Imagine Yourself CONNECTING WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE MELTING AWAY THE STRESS IN A HOT-TUB OVERLOOKING THE CUMBRIA HILLS AND SEA...

This November 25th - 28th 2016 is an immersive long weekend retreat. It is the perfect opportunity to experience the life-enhancing benefits of living truly in the present. This unique setting offers you a deep quality of experience that will help you embed your practice in your life. When we allow ourselves this silent space, we gain insight into ourselves and life in the moment. This is an intimate experience exclusive to only10 places designed specifically to support and develop a deeper practice and understanding. Our Facilitators are always available to guide and support outside of classes - a service unmatched.

 


                                                                                                                   Priory grounds at the Majushri Kadampa Meditation Centre for Peace

                                                                                                                  Priory grounds at the Majushri Kadampa Meditation Centre for Peace


On this Retreat you will...

✔ Learn how to protect yourself from burnout

✔  Mindfully Communicate with each other

✔ Engage in discussion on the mindful tenets

✔ Rest and relax your body: Sauna & Jacuzzi

✔ Enjoy Mindful Eating of healthy local produce

✔ Explore the Manjushri Kadampa Centre

✔ Enjoy our after care goodie bag

✔ Unpack the techniques of Sitting Meditation

✔ Break down the process of Mindful Walking

✔ Learn about the Breathing Meditation styles

✔ Embody Mindful Yoga Movement

✔ Understand your body with the Body Scan

✔ Deepen your Mindfulness of Sound experience

Explore techniques of Mindfulness of Thoughts


Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
— Herman Hesse, Author of Siddhartha

Meet The Teachers

  Hope Bastine  is a  game changing  psychotherapist. As a barefoot child of India, she understands the compass of cultural diversity. Born on the foot of the Pyrenees, raised in India, and consolidated her education in Europe - she is a Third Culture Kid. But what has been her constant in the face of an ever-changing environment is her  spiritual practice.   After having trained in   Neuroscience and Psychology  at   Westminster University , Hope went on to teach psychology for five years with a  PGCE from  St Mary's University College  . Following this she earned a  Post-Graduate Diploma in  Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy   where she discovered how Mindfulness can cure insomnia. Well-trained in the science and art of yoga and mindfulness meditation by   Jason Crandell   and   Dr. P Collard ,  she incorporates a mind-body approach within the therapeutic setting that is evidence-based. Hope is passionate about the aspirational qualities of personal and professional development.  Hope has worked as Psychotherapist at the   Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service ,  a CBT specialist on the   IAPT service at the South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS   for two years, and with the Awareness Centre for three years before  founding Fresh Perception . She believes the key to  releasing your potential  is found in the mind-body-soul integrative approach to our well-being. In her transformation approach to psychotherapy, she incorporates positive psychology, yoga and  mindfulness -based concepts into the room.   She is currently researching her thesis on the personal growth of Mindfulness meditation & Yoga   Metanoia Institute of Middlesex University  .

Hope Bastine is a game changing psychotherapist. As a barefoot child of India, she understands the compass of cultural diversity. Born on the foot of the Pyrenees, raised in India, and consolidated her education in Europe - she is a Third Culture Kid. But what has been her constant in the face of an ever-changing environment is her spiritual practice.

After having trained in Neuroscience and Psychology at Westminster University, Hope went on to teach psychology for five years with a PGCE from St Mary's University College. Following this she earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy where she discovered how Mindfulness can cure insomnia. Well-trained in the science and art of yoga and mindfulness meditation by Jason Crandell and Dr. P Collard, she incorporates a mind-body approach within the therapeutic setting that is evidence-based. Hope is passionate about the aspirational qualities of personal and professional development.

Hope has worked as Psychotherapist at the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, a CBT specialist on the IAPT service at the South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS for two years, and with the Awareness Centre for three years before founding Fresh Perception. She believes the key to releasing your potential is found in the mind-body-soul integrative approach to our well-being. In her transformation approach to psychotherapy, she incorporates positive psychology, yoga and mindfulness-based concepts into the room. 

She is currently researching her thesis on the personal growth of Mindfulness meditation & Yoga Metanoia Institute of Middlesex University.

