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Reiki Master Course

with Torsten Alexander Lange

Thursday 27th April - Monday 1st May

A Reiki Master Course does not necessarily make you a Reiki Master - straight away. But it gives you all the tools to grow into one... Therefore, please don't feel intimidated. You don't need to start teaching straight away - in fact, most Reiki Masters never do. The main reason to join a Reiki Master Course is to understand the full potential of the system of Reiki, and the wish to dedicate your life to Reiki as a spiritual path. It is a profound and wonderful decision to make, and a truly joyous course to do

Reiki Academy London


Circle of Light

with Alexandra Stavrou

Friday 5th May - Sunday 7th May

Come, relax and unwind. Let us take you on a magical journey where you will be looked after completely. No need to think, just receive


Retreat Association Regional Quiet Day

Thursday 11th May

Listening to the Dance of the Trinity - joining in with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit with Revd Sally Buddle Through exploring the mutual giving and receiving of love between Father, Son & Holy Spirit, we will discover more deeply how to believe, receive, trust in and celebrate God's love. By accepting the invitation to join in the dance of the Trinity we hope to learn to live better as a community of believers

£25

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The Deep Awakening: Soul Story

with Tim Freke

Friday 12th May - Sunday 14th May

The Deep Awakening, which has evolved from my previous signature event 'The Mystery Experience', is a sublime mix of transformational spiritual retreat and playful celebration of life, during which you'll dissolve into deep stillness and emerge wanting to dance the night away!

Tim Freke


Reiki At Stonehenge

with William Rand

Monday 15th May - Friday 19th May

This course includes both Advanced Reiki Training and Reiki Master Training. You will be able to initiate students into all levels of Reiki including full Reiki master. The class is taught as the Usui/Holy Fire II style of Reiki that is a combination of the Usui system as taught by Mrs. Takata, and a special Holy Fire II style. The Usui and Holy Fire II master symbols are included along with the Ocean of Holy Love and the Holy Love meditation experience, Holy Fire Healing Experience, Healing in the River of Life, the Reiki Grid and many additional techniques not usually taught by others. The training is intensive and very thorough. It includes lecture, discussion, demonstration and adequate practice time. All issues and questions are dealt with openly in a very helpful and informative way. All Placements (same as attunements, see below) and Ignitions are explained, demonstrated so that each student becomes confident in their use. This is an excellent class for those wanting to be Reiki masters as well as those Reiki masters who want to deepen their understanding of Reiki and increase the effectiveness of their Reiki energies. It is also an excellent class for those interested in self-healing and spiritual development

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Reiki At Stonehenge

with William Rand

Monday 22nd May - Friday 26th May

This course includes both Advanced Reiki Training and Reiki Master Training. You will be able to initiate students into all levels of Reiki including full Reiki master. The class is taught as the Usui/Holy Fire II style of Reiki that is a combination of the Usui system as taught by Mrs. Takata, and a special Holy Fire II style. The Usui and Holy Fire II master symbols are included along with the Ocean of Holy Love and the Holy Love meditation experience, Holy Fire Healing Experience, Healing in the River of Life, the Reiki Grid and many additional techniques not usually taught by others. The training is intensive and very thorough. It includes lecture, discussion, demonstration and adequate practice time. All issues and questions are dealt with openly in a very helpful and informative way. All Placements (same as attunements, see below) and Ignitions are explained, demonstrated so that each student becomes confident in their use. This is an excellent class for those wanting to be Reiki masters as well as those Reiki masters who want to deepen their understanding of Reiki and increase the effectiveness of their Reiki energies. It is also an excellent class for those interested in self-healing and spiritual development

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Reiki At Stonehenge

with William Rand

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Training This class is the next step after Reiki Master and is both a practitioner and a Master class. Those who take the class will be able to use the Karuna symbols in their Reiki sessions and teach all levels of Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®. It is complete with eight practitioner symbols, one master symbol, three ignitions and two meditations that are guided directly by the Holy Fire

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Reiki At Stonehenge

with William Rand

Monday 5th June - Friday 9th June

Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Training This class is the next step after Reiki Master and is both a practitioner and a Master class. Those who take the class will be able to use the Karuna symbols in their Reiki sessions and teach all levels of Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®. It is complete with eight practitioner symbols, one master symbol, three ignitions and two meditations that are guided directly by the Holy Fire

