Summer Solstice 2023 – Living Consciously with the Seasons. Modern Meditation Day Retreat

Saturday, 17 June 2023

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Seasonal Workshops

Join beanddo at our new West Country home, Ananda Barn for a year-long journey exploring how to live in harmony with the natural world. 

In 2023 we are organising four special Modern Meditation based workshops in the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  Each day-long workshop will help you reconnect and align with the rhythms of the natural world and our own natural state of being. We will be connecting deeply with ourselves and the world around us using special Modern Meditation practices along with yogic breathing, visualisation, self reflection journaling and creative conscious action. We will be diving deep into stillness, flow, insight and joy as we powerfully reflect on and realise our needs and aspirations for the year. 

Each workshop will take place on a key date as the Earth moves around the Sun. 

  • Spring Equinox – 18 March 2023
  • Summer Solstice – 17 June 2023
  • Autumn Equinox – 23 September 2023
  • Winter Solstice – 16 December 2023

Each workshop will be a small group and will run 10.30 – 4.00pm 

You can book each workshop separately or all four together for a discount. To keep the workshops intimate and centered each session will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. 

Seasonal snacks and light lunch will be provided, along with all workshop material. 

Costs: £95.00/person 

Special offers:

Make 2023 the year you start to reconnect with yourself anew, and book all four together 10% off plus a further 10% if booked by the end of December 2022 (early bird).

You can book and attend any of the four workshops independently, or you can book all four together for a discount.

  • Book all four workshops together and receive a full 10% reduction – £342.00 
  • Book all four together before December 31, 2022 and receive another 10% reduction £307.80
  • Book individually using the early bird reduction – £85.50
  • Full price per workshop – £95.00/person

What to bring:

You will join us in the Ananda Barn with views over the garden and surrounding Mendip hills.  There is limited parking on site and some parking in the village. 

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one plus a cushion and blanket. 

Bring a notebook and pen

All meditations and guided practices will be done lying down (savasana) or on chairs. There will not be any physical yoga postures. There will also be some guided yogic breathing. 

And finally, bring an open and receptive mind and body and prepare to grow as the world grows too.

All food and snacks will be vegan. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

The workshops

During 2022 beanddo Modern Meditation Coach Jenny Nuttall has been leading a series of seasonal Modern Meditation based sessions as part of our weekly Monday Morning Modern Meditation sessions. Based on the Celtic wheel of the year combined with yogic insight and Modern Meditation techniques, we will be leading this engaging and insightful session live in-person at Ananda Barn in the heart of the Mendip Hills.

Jenny and Mick will be leading each workshop. You can read about them here…

be designed according to the four main points on Wheel of the Year and their chief solar events and natural seasonal characteristics.

Workshop 1. OSTARA Spring Equinox – 18 March 2023
Workshop 2. LITHA Summer Solstice – 17 June 2023
Workshop 3. MABON Autumn Equinox – 23 September 2023
Workshop 4. YULE Winter Solstice – 16 December 2023

If you would like to know more about these special live in-person beanddo Modern Meditation based workshops, please get in touch below or reserve your place with PayPal button above. 

Make a Weekend of it…

Ananda Barn is just 12 miles from Bath, 15 miles from Glastonbury and 16 miles from Bristol. You can visit Wells Cathedral which is just 16 miles away, Frome and its amazing street market and shops are just 11 miles and Bruton with its fantastic art gallery Hawser and Wirth just 14 miles away.

About Ananda Barn

Designed by beanddo founder Mick Timpsn with his wife and beanddo MD Sue Manley, Ananda Barn is a net zero building touching the Earth lightly. The building is made entirely of sustainable timber, insulated by super compressed newspaper and powered by photovoltaics and air source heat pumps. The special meditation studio is divided from the house and opens up to views across the surrounding views and woodlands. Depending on the weather we can also meditate in the large garden.

I remember the tears of joy after our first meditation session and I knew you had given me something special. Thanks for guiding us all to the the bliss Mick. How beautiful!

– Jenny W