Led by experienced Mindfulness teacher
at Hexgreave Hall
(located just outside Farnsfield, near Newark).
Lifts from Nottingham there & back available.
Spend a full day in the company of likeminded people, sharing in a structured program of meditation and Mindfulness practice that's designed to move everyone gently into a deep state of stillness and intense meditation experience.
Those of you who have done a Retreat Day with us at Hexgreave Hall before will know how utterly gorgeous (and serenely peaceful) Hexgreave Hall and its expansive grounds are. (The venue is a former Stately Home that is surrounded by lovely gardens, ancient woodland - which you can stroll in - plus a deer park. Weather permitting, you will be able to eat lunch on the lawns and watch the deer roaming freely not far away!)
The Hall is a truly blissful location for a day of relaxation, meditation, mindfulness teaching, and periods of reflective silence.
Hot and cold drinks and some light snacks will be provided throughout the day, but you will need to bring your own generous packed lunch to keep you going during the day. Please note that the Hall's restaurant/cafe is closed at the weekend and there are no shops or other such facilities nearby.
The day will begin at 10.30am prompt and will run through to approximately 4.30pm. (These timings mean that everyone should be home or back in the Nottingham city centre by 5.30pm.) Lifts can be arranged for those who do not drive. (If you will be driving, you will be invited to give someone a lift - both there and back - picking them up in the centre of Nottingham and then returning them there. We will arrange a contribution towards your petrol money from your passenger.)
Once we have all arrived and settled-in at Hexgreave Hall for 10.30am, silence will be observed for some parts of the day (excluding the teaching and the meditation guidance). To close the day, at approximately 4pm, there will be a period for questions and answers and and further group discussion, which is an opportunity for people to share and talk about their experience.
The day will be led by respected local Mindfulness teacher Shaun Glossop (our Group Coordinator) and it will consist mostly of alternating 20-minute periods of:
- Guided Meditation
- Mindfulness Teaching
- Stillness, Silence and Rest (during which you are free to move about, generally relax, and perhaps explore the grounds outside)
All this will all take place in the remote peace and natural beauty of Hexgreave Hall and its grounds, so we will be surrounded by the tranquility of nature for the day while having the comfort of the Hall as our base. During the day there will be opportunity to engage in Mindful Walking in the beautiful gardens of Hexgreave Hall. (You can also wander in the gardens at your own leisure during the periods of rest, silence, and relaxation - and during the lunch break.)
About The Retreat Leader
About The Venue
Hexgreave Hall is a beautiful former stately home (once a hunting lodge belonging to the Archbishops of York, later becoming the home of a Sheffield steel magnate.) Today the Hall and its estate are run as a conference and events venue, and as a thriving business centre supporting local SMEs.
The Hall itself sits in extensive gardens, spacious park and woodland, and it still has a deer park. The location is tranquil and serene, being enveloped in truly stunning countryside and breathtaking nature.