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Finding God In All Things

Tuesday 20th June

Continuing our experience of praying with help of St Ignatius of Loyola with Helen Marquis At the beginning of his book 'The Spiritual Exercises', he says that just as strolling, walking and running are exercises for the body, so every kind of self-examination, of meditation, of contemplation, of vocal and mental prayer, and of other spiritual activities, are called Spiritual Exercises. During the day we shall experience his different ways of praying, bringing us into a more intimate friendship with Christ, helping us become aware of how God is working in our lives - 'Finding God in all things'. It is not necessary to have attended last year's Quiet Day

£25

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Conscious Writing Retreat

with Julia McCutchen

Friday 23rd June - Monday 26th June

The Conscious Writing Retreat is an invitation into the creative mystery 
where you discover your authentic voice and your true calling, as a 
writer and in life. Give yourself the gift of time and space away from your busy life to focus on exploring your ideas and writing from your heart with the voice of your soul. Immerse yourself in four days of conscious living and deep creative exploration in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury. It’s so easy to put your creative dreams on hold when you’re short of time, low on energy and feel overwhelmed by your existing commitments. That’s why I’ve created the Conscious Writing Retreat. To provide you with the space you need to follow your heart, find your true voice and write in a way that reflects the real you. Over the course of four days you’ll experience all aspects of Conscious Writing and emerge positively transformed with tangible results and a body of work to take away.

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CARM Retreat

Embroidery and Prayer with Janet Knox and Revd Canon Norman Howes

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July

CARM retreats are Christian and ecumenical. There is always a delightful mixture of able painters or embroiderers, complete novices, and everything inbetween. No previous experience is necessary; all that is needed is a willingness to be open and explore how our creativity can be a vehicle through which we can respond to God

£340 residential; £200 non-resident

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CARM Retreat

Painting and Prayer with Jackie Ball and Revd Canon Norman Howes

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July

CARM retreats are Christian and ecumenical. There is always a delightful mixture of able painters or embroiderers, complete novices, and everything inbetween. No previous experience is necessary; all that is needed is a willingness to be open and explore how our creativity can be a vehicle through which we can respond to God

£340 residential; £200 non-resident

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Reiki Master Stonehenge & Glastonbury

with Miguel Chavez

Monday 10th July - Friday 14th July

This life-changing course includes Reiki Master / Teacher Training and Reiki Practitioner Level III also call Advanced Reiki Training. During this course all the students will be able to initiate students into all levels of Reiki including Reiki Master and Teacher. This is an authentic Usui class with a combination of the Japanese and Wester teachings of Reiki. Students will learn the most traditional Reiki as taught by Mrs. Takata / Mikao Usui plus the new style Usui/Holy Fire II This is an excellent class for those interested in spiritual development and self-healing as well as those wanting to be Reiki Masters, Reiki Teachers and for Reiki Masters who want to deepen their understanding of Reiki and increase the effectiveness of their Reiki energies and awareness

Reiki Master


Summer Retreat

Yoga Living with Derek Thorne

Friday 14th July - Sunday 16th July

The purpose of retreat is to take time out from routine activities and have the opportunity to meditate and focus fully on spiritual practice. The teaching is Advaita Vedanta and the Self enquiry meditation of Atma Vichara. Receiving instruction in a live setting through a teacher who can guide and interpret brings the powerful current of self awareness fully alive. The benefits are increased personal insight, inspiration, confidence of practice and an invigoration for spiritual living. YogaLiving has conducted residential retreats for the past 20 years and has skill in delivering high quality and meaningful retreat experiences

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Yoga Living


The Midlife Mentor Group

with Belinda Clarke

Monday 17th July - Friday 21st July

Hi I am Belinda, The Mid Life Mentor. I have over 20 years professional experience in helping people to make positive changes through counselling, coaching, mentoring and healing. After successfully navigating my own mid life changes, I am passionate about working with midlife women and a few good men to help them find their true happiness, fulfilment and joy. Working with me can be done through; one to one sessions in person or via Skype, group retreats or your very own unique private retreat

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The truth will set you free ...

with Ven Simon Hill

Monday 24th July

Simon will explore these words from John's Gospel and look at different references to truth in the Bible

£25

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Meditation Massage Training

with Tim Freke

Friday 28th July - Sunday 30th July

Deep Awake Meditation Massage combines therapeutic massage to relax the body with guided meditation to soothe the mind. This is a small group training with limited numbers, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Crystal Zodiac

with Judy Hall

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August

The combination of crystals and your visual birthchart is a potent one. Crystals are unique tools for clearing old energies, bringing in new, higher frequencies and helping to open us up to our true potential and for supporting us on that journey. In this practical, experiential retreat we will be using crystals to explore what your birthchart means for you, how you can let go of the restrictions of the past and step into all that you may be. We will be identifying the crystals that bring out the hidden potential in your birth chart, support your karmic strengths and help to overcome inherent weaknesses. We will look at your past lives, learn how to read the Akashic Record, and probe deeper into the mysteries of the zodiac, all assisted, of course, by our beautiful crystal friends. No prior knowledge is required, only an open mind and a willingness to experience fully all that the retreat has to offer. Places will be strictly limited so book yours today to take advantage of the early bird price

