Course Information

Retreat: Introducing the Foundations of Mindfulness

When: 11 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Julia Wallond, Ciaran Saunders

What’s involved?

This online retreat offers the opportunity to deepen our personal and experiential engagement with the core meditation practices taught in courses such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, alongside offering an introduction to theoretical understandings that underpin them.

The retreat will include:

  • periods of both guided and self-directed practice
  • short talks with time for questions and discussion
  • sustained periods of silence to enable participants to connect more fully with their inner experience
  • time to practice mindfulness informally between the scheduled sessions
  • opportunities for group inquiries with the teachers.

The teachers will also be available to talk to people individually if necessary.


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 also suitable for people who teach or are training to teach Mindfulness Based Programmes and others who are integrating mindfulness into their professional work.  

This retreat can contribute to fulfilling the retreat requirement for mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the BAMBA Listing of Mindfulness Teachers.


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:

The retreat will start at 4 pm on 11th February and finish at 4 pm on 13th February. All times are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)


What to bring/wear:

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


Location:

Online, via Zoom.

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

Please check you have the best internet connection possible. Use of an ethernet cable can improve the quality of the connection.


Our rates:

Full Rate for Online Event: £157

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.


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 that this event 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 bit longer.
  2. Upon offering you a place we will then invoice you for the full amount.
  3. Your place is fully 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 retreats@mindfulness-network.org.


Click here to sign up to this event.