Course Information

Retreat: an Online Retreat for Mindfulness-based Supervisors: Drinking deeply from the well of mindfulness together

When: 12 Jan 2025 - 16 Jan 2025
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Alison Evans, Sarah Millband

Who is the Retreat for?

This online practice retreat is suitable for mindfulness-based supervisors or mentors who:

  • have a long-standing mindfulness practice
  • have taught MBPs, or incorporated mindfulness into their work, for a number of years 
  • have completed a two to three day mindfulness-based supervision training, or equivalent.

The retreat is open to anyone who meets these requirements and is particularly intended for those who are integrating mindfulness-based supervision into their professional work. We welcome applications from outside of the UK.

What’s involved?

This five day online retreat offers a unique opportunity to deepen your personal mindfulness practice alongside other experienced supervisors and explore mindfulness-based supervision within a retreat context.

A core intention is to offer a supportive structure and atmosphere within which each of us can explore our own experience with the freshness of beginner’s mind, through formal practices (sitting, walking, movement, including an emphasis on compassion-based practices), and informal practice time.

The retreat will also offer some interpersonal mindfulness practice, encouraging us to bring mindful awareness to our experience of interacting with another, as we contemplate themes around mindfulness-based supervision. This will be complemented by a small number of talks from the teachers inviting further exploration of the themes of the retreat. By bringing inquiry into our experience of mindfulness based supervision into a retreat context we hope to create a space which allows a deepening of insight both about supervision and being a supervisor.

We will lightly hold a mindfulness-based supervision framework as a structure for the residential, but the core curriculum will be the immediacy of personal experience.

The retreat will include:

  • periods of both guided and self-directed practice
  • times of interpersonal practice linking with supervision themes
  • small group meeting to reflect on practice
  • short talks
  • periods of silence to enable participants to connect more fully with their inner experience
  • an encouragement to use the time between the scheduled sessions for informal practice
  • an optional evening practice

The overall container of the retreat will be one of simplicity and quiet: a chance to be in community with like-minded people without the need to be anyone in particular.

We acknowledge that the container for an online retreat may need to be a little different from in a residential setting, and there may be times of non-silence where you need to be in communication with those you live with. We encourage you to think in advance and be creative in how you set up your space for the retreat.

What are the requirements to attend?

This online practice retreat is suitable for mindfulness-based supervisors or mentors who:

  • have a long-standing mindfulness practice
  • have taught MBPs, , or incorporated mindfulness into their work, for a number of years
  • have completed a 2-3-day mindfulness-based supervision training, or equivalent.
Please ensure you are able to attend the entire event. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.


Please arrive online from 1.45pm for a 2pm start on 12th January 2025. The retreat will finish at 12.30pm on 16th January.

All times given are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).


Online, via Zoom.

Your own home or another space where you have good internet access, space and equipment to sit, walk and move and where you will be undisturbed. We will encourage many similar conditions to a residential retreat such as silence (where possible with some flexibility), not using email, phones etc, taking a break from work and social commitments. The retreat will begin at 7.00am and finish by 8.45pm each of the full days. Guidance will be given about early morning and evening practice to those in different time zones.

A Zoom link will be sent nearer to the start date. 

What to bring/wear:

A mat, cushions and a blanket would be helpful to support your meditation space at home. 


Full Rate of Online Event - £389

Bursary-assisted places are available on this event until three months before the event starts. If it is less than three months before the start date of the event, please get in touch to discuss if an application is possible.  When applying for a bursary-assisted place, please first register on the event and select the fee ‘I’m applying for a bursary-assisted place’. Once you have registered for the event you will also need to complete and return a bursary application form.  

To find out more about our bursary schemes, criteria for bursary applications and to complete the bursary application form please visit:  

Employer's rate - Recognising the administrative overhead of dealing with employers, we will be adding a £50 surcharge if the employer is paying directly; where possible we would advise applicants to pay themselves and reclaim on expenses to avoid the charge.

The Application and Payment Process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure this course is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week but if the retreat leader is on annual leave or on retreat then this can take a little longer.
  2. Upon offering you a place we will issue an invoice for the full amount.
  3. Your place is confirmed once we receive full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

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