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An Evening at Glastonbury Abbey House

Extravaganza

Saturday 5th August

Enjoy a superb 3 course buffet in the beautiful grounds of Abbey House, and listen to the music from the Extravaganza

£35

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Annual Open Day

Sunday 6th August

Join us for BBQ lunch & afternoon tea with cake, plus music, stalls, tours of the house, and much more


The Path of Mystery

The Glastonbury Quest with Sondra & Markus Ray

Tuesday 8th August - Wednesday 16th August

Expand your mind to include unlimited longevity and health. Breathe into greater happiness and pure joy. Gain new purpose and vitality in your relationships. Learn better communication with the ones you love. Make a deeper connection with your Divine Source. Invoke the Masters in your life to help you in all things

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Munay Ki

Spirit of the Inca with Chris Waters

Friday 25th August - Wednesday 30th August

Immerse yourself in the deep healing gifts of these 9 Great Initiations known as the Munay Ki. Learn how to give and recieve the rites of the Munay Ki in the mythic landscape of Avalon. Discover the power of these rites to transform and heal your life and the lives of those you touch

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Spirit of the Inca


The Deep Awakening: In Relationship

with Tim Freke

Friday 15th September - Sunday 17th September

This is a special Deep Awakening exploring how to live a deep awake life in relationship with others. We are continually in relationship with our partners and lovers, family and friends, colleagues and competitors. Love is the deepest connection in which we become conscious of our essential oneness. Wisdom is knowing how to live with the paradox that we love others because we’re all one, yet we are also individuals with our own legitimate needs. At this special retreat we will explore how becoming deep awake helps us live wisely in a relationship of love with others, ourselves and the transcendent oneness of God. We will see how we can support each other in living a deep awake life, in which we feel deep self-empowered and able to bring the best of ourselves to life

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Retreat Association Regional Training Day

How to Lead a Quiet Day with Revd Liz Palin

Wednesday 20th September

The day will look at the many aspects of leading a quiet day: preparing well, exploring a variety of techniques to help people experience 'quiet' and practical issues

£25

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Reiki Master Course

with Torsten Alexander Lange

Monday 25th September - Thursday 28th September

A Reiki Master Course does not necessarily make you a Reiki Master - straight away. But it gives you all the tools to grow into one... Therefore, please don't feel intimidated. You don't need to start teaching straight away - in fact, most Reiki Masters never do. The main reason to join a Reiki Master Course is to understand the full potential of the system of Reiki, and the wish to dedicate your life to Reiki as a spiritual path. It is a profound and wonderful decision to make, and a truly joyous course to do

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What is it that you want?

with Revd Paul Swann

Monday 9th October

A Quiet Day which looks at the question of what we want as well as what God may want of us and for us. With a balance of worship, Biblical reflections, silence and space for personal response

£25

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The Wisdom of Mary for Christian Discipleship

with Revd Canon Dr Georgina Byrne

Friday 13th October - Sunday 15th October

Despite her evident presence in the gospels, Mary is often overlooked as a model for Christian discipleship. This retreat encourages participants to reflect on Mary in four key moments of her life and offers opportunity to ponder our own call to follow her son day by day. In the annunciation and birth narratives we are challenged in how we listen attentively to God, how we discern God's will, and how we test it. We are encouraged by Mary both to prepare and to be surprised by God. We examine Mary's readiness to be taught by Jesus, how she lived as one among many and let her son take the glory. We ponder Mary's participation in the crucifixion and ask what it tells us about how all Christians share in the suffering of the world. Finally we engage with Mary at Easter and Pentecost and think about how we live lives that are fully alive with God's transforming power in our own situation. This retreat will offer meditations on key scriptural texts, making use of images, poetry and music to enable Mary's voice to speak to our own desire to follow her Son as our Saviour

£210 residential; £130 non-resident

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Autumn Retreat

Yoga Living with Derek Thorne

Friday 20th October - Sunday 22nd October

The purpose of retreat is to take time out from routine activities and have the opportunity to meditate and focus fully on spiritual practice. The teaching is Advaita Vedanta and the Self enquiry meditation of Atma Vichara. Receiving instruction in a live setting through a teacher who can guide and interpret brings the powerful current of self awareness fully alive. The benefits are increased personal insight, inspiration, confidence of practice and an invigoration for spiritual living. YogaLiving has conducted residential retreats for the past 20 years and has skill in delivering high quality and meaningful retreat experiences

