New Year Retreat

New Beginnings - “Changing habits of a lifetime”

28 December 2019 - 04 January 2020

Leader: Clive Holmes and Wendy Turnbull

Cost Information: See below

Course outline

Every time we give in to a harmful habit from our past, we reinforce our limitations.  Maybe instead we could be more adventurous and a pioneer of our own future instead. Once we truly see, and accept, our habits, we can then embrace the ones that are helpful and let go of the ones that are not. This is what we will do over this week at this special time of year for renewing good intentions and motivations. So together we will encourage one another to make our meditation practice more authentic, more kind.

This course will be practice and experience based. Through mainstream exercises we will learn to how to develop worthwhile intentions, fearless and mature. We could even call this the marriage of intention and attention through meditation. We cannot change the world to fit in with our expectations; yet we can learn to be flexible and adaptable, accepting things as they are.

Clive will be assisted by Wendy Turnbull, who will lead daily yoga sessions of slow, simple and gentle movement, focusing on releasing tension and calming the mind. Wendy's approach is suitable for complete beginners and adaptable for individuals’ needs. 

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who already have a meditation practice.

You are welcome to stay through both Christmas and New Year or to come for one or other of the retreats, which are stand-alone courses. We offer a reduced course fee for those coming for the entire periodHere are the 3 retreat options, along with costs:

  1. Entire period: 21 Dec - 4 Jan: £770 single room, £560 twins each, £448 dorms. Course fee £325
  2. First period over Christmas: 21 Dec - 28 Dec: £385 single room, £280 twins each, £224 dorms. Course fee £200
  3. Second period over New Year: 21 Dec - 4 Jan:  £385 single room, £280 twins each, £224 dorms. Course fee £200


Use the Book Now button - 7 or 14 nights from 21 December or 7 nights from 28 December. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Retreat Description Additional Extras. Please select either Christmas and New Year Retreat, Christmas Retreat or New Year Retreat