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UK Based Teachers, Groups and Retreats

I often get asked if we recommend any meditation groups and courses in the UK and so, on the back of those requests, I decided to put together a list of people who run 8 week Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing or Insight courses and/or those who have regular sitting groups. Enjoy!

Feel free to get in touch with these people! I know all of them personally and wouldn't hesitate in recommending that you spend some time with them :)

London (Camberwell) - Daizan Roshi

Phone: 01698 542 677

London (South) - Mark Westmoquette

Phone: 07974 919732

London (Isleworth) and St Leonards (South Coast) - Janine Cording

Phone: 07454 333435

London (Acton) - Michael McCaffrey

Phone: 07512 105554

London - Pete Cherry

Phone: 0208 961 1876

Chesham, Bucks - Emma Hudson

Phone: 07853 874283
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Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire - Rebecca Habergham

Phone: 07970 425932

Edinburgh - Melanie Hoetsu Shinton

Phone: 07728566151

Chichester - Sean Collins

Phone: 07934356942

Exeter - Diana Treleaven

Phone: 01392 876490

Bristol and North Somerset - Pippa Craggs

Phone: 07850 941 743

Oxford - Barbara Ryoosen Gabrys

Phone: 07967893145

Okehampton - Dainei Tracey


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"For a beach holiday that is also a retreat, head for the island of Lefkada in Greece where Serenity Retreat offers just that: guided walks, qigong and meditation. It's geared towards solo travellers and you can do as little or as much as you want- and I'd say the place is tranquil rather than silent. Should you want to try complete silence, the company offer weekend silent retreats in Yorkshire as well".

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Set up by Zen meditation teacher Kim Bennett, Serenity Retreats are aimed at solo travellers looking for self development. The week long retreat has an easy-breezy approach and while there are mindfulness walks, guided meditations and excursions on offer, nothing is compulsory. "Our emphasis is on giving our guests space", Bennett says. "Our accommodation is on the beach and we encourage guests do nothing other than watch the sea and the mountain for a restorative effect".

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