Mindfulness in Nature Retreat Day

Omved Gardens, London

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** Please note, bookings for this retreat close 48 hours prior to the start time.**

We are pleased to be partnering with OmVed Gardens to host a soothing summer retreat day in Highgate, London.

Attending a retreat allows us to set aside time offline to reconnect with ourselves, exploring practices that help restore our inner resources and give us space.

About OmVed Gardens

A natural oasis in a hidden corner of Highgate, OmVed Gardens is a unique space dedicated to restoring a piece of land into a biodiverse habitat where both humans and wildlife can thrive.

The project extends into wider themes around food, ecology and sustainability using creativity as a means to engage and reconnect with nature. Rooted in these principles, their urban garden space will serve as the perfect backdrop for nourishing our mindfulness practice.

Omved Garden - Shaded Area with Lavender

About the Retreat

This full-day retreat will offer a chance to begin, deepen or reignite our mindfulness practice with the guidance of a teacher in a supportive group setting.

Through cultivating the key attitudes of mindfulness and sensing our connection to nature, we will be reminded how we can meet the challenges of life with greater ease and aliveness.

Practiced mostly outside, the retreat day will include a blend of guided mindfulness and compassion practices, including stillness and movement meditation. Practices will take in the diverse natural spaces within the garden.

Participants will be invited to spend parts of the day in silence, with a chance to reflect with others at the end of the day.

Please note: We anticipate that this retreat day will be popular and there is limited space. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Omved Gardens - Greenhouse Interior

You Will Need:

  • A yoga mat or towel to sit on during the session. Please let us know in advance if you require a chair.
  • Any additional props that will allow you to stay comfortable during the retreat, such as a cushion or blanket; noting that body temperature lowers during periods of stillness.
  • Suitable footwear that is comfortable for slow-paced walking. You may wish to bring shoes that can be easily removed to enable barefoot walking.
  • Comfortable, weather-proof clothing suitable for every eventuality, including sunscreen, sunglasses and a waterproof. We recommend wearing layers.
  • Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water, preferably in a reusable bottle.
  • The day will include a lunch break, but does not include food or drink.

Omved Garden - Wide View

Further Information:

  • This is a non-residential silent retreat. Guidance will be provided throughout.
  • No mindfulness experience is required.
  • 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 if this retreat is suitable for you.
  • At the end of the booking process you will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Please complete this as soon as possibe and minimum of one week prior to the day or within 24 hours of booking if booked within this period. After completing the questionnaire a follow-up call may be arranged. If during this call there is a mutual decision that the retreat isn't suitable a refund will be given.
  • We kindly request that participants turn off any electronic devices prior to arrival and refrain from turning them on until they have left the venue.
  • Mindfulness practice will take place in the grounds of the garden which is on a gentle slope. There is also a relatively steep hill if you are reaching the venue on foot, although buses are available. Whilst the space has been designed to be as accessible as possible, if you have any accessibility needs please contact us prior to booking to discuss how we can support you in attending the retreat day.
  • There are a few nearby cafes and delis where you can pick food up on the day, however we recommend purchasing food before reaching the venue to avoid interrupting any stillness acquired. Please bring a reusable cup wherever possible.
  • Please note, there are active bee hives in the garden. These are set away from the practice area, but may be notable for those with allergies.
  • In the event of poor weather, please bring appropriate wet weather clothing as the event will go ahead wherever it is safe to do so. A greenhouse space is available in the instance of bad weather, however, we encourage people to build any challenging weather into their practice.
  • It is not possible to switch a course retreat day for this in-person retreat day. This retreat will vary from a standard course retreat.
  • This event is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend you are welcome to transfer your place to someone else. We kindly request that you let us know a minimum of seven days in advance via friend@londonmindful.com. Please note, any transfers will be asked to complete the pre-retreat questionnaire promptly and we reserve the right to refuse entry based on suitability.
  • Due to limited space, pre-existing credit and transfers cannot be redeemed against this event.
  • We anticipate approx. 15-25 participants will join this retreat day, excluding The Mindfulness Project and Omved team.
  • Registrants will receive additional details a few days before the retreat day.
  • Please note, any property left unattended during the session is at your own risk.
  • All profits from the event will be reinvested equally into the charitable work of The Mindfulness Project and Omved Garden.
  • Please see our standard Terms & Conditions.
  • The event will be held at Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard, London, N6 5JF.

Safety Measures:

  • We invite participants to take a lateral flow test prior to attending the retreat day. In the event of a positive test we ask that you do not attend the retreat and can instead transfer your booking to an online retreat, course or workshop to the equivalent value within six months of the booked retreat day.

Concession Rates:

To ensure our offering is open to all, we offer a limited number of concession spaces on some of our courses and all workshops / masterclasses on a first-come-first-served basis. This includes Thursday evening, daytime and graduate courses, as well as courses starting outside of our peak booking periods in January, February, March, September and October.

If you would like to apply, please complete our >> Concession Rate Questionnaire << and we will get back to you as soon as possible.