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Mindful Living New Year Retreat

Tuesday 29th December 2019 - Sunday 3rd January 2020

At: Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor, PL20 6SG

Led by Lucy Chan & Ethan Pollock


Assisted by Mick McEvoy

£415 fully inclusive shared twin ensuite room

£615 fully inclusive single ensuite room


We will return with more retreats in 2021

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New Year is the perfect time to pause, reflect and reconnect with our intentions for ourselves and our lives. Following the popularity of their New Year retreats, our retreat leaders Lucy and Ethan will be returning to Devon for the third year running for another week of peace, meditation, and inner exploration. 

Discover the art of mindful living and allow yourself the time and space to slow down and relax in the beauty of Dartmoor. Enjoy the company of a supportive group, gentle guidance, alongside a balance of reflective solitude and engaging in community.

​You can expect:

  • Your choice of a comfortable single or shared room, with en-suite, in beautiful accommodation

  • Small group of 10-13 retreatants

  • Delicious wholesome vegetarian food; we can cater for vegans, gluten free etc.

  • Set in the heart of Dartmoor, you will be surrounded by the untouched beauty of this stunning landscape.

  • Gentle guidance through the practice of mindfulness with guided sitting sessions, mindful walking, and nature connection activities.

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

  • Supportive periods of silence each evening and early morning, including a day of silence for personal reflection on New Year's Day.

  • Building a sense of community with like-minded people by sharing experiences and household tasks; we prepare meals & eat together, and have the option of working out on the land (weather permitting)


Please note New Year's Day is spent in silence & the focus of the retreat is to encourage peace & contemplation.

Gift yourself this space to learn new tools and practices that empower you to live well in the midst of change and uncertainty. There will be time for self-reflection and personal sharing within a safe and supportive group.

A Typical Day

6.20am – Wake up

6.50am – Movement and Meditation

7.30am –  Household tasks 

8.00am – Breakfast

9.00am – Silence ends, Group meeting

10.00am – Work in nature/ Cooking

12.20pm – Meditation

1pm Lunch

2.30pm – Personal Time

5.00pm – Teaching

6.30pm – Light supper

7.50pm – Meditation

8.30pm – Silence until 9.00am the next day


Lucy and Ethan are both experienced retreat leaders who teach at nationally recognised centers across the UK. They have co-led over 30 retreats together. They will be assisted by Mick McEvoy. Read more about them here.

What do past retreatants say?

Read more testimonials from our previous retreatants here.


Brimpts Farm is nestled in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.  It has been a Duchy of Cornwall tenant farm since 1307.  It is still a working farm today, but their outbuildings have been converted into a beautiful & comfortable retreat space.

The nearest train station is Newton Abbot which is a direct train from London Paddington.

There will be a free taxi pick up service from Newton Abbot at 3pm on arrival day.

"It is impossible for any brochure to describe what a beautiful spot it is.  We were quite overwhelmed.

Lovely staff and comfortable accommodation. Everything we needed and wanted".  - Claire F





















5 Night Residential Retreat

£415 shared twin ensuite room

£615 single ensuite room


Deposit £150, full payment due at least 6 weeks prior to event

We have a limited number of bursary places for those in financial need - please contact us if you require further information.

Arrival- between 2 - 4.30pm

Departure - 11am

If you are experiencing or have recently experienced mental health difficulties, please click here to find out if this retreat is suitable for you.





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Awake and Alive retreat Reg


"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.

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