Course Information

Retreat: Foundations of Mindfulness

When: 18 Sep 2021 - 22 Sep 2021
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Christina Feldman, Rebecca Crane

Assisted by: Julia WallondChristin Illeborg and Nicole Schoonbrood

What’s involved?

This online retreat will focus on exploring the teachings of mindfulness as they are presented in the early Buddhist tradition in the Satipatthana Discourse and the ways that this teaching informs contemporary teaching and mindfulness programmes.  Contextualizing mindfulness helps us to develop a more nuanced understanding of the role that mindfulness plays in understanding the nature of distress and developing our capacity for resilience and compassionate responsiveness.

There will be a programme of sustained meditation, daily talks and instructions and group meetings.

Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for people who have attended an eight-week MBSR/MBCT (or similar) course and who have a personal practice of mindfulness. It is open to anyone who meets these requirements and is particularly intended for people who teach or are training to teach Mindfulness Based Programmes and others who are integrating mindfulness into their professional work.  

This retreat will enable mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the BAMBA Listing of Mindfulness Teachers to fulfill the requirement to attend an annual mindfulness retreat. It also fulfils the TTP five-day retreat requirement.

Requirements to attend:

Attendance at an 8-week MBSR/MBCT (or similar). In addition, attendance of at least one day of guided silent mindfulness practice is recommended but not required.

Please ensure you are able to attend the entire event. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.

Timings (GMT - Greenwich :

The retreat will start at 5pm on 18th September and finish at 12.30pm on 22nd September.

What to bring/wear:

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


Online, via Zoom.

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

Fee Options:

  • Full Rate of Online Event - £320
  • Employer's Rate - £370

    Employer's rate - Recognising the large 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. We will be applying this to all our offerings with effect from September 2020.

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.

For more information:

Please email us at

Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.