Exploring Mindfulness

2-4 March 2018
Hartington, The Peak District

Are you a mindful person… Do you tend to live on ‘automatic pilot’, worry about the future or dwell on the past? Or is your life an endless ‘to do’ list…?

Perhaps you are wondering what mindfulness is all about, or simply curious about what mindfulness meditation may bring to your life?

Mindfulness is a recognised method to help you experience the world as it is. An established way to aid stress reduction, reduce time dedicated to worrying and living in the past, mindfulness can instead help you focus on living in the moment.

During this weekend in the beautiful countryside you will explore how mindfulness can help you face daily challenges and live more peacefully in the present moment. 

By the end of the weekend, you will have practised a number of different mindfulness meditations, including mindfulness of movement; of the body; of the senses and the world around us.

Hartington Hall
You will have the opportunity to spend time on yourself in a kind, compassionate way and explore how to take this further in your life back at home.
The first session will be on Friday evening and we will finish our last session around lunchtime on Sunday, with free time on Saturday afternoon.
What will be covered over the course of the weekend
Body scan
Awareness of breath
Focusing attention on movement
Mindful walk with an oportunity to practise in silence
Creative mindfulness
Managing our response to pain in a more mindful way
Mindfulness of thought and emotions
Learning a 3-step breathing space to use in any moment
Exercise in nurturing yourself
Bringing mindfulness into everyday life
Closing practice – compassion meditation
 Woman on bench, Mindfulness
This weekend is suitable if you have never tried any mindful practices or if you practise regularly.
We would like to encourage and invite people who are or have been regular practitioners themselves but who have perhaps lost some of their motivation, or feel that they would benefit from exploring their practice over a weekend  in a mindful atmosphere.
However, please be aware that mindfulness may not be for everyone. Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any questions.


These might be adjusted slightly and will be confirmed closer to the date.. There will be time in between sessions to absorb and take in what we are learning and experiencing.

7 – 7.30 pm  Welcome

After an evening meal (approx. 8/8.30 pm) there will be a short introductory mindfulness exercise. This will be an opportunity to talk about our experiences – or not – of practising mindfulness, and what we would like to achieve from coming on this weekend.

We will start at 9.45 until lunchtime, and meet up again  from 4 – 6 pm.

Sunday  10 – 12.30 pm

Mindfulness Teacher
Liz Hopley is a cognitive behaviour therapist in a primary care psychological therapy service in North West England. She has been teaching Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in groups since 2012 and has completed mindfulness teacher training courses at Mindflow in Liverpool and with theCentre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor.

Liz practises mindfulness through formal meditation and informally in her daily life. She approaches mindfulness with humour and humanity, fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.


What is included
2 nights accommodation; all mindfulness sessions; a welcome meal on Friday evening; a hot and cold breakfast both mornings; refreshments throughout the weekend; as well as use of all the facilities, including a self-catering kitchen; licensed bar and restaurant.


Places are from £239 – £299 based on full occupancy of the accommodation chosen.

£299 p.p. Single en-suite
£279 p.p. Single room
£249 p.p. Sharing a twin room
£239 p.p. Sharing a triple en-suite

To book your place now please use the drop-down box below.

Room choices

Alternatively, it is possible to secure your place now by paying a non-refundable deposit of £40. All places have to be paid in full by January 5th 2018, or to take advantage of the  early bird price, the balance is due by December 1st 2017.

If you would like to choose this option, would prefer to pay by bank transfer, or have any questions, please contact us below.