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Special Interest & Activity Breaks at The Outbuildings

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Mindful Food and Drink:
Tasting and enjoying delicious seasonal local food and carefully selected wines

Friday 30th January - Sunday 1st February 2015

A weekend of quality time on your own with convivial company or with friends,  relaxing, with a little mindful walking, yoga and talking and time to do your own thing.  The aim is to look after yourself, have fun and enjoy some great food and wine.


Life presents us with a range of experiences some of which are joyful while others can be challenging. The relationship between our body, mind and whole being is dynamic however and regardless of our ‘starting point’ there is always the possibility of improving our wellbeing through a mindfulness-based approach.

What is 'mindfulness'?

Mindfulness is about bringing kindly awareness, moment-by-moment, to what is happening in and around us.  Mindfulness training helps us to discover our unconscious behaviours and the ways we seem to 'inevitably' react when we spend much of our lives on 'automatic pilot'. It empowers us to take control of the way we live our lives by being more fully present. This not only enables us to make choices in each moment but also heightens the quality of our experiences.

Weekend Content & Format

This weekend will provide an introduction to mindfulness through a range of practices. These are designed to offer guests training in ways you can promote your quality of life and well-being. There will be particular emphasis on appreciation of good food to build awareness which can be extended to all other aspects of life. Some movement will be woven through the weekend for which no physical fitness is required for participation. As well as some guided relaxation sessions.

Shared experience is an essential part of the learning process and there will be time for discussion about how you can apply what you have learned in everyday life.  The importance of self-care will be emphasised throughout the weekend. The intention is that at the end of the weekend, guests will feel nourished and have a range of skills they can put to use to improve the quality of their lives.

Programme leader

Dr Sue Elliston, MB ChB, FFPH is a Professional medical advisor for Healthy Working Wales, Mindfulness teacher and yoga teacher.


The price per person is £345 (if you are local, or would like to arrange own accommodation, please contact us for a non-resident's price)

Price includes tea on arrival, three course dinner and canapés on both nights, bed and breakfast and a hearty Sunday brunch before leaving, mindful sessions on Friday before supper, all day Saturday and Sunday before brunch.

Maximum number of guests: 10

How to Book

Please e-mail or telephone 01248 430132 to book or for any queries.

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