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New Year retreat

28th December 2016 - 2nd January 2017 Poulstone Court, Herefordshire, South West


This 5-day retreat will be co-led by Gordon Adam and Kay Hoffmann, and offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the year’s end after the busyness of Christmas. The retreat will provide a safe, supportive and nourishing environment, with space to form a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with nature. It is open to people of all levels of Focusing experience.
There will time each day for:
•1-1 Focusing sessions
•Input and discussion on Focusing practice
•Wholebody Focusing input & practice
•Silent group walks
•Group meditation
•Early morning yoga or qigong
•Group sharing
•Free time for resting, walking, etc.
•Delicious meals cooked by our resident chef

The retreat will be held partly in silence, but there will also be time to interact socially with the group. Other activities such as Wye Valley walks, dance/movement, massage, poetry sharing, etc, may arise on the retreat. We will also celebrate the turning of the year.

The retreat schedule is offered as a framework and support, but there is no obligation or pressure to attend every session and participants are encouraged to attune to and respect their own individual process and needs, which can include spending time alone.

The retreat venue is Poulstone Court – a large Victorian country house set in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, only 10 minutes walk from the River Wye. The house is warm and comfortable and has been a retreat centre for many years. Both the house and the surroundings are tranquil, spacious, and supportive of silence and deepening.
Accommodation is mainly in shared (2-4 bed) rooms, but there are several single rooms available at slightly higher cost. There are 3 large group spaces enabling us to offer different sessions simultaneously, to meet different needs or interests. Poulstone Court is a 75 minute drive from Bristol or a 3 hour drive from London. The nearest railway station is at Hereford, a 30 minute drive from Poulstone Court. For further details see

Gordon Adam and Kay Hoffmann are both experienced Focusers with 28 years of Focusing experience between them.
Kay teaches Focusing and listening from introductory level to practitioner training. She especially enjoys sharing the lightness and spaciousness of the Wholebody Focusing approach and combining Focusing with yoga and meditation.
Gordon has been running residential Focusing retreats in the Southwest for the last 7 years, and has a background in Buddhist practice and Interactive Inquiry. His particular interest is in using Focusing, meditation & qigong to connect with ‘the bigger picture’.

The cost of the retreat is £400 (shared room); £460 (single room); £360 (concession). Bookings are accepted on receipt of a completed booking form and a deposit of £100.
See for more information about this and other Focusing retreats and feedback from past retreat participants.
For booking forms or further information contact Gordon Tel. 0779 6087351 or Kay Tel. 07773 505640

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