Mindfulness Break in Malvern
Do you need a break away and want to experience a self-compassion treat, have space to yourself and feel part of a homely family set up? I already host on Airbnb so I offer an extension of this and teach mindfulness, and offer 1:1 therapeutic mindfulness whilst you enjoy a break away in our garden annex.
My break is not 'super-spiritual' or 'disciplined' but is gentle and certainly I hope relaxing but also includes some freedom, fun and time to read, chill, go out into town, walk in the Malvern hills and so on. The accommodation is my own home so is not a specialist offering. I clear my daughter up to the main home and you have free run of our garden basement annex, which I let on Aibnb, but will come with some of her and our belongings there e.g. board games, some clothes, books and so on. Expect to chill at our house, in your own separated annex, meet my two therapy dogs, enjoy space in the garden and have time to explore the Malverns. Please scroll through the gallery.
7:30-8:30 breakfast in your own annex
8:30-9:20 Optional Introduction to Mindfulness teaching session (see costings below) or free time (town, yoga, Malvern hills, cafes, restaurants, time at home reading or in the garden, Buddhist temple etc all within walking distance. Mainline train to Birmingham, Hereford, Worcester etc and all local towns available within walking distance too).
4:00 - 4:50 Optional 1:1 therapeutic mindfulness session (see costings below) adapted dependent upon length of stay
5:15 - 6:30 You can join in with me cooking or have time to self
6:30 ish Evening shared meal with my family in main home with time together (see costings below) or free to self
Evening - by arrangement my aromatherapist can come to your annex and give a holistic aromatherapy massage. There is a lovely pub within walking distance with real ales and a log fire. You have a TV and book library you can access in your annex.
The mindfulness sessions will incorporate compassionate practices. All are suitable for complete beginners or those with a more established practice.
My middle way break away will cater for tired people of all ages and those with energy to do more: the program has plenty of time to lie in, go out to sight see or just be alone. If you need a rest, want to just watch the TV, go shopping or read, you are self-caring so this would always be fine and there will be no judgement. You can miss any sessions you wish, just please let me know the night before or during the day if plans change, by text.
The people who will feel at home coming to my home for a break are those who want to balance quiet with a holiday and time to explore the Malverns. Evenings will hopefully be sociable over dinner, where I will cook your favourite dinners and enjoy relaxing together, but this is not essential, and you may opt for silence where I bring your food to you downstairs. I hope to welcome those who bring their sense of humour and laughter, are ready to be fully themselves and accept others as they are too, without judging.
The food I cook is wholesome, honest, robust and hearty and not consumed in a glass. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will definitely need to assist me or advise with simple recipes as I am familiar cooking meat for my family. You are welcome to cook with me, if you want some social connection, over a glass of wine.
This gives a cost of between £90 - £155 pn depending on whether you want daily Mindfulness teaching/therapeutic sessions (£25 each session), and evening meals cooked (£15 per evening meal, including glass of wine). There is a 10% discount for breaks of 5 nights or more where the full offering is taken up. Breaks can be booked starting any day, by arrangement. Program starts with first session at 4pm on arrival and ends after a final 1:1 mindfulness meditation on the final morning after breakfast. Check out is usually 10 am. The cost for a full 5day program, with 5day discount, is £695. Breaks are usually no more than 7 days long but the accommodation only option can be booked either side of a break, at extra cost.
I have space to accommodate only 1 guest (or two if a couple) in their own self-contained annex, with a double bed. Evening meal is in our family kitchen (above the annex). You are essentially coming to an Airbnb where I offer the extra mindfulness sessions. The annex has our stuff in and is not a holiday let. It's a homestay in a self-contained annex with its own entrance. I have decided not to call my breaks 'Retreats' but 'Mindfulness breaks'. Breaks because they are for people who most importantly need a therapeutic holiday not just a program.
'Getting away with time for developing clarity and space for the body and mind' with added buckets of self-kindness, connection and an expectation of relaxation, laughter and enjoyment' is my offer. Come and stay with me, in Malvern, enjoy 1:1 therapeutic mindfulness work and a break in the hills.
Use the contact me link if you are interested.