RETREATS

Retreats in silence involve removing as many of the distractions of normal everyday life as possible. We ask you to turn off and put away your mobile phones and digital devices when you are here. Most of the retreat is in silence with opportunities for you to voice any questions or requests you might have. Roz will be on hand guiding you through all of the practices throughout the retreat. 

Silence might seem strange and a little intimidating if you haven’t experienced it before. Many people feel anxious the first time and that is to be expected; it is a new and very different experience. But many participants come back having loved it and only very occasionally do people find it overly challenging. There is so much to learn about oneself in the process of a retreat which would be missed if we were busy talking to one another.

WEEKEND RETREAT
A weekend retreat in beautiful surroundings

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to step back from the distractions and responsibilities of life and to nurture yourself with the practices offered over the course of the weekend in beautiful surroundings at Gayles.

PRICE from £300–£600
(depending on accommodation)

includes accommodation and all food, drink and teaching

upcoming retreats

A typical weekend retreat

Day 1 – Friday

5:00pm — Arrival and settling in

6:30pm — Supper

7:45pm — Introduction / relaxation

— SILENCE BEGINS —

8:45pm — Sleep or further personal practice

Day 2 – Saturday

7:00am — Wake up

7:20am — Fruit and smoothie

8:00am — Walk

11:00am — Brunch

Noon — Free time to relax, read, journal and have space to yourself

2:30pm — Deep rest meditation (optional)

3:00pm — Tea and homemade cake

3:45pm — Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

6:00pm — Supper

7:30pm — Group discussion/Talk/Practice

8:45pm — Sleep or further personal practice

Day 3 – Sunday

7:00am — Wake up

8:00am — Meditation

8:30am — Breakfast

9:15am — Walk to the beach (swimming optional when the weather/tides permit)

11:00am — Break

11:45am — Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

12:30pm — Housekeeping

— SILENCE ENDS —

1:00pm — Lunch

2:00pm — Closing circle

2:30pm (approx.) — Retreat ends

“Gayles has been what I have needed for a long time. The peaceful silence and beautiful space in nature has felt healing after the hectic-ness of normal life back at home. The stresses of life which seem to have become increased since coming out of covid lockdowns. Food also delicious. Thank you so much Roz and Derry.”
Retreat guest
“Thank you Roz and Derry for the space and guidance I so needed away from the mental frenzy of daily life. Enlightening and hope giving.”
Retreat guest
“I came to Gayles feeling depleted, drained and disconnected.  I leave feeling a sense of spaciousness, ease and having begun a slow journey back to my true self.”
Sally
“This is my second Walking, Yoga, Meditation, Silence retreat with Roz. As blissful and as wonderful as the first one. Thank you so much.”
Zoe
“Feeling restored and relaxed after a weekend of yoga, walking, meditation and silence.  I enjoyed the variety of practices and the practical, down to earth, gentle approach. I loved the silence, which surprised me. The food was delicious and plentiful. Thanks to Roz, Derry and the team for providing this oasis of calm.”
Uta Langley
“Gayles is such a special place. You’re a welcome guest in a family home. Stunning views of the sea, incredible walks nearby. Just being in the gardens and eating the sensational food is healing in itself. Then there’s the wise, down-to-earth, very affecting and very applicable practice and teachings.”
Retreat guest
"The retreat was all I had hoped it would be - and much more than I imagined! A great re-set, that put me back in touch with myself. I found the walks very spiritual and insightful – and just loved them. What a special place and setting. And what a special teacher.”
Chris

DAY RETREAT
One day to sample what we have on offer

One day retreats are great for those who would like to take a small step into the world of silence and also perfect for those who would find it impossible to make the time to get away for a whole weekend. One day retreats can also be useful for Yoga/Mindfulness teachers or even counsellors who would like a little space to reflect on themselves and need to gain CPD points.

A TYPICAL DAY RETREAT

8:30am
Arrive and enjoy a hot drink with time to wander the beautiful grounds at Gayles before the day begins
9:30am — Introduction to the day

— SILENCE BEGINS —
10:45am — Walk
1:00pm — Lunch then free time to relax, read, journal and have space to yourself
2:30pm — Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

— SILENCE ENDS —
4:00pm — Tea break
4:30pm — Closing circle
5:00pm Retreat ends

PRICE £125
includes all food, drink and teaching

upcoming retreats

UPCOMING RETREATS

12 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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15 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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8–10 April 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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13–15 May 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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10–12 June 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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8–10 July 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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23–25 September 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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8–10 April 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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13–15 May 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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10–12 June 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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8–10 July 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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23–25 September 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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12 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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15 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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