All day retreats offer a great opportunity to refresh and deepen our understanding and practice of mindfulness.
MBSR Retreat Day
This retreat day is part of the 8 week MBSR course. It is for current participants of MBSR courses and anyone who has completed an 8 week MBSR course with Sandrine, providing there are spaces available.
- Date/Time: In March, June and November of each year. Next date: Sunday 17 November 2019 11am – 5pm (Meeting Room Cowdray Hall)
- Location: The Meeting Room at Cowdray Hall, Midhurst
- Fee: Included in the course fee for current participants (£35 for past participants). Advance booking only. Please email us first to check availability.
Graduates Retreat Day
For anyone who has completed the 8 week MBSR/MBCT course or similar experience in mindfulness.
These retreat days are led by Sandrine and offer an opportunity to deepen our practice and understanding. Held in a safe space and beautiful location, participants are gently guided through various mainstream mindfulness practices, exploring their experiences in each moment, with the mindful approach – curiosity and kindness. The day is spent in noble silence, conducive to ‘coming home to ourselves’.
The format is similar to MBSR retreat day but the practices are slightly longer and deeper. We will go through the main practices of body scan, sitting meditations, mindful walking and movements. The day will also include one to one interviews of about 10mins with Sandrine, to talk about any issues, difficulties or questions you may have about your formal and informal practice.
This retreat day is the same format as most of the mainstream mindfulness retreats such as given by Bangor CMRP, Gaya house, The Mindful Network etc. I wish to offer these graduate retreat days twice a year to deepen your practice, offer an opportunity to talk about your practice and also to prepare graduates for longer retreats of the same style.
- Date/Time: Saturday 19 October 2019 10.30am – 4.30pm
- Location: Cowdray Hall Meeting Room, Midhurst
- Fee: £50 (£35 Concessions) Advance booking
Mindfulness in Silence and Movement
- Date/Time: TBC January 2019 11am-5pm
- Location: Cowdray Hall Meeting Room, Midhurst
- Fee: £55 Advance booking.
Testimonials for Sandrine’s retreat days
“A wonderful experience all round – lovely venue” June 2019
“The retreat day was a great experience and I will definitely be booking myself onto another in the near future. I found being silent brought total stillness and self care which never happens much in day to day life with the constant chaos that surrounds us” June 2019
“The retreat day was the culmination of the practices that had been introduced over the previous weeks. The opportunity to immerse myself in a full day of mindfulness was a real treat and gave me the confidence to continue the journey on my own. Sandrine is a fantastic tutor and her calm and relaxed approach made everyone at ease and feel truly engaged”. 2018
“I’ve always wanted to do a retreat but thought and felt awkward – however my experience today has been enlightening and most encouraging for future practices – calm and peace and felt totally natural. Juliet 2018
“Thank you for creating a wonderful environment and day and for facilitating this so well – Much appreciated Sandrine” Ash 2018
“Loved the inclusive feel. Very nurturing” 2018
“If you feel under stress from modern living, whether it be from outside pressures or inner ones in your private life, then this retreat will give you space to take a breath and regain your balance. The feeling of freedom from spending most of the day in silence is surprising; one relaxes without the pressure of social interaction.
Being guided to drop down into oneself in meditation of the body and the breath, as well as learning how to enable random thoughts to flow out of the mind, gives you a skill which is essential for living each day more calmly, with greater awareness of yourself and your environment.
There are a variety of ‘activities’ too, such as walking with full awareness, as if one is walking for the first time. Also, there is a walk outside, when the natural world is observed with heightened awareness. At the end of the day there is an informal discussion in which participants may talk over their experiences.
And for this retreat you could not find a better mentor and guide than Sandrine Cranswick who enables you to find a state of space and calm that is both refreshing and essential”. Peter 2018
“What an amazing silent retreat day – feeling calm and nurtured – with Sandrine’s expert guidance’. S 2017
“Held in a beautiful location and lead perfectly by Sandrine, the silent retreat day is a true gift you should give yourself”. Lynne 2017
“Thank you so very much for such a special day, it has been informative, nurturing and extremely reflective. You clearly put a lot of thought and care into today, and looked after us, which was hugely appreciated” 2017
“Thank you for a wonderful day … just wonderful” 2017
“Absolutely beautiful day. Thank you.” Kirsty 2016
“Beautiful, relaxing enlightening day!” Karen 2016
“Thank you Sandrine for a wonderful day.” Mike 2016
“A peaceful, calming thought provoking day. Thank you.” Julie 2016
“I didn’t know what to expect but really enjoyed it and await the next one.” Julie 2015
“Loved it. Run in a phenomenally kind, gentle manner. Felt very attended to and cared for.“ Rob 2014
“A wonderful day. It made the practice feel deeper.” Carol 2014
Testimonials for the Qigong and Mindfulness days
“Sandrine and Kim ran a wonderful day and I feel a lot better than before. Thank you ”
“Beautiful day thank you – was everything I needed”
“You both gave the day 100%. You are indeed inspirational – thank you x”
“A wonderful relaxing day. Sandrine and Kim are gifted and intuitive retreat leaders”.
“Thank you for your wonderful teachings and inspiration last Saturday, very much appreciated”.
“I wanted to let you know how extraordinary it is that after each day with the days silence and all that goes into Saturday how amazing it is to come away with such clarity of mind. The next day I felt so full of life and joy and the clarity……it’s a wonderful thing to do and thank you so much for allowing the space, time and gentleness that you bring to the day. It’s a very special day and does me so much good – I can’t thank you enough”
“Thank you so much to both of you, and the group for such a wonderful day. Perfect”
“A lovely day, relaxing – mindfully decluttering. Time became timeless”
“Thank you for creating such a still and beautiful space for us”
“In the safety of your warm environment, it was wonderful to just be! Thank you”