Mindfulness Retreat Day
A Full Day of Meditation, Relaxation & Reflective Silence Amid Stunning Nature
Saturday 30th Oct 2021
10.30am to approx 4.30pm

Led by experienced Mindfulness teacher
Shaun Glossop
at Hexgreave Hall
(located just outside Farnsfield, near Newark).
Lifts from Nottingham there & back available.

£45 Group Members | £65 General Public
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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.
About The Retreat Day

On Saturday 30th October we will be hosting a fantastic in-person Retreat Day amid stunningly beautiful countryside - in the glorious setting of Hexgreave Hall and its spacious grounds, up in the north of the county. (Hexgreave Hall is located close to Farnsfield, near Newark. Lifts can be arranged for those who do not drive.)

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.)

The price for each day is £45 each for members of the Nottingham Mindfulness Group and £65 per person for the general public.

To book your place today simply click on the button below and pay your £25 deposit using any credit or debit card:
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Note: people who have a car and are willing to drive to Hexgreave Hall are asked to provide lifts to other participants; people who are being given a lift there and back are asked to contribute £5 petrol money to their driver.

About The Retreat Leader

The Retreat Day will be led by the experienced, Midlands-based Mindfulness teacher Shaun Glossop (our group Director).

Shaun is a qualified Mindfulness teacher and a highly respected figure on the Mindfulness scene here in the East Midlands. He's been practising meditation personally for over 25 years and he has a wide-ranging familiarity with a number of different meditation styles and traditions. He has successfully taught Mindfulness professionally since 2014, and during that time he's taught Mindfulness to in excess of 10,000 people, both publicly and privately. He's been a guest lecturer on Mindfulness at Nottingham Trent University on several occasions, and he's appeared multiple times in the press and on both tv and radio in his capacity as an leading local Mindfulness teacher and as a spokesman for Mindfulness and meditation.

Shaun's background includes training as an MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) teacher under NHS supervision at the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness. The Centre is a branch of the Nottinghamshire NHS Foundation Trust that provides mental health services across the county.

Shaun is particularly noted for his warm, welcoming and friendly personality, his wide-ranging knowledge about Mindfulness and meditation, and his very grounded, down-to-earth (and easy to understand) teaching style.

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. 

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Important - Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. However current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), unless it is conducted under clinical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation.