Autumn Personal Resilience Retreat in Hertfordshire
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Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Hertfordshire
This three day Personal Resilience Retreat combining mindfulness, meditation and yoga retreat takes place at Ashridge House in Hertfordshire. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. At Ashridge House you will experience a unique retreat, combining mindfulness, meditation, walking and revitalising yoga, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.
Whilst enjoying the surroundings, you will invigorate yourself with activities to rest your mind, restore your body and nourish your soul, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and equipped to make important wellbeing changes to your lifestyle.
Our resilience is enhanced by learning to proactively balance our active, restful and reflective practices, and to develop a state of inner calm and mindfulness as an important basis for our effectiveness. When we are resilient, we stick at things, sleep better, performed better and we enjoy life more.
Majestically located in 190 acres of private gardens, Ashridge House is a hidden gem in leafy Hertfordshire just 30 miles outside of London. The tranquil setting is just minutes from Berkhamsted train station and close to the main road networks. All London airports are conveniently located for those visiting from afar whilst there is extensive onsite complimentary car parking.
The historic gardens are breathtaking whatever the season, making them ideal for reflecting and re-energising throughout the retreat. Ashridge House is perfectly located in every way.
Our activities focus on re-energising your body and resting your mind. During this retreat you will learn practices that will help you bring a better balance to your life.
The weekend will include short experiential workshops on topics including re-framing behaviours and patterns, how to improve the quality of your sleep, the practice of mindfulness, whilst ensuring time for you to rest and rejuvenate.
The weekend will be facilitated by experienced and specialist members of faculty in personal resilience and mindfulness.
Mindfulness is our capacity to pay attention on purpose, in the present moment with an attitude of care and compassion. Mindfulness, which is cultivated using techniques like meditation and yoga, enables people to become more aware of themselves, others and the world around them. It increases their appreciation of each moment.
Yoga is the science of getting to know yourself through movement and breath. We spend most of our lives living in our minds, yoga brings awareness of our bodies, along with strength and flexibility.
Yoga is calming for the mind and helps to regulate the nervous system. Practices can be dynamic or passive, but all can be adapted to accommodate where your body is at the moment. Our yoga sessions are suitable for beginners as well as experienced participants.
The weekend will be facilitated by experienced and specialist members of faculty in Personal Resilience and Mindfulness. They will teach you the techniques of mindfulness and how to apply them in your daily routine, and how to find the balance between your mind, body and soul ensuring you leave us feeling balanced, relaxed and happy.
Our passion for fine dining has earned Ashridge an unrivalled reputation for using the finest local produce; local farms have supplied the Ashridge kitchens with seasonal produce for centuries, and we take care to source all our ingredients from sustainable suppliers.
You will dine from our healthy menu based on fresh seasonal ingredients; including invigorating and reviving breakfast, lunch designed to give you all the nutrition needed to fuel your body, and a buffet dinner.
All our food is freshly prepared and we source meat, fruit and vegetables that are in season from local farmers wherever possible. All tea, coffee and bananas are Fairtrade. All fish is sustainably sourced – we do not serve any fish from the‘MCS fish to avoid’ list. Our chefs use fresh herbs grown at Ashridge from our herb gardens.
We worked with a local school and scout group to replant the original orchard of apples, pears, cherries and plums so that our chefs can use the fruit in our kitchen. We provide all of our chefs with sustainable food training.
Prices are in British Pounds
- Two nights’ accommodation in a double ensuite room (Friday and Saturday nights).
- All meals and refreshments (from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday) with a healthy menu.
- A welcome meeting with a short introduction to the art of self care.
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions.
- Mindfulness workshops.
- Mindful walking in the Ashridge estate.
- Rest and Relaxation time.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Use of our lifestyle centre and gym – pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, tennis courts and squash court.
Does not include
Flights and transfers
For those who find spending time in the great outdoors a good way to unwind, there are miles of jogging and cycling routes through National Trust woodland or gentle walking trails through our formal gardens. The Lifestyle Centre has a well-equipped gym, swimming pool, squash court, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi plus free bike hire.
What to pack
We recommend to wear comfortable clothing. Sportswear should be worn when using the sports facilities, sauna, swimming pool, etc. Please bring your own sportswear.
Location and how to get there
ARRIVING BY ROAD
Ashridge is located is Hertfordshire, just 15 minutes from major motorways including the M1 and M25. If you are using Satellite Navigation it’s best to use the following post code; HP4 !NS
ARRIVING BY RAIL
The nearest railway station is Berkhamsted (London Midland line), located four miles (six kilometres) from Ashridge. There are regular departures from London Euston and Clapham Junction. There is a taxi office outside the station, usually they charge £10 –£12 to take you to Ashridge.
ARRIVING BY AIR
Ashridge is around 60 minutes drive from London Heathrow, 90 minutes from London Gatwick, 75 minutes from London Stansted, 30 minutes from London Luton, and 60 minutes from London City.
Our retreats are limited to a maximum of 20 guests
Yoga sessions are suitable for beginners as well as experienced participants
All sessions are optional
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