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A New Year,

a New You:

disconnect to connect

 

 

Retreat

A Nourishing Week of Healing Your Mind, Body, And Spirit through acceptance and compassion

Fri Jan 20, 2023 — Thu Jan 26, 2023

Wiltshire, UK

Our homebred recipe for healing the mind, body, and spirit

is designed for everybody

You can look at it as a spiritual playground where you will learn to be your own best friend, with a combination of meditation, moving your body, silence, group workshops, inspiring stories, rituals, and the much loved Dharma teachings with discussions. Take this time to explore and rediscover what’s really important to you and let go of the things that are no longer serving you.

Experienced guides

This is a unique and transformational retreat, facilitated by experienced guides Karuna Priya, former Buddhist monk, and Nitima Priya, an integrative holistic counsellor. If you are looking for change in your life, for deeper meaning, connection, inspiration or to clear, cleanse and reconnect with yourself, nature, and creation, this retreat offers you a sacred space to cultivate a more radiant you.

exquisite location in WILTSHIRE, UK

This is an invitation to enter into a retreat in an exquisite location, to cleanse and revitalise through the practice of yoga, meditation, ancient Buddhist wisdom, cleansing, detoxification, nature connection, inner journeying, and group work. The essence of the retreat is rooted in authentic Buddhist wisdom, as well as being a space to cleanse and renew through healing, movement, wholesome foods, and daily meditations. 

What will you learn in this retreat

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How to calm the overactive mind

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How to take care of your whole being

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How to experience the beauty and depth of embodying practices

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Philosophical talks for insights and realisations

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How to utilise compassion and mindfulness

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How to regulate your emotions using creative interventions

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How to show up for yourself during difficult times

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How to live with courage, curiosity and compassion

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Stories to support your meditation practice and find new inspiration

Personalised Support and heart-to-heart Conversations

What nitima has to offer you

As a holistic counsellor, Nitima has been facilitating individual and group therapy sessions and mindfulness classes since 2011. She has years of experience working with people facing trauma, anxiety, addiction, and much more. Nitima has found that these are merely surface issues, but the root causes of people’s suffering are most often fear of uncertainty, fear of being judged, feelings of unworthiness, and constantly seeking validation and acceptance. Her healing approach is to guide her clients to face their challenges with compassion, courage, and connection in order to bring new insights and realisations for resolving their issues.

Nitima will guide you to have a better understanding of how your mind and body are interconnected and help you learn to pay better attention to the needs of your body through body-based movement meditation. You will work with your conscious and unconscious mind through creative workshops that delve into Mandala- your universe and utilise rituals and gentle life reflections that can help uncover where you stand, what’s keeping you stuck, and how you can move forward. Nitima will work with you in an energetic way where you will feel safe, held, and not judged. A combination of authentic meditation and holistic therapies such as Energy Healing, Emotional Freedom Tapping techniques, and gentle movement allow you to relax, unwind, find your true self and a peaceful inner happiness.

 

What karuna has to offer you

We’ve had a tough couple of years since the covid-19 pandemic, with various global and environment emergencies. The effects of these are still very much around and there is still so much uncertainty. Many of us have suffered from changes in our mental and physical conditions. As a Buddhist monk, Karuna has learnt that it is often hard to change your external conditions, but you can certainly do something about your internal world and where you choose to place your attention. There is always going to be suffering, in one form or another. Most of us try to avoid it by distracting ourselves, yet all of us have to face difficulties at some point in our life times. It is better to face them as they are in front of you with openness, authenticity and acceptance. No matter what happens to us, we can heal ourselves. But we must start right where we are. There is no perfect time. Now is the time to act. In this retreat, you will learn to accept emotions as you are experiencing them and that all along they have been trying to teach you to acknowledge, forgive, heal, and find your true calling. Through Buddhist philosophy, we will learn to relate to our own suffering, so we can respond to our daily challenges with courage and compassion. When we change the way we relate to ourselves with compassion, we can begin to heal others too.

LIMITED SPACES

Prices are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, meditation, and creative workshops. The numbers are limited to only 13 people to retain the quality of an intimate group setting.

 

30% deposit required to secure your space!

previous retreats in UK and Europe

Combining ancient wisdoms with modern tools

We lead busy and over stimulated lives. We are constantly distracting ourselves with tonnes of entertainment which have distanced us from our true selves. This can affect many areas of our lives, both personal and work related. The retreat is less about obsessive thinking and more about opening your mind to inner calm.

This retreat will help you to face and heal issues that may be blocking you from connecting with yourself. You will learn to practise mindfulness with wisdom and compassion. This is an opportunity to really get to know your habitual actions and reactions and be equipped with tools to deal with life’s challenges. Changing your relationship with yourself will change the way you connect with the outside world.

It is seen that in order to bring change and transformation to the world that all healing must begin within, with the self. The retreat is a space for you to cleanse and quieten your body and mind in order to hear the clear voice within, and again come to flow with the streams of wisdom that are the original essence of the natural world.

The retreat days are woven with a blend of practices, classes, rest, and nourishment. Throughout the week the group will explore the nature of the heart, awakening the sacred wisdom within and the remembrance of Earth as a living being.

Hear what others are saying

“I would encourage anybody who is going through stuff in their lives to come to them to find peace of mind.”
Micheal Thomas
Former Arsenal, Liverpool, Benfica & England Footballer

“A couple of years ago I went on a retreat with Akanista Mindfulness and it has literally changed my life! I was at an all-time low, stressed, sad, angry and needed a way to cope without medication… My dad picked me up from the airport a week later saying “You look 10 years younger!”
Maddy, Healthy Lifestyle Coach

“Really comfortable, dynamic and life-changing retreat! It really brought the group together, created a family atmosphere and really brought new ways of looking at old issues. Definitely the best retreat I have had in my life.”
Elizabeth, Intercultural Services Manager

“I was feeling stressed and busy in life. Akanista Mindfulness helped me get clarity, live in the moment and put myself first. It changed my life!”
Thomas, Cushman & Wakefield

“I have learned to be more kind and gentle towards myself. I would highly recommend them to people who work with people and in large organisations, dealing with diverse groups who are all looking at life from different perspectives.”
Catherine Lambert, Director at Savills