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Mindful Living Youth Retreat

(Ages 18-35)

 25th - 29th August 2023

At: Eden Rise, Devon

Led by Lucy Chan & Ethan Pollock

£220 (Low Income <£18k )

£380 (Standard £18-32k)

£470 (Well waged £32k+)

All prices are fully inclusive with a shared twin room.


Bookings now closed.


If you require further financial assistance please email to apply for a bursary place - our aim is not to turn anyone away due to lack of funds.




This 4-night retreat is a wonderful opportunity to directly experience the transformative power of mindfulness and self compassion whilst connecting with your peers and mindfulness facilitators in a safe and supportive space.

Immerse yourself in daily practices such as sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, and mindful listening to develop a strong foundation that you'll be able to take home with you!

We'll be exploring ways to develop resilience and kindness together as a community; allowing you to rediscovering your common humanity with others who are at a similar lifestage.

​You can expect:

  • A shared room (2 people per room)/ Private room

  • Small group of 10-12 retreatants

  • Develop a practice of mindfulness with guided sessions, mindful walking and periods of silence.

  • Learn ways to support yourself; how to connect with yourself and others, take care of difficult emotions, and find more joy.

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

  • Nature connection, and time outside (including cold river dips if that's your thing!)

  • Movement sessions and optional yoga.

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

  • Building a sense of community with like-minded people; sharing experiences and tasks, including washing up and taking care of the house.

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


We will be spending some time each day in silence while engaging in practice together; this can support us in finding a deeper sense of calm.

Give 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

7.00am – Wake up

7.20am – Movement and Meditation

8.00am – Breakfast

8.40am –  Household tasks 

10am – Silence ends, Group meeting

12.00pm – Meditation

1pm Lunch

2.30pm – Personal Time

3.30pm - Optional group walk/yoga

5.00pm – Teaching/ Workshop

6.30pm – Light supper

7.50pm – Meditation

8.30pm – Silence until 9.00am the next day


Ethan Pollock mindfulness

Ethan Pollock (he/him)

Lucy and Ethan having been sharing mindfulness with youth throughout the UK and internationally for over a decade. They facilitate practice spaces for BPOC youth and youth from the LGBTQIAP+ community respectively. 

Click their photos to learn more about them.

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



"We were given the space to share and express ourselves. The talks, meditations, movement and group sessions were awesome!


I feel more in tune with nature, my surroundings and myself."


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"It was a great experience getting to know you and your lives. Thank you  for your kindness, compassion, and teaching. You are great role models for the way of being you are encouraging in ourselves."



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"Considering I didn't know anyone, it was a wonderful feeling of togetherness. After 4 days it was hard to say bye to such lovely people and new friends!"



Eden Rise is a beautiful eco-conscious retreat centre nestled in the Devon countryside near Totnes.

Our nearest train station (8 mins away) is Totnes which is a direct train from London Paddington.

National Bus services also go direct from London.

We co-ordinate lift shares on arrival/departure days.



















4 Night Residential Retreat

£220 (Low Income <£18k )

£380 (Standard £18-32k)

£470 (Well waged £32k+)

All prices are fully inclusive with shared room.


Bookings now closed


Read our Terms and conditions

Arrival- 5pm

Departure - 12pm


Any questions or queries?

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