  Dr Ruth Naylor   is an award-winning artist and a transformative, compassionate trainer and therapist.  Born in New York City, raised on ‘the island’, and educated by Quakers, Ruth understands the wisdom of silence and the unique movement of the spirit within it.  After training at  Masters level in General Experimental Psychology  and in Business Administration for healthcare, Ruth went on to work in community mental health and in high-tech marketing and manufacturing for ten years. Since 2000, Ruth has earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Autogenic Therapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, and in 2013 a  PhD by research in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University .  The focus of her research was on anxiety, relaxation, Flow, and Buddhist meditative practices.   Ruth has  trained in Mindfulness at Holy Isle  in Scotland, at Osher in Boston MA, and most recently with Grayrock in Glasgow Scotland.  Ruth incorporates three world-class evidence based tools in her full-embodiment approach to therapy, training each client to figure out how to reach their potential in their own time and on their own terms.   Ruth has had a private practice since 2005 as a psychotherapists and hypnotherapist.  Most recently  she traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train social workers and lay counselors in autogenics, progressive and applied relaxation, and mindfulness methods . With her extensive background in high-tech, financial services and well-being sectors of our economy, Ruth brings a fresh perspective to our team and to your workplace challenges.

Dr Ruth Naylor  is an award-winning artist and a transformative, compassionate trainer and therapist.  Born in New York City, raised on ‘the island’, and educated by Quakers, Ruth understands the wisdom of silence and the unique movement of the spirit within it.

After training at Masters level in General Experimental Psychology and in Business Administration for healthcare, Ruth went on to work in community mental health and in high-tech marketing and manufacturing for ten years. Since 2000, Ruth has earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Autogenic Therapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, and in 2013 a PhD by research in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University.  The focus of her research was on anxiety, relaxation, Flow, and Buddhist meditative practices. 

Ruth has trained in Mindfulness at Holy Isle in Scotland, at Osher in Boston MA, and most recently with Grayrock in Glasgow Scotland.  Ruth incorporates three world-class evidence based tools in her full-embodiment approach to therapy, training each client to figure out how to reach their potential in their own time and on their own terms. 

Ruth has had a private practice since 2005 as a psychotherapists and hypnotherapist.  Most recently she traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train social workers and lay counselors in autogenics, progressive and applied relaxation, and mindfulness methods. With her extensive background in high-tech, financial services and well-being sectors of our economy, Ruth brings a fresh perspective to our team and to your workplace challenges.


The Experience

Friday 25th - Welcome Day

12:00-12:30pm Welcome Lunch

2:00pm Spa Time

4:00pm Keynote to Mindfulness

5:00pm Micro Yoga Class

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Free time to read & write

10:00pm Lights Out

Saturday 26th - Semi Silent Day

8:00am Breakfast/tea/coffee

9:00-12:00pm Practice

12:00pm Lunch

4:00pm Tea/Coffee/Snack

5:00-7:00pm Practice

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Free time to read & write

Sunday 27th - Excursion Day

8:00am Breakfast/tea/coffee

9:00-12:00pm Practice

12:00pm Lunch

1:00-5:00pm Manjushri Centre

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Free time & packing

10:00pm Lights Out

Monday 28th - Goodbye

8:00am Breakfast/tea/coffee

9:00-11:00am Practice

11:30am Leaving


Testimonials

 

"We then came to Black Combe Mountain... were we really going to climb right to the top? Yes we were, it was the most exciting yet painful experience, I don't know how I did it, but we all encouraged each other... Once reaching the top I did little jig for successfully completing the difficult task, we climbed a staggering 1,804 feet - 500ms and it was very steep but had really good paths to walk on, we stayed at the top for a while wrote our names on a piece of slate by the monument and some of us did a brief mindful meditation. How exhilarating!"

~ Bei

"...a gentle yoga and meditation session held in candle light aimed at loosening us up and getting us ready for bed. This was amazing and we all wandered back to our beds in a pretty blissed out state, after we treated ourselves to a little slice of celebratory raw cheesecake (it's all about balance, right?!). Whilst the nighttime yoga was the element of the weekend that resulted in Dan feeling the biggest, positive energy shift, the hike was definitely the catalyst for me." 

~ Hayley

"Well, the festivities are over, we're all back to work full-time, and it feels like it will never stop raining! Time to plan the next holiday… I'm hoping to attend another yoga retreat with fantastic class leader, Hope Bastine. Her Lake District retreat was a highlight of 2015 for me."

 ~ Karen Byrom

“A fantastic and worthwhile experience. Hope is a very compassionate and knowledgeable professional and she guides you gently through a period of change. Mindfulness isn’t just a course, it’s a new way of living and working and it has helped me manage my stress and my depression in a way which feels more normal and pleasant. I would highly recommend Mindfulness and I would certainly recommend doing it with Hope.”

— Safety Coordinator, Pret A Manger

 

“I accompanied my mother on Hope’s September retreat and enjoyed every minuet of it. The retreat included a combination of healthily dishes, indulgent desserts and twice a day yoga sessions, which will leave you reinvigorate and centred and thats not to mention the hot top. The trip opened up opportunities to meet like minded people and infused a little sole searching. I can’t fault the retreat and it’s incredibly good value for money considering the quietly of accommodation and food. The only issue is, you’ll find it hard once back at your local sessions, to get to that place in you mind that Hope sessions take you to.”

