Mindfulness Day Retreat

Your opportunity to refresh, restore, and reconnect.

Why not spend some time in silence to deepen your meditation practice and reconnect with your mindful, compassionate self? From 10am to 4pm you will have the opportunity to find your own space in silent contemplative practice, although there will be moments throughout the day to break your silence if you wish to. During the retreat, you will be guided through a variety of mindfulness meditations. Please note, some meditation experience is required for this retreat.

Saturday 9th March 2019, from 10am to 4pm.

Your investment: £30

Venue: Friends Meeting House,

18 Dundonald Drive,

Leigh on Sea,



9.30 Tea and coffee

10.00 Breathing meditation.

10.30 Body scan meditation.

11.15 Break

11.30 Breathing and body meditation. 3 step breathing space meditation.

12.30 Lunch

1.15 Walking meditation. Mindful yoga

2.15 Break

2.30 Sitting meditation

3.00 Sounds meditation.

3.40 Coming out of silence and whole group feedback.

3.50 Grounding meditation

4.00 Close

Book directly with Chris, on 07971221809, or


The cost of the day is £30. Once you have been offered a place on the course, you will be asked to pay before 9th March, 2019, to secure your place. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled you will receive a refund.

What to bring / wear/ comfort:

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move about in easily and it’s best to wear layers so you can regulate your own temperature. Chairs, mats, cushions and blankets are provided however you may wish to bring your own.

You may bring a drink (bottled water) and I advise you eat something before you arrive as it’s hard to sit in practice feeling hungry! Your own comfort is very important so if you need to move around, use the loos, have some water etc, please feel free to take care of yourself as best you can during the course. You will also need to bring your own lunch, as this is not provided.


There will be an option for you to undertake the day by observing silence. The main hall where practice is delivered will be designated as a silence zone during the course of guided meditation, as well as during break intervals. There will be break out rooms if you do not wish to remain in silence during break intervals and lunch.


I have over 18 years’ teaching experience in colleges, schools and in the community. I feel privileged to teach many different people of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of subjects. Whatever the subject, whoever the person, my intention has always been the same; to enable everyone to find their unique path in life in a way that allows them to enjoy the journey.

I teach the 8 week MBSR (Bangor University CMRP) and the Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP) curricula for primary and secondary pupils and staff working in education. I recently completed Postgraduate research with Cambridge University into the uses of mindful attention for teachers working in a secondary school context.

I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers and Organisations good practice guidance.

If you have any other questions not covered here, please contact me:

Chris Reck, BA Hons, QTS, Teacher Training Level 1 MBSR.


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