New Year Retreat 22/23

New Year Retreat 22/23

Thursday 29th December to Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire HR1 4UA

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This 5-day retreat offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the year’s end after the busyness of Christmas. The retreat will provide a safe, supportive and nourishing environment, with space to form a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with the natural world. It is open to people of all levels of Focusing experience.
There will time each day for:
  • 1-1 Focusing sessions
  • Input and discussion on Focusing practice
  • Silent group walks
  • Group meditation
  • Early morning yoga or qigong
  • Group sharing
  • Free time for resting, walking, etc.

Delicious vegetarian meals cooked by our excellent chef
The retreat will be held partly in silence, but there will also be opportunity to interact socially with the group. Other activities such as Wye Valley walks, dance/movement, massage, poetry sharing, etc, may arise on the retreat. We will also celebrate the turning of the year. The retreat schedule is offered as a framework and support, but there is no obligation or pressure to attend every session and participants are encouraged to attune to and respect their own individual process and needs, which can include spending time alone.
The Facilitators
Peter Gill and Gordon Adam are both experienced Focusing teachers and retreat facilitators with 35 years of Focusing experience between them.
Peter has spent the last 5 years exploring nature connection and its relationship with Focusing. He is a BFA mentor and Focusing Institute Coordinator, and is also a trained SE (Somatic Experiencing) Practitioner.
Gordon has been running residential Focusing retreats in Devon and the Southwest for the last 12 years, and has a background in Buddhist practice and Interactive Inquiry. His particular interest is in developing Focusing community, locally and internationally and he has been editor (or co-editor) of the BFA newsletter for the last 6 years
The Venue
Poulstone Court is a large Victorian country house set in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, only 10 minutes walk from the River Wye. The house is warm and comfortable and has been a retreat centre for many years. Both the house and the surroundings are tranquil, spacious, and supportive of silence and deepening.
Accommodation is mainly in shared (2-4 bed) rooms, but there are several single rooms available at slightly higher cost. There is a large cosy lounge for down-time and two large indoor group spaces. Poulstone Court is a 75 minute drive from Bristol or a 3 hour drive from London. The nearest railway station is at Hereford, a 30 minute drive from Poulstone Court. For further details see
Cost & Bookings
£495 (shared room)
£555 (single room FULLY BOOKED)
contact us if you want to attend but are limited by finances.

Bookings will be accepted on receipt of a completed booking using the link below and a deposit of £100. You will be sent a booking form by email after this. The balance due for the retreat will be payable 4 weeks before the retreat starts. BACS payments are possible. Contact me for this option
For venue or travel information contact Gordon

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