Next Retreat: Saturday 16th of April 2022
But we are delighted to say that over the winter period, we are still holding whole MEDITATION DAYS in our caravan to a day that suits you. We will be teaching the same material as on our Retreat Days.
Meditation Days usually run from 11am- 3pm.
Price: £65 per person or £45 if you bring another person (max. 4 people)
All paperwork and meditation audio's are included in the price.
Bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.
Location GL51 6SL Cheltenham (free parking available at caraven park)
To book just email us or fill in the request form below.
Why a Meditation Retreat or Meditation Day?
The word 'Retreat' means a place to go to be alone, to get away from it all. Not only getting away from the stresses, responsibilities and mad rush of daily life, but also giving your mind a chance to quiet down from its daily routine.
Meditation Retreats and Days are designed to leave behind all our usual distractions to allow relaxation and positive inner change to occur and develop a stronger connection to YOU.
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to allocate time for ourselves, which is vitally important for our overall wellbeing.
Planning a vacation can be hard work, a very good reason to go on a Retreat is to give yourself an opportunity to truly relax, tucked away with like-minded people in the beautiful stillness of nature.
Along with guided meditations this Retret Days also include time for mindful nature walks, gentle movement classes and nutritious meals; all combining towards a positive change and to simply feel better and re-energise.
Our Meditation Days will be more practical with talks and plenty of guided meditations.
Meditating is about paying attention... Attention to your surroundings, your body, your thoughts and to truly reconnect with yourself and restore your reserves.
On our Retreats and Meditation Days you can really escape and have nothing to do but concentrate with space for Self Care, giving you the opportunity to gain a wider perpective, mental momentum, mind and body transformation with increased awareness... It is impossible to create change if you are not aware.
On Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness Retreats and Meditation Days, you can learn all about this important awareness, and most importantly how to incorporate this into your daily life.
People leave our Retreats and Meditation Days feeling rested, happier, fitter and with a clearer and positive perspective.
Cotswold Meditation and Mindfulness is pleased to now offer Countryside Retreats at selected times of the year, hosted at Middletown Farm Cottages.
Countryside Retreats run on a Saturday during the day.
Alternatively book in your Meditation Day in our delightful caravan Cheltenham on a day that suits you.
Retreats will run at Middletown Farm, which is situated in a tranquil little corner of England where you can hear the birds singing and see the stars at night. It is in the middle of The Cotswolds, The Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and The Wye Valley. Nearby towns are Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ledbury, Tewkesbury, Ross on Wye, Malvern and Newent. Hartpury Agricultural College and Equestrian Centre are just three miles away.
Middletown is a chemical-free working farm, where geese and Jacob's sheep are ethically bred and raised, apple juice is produced and there is a farm shop selling a selection of local produce and artisan gifts.
Rooms in the main house
There are three double rooms in the main house. One room has an ensuite bathroom and the other two share a bathroom.
The rooms either in one of the cottages or the main house are £100 per room per night (single occupancy). You can share a room, which will cost you therefore £50 for the night each.
There are two Cottages on the farm just a short distance from the main farmhouse.
The gardens are very pretty and have a fishpond with a small fountain and waterfall. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the gardens and meet the lovely friendly animals in the paddocks.
Interaction with guests
The owners are usually on site and are happy to give help that is required at any time
Other things to note
There are many lovely and interesting places to visit, gorgeous walks with spectacular views of the scenery and local pubs with good food and roaring log fires to enjoy.
Treat yourself to a relaxing and re-energising break in the enchanting Forest of Dean area. You may even recognise places that have been used for filming; for example, Harry Potter, Merlin, Dr Who, The Huntsman and Star Wars The Force Awakens.
All food during the Countryside Retreat is fresh, organic and locally produced.
Dordie even makes her own apple juice, from fresh local orchard apples! 🍏
Vegetarian options will be available and please let Dordie know whether you have any other dietary requirements (e.g.- gluten free, lactose free, vegan).
Fresh water (Middletown Cottages uses a very effective filter system for fresh water), a variety of teas, coffees and biscuits will be available for you to help yourself at all times during our Retreat.
Example Countryside Retreat Structure (Saturday Day or Whole Weekend ) 2022
Arrival from 3pm, opportunity to settle in and explore the farm and its lovely surroundings.
5pm - Retreat starts with introductions and group meditation
7pm - Dinner
8pm - Evening walk
9pm - Goodnight meditation
Saturday (Day Retreat)
10.30am - All you ever wanted to know about Meditation and Mindfulness!
11.30am - Guided meditation
12 noon - Gentle movement/Yoga class
1.00pm - Lunch
2.00pm - Nature Walk
3.30pm - Tea break
4.pm - Physical and Emotional Pain Management and guided meditation
5.30pm - Day finishes
7am - Optional Early Bird meditation!
8.15am - Breakfast
9.30am - Stress Management and guided meditation
10.30am - Qi Gong movement class
12 noon - Lunch
1pm - Free time/personal meditation
3pm - Additional meditation benefits session
4pm - Final meditation and group reflection
5pm - Retreat finishes (...you're all relaxed and ready to go home!)
Please note: There are no confirmed dates yet for whole Retreat Weekends, ony Day Retreats.
The above Retreat Day Structure is only an example. Specific Retreat timings and content are subject to confirmation prior to arrival.
We will learn four different meditation techniques during our Retreat/ Meditation Days and learn how to commit to a regular practice.
The Retreat and Meditation Day also includes four downloadable meditation audios, so you can maintain all we have learned at home.
Countryside Retreat Dates:
Saturday the 16th of April 2022
Alternatively book a whole Meditation Day in our delightful Caravan on a day that suits you.
We are taking bookings now.
Saturday Day Retreats Only (10.30am- 5.30pm)
£95 including a delicious, home-cooked lunch, unlimited hot drinks, biscuits and fruits.
Weekend Retreats (Friday afternoon- Sunday afternoon)
£200 Retreat + £200 Accommodation single or £100 Accommodation shared + £80 All meals, hot drinks and snacks
Total £480 single room or £380 shared room
All meals are freshly made and home-cooked
A whole selection of unlimited fresh teas, coffee and biscuits will also be provided.
Meditation Days at Caravan £65 per person or £45 for 2 people or more.
Location: Cheltenham GL51 6SL
Bring a packed lunch, hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.
If you would like more information or want to make a booking, please complete the form below.
Our Retreats and Meditation Days can also be purchased in the form of a GIFT VOUCHER, the perfect GIFT for a loved one!
Customer Enquiry/Booking form