Silent meditation retreat
at Claridge House, Surrey
Friday April 22nd - Sunday April 24th 2022
"The quieter you become, the more you can hear" Ram Dass
Your weekend retreat
Truly take time out for yourself away from daily distractions with our silent meditation retreat.
Reconnect with yourself and feel recharged, refreshed, more grounded, more centered having touched into that part of yourself that is always peaceful, that is unshaken by external circumstances.
This weekend is full board and all of our retreat bedrooms in Claridge House are ensuite. Our retreat centre is in a rural countryside setting between the villages of Lingfield & Dormansland, with Surrey's rolling hills and lush greenery nearby.
During the weekend together we will be exploring a wide range of meditation techniques & sessions will also include pranayama (breathing practices / movement of prana) & mudras which can help you to quieten your mind as well as support and deepen your meditation practise. The weekend will include chair yoga and mindful movements and evening sessions of relaxing guided iRest yoga nidra meditations.
We will be sitting on chairs or on cushions on the floor, whatever you prefer.
We will enter into silence after the first session before dinner on Friday evening and we will break the silence together at the late morning session on Sunday.
At our retreat opening and introductory session on Friday afternoon, talking is permitted and encouraged and there will be a Q & A session about the retreat.
Although this is a silent retreat, you are free to contact the management about any material needs and to speak to Simon privately if required.
There will be plenty of free time too, where you can relax in the house, take a walk in
the large peaceful private gardens or nearby countryside, dive into a good book
from the library, or just be!
This retreat is suitable for those of you who are new to meditation or experienced, and this time will give you the opportunity to try out and explore new practices and / or deepen your existing practise and knowledge in the company of like minded and supportive people.
Spending an extended period of time in silence in company may feel challenging at first and it may take some time to adjust. However you will be in a supportive environment with the retreat leader Simon Hoten there to guide you
Although meditation and mindfulness can be helpful in managing stress, depression and anxiety, this silent retreat is not recommended if you are experiencing major depression or other clinically diagnosed psychiatric illness such as bipolar disorder, psychosis or current self-harming.
This will be a small retreat and you are welcome to arrive from 3pm on Friday and we finish at 2pm on Sunday after lunch.
All of the practices / sessions will be taught by Simon Hoten
Two nights accommodation at the wonderful Claridge House Retreat Centre. All rooms are ensuite.
Meditation sessions with full guidance, where we will exploring a range of meditation techniques. These will include pranayama practices (breathing practices / movement of prana) & mudras (which can support your meditation practise).
Simon will share with you tools, hints and tips that can help to quieten the mind and help you overcome the many obstacles that can stop us from meditating.
Chair yoga and mindful movement sessions each morning
Relaxing guided iRest yoga nidra meditations
Two delicious vegetarian dinners enjoyed inside the lovely dining room.
Two lunches, eaten out on the terrace or in the garden, weather permitting or indoors.
Two continental breakfasts delivered to your room (with a large choice of cereals, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, toast, boiled egg, juices.
Two tea and (Claridge House famous) cakes served at 4pm.
Free time and space to reset and refocus throughout the weekend.
Complimentary car parking for the duration of your stay
Early bird pricing until 31st December 2021 - £20 discount per person off the listed price.
£350 - single bed or twin room single occupancy ensuite room*
£350 - per person for a twin or double ensuite sharing*
*Subject to availability. The rooms will be sold on a first come first served.
Your home for the weekend, will be the charming & beautiful Victorian Claridge House Retreat Centre, recently refurbished with ensuite rooms. Set in two acres of peaceful garden with a delightful pond, and surrounded by the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Inside the house there are two spacious lounges, one of which is our meditation / yoga space, dining room & library. WIFI is available in the guest bedrooms where there are also tea/coffee making facilities.