Whether you choose to come for the whole weekend or just one of either day, you’ll be taken on a journey of surrender, letting go and letting be.
Rest is exquisite in its simplicity: it is the act of doing nothing, but the challenge that many of us face is the inconvenience (and guilt) of stopping. There’s always something on the to-do list, and there’s likely to be people who depend on you for your time, help and support. You might not feel worthy of stopping, or you might feel it to be an entirely selfish act or even something that deems you lazy or unproductive. In this way, rest has become something that feels like an indulgence that we cannot justify, or perhaps it seems just plain impossible amidst the chaos of life.
On this workshop you’ll be given some much-needed rest, but you’ll also be guided into seeing rest as something that is more within reach than you might think, even when life is at its most testing.
You’ll learn how to access that part of you that feels at ease whatever is happening in your life.
We’ll explore tools and insights to help you recover your natural ability to find ease, stillness and rest. The explorations will be necessarily simple so that after this event you will be able to easily integrate a quality of restfulness into your life, no matter how restless you’ve become.
You will have the chance to participate in gentle movement, take deep rest in the form of an ancient approach to ‘doing nothing’, try out breathing practices specifically designed to activate rest, learn about and practice meditation through non-doing and silence, and explore the philosophies that underpin all these practices.
All sessions will be taught by James Reeves and each day will run from 10.30am-4.30pm.
The weekend will run in the Old Hall, Warkwick Hall, Burford (the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’:
Address: Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY
Travel: If you are commuting by car/staying a car-drive away then the venue is very near to a free car park: http://www.burfordcotswolds.co.uk/free-car-parking If you are coming via train then the nearest station is Charlbury (trains go direct from London Paddington). You will then have to take a taxi to the venue (appx 15 mins/9 miles).
Workshop cost and booking: One day: £80 Two days: £145. To reserve your space please email Maria at email@example.com though please do refer to our cancellation policy before committing. We are only able to offer refunds should your space be filled by another attendee.
Please note that the fee does not include food or accommodation. There is a café on site, and plenty more to choose from near the venue. Regarding places to stay, Burford is a popular tourist destination so there are a great deal of hotels, B&B and private rental options to choose from. We recommend checking out Tripadvisor and Airbnb and searching for options under ‘Burford, Oxfordshire’ (e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/SmartDeals-g186358-Burford_Cotswolds_England-Hotel-Deals.html).