August 2017

Booking ID: 180817

Tutor: Gaynor Goffee

A course for all levels, from beginner to advanced, covering learning /improving /experimenting with one or more scripts, depending on previous experience, and using them in the lay-out and design of short texts. Scripts will include: italic, foundational hand, uncial, Carolingian, italic capitals, Roman capitals, copperplate, blackletter, versals, other scripts are possible.

Residential price: £260.00

Booking ID: 250817

Tutor: Rebecca Hubbard

Exploring myth through creative writing. Enter the mythic world of Icarus, fire up your imagination and discover a rich, new source of inspiration for creative writing. During this weekend you will explore this ancient myth, its fascinating characters and powerful dramatic themes, drawing stimulus from paintings, objects, music and words. Open to anyone who likes to write, whether it’s stories or poems or other forms of writing. Inspiration and support on hand from a friendly and experienced creative writing tutor.

Residential price: £260.00

September 2017

Booking ID: 010917

Tutor: Sarah Fox

Hedge Shamanism is a safe cross-cultural shamanism which anyone can use to work with mother earth and to help themselves move towards becoming whole. Plants and gardens1 are essential to working with mother earth - Pachamama. During the experiential workshop, we will work with some of the universal shamanic techniques and learning. We will create a Mesa (a Shamanic alter) and work with plants, fire ceremony and journeying. http://www.c21foxhealing.co.uk/

Residential price: £260.00

Booking ID: 050917

Tutor: Andrei Illes

When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.

Residential price: £275.00

Booking ID: 110917

Tutors: David Mason and Cherry Simpkin

Training in practical healing for those interested in becoming members of QSH (Quakers Spiritual Healers), enabling exploration of potential in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Experience unnecessary, only a desire to help. Applicants should be sympathetic to Quaker values, attending a Quaker meeting for over a year. Does not necessarily lead to full membership.

Residential price: £385.00

Booking ID: 150917

Tutor: Jennifer Kavanagh

We live in a divided world. At times like these we need to learn from a universe that models connectedness and mutuality, and respond with love. In small groups, alone, and in plenary, we will explore how we connect with each other, and with the rest of creation.

Residential price: £245.00

Booking ID: 180917

Tutor: Charlotte Standish

Silent walking is a means of becoming more aware of ourselves and our surroundings. Walking is a return to our most basic self, putting one foot in front of the other; we can simultaneously explore our inner selves and the outer truths.
Silent walking is a means of becoming more aware of ourselves and our surroundings. Walking is a return to our most basic self, putting one foot in front of the other; we can simultaneously explore our inner selves and the outer truths.

Residential price: £210.00

Booking ID: 190917

Tutor: Andrei Illes

When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.

Residential price: £275.00

Booking ID: 220917

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Come and practice Yoga from a mindful perspective- taking more time and attention to your postures, breathing practices and deep relaxation techniques. We will also practice hand mudras gestures, &mantras positive affirmations and meditation.

Residential price: £260.00

Booking ID: 260917

Tutor: Andrei Illes

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that can benefit people of all ages. The health benefits of Tai Chi have been confirmed by numerous medical studies. They include improving your breathing, overall body flexibility and balance as well as reducing stress. It will be taught in a supportive atmosphere so you will leave Claridge House greatly refreshed and with a greater understanding of this ancient art. This midweek course is suitable for a range of abilities from absolute beginners to those who have been practising for a couple of years and who are seeking to have a deeper understanding of the principles of Tai Chi.

Residential price: £245.00

Booking ID: 290917

Tutors: Surya Cooper and Ryan O’Riordan

A weekend of glorious harmony singing with Surya Cooper who is an experienced and inspiring Yoga and Music teacher, having taught many Singing, Drumming, and other music weekends. (Those with musical instruments are welcome to bring them. There will also be an opportunity to do some drumming and percussion if participants wish)

Residential price: £260.00

October 2017

Booking ID: 031017

Tutor: Andrei Illes

When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.

