The Sky Garden offers one day and one and a half day mindfulness courses in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, in unique setting in a Grade II listed house on the edge of Odiham village (as praised by Ali Roff, Psychologies Magazine, Spring 2018; see psychologies.co.uk/how-mindfulness-will-transform-your-life) and in Morocco, in the fabulous World Heritage Site seaside town of Essaouira.
Groups are kept small to encourage an intimate experience, conducive to friendly discussion. In Odiham accommodation and breakfast is available to those choosing the one and a half day course. With the belief that a healthy life creates a healthy mind, I have a real passion for cooking delicious, locally sourced and home grown food that is both delicious and nourishing; the healing power of food is a huge part of the Sky Garden's approach to mindfulness.
You will have the opportunity to meet people who are also curious about mindfulness. You will practice short meditations and simple mindfulness exercises in an informal setting. There will be time spent as a group, learning mindfulness techniques, and also some time spent alone with which to practice and reflect. A delicious nutritious lunch will be provided and a chance to spend a relaxed day away from the bustle of life in a tranquil setting.
The aim of the courses is to help you begin to explore mindfulness and how you may apply it to your everyday life. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please scan the calendar below to see the latest available mindfulness courses.
Introduction to mindfulness retreat
Courses are £125 for one day Retreats and £185 for one and a half day courses. These courses are held in our beautiful Hampshire space which is dedicated to calm, rest and reconnecting with your inner voice.
8 week MBSR Course
This is an 8 week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) on a one to one basis, consisting of 8 now hour sessions. The one to one course costs just £360 or, if attending as a couple £400.
Location: Hampshire Retreat
Weekly Meditation Group
A small group of 6 to 8 people meeting on some Tuesday evenings at our Hampshire Retreat at 7.30pm. £8 per session when you book a block of 6 or £10 per session for drop in. The sessions are not suitable for beginners, but we would be very happy to discuss ways to help you begin your mindful journey.
Mindful Hen Parties
One or two day options in Hampshire or longer events in Morocco. See our Mindful Hen page.
Moroccan Mindfulness Retreat
These are 4 day retreats (Tuesday to Saturday) in Essaouira on the Moroccan coast. The cost of the Retreat is £550 on a bed and breakfast basis. The price also includes 3 hours dedicated to mindful practice, guided relaxation and meditation.
See gallery for photos from the April 2017 retreat. Upcoming retreats in 2019 in June and September.
Gift vouchers are available for any value and redeemable for any course.
Please contact Jackie on 07590 673717 for more information, or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restorative Company Away Days & Team Building
Mindfulness has had a big impact on the modern workplace and is implemented by some of the most successful companies around. It is increasingly seen as an antidote to modern workplace issues and a way to promote positive wellbeing.
The private Sky Garden Retreat offers bespoke corporate days, which are designed to bring people together in a unique and collaborative way. Jackie explores introductory lessons on mindfulness which, when practiced regularly, can improve our working lives and bring stress reduction, collaboration, creativity and enhanced leadership.
The corporate retreat day is a way for teams to bond and recuperate and for companies to say thank you, especially at times of organisational change or after a big project is completed. The retreat day helps to develop team relations, away from the stress of work, in a Grade II listed house in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Relax in comfort and enjoy locally sourced and home grown nutritious lunch, that is both delicious and nourishing.
Easily accessible from London, the South West and Midlands, the picturesque Sky Garden Retreat in Hampshire offers a new approach to diverse and modern organisations keen to try something co-operative. Contact Jackie to arrange dates.
All inclusive day from £169 per person*
*includes refreshments throughout the day & two-course home-cooked lunch.
Group Sizes: Minimum: 4 people | Maximum: 8 people