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Awakening in Stillness and in Movement

Awakening in Stillness and in Movement

This retreat will interweave the practices of meditation with mindful movement and yoga practice, all as supports for freeing ourselves from habitual patterns, as we recognise them both psychologically and in the tension patterns in our bodies.

The retreat will include two periods of mindful movement each day along with silent and guided meditations, and meetings with the teachers. The movement practices are designed to greatly enhance the sensitivity and steadiness of mind in attending deeply to moment-to-moment experience, and to be integrative in bringing awareness and inquiry into all moments and activities of life.

-Camping places-
A limited number of camping places are available for this retreat at a reduced rate. It is not possible to book these online. Please contact our Reception team to enquire. Please note that we can only accommodate small one/two-person tents and each retreatant must have their own tent. Please be aware that if there is poor weather we may be unable to accommodate campers in the house.


MARTIN AYLWARD began practising Dharma aged 19, spending several years in Asian Buddhist monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. He is co-founder and resident teacher at Moulin de Chaves Retreat Centre in France, and of online Dharma platform WorldwideInsight.org Martin directs teacher training at Mindfulness Training Institute and leads retreats worldwide. For information on his teachings and schedule visit MartinAylward.com

Listen to one of Martin Aylward's Talks at Gaia House on 21.6.2016: The The 3 Facets of Practice, in Meditation and in Life (Duration 45:38)

GAIL AYLWARD attended her first retreat in Bodh Gaya in 1994. Since then she has lived and worked continuously in meditation centres, as well as bringing up her 2 children. In 2005 Gail became co-founder and director of Moulin de Chaves Meditation Centre in S.W. France. Alongside assisting Martin Aylward on some retreats, Gail is a qualified yoga teacher, offering yoga classes at Le Moulin and locally, emphasizing embodied awareness. She has been a student of the Diamond Approach since 2005.


Retreat Code = 17158

A = suitable for all

Tuesday 12 September 2017 - Sunday 17 September 2017 (5 nights)

Standard Rate:  £275 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate:  £234 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate:     £330 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
          For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available

Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box


Retreat is Full This retreat is full - we are now operating a waiting list

  • To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required.
  • Please complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee.
  • Confirmation of being added to the waiting list will be emailed to you.
  • We will contact you if a place on this retreat becomes available.
  • Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place.

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