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Mindful Living Christmas Retreat

 23rd - 27th December 2024

At: Eden Rise, Devon

Led by Lucy Chan & Ethan Pollock


£595 fully inclusive shared room


£745 fully inclusive single room

If you're aged 18-24 and require a financial bursary please email us at




Enjoy a mindful and self-compassionate Christmas!

Spend your Christmas practicing the art of mindful living and self-kindness, and gift yourself the space to slow down, and relax deeply. Escape the usual Christmas routine into the peaceful beauty of Devon and enjoy the company of a supportive group, gently guided by our experienced mindfulness teachers.

​You can expect:

  • Your choice of a single or shared room

  • Small group of 10-12 retreatants

  • Delicious wholesome vegetarian food prepared by a dedicated chef! We cater for vegans, gluten free etc.

  • Experienced leaders who will gently guide you into the practice of mindfulness with guided sessions, mindful walking and periods of silence

  • Free time to relax and unwind, supported by deep relaxation sessions.

  • Optional movement sessions

  • Supportive periods of silence each evening and early morning, including a morning of silence for reflection on Christmas Day.

  • Building a sense of community with like-minded people; with the opportunity to bring mindfulness to simple household tasks together e.g. washing up


We will spend Christmas morning in silence, yet with a sense of community, by enjoying a guided practice period together; to allow space for peace & contemplation.

Offer yourself the time to learn new tools and practices that empower you to live with more peace and ease. There will be periods for self-reflection, and personal sharing within a safe and supportive group.

A Typical Day

7.30am – Wake up

7.50am – Movement and Meditation

8.30am – Breakfast

9am –  Household tasks 

10am – Silence ends, Group meeting

12.20pm – Meditation

1pm Lunch

2.30pm – Personal Time

5.00pm – Teaching/ Workshop

6.30pm – Light supper

7.50pm – Meditation

8.30pm – Silence until 10am the next day


Ethan is a qualified and experienced mindfulness and self-compassion teacher. He has led many retreats at nationally renowned centres, and Christmas retreats since 2017. Read more about him here. He will be supported by Lucy Chan on this retreat.

Read about our past participants' experiences on Google reviews here and on Facebook here.


"Lucy & Ethan communicate a warm and nurturing ethos – they were very wise and impressed me with their discernment, clarity, humanity and wisdom. "

Chris G


"Lucy and Ethan were exceptional. Their calm and openness set a perfect tone for the group and our time together. I couldn’t have asked for more.


It’s hard to sum up how transformative the retreat has been for me."


Anne M.



"I loved the sense of community created by the participants and held by the awesome facilitators. So grateful to Lucy and Ethan for their generosity of spirit and humour."


"Ethan and Lucy were a joy!

Fabulous retreat!"

Claire L.


Eden Rise is a beautiful Barn conversion, surrounded by the lovely Devon countryside near Totnes. The peaceful building is kept toasty by underfloor heating throughout, and retreatants share that they 'feel at home' here.

Our nearest train station is Totnes which is a direct train from London Paddington.

We are a short 8 minute taxi ride away from Totnes train station.





















4 Night Residential Retreat

£595 fully inclusive shared room


£745 fully inclusive single room


If you're aged 18-24 and require a financial bursary please email us at

Arrival- between 5pm - 6pm

Departure - 11am


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