Quiet Day 2nd November

Quiet Day 2nd November

This is a day to be mainly in silence together. This time of year is a thin place, a chance to access a liminal place of quiet and intuition. In both the native British calendar  – halloween, all hallows (souls’) eve – and the Church – All Souls & All Saints Days – this is also a time to remember the departed, and hence contemplate our own mortality. This is not in a morbid way, but simply to be still and ultimately remember the purpose and joy in life.

You are invited to drop your daily routine and social chatter. With yin yoga (guided and supported, accessible by most), conscious meal, meditation walk, quiet sitting, journaling and yoga nidra we’ll go within. Each activity will be gently guided the minimum needed. There will be opening, midday checking in and closing circles for each to share their aims for the day, insights and resolves.

It may be that you choose to sit with a grief, either of bereavement or other loss, another theme of personal enquiry or simply open yourself to whatever insights may arise on the day.  You will be heard and the space held in a safe, non-judgemental, non-advice giving and confidential way. But this is not in any way counselling or group therapy.

Mixed ability yoga
In this retreat being ‘able’ is more about the willingness to go within than trained physical strength or flexibility

Yoga and nature connection
As well as yoga practices we’ll take time in nature with a meditation walk

Yogic diet
A yogic diet uplifts and gives energy. We eat fresh, wholesome, seasonal, delicious vegan food made with mainly local organic/homegrown veg and organic ingredients.

Viveka Gardens: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through yoga practices growing and nature connection, and so connect with their true self to embody peace and unity

Saturday 2nd December
9.45 arrival for 10am – 5.00



10.00 Tea and opening circle

10.30- 12.00 Yin yoga
12.30 lunch followed by checking in circle
2.00 –  meditation walk
3.00 Tea, journalling
3.45 Yoga nidra
4.30 closing circle
5.00 end