Cultivating Calm: In-Person Mindfulness Retreat

Mindfulness Retreat Day In Person London

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  • Mindfulness Retreat Day In Person London

This in-person mindfulness retreat is an invitation to get away and take some time just for yourself. Over the course of the day, you will be gently guided through practices that will allow you to slow down, reconnect with yourself and cultivate an inner sense of ease and calm.

Held at the beautiful Mary Ward House in London, the retreat day will consist of a mixture of guided mindfulness and compassion practices, including stillness and movement meditation, that will help us to still the mind and connect with the here and now. The invitation will be to spend the day in silence, with a chance to reflect with others at the end of the day.

The retreat day will be led by experienced mindfulness and self-compassion teacher Rosemary Sandham, who is one of The Mindfulness Project’s founding teachers with over 20-years experience.

Whether you are new to mindfulness, an experienced practitioner (or somewhere in-between), attending a mindfulness retreat day offers a chance to deepen your practice and be supported within a community of like-minded people. Through cultivating the key attitudes of mindfulness throughout the course of the day, we will be reminded of how mindfulness can help us to meet the challenges of everyday life with greater ease and awareness, cultivating greater connection and compassion.

Many find attending a retreat day can help to provide inspiration to reinvigorate mindfulness practice beyond the day. For those that have completed an eight-week course online with us in the last few years, it also offers a chance to experience a retreat in-person.


  • No mindfulness experience required. 
  • Tea & coffee will be provided during the retreat.
  • There will be a lunch break. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or there are many cafes/shops in the area where you can purchase a meal.
  • Attending a retreat can be a nourishing experience but may not be suitable for those experiencing severe difficulties or certain mental health conditions such as PTSD or clinical depression. Please contact us if you are unsure whether the retreat is suitable for you.
  • Once you have booked you will be emailed a pre-retreat questionnaire and a follow-up call may be arranged. If during this call there is a mutual decision that the retreat isn't suitable at this time, a full refund will be given.
  • We will have chairs available. Participants are welcome to bring any other meditation props they wish to use throughout the retreat such as a yoga mat, cushion or blanket. Space for lying down may be limited to allow for physical distancing, but we will try to accommodate this where we can.
  • The venue can be set up to be accessible. Please let us know on the questionnaire if you require this.

Safety Measures

  • The venue is following the Government guidelines for hosting events. The venue is being regularly cleaned and hand sanitiser stations are provided around the building.
  • We invite participants to wear masks when moving through the building. Once seated, you can remove your mask.
  • We will be keeping windows open to allow ventilation throughout the day.
  • We invite participants to take a lateral flow test prior to attending the retreat day. In the event of a positive test we will be able to transfer your booking.