The Spring 2021 Retreat offers an opportunity to come together with others working with young people in order to:
- Deepen your mindfulness practice.
- Take some time to pause, reflect and nourish yourself.
- Connect and share learning and ideas with a community of like-minded people.
What does the retreat involve?
Three nights, two full days, and two half days of:
- Sitting, walking and mindful movement practice, guided by experienced mindfulness teachers.
- An extended day of silent practice, with some guidance.
- Discussions in smaller groups.
- Opportunities to explore the beautiful surroundings in your own time.
Who is the retreat for?
- Anyone who has already completed a recognised 8-week mindfulness course such as .begin, .b Foundations, MBSR, MBCT, Finding Peace in a Frantic World (teacher-led version only), Breathworks, Mindfulness-Based Living Course (MBLC), The Present for Adults.
- Anyone looking to deepen their practice of mindfulness and explore how this relates to their daily lives and work.
- Anyone who works within, and who would like to connect with others who work in education and/or youth-based contexts, e.g. schools, youth centres, working in youth-focused contexts for local authorities or within the health system.
Do I need to have completed a MiSP course to apply?
No. Provided you have meet the 3 prerequisites above, you would be very welcome to attend without having done any formal training with MiSP.
I have trained on a MiSP course. Can I attend?
Of course! Provided you meet the 3 key criteria above, you’d be very welcome to attend the retreat.
About the venue
The Woodlands at Hothorpe is a beautiful, purpose-built retreat centre set in the middle of woodland in Leicestershire. It is easily accessible from both the north and south of England by road or rail.
This is a three night residential course. If you have no previous experience of a retreat, please read the following carefully:
- Days are long, and provide teacher training but also opportunities to deepen your own personal practice through extended periods of mindfulness meditation. The first practice session each day is before breakfast (7am), and the last is after supper (8-8.45pm).
- As with other retreats, and to enable you to be refreshed and ready for long days of practice, we would encourage you to keep the venue an alcohol and smoking-free environment.
- Residential facilities are very comfortable at The Woodlands. You can choose between a single en-suite lodge room or a twin occupancy en-suite lodge room positioned around a woodland setting with hot drink facilities and a dedicated patio area. (Or, in the event of larger attendance you may be allocated a room within the main hotel – Hothorpe Hall, a short stroll away).
The fee includes accommodation, all meals plus coffee and tea breaks. The course will begin at 3pm on Monday 12th April 2021 with tea, coffee and mini cakes. Attendees are welcome to arrive and settle in to their rooms from 2pm. The training concludes at 11.00am on Thursday, after breakfast and refreshments.
The venue are happy to accommodate most dietary requirements, but please ensure you provide full details of your needs and any allergies on the application form.
Please note: We require full attendance on all aspects of the course in order for participants to receive final certification.
I meet the prerequisites.
I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions.