Course Information

Compassion: Mindfulness and Self Compassion Weekend Retreat (in-person) - CANCELLED

When: 11 Aug 2023 - 13 Aug 2023
Where: Purley Chase Centre
Tutors: Ali Lambie, Caroline Hoffman

Mindfulness and Self Compassion weekend retreat

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What’s involved?

This residential retreat is rare opportunity to step away from everyday life and immerse ourselves in quiet practice together. Both mindfulness and self-compassion support us in responding more wholeheartedly and kindly to our experiences and to ourselves.
The retreat will include:
- extended opportunities for practice in quietness together, both guided and self-directed - sustained periods of silence will enable us to connect more fully with inner experience- time to practice self-care informally between the scheduled sessions- time out of doors in a beautiful setting that supports our practice
- opportunities for reflecting together on our experiences.

Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for people who have attended an 8-week course e.g. MBSR/MBCT/MSC or 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.

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 at the venue at 4pm on Friday 11th August; the retreat will finish by 3pm on Sunday 13th August 2023.

All times given are UK, BST (Brisitsh Summer Time). 

What to bring/wear:

Equipment will be available at the venue (mats, cushions, stools, blankets); but please feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Please wear comfortable clothes, with layers to adjust to adjust for temperature. Also suitable clothing for times out of doors.


Purley Chase Centre is a retreat centre set in the beautiful North Warwickshire countryside.


We strongly advise that you visit the venue website to review their Covid-19 policy as the event approaches. You must ensure that you comply with all health and safety, licensing and other rules and regulations of the venue or applicable to the venue. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with any rules and regulations that apply.

Our rates:

Our full rates have no hidden extras and include deposit, teaching, room and board. 

The full rate for the residential weekend is £374.00 (includes £100 non-refundable deposit)

Please note: many of our venues have shared bathrooms, including for SINGLE rooms. Please contact us if you have any specific needs that we need to be aware of.

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 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 tutor is on annual leave or on retreat 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 confirmed once we receive full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining details in advance of the event.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully 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.