic building, warm and comfortable,  surrounded by 550 acres of stunning nature, the Rive Dart, woodlands and greenery, a stunning venue and landscape to come and retreat in.

Cost: £695 shared accommodation, £795 single room  - Includes all teaching, accommodation and food

Who is teaching the retreat?

Karen Atkinson

Karen is co-founder, Author and Senior Partner of MindfulnessUK, has been teaching Mindfulness for over 25 years and teacher training for over 10 years.













Angie Ward - Head of Teacher Training


Stephanie Unthank - MindfulnessUK Tutor & Director of MindfulnessUK@Work


Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to explore these practices in stunning surroundings whether you’re fairly new to mindfulness, a teacher or teacher trainer, you will be most welcome. (Adheres to Good Practice Guidelines for UK Mindfulness Teachers.)

After receiving a warm welcome at Sharpham House, we will share meditations, delicious food and walks in a warm silence. Teachers guide practices and there will be invitations to meet with the teachers for one to ones and in small groups where there is the opportunity to speak and share experiences.  You will be able to communicate with the teachers at any time you need to during the retreat. The teachers will lead you in your coming out of silence is a skilful and clear way on the final day.

There will be a programme each day of retreat displayed and each day will include 2 periods of gentle movement, silent and guided meditations, meetings with teachers and free time to explore and nurture yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Sharpham House.

How to book

Click on the link at the top of this page that says BOOK NOW and this will enable you to secure your place with non-refundable £100 initial payment. We will email you a booking form to complete and return with further payment instructions. Once this is received, we will send you a welcome letter with full details and joining instructions.

Any further questions?

Do contact us on 01823 323206 or Email with any questions at all. We are very happy to help.

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