Because meditation can be magical
During these short, evening retreats I lead you through meditation, energy management, and grounding techniques.
If you want to revive your meditation practice and get past the blocks you keep hitting, this is for you!
Shed the stresses of your week, wind down for the weekend, and recharge.
Rest, replenish, and refresh.
This retreat is more than meditation alone.
Coming together to meditate in a group, participating in one another’s experiences, and basking in the magic that groups give rise to, all reconnects you more deeply with yourself, and with a greater humanity, too.
What’s the “+” all about?
Meditating with me is not about setting up your Zoom connection, sitting together silently, and slinking away at the end.
Meditation with me is an adventure. An exploration. An experience.
We come together, and the magical mystery tour begins.
Reading the room intuitively, I bring everybody into the mix. Come in as far as you’re comfortable – and I may challenge you (gently – or not) out of your comfort zone.
I pull together the disparate threads from everybody and weave them through the evening into a coherent theme that meets everybody’s needs.
Don’t ask me how I do it. It’s my own kind of magic.
Here are a few themes I’ve taken people through recently:
- April 2021: Opening the catflaps of your mind
- February 2021: Putting sparkly bits in your day
- August 2020: Strength, rootedness, and flexibility, variations on a theme of Bamboo
- July 2020: Reconnecting with fun and silliness (when you’re responsible for a whole lot of stuff)
- May 2020: Intuition and Meditation
- April 2020: Meditation, Grounding and Centering
Nothing is scripted. Everything arises in the moment, comes from the moment, is in the moment.
It’s always a mystery: to me, as much as to you. Whatever happens, experience tells me: it’ll be good.
Don’t ask me what exactly you can expect. Tell me what you need, what your most urgent problem is, and the answers you need will come to me. I’ll share directly with you.
With smaller groups, 1:1 conversations are possible but not guaranteed. I go with the flow and create what we need on the spot.
What makes Meditation+ special
In a nutshell: Me.
I’ve been meditating for the past couple of decades, having learned while at university alongside practising yoga three times a week.
I’ve notched up over six months on retreats – deep diving into meditation from different angles, and through different life experiences.
I’ve meditated up mountains, on buses, trains, and planes, and while giving birth, too.
But meditation’s not just something I do for me.
While working on my PhD, I led the university’s Buddhist Society classes on meditation as well as lunchtime Buddhism discussion meetups. Over the course of a few years, I facilitated & participated in weekly Buddhist study groups, exploring meditation, personal growth, and Buddhist psychology.
But more that that: I’ve always been a communicator. Gifted with a knack for being able to explain something I’ve just mastered myself to someone else, I’ve been a teacher, a trainer, and workshop facilitator in university, charity, and commercial settings since my early twenties.
Through the last 15 years, I’ve led or co-led a decent number of offline retreats and meditation-related workshop afternoons, weekend days, and weekends.
In 2018, I took meditation online to small groups with the Lunchtime Meditation Club. In 2020 this morphed into virtual retreats: mixing up meditation, hanging out with good people, and focused attention on the issues people are experiencing in and out of meditation.
I regularly surprise people with my enthusiasm for meditation, my novel approaches in getting to the heart of the matter, and irreverent-yet-spot-on sense of humour.
Come on in, the water’s deep.
What people say about Meditation+ & me
That was amazing! You were so calming and present and a really thorough description and practice of what to do. I feel totally different!
I truly enjoyed it… I feel a lot more energetic this week.
Sue is not at all airy-fairy, is very grounded and down to earth, as well as bringing a very calm presence to the retreat.
If someone has no experience with meditation and they are curious to start somewhere, the techniques you shared are a very good start. At the same time they are powerful and sustainable.
I felt much calmer straight away, then had loads of energy for the rest of the day. It was a good introduction to meditation, and it was nice to have some quick techniques to feel more grounded again.
Thank you for the little chat about Zoom calls at the beginning. I find them quite intense sometimes and it was nice to not feel too much pressure to always keep the video/sound on.
Got Questions? I Got Answers!
How do I book?
Click the big button to select your date! Follow the instructions to book and pay. You’ll get confirmation by email: check your Spam/Junk folders, just in case.
What do we actually do?
Never been to an online retreat before?
Here’s how you do it.
Make yourself a nice cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate.
Sit down with your drink, and maybe a tasty biscuit, in a quiet, comfy spot at home.
Log in to the retreat’s private Zoom room.
Join a bunch of lovely meditation-oriented random strangers from the internet in the shared experience of meditating together.
Savour the surprising depth of connection you get with the people through your screen.
As you meditate along to the guided instructions, allow your focus to come back, your calm to reappear, and your energy to charge up.
All in a warm and supportive atmosphere that helps you explore and go deeper in your meditation.
These dates don’t work for me. What now?
Send me your name and email using this form.
I’ll make sure you get notified of the next retreats coming up!
I don’t use Zoom – what can I do?
Hmm, tricky one, that. Send me a message to tell me.
I’ve got a question you haven’t answered – what can I do?
Not a problem. Send me a message and ask away!