“Within each of us there is a silence
—a silence as vast as a universe.
We are afraid of it…and we long for it…
The experience of silence is now so rare
that we must cultivate it and treasure it.
This is especially true for shared silence.”
– Gunilla Norris (The Importance of Shared Silence”)
How much silence do we truly have in our lives? Our silent day retreat allows us to rest from the busyness in our everyday lives. Silence gives our minds and bodies a chance to recuperate and settle. We can take away the worrying about what to say and how to say it and enjoy the peace that this can bring.
The retreat includes some teachings, some guided meditations, and some movement.
Please either bring your own lunch, or some vegetarian food to share. Tea and coffee and snacks will be provided.
The cost of the day is £50. For concessions (those in receipt of their pension, on lower incomes and students) this price is £40. Please only select this rate if you fall into one of these categories. I also have two spaces at £15, please only take one of these if you would not otherwise be able to attend.
Yoga mats, meditation cushions and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own blanket for additional comfort, and bring along thicker socks or slippers as we will have our shoes off. People often find a notebook helpful, for personal journaling throughout the day.
Please feel free to email me with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The retreat is taking place in The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT
• I have had the most peaceful day and learned so much
• A positive day, which helps rejuvenate mind and body
• I would highly recommend Susie’s retreats as a safe space to take your mindfulness practice further
• A very warm space to connect with one’s self and others and take time to stand back
• The perfect introduction to mindfulness with a teacher with a lovely energy
• It was great to be away from the busyness of everyday life
Meet your facilitator:
Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge - bringing people together in community.
Reduced rate for those in receipt of their pension / on lower incomes / students
Two spaces are available at a reduced rate