— Stephanie Blundlell, Project Manager at Clear Village

 

“I attended the Fresh Perception retreat in the Lake District which was lead by Hope Bastine. I had been to a couple yoga classes prior and this by far the best I have ever attended (to this day the experience is incomparable). Hope paid attention to detail, was extremely patient and ensured that each participant was safe and doing the exercise correctly, speaking at the correct times which helped the group. The ambience set by Hope was amazing and the experience assisted me to this day as it initiated a start in me regularly practicing yoga as a way to successfully combat depression and assist me with relaxing which has improved my life. I think that Hope is an excellent teacher and definitely recommend her.”

— Mark Gentles, Entrepenuer

 


The Menu

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Travel to High Lowscales Farm

                                                                                                                         

If you are taking the train:

We will be receiving guests at 12pm Friday 25th November. You will need to book your ticket to go to Millom Station. Check out is by 11am Monday 28th November so you will need to book you return train accordingly.

The following Millom-based taxi companies are available (leave 15-30min to be safe):

Sal’s Taxis: 01229 776367   D&G Private Hire: 01229 777399  Pete’s Taxis: 01229 774995    M & V Cars: 01229 773085

If you are driving:
Directions to High Lowscales Farm, Millom, Cumbria LA18 5JL:

If you are using SatNav, please check that the address or postcode does not send you on the bridleway to the north of the farm (which is not suitable for cars)! If you are in doubtit may be better and to follow a map and the Directions below as you get closer to the Farm (or to enter Lat: 54¤13’25” N, Long: 3¤16’31” W (which are the coordinates for the right hand turn* off the A5093):

  • From the east/Kendal you will approach on the A595. At Hallthwaites turn left onto the A5093 signposted towards Millom.
  • Continue for a couple of miles through The Green and The Hill. ½ mile after passing Underwood House B+B and Ghyll Scaur Quarry on the right hand side turn right* at Low House farm on to a minor road.
  • Go uphill for a few hundred metres to the top of the hill. Just after the top of the hill turn right onto the single track farm road (by a Public Footpath sign signposted towards “Lowscales Bank”) and over the cattle grid.
  • Drive very slowly and take care as the road is narrow with some blind humps and only a few passing places. Continue up the road and over a second cattle grid. Drive VERY SLOWLY when the road bends to the left and forks.
  • Take the RIGHT FORK and continue up the road through a gate (please shut the gate) and drive VERY SLOWLY when approaching the blind hump. Continue past some farm outbuildings on the left, over a third cattle grid and up to the Farm. You will see the Farmhouse up to your left and a big barn to your right.

Terms and conditions

1.) Please have mutual respect for each other, each other’s property, and the facilities. You must keep all furnishings and fittings inside and outside the Property as you find them at the beginning of your stay. The Property must be left in the same clean state in which you found it you found it in. Breach of these conditions may result in us making an additional charge for cleaning and/or any damage or loss. You are expected to show due consideration for other people, not to abuse the Property or behave in an inappropriate, rude, dangerous or offensive behaviour. Attendance can be refused or you may be asked to leave before the end of your stay. If this happens we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to a refund or compensation. It is your responsibility to check the retreat meets your needs and we cannot be responsible for ensuring the retreat is entirely suitable for your needs.

2.) The itinerary will be posted in each room, you are responsible for taking part in the classes and activities, if you are not in a class etc. I will assume you want time to yourself etc).

3.)In making a Retreat booking you confirm that you understand that you attend the Retreat, undertake any activities (including yoga, meditation and hiking) and use any Retreat facilities (including the hot tub, gym and sauna) at your own risk.

4.) This is a semi-silent mindfulness-based retreat, so there will be periods of silence. Outside of periods of silence you will get the most out of healing experience if you have have meaningful, connected conversations with one another.

5.) In making a Retreat booking you confirm that you understand that neither Fresh Perception nor the owner or operator of any Retreat venue shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury occurring thereby.

6.) Compensation payments will not apply where we cannot fulfill our obligations due to circumstances beyond our control. This would mean any event we cannot foresee including riots, war or threat of war, terrorist activity, civil strife, natural or nuclear disaster, industrial dispute, adverse weather conditions, fire, epidemic or health risk.

7.) Any booking obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of any payments made and the party will not be permitted to check in to (or will be asked to leave) the Property.

8.) The deposit of £100 is non-refundable. The remaining balance of £250 is required 4 weeks prior to commencement of the Retreat. If you do not submit the balance four weeks prior, the place will automatically become available to the public. If for any reason you can not attend you may transfer your place to some else at your own arrangement and expense.

 


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