Nature Nurture Mindfulness Retreat for Widows & Widowers

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15 September 2018 to 20 September 2018
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Contact Name: Ute Amann-Seidel, Founder
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Shore Road
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
KA27 8PZ
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15-20 September 2018, Isle of Arran, Scotland



5 nights in luxury accommodation close to the beach

All meals – freshly made and where possible from local seasonal ingredients

Snacks and beverages (coffee, teas, hot chocolate, fruit juices, freshly made smoothies, alcoholic drinks in moderation)

Walks & joint yoga practice

Daily mindfulness meditation, exercises, walks and teachings led by Dr Avinash Bansode

Creative activities

Guided tour of the island

Excursion to Holy Isle (weather allowing)

Minibus and ferry transport during the stay when travelling as a group

Fire & Rain journal

Materials for creative activities

Access to support resources and library

A few little surprises

Price per person: GBP 1490 (twin room) / GBP 1650 (double room for single occupancy)


We are delighted to work with Dr Avinash Bansode on this retreat whose particular passion is teaching a kind and mindful approach to living. He defines mindfulness as a kind way of being in the here and now. This means being kind to others, all creatures and the planet, but also and especially to yourself. Self care is such an important part of the healing process and you don't need to have a background in mindfulness, Buddhism or meditation to benefit from this retreat. The teachings and exercises will help you move forward through your experience of loss while enjoying beautiful nature, creativity, inspiring company and great food.


Arran ~ Scotland in Miniature

The beautiful Sottish island Arran is often called "Scotland in Miniature" as it combines a variety of different landscapes in one smallish island. The so-called Highland Fault Line, which runs through the middle, divides the mountainous north end from the lush pastures of the south end. For information on how to get to there please check out the practicalities pages on our website.


Our accommodation, the luxurious Big Beach House, is right on the beach in Whiting Bay. Needless to say the views are stunning…and you would be tempted to just sit and look out the window if there weren’t so many other tempting things on offer. The house is freshly and tastefully decorated and has nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two spacious living areas with wood burning stoves.


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