Mindfulness Taster residential course 


In 2017 we welcomed Lili & Gordon Culbert, Trained with Rob Nairn, Paul Gilbert and completed our Mindful Self Compassion Teacher Training  with Chris Germer, Rob Brandsma &  Mila de Koning, to lead this retreat. Now for 2018 they return for another 3 day course.

Mindfulness. If you’ve ever wondered about Mindfulness they will introduce you to the principles and practices behind this life skill which can deepen your personal sense of wellbeing and fulfilment.

Mindfulness helps us to see clearly what is going on in our lives regardless of the personal circumstances we find ourselves in. You can learn how to respond to them in a calm and creative manner and learn to step away from your habitual responses, that are so often unhelpful, and find new ways of responding to the inevitable ups and downs of life.


Mindfulness will not eliminate all of life’s pressures, but it can help us respond rather than react to them, in a calmer way that benefits our head, heart and body.



Arrive in your own time on Wednesday afternoon.

6.30pm – meet your facilitators Lili & Gordon Culbert for pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the burns room.

7.00pm – 7.45pm Introductory talk to the weekend – What is Mindfulness?

8.00pm – 3 course dinner


7.15am – 9.15am Breakfast in your own time

9.30am – 11.00am – Starting Where We Are – Recognising the Unsettled Mind

11am – coffee & shortbread in the bistro

11.30 am – 1pm Mindfulness in Everyday Life – The Body as a Place to Stay Present

1.00pm – Soup and sandwich lunch free time to explore Kirkcudbright’s galleries, shops etc.

6.30pm – meet for pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the burns room

7.00pm – Talk on the importance of Kindness & Compassion

8.00pm – 3 course dinner


 7.15am – 9.15am breakfast in your own time

9.30am – 11am – Mindful Movement – Walking Meditation

11.00am – coffee & shortbread in the bistro

11.30am – 1pm – A Mindfulness Based Life – Where do you go from here?

1.00pm – Soup and sandwich lunch goodbyes and departures


 £274pp based on two sharing a twin or double room

£304 for single rooms

To find out more about Gordon and Lilly please visit their website  http://www.ia2ps.co.uk/about-us/