Meditation, mindfulness and mindful movement retreat
at Claridge House, Surrey

Friday April 22nd - Sunday April 24th 2022 

"Join us for this life changing, transformative experience. Feel recharged, refreshed, more centred & take home tips to support you in every day life"
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Your weekend retreat 

Truly take time out for yourself away from daily distractions with our meditation retreat.

Reconnect with yourself and feel recharged, refreshed, more grounded, more centered having touched into that part of yourself that is always peaceful, that is unshaken by external circumstances.

This weekend is full board and all of our retreat bedrooms in Claridge House are ensuite. Our retreat centre is in a rural countryside setting between the villages of Lingfield & Dormansland, with Surrey's rolling hills and lush greenery nearby.​

 During the weekend together we will be exploring a wide range of meditation & mindfulness techniques and sessions will also include breathing practices / pranayama (movement of prana or vital energy) which can help you to quieten your mind as well as support your meditation practise. The weekend will also include mindful movement with slow hatha yoga / chair yoga suitable for all, and evening sessions of relaxing guided meditations including iRest yoga nidra.

We will be sitting on chairs or on cushions on the floor, and lying down for the guided meditations, whatever you prefer.

There will be plenty of free time too, where you can relax in the house, take a walk in

 the large peaceful private gardens or nearby countryside, dive into a good book

from the library, or just be! 

This retreat is suitable whether you are new to meditation and / or mindfulness  or experienced meditators / practitioners, and this time will give you the opportunity to try out and explore new practices and / or deepen your existing practise and knowledge in the company of like minded and supportive people. You will be guided throughout by Simon Hoten and there will be plenty of time to chat about the practices shared and ask questions.

This will be a small retreat and you are welcome to arrive from 3.15pm on Friday and we finish at 2pm on Sunday after lunch.

All of the practices / sessions will be taught by Simon Hoten, who has been practising and studying meditation since 2003.

What's Included​

  • Two nights accommodation at the wonderful Claridge House Retreat Centre. All rooms are ensuite.

  • Meditation & mindfulness sessions with full guidance, where we will exploring a range of meditation & mindfulness techniques. These will also include pranayama practices (breathing practices / movement of prana).

  • Simon will share with you tools, hints and tips that can help to quieten the mind and help you overcome the many obstacles that can stop us from meditating.

  • Slow hatha yoga / chair yoga & mindful movements suitable for all, as part of some of the sessions. 

  • Relaxing guided meditations including iRest yoga nidra. 

  • Two delicious vegetarian dinners enjoyed inside the lovely dining room.

  • Two lunches, eaten out on the terrace or in the garden, weather permitting or indoors. 

  • Two continental breakfasts delivered to your room (with a large choice of cereals, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, toast, boiled egg, juices. 

  • Two tea and (Claridge House famous) cakes served at 4pm.

  • Free time and space to reset and refocus throughout the weekend. 

  • Complimentary car parking for the duration of your stay

Pricing - 

 £345 early bird price for a single or twin bed single occupancy ensuite room

 £345 pp early bird price for two people sharing a twin or double ensuite room* 


*Subject to availability. The rooms will be sold on a first come first served.

Typical retreat schedule (subject to change)

Friday 22nd April 

Arrival 3.15pm onwards 

4pm - 4.30pm - Tea & Cakes 

5.05pm - 6.15pm - Introductory chat, slow hatha yoga practise, first meditation practise 

6.30pm - 7.30pm - Evening meal 

7.45pm - 9pm - After dinner chat and guided meditation (sitting or lying down)

Saturday 23rd April

8am - 8.30am - Morning meditation including conscious breathing

8.30am - 8.45am Walking meditation

8.45am - 9.45am - Breakfast

10am - 11.30am - Free time to explore, walk, chill out, book a treatment or personal practise

11am -11.20am - Coffee and biscuits

11.20am - 12.50pm - Slow hatha yoga / chair yoga, mindfulness practices and meditation 

1pm - 2pm - Lunch 

2pm - 5pm - Free time 

2.15pm - 3.30pm - Optional local walk in the surrounding countryside 

4pm - 4.30pm - Tea & Cakes 

5.05pm - 6.20pm - Breathing practices/pranayama, mindfulness practices and meditation 

6.30pm - 7.30pm – Evening meal 

7.45pm - 9pm - After dinner chat and guided meditation (sitting or lying down)

Sunday 25th April

8am - 8.30am - Morning meditation including conscious breathing

8.30am - 8.45am - Walking meditation 

8.45am - 9.45am - Breakfast

9.45am - 11.20am - Free time 

10.45am - 11.15am - Coffee and biscuits

11.15am - 12.45pm - Breathing practices / pranayama, mindfulness practices, meditation  and retreat closing 

1pm - 1.45pm Lunch

2pm  - Checkout time and depart 

Claridge House

Your home for the weekend, will be the charming & beautiful Victorian Claridge House Retreat Centre, recently refurbished with ensuite rooms.  Set in two acres of peaceful garden with a delightful pond, and surrounded by the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Inside the house there are two spacious lounges, one of which is our meditation / yoga space, dining room & library. WIFI is available in the guest bedrooms where there are also tea/coffee making facilities. 

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The food

Meals are vegetarian and cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much locally sourced, sustainable, seasonal and organic produce as possible. 

Vegan, Wheat-free, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free meals are also available if booked in advance at time of booking.

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Getting there 

By train - Frequent trains from London Victoria to Lingfield (50 minutes) or Dormans (54 minutes) and then it is either a 5 minute taxi journey or a 20 minute walk.

Suggested trains - Friday 14.20pm from London Victoria arrives 15.11pm at Lingfield.

Sunday 14.19pm from Lingfield arrives 15.09pm at London Victoria.

By car - 90 minutes drive from Trafalgar Square, London, 20 minutes from Gatwick. 

How to Book 

Please email me at and I will send you the deposit & booking details

Please note : If Covid regulations change and the retreat is unable to go ahead, all monies paid would be fully refundable or transferable, depending on what you prefer.

Lingfield Village & around

Within walking distance of our retreat centre (1.2 miles / 1.93km), is the ancient village of Lingfield, surrounded by beautiful Surrey countryside. Known to be in existence at the time of the Domesday book, it was documented in the will of King Alfred "the Great", circa 871AD. Within this charming village (photos below) you will find many fine examples of medieval and Tudor houses as well as 18th century buildings.  

Further on is the village of Crowhurst ( 3.5 miles / 5.63 km) where in a small churchyard grows the famous Yew Tree with a girth of 10.01 metres, thought to be at least 1500 years old. The trunk is hollow with a wooden door in it that was placed there in 1820 and is very much linked with history having had what was believed to be an English Civil War cannonball discovered in it's side during the 19th century. 

Less than 10 minutes walk away from Claridge House is the village of Dormansland where you will find many beautiful walking routes, along with a post office, small shop and pubs. 

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