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Yoga Living


Angels Among Us Reiki

Usui/Holy Fire II Master Certification with Carol J Robinson

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Come and join us to experience the magic of the "Isle of Avalon" said to be the Heart Chakra of the earth

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PCAN

Person Centred Approach Network with Sara & Bernard Callen

Friday 27th October - Sunday 29th October

The Person-Centred Approach Network (PCAN) exists to provide opportunities for people to experience temporary Person-Centred Communities. The gatherings are not led or facilitated and have no formal structure except for conditions required by the venue e.g. meals. There is a commitment to creating an environment of the Core Conditions: where individuals are accepted and valued, where we each strive for empathy and authenticity. Since there is no-one 'in charge', each member of the group is able to take personal responsibility. It is an opportunity for self-exploration of, for example, your relationship with personal power. The gatherings can be challenging, exciting and deeply moving

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Entering the Dark - Hope Returning

Interfaith Vision with Annie Blampied

Friday 3rd November - Sunday 5th November

Led by the Core Group of INTERFAITH VISION. ~ ”We are a voluntary organisation, supporting people to develop understanding and acceptance of themselves and one another across differences of faith, religion and belief.” At this turning point of the year, the veils between the spiritual and the physical worlds become thin. Acknowledged in the Celtic/Pagan tradition as Samhain, and in the Christian as All Hallows Eve and All Souls, we will honour those who have already crossed the threshold, and think about our own approach to death and dying. Let us dedicate ourselves anew, with hope in our hearts, for the Light that never dims. This weekend retreat will include open-hearted dialogue, music and song, collaborative artwork, storytelling, prayer, contemplation, offering of blessings, silence and laughter

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Glimpses of Glory

Moments of Transfiguration with Revd Valerie Bonham

Monday 6th November

We will be thinking primarily of the Gospel accounts of Jesus' Transfiguration, but also consider other instances in the Bible where people had glimpses of God's glory. We will conclude with a modern story of a person whose life was transformed and transfigured by an encounter with holiness

£25

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Mindfulness and our Relationships

with Revd Shaun Lambert

Tuesday 7th November - Thursday 9th November

Relationships are at the heart of living life in all its fullness. In this retreat Shaun will show us how to cultivate whole and fulfilling dimensions in our relationships: with God, our own self, others and creation. Even in our most intimate relationships we often run them on automatic scripts, becoming aware of this is the first step in changing those relationships. Shaun will show us some of the other steps along with simple and embodied practices for learning relational and spiritual attention. The retreat will be interactive and dialogic and make full use of Abbey House as a 'thin' place, a place to transcend our self-limitations

£200 residential; £120 non-resident

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Deep Awake Training Program

with Tim Freke

Friday 10th November - Sunday 12th November

the 'deep awake training and transformation program' offers advanced spiritual coaching in T!M’s unique approach to awakening it will empower you to guide others to the deep awake state using his philosophical ideas, soul-to-soul meditations, and soul transmutation counselling during the training T!M draws on his decades of experience to share with you what he has learned about how to effectively guide people to the deep awake state this involves both imparting clear information and also enabling you to undergo the personal transformation necessary for you to communicate authentically

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Freeing the Shadow Self

Spirit of the Inca with Chris Waters

Friday 17th November - Monday 20th November

*A Masterclass for those who have begun or completed the Spirit of the Inca Medicine Wheel training.*

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Creating Your Reality and Enjoying Your Life

Law of Attraction Centre with Tracy Friend & Michael James

Friday 24th November - Sunday 26th November

This fully residential, two-night retreat is an unmissable opportunity to explore and experience powerful, life-changing Law of Attraction techniques and insights at a deeper level in the presence of likeminded people. There will also be ample time to relax, rejuvenate and begin to transform your life. Michael James and Tracy Friend will be facilitating this programme of intensive and transformational workshops as we move into a new, more powerful and good-feeling state of well-being than ever before

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Homecoming

with Andy Percey

Monday 11th December

Deep within each of us there are parts that are searching; wandering, longing for a place to call home. Whether it is the Magi, the shepherds, Mary and Joseph or countless others throughout the centuries ... whether it is you ... Advent is a season for those searchers. Over the course of the day we will have opportunity to engage with poetry, art, scripture and silence as we hear the call of God to come home

£25

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'I had a very restful & comfortable time ..The food was wonderful & we were made to feel very welcome & cared for'

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