Residential price: £275.00

Booking ID: 061017

Tutor: Hilary Grundy

This course is for those who have previously attended a knitting week-end at Claridge House, or who are very skilled knitters. The programme for the week-end is challenging, fast, but friendly. Entrelac, intarsia, double-sided knitting, Kitchener stitch, and a lace refresher are all on the menu. Places limited to 6.

Residential price: £260.00

Booking ID: 131017

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Do you need to have a digital detox? Come and enjoy a weekend to enhance your well-being with practices from Yoga and mindfulness meditation. There will be information on how to deal with insomnia and stressful lifestyles. Enjoy the vegetarian food and walks in the local countryside. Massage will be available at an extra cost.

Residential price: £260.00

Booking ID: 201017

Tutor: Ceri Lee

Enjoy a weekend devoted to yoga practice, learning how to harness the breath and connect with the subtle body for a more profound experience. www.yoga-light.com

Residential price: £280.00

Booking ID: 271017

Tutor: Nikki Tuke

In our busy, fast-paced lives, we rarely have time to ask if our lives have balance or indeed if we feel truly centred or grounded. Hatha Yoga offers us this opportunity of self-enquiry both on and off the mat. Yoga asks us to find that balance between holding on and letting go.
Using meditation, physical yoga practices, breathing techniques and Yoga Nidra, Nikki will guide you along your inward journey, balancing Sun/Moon energy within and finding a more centred space from which you can expand and grow.
‘Like a tree, you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind’ Angela Farmer.

Residential price: £280.00

November 2017

Booking ID: 031117

Tutor: Kay Horsfield

A weekend gathering for full or probationary members of Quaker Spiritual Healers, offering an opportunity to develop understanding of spiritual healing with others on the same path.

Residential price: £220.00

Booking ID: 071117

Tutor: Andrei Illes

When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.

Residential price: £275.00

Booking ID: 071117

Tutor: Francis Standish

What influences have shaped our lives up to now? We will use the natural design of the spiral as a guiding model for our own reflections, while we experience `the still centre of the turning world` in various ways.

Residential price: £210.00

Booking ID: 101117

Tutor: James D'Angelo

The natural vibrations of our voices can unlock the fine energies of the chakras and re-vitalise the organs of the body. Applied therapeutically, the voice is the perfect instrument for tuning the energy centres, purifying our psychology, removing stress and gaining heightened awareness. These practices are forms of sound Yoga and vocal homeopathy.

Residential price: £260.00

Booking ID: 171117

Tutor: Leah Barnett

A gentle yoga course for all abilities, that will help restore and balance energy. It will include soothing breathing techniques, gentle yoga postures, simple meditation and nurturing relaxation. Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.

Residential price: £245.00

Booking ID: 211117

Tutor: Andrei Illes

When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.

Residential price: £275.00

December 2017

Booking ID: 011217

Tutor: Divya Kohli

Enjoy a weekend of tranquillity with guided meditations, relaxing yoga, walks in nature, contemplation, rest and self-practice. Through a mindful practice of Yoga and engagement with meditation, develop a calmer mind, healthy body and authentic connection to the self and life path.
For more details and to book visit www.yogawithdivya.co.uk

Residential price: TBC

Booking ID: 051217

Tutor: Andrei Illes

When you hurt yourself, you instinctively use your hands to rub the affected area; Massage is an extension of this technique. Andrei’s soothing massages will relax you in both mind and body. At the end of the Massage Retreat you will leave the comfort of Claridge House relaxed, refreshed, but longing to return.

Residential price: £275.00

Booking ID: 231217

Enjoy a quiet Christmas, away from the normal pressures. Relax, go for walks or play games. Gather for our daily Quiet Times. Come together to share favourite music, poetry and writings.

Residential price: £595.00

Booking ID: 291217

Tutor: Lina Newstead

Do you feel the need to look at the year that’s gone and the year ahead in a new light? Come and spend a very different new year helping you to start it off in a really positive way. Yoga and mindfulness meditation will be practised and there will be sessions on self development with the aim to help you to surf the waves of life!!

Residential price: £545.00

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