Summer Retreat – Mindfulness Based Wellbeing Day Retreat at Dalkeith Country Park – 2nd June 2024 – tickets available to purchase soon

Date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Summer Retreat – Mindfulness Based Wellbeing Day Retreat at Dalkeith Country Park – 2nd June 2024 – tickets available to purchase soon

We invite you to join us for this reinvigorating day of compassion based mindfulness practices, in the stunning surroundings of Dalkeith Country Park.

This is a day to invest in yourself by unwinding, connecting and re-charging. We will use a soothing blend of mindfulness, movement, breath and sound healing practices to help rebalance mind & body, cultivate self compassion and boost your energy.

Compassion is the recognition of our own suffering and that of others with a deep commitment to alleviate that suffering.

Self Compassion is widely acknowledged, as the cornerstone of human health and becoming our best. Without it, we can sometimes be self critical, ignore our needs and prioritise others and other life activity, which can lead us towards burn out, emotional distress and health challenges.

Mindfulness, as a practice, creates the conditions for a calm and present mind, which can make compassion more accessible. Once cultivated, it can help us to learn how to look after ourselves well, become more sensitive to our difficulties, tolerant and accepting of our feelings, understanding and non-judgmental. With regular practice, we can develop an inner environment of warmth and kindness that benefits ourselves and all those around us.
This event presents a wonderful opportunity to learn and directly experience mindfulness practices, consolidate your already established practice and deepen wisdom and understanding from which we can all learn, grow and be nourished.

Benefits Available from this Retreat:


Feel a greater sense of calm (less stressed / anxious)


Have increased capacity for tolerance




Greater clarity / focus


Feel happier / increased wellbeing


Increased connection to self (and possibly others)


Feel more resilient


Retreat includes:

Guided mindfulness practice both indoors and in nature
Connect with the body through Qi Gong
Recharge the body through mindful body scan
A range of relaxing and energising breathing exercises
Sound meditation with instruments
Various other core mindfulness meditation practices
Restore inner harmony with Mindful nature walks


Location – Wellbeing Lab, Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, EH22 2NA

When – Sunday 2nd June 2024 – 10am – 5pm

There is car parking (£3 per day) and a cafe at the venue where lunch can be bought, or please feel free to bring a packed lunch if preferred. We would recommend bringing a water bottle with you.

We will have mats, blankets and bolsters available. Please feel free to bring your own blanket or cushion if preferred and wear suitable clothing to maximise comfort.

Please note this will take place indoors in the Wellbeing Lab at The Restoration Yard (above the shop). Enter via the door to the left hand side of the shop and walk upstairs. We’ll also have access to the nature spaces outdoors.


Summer Retreat – Mindfulness Based Wellbeing Day Retreat at Dalkeith Country Park – 2nd June 2024 – tickets available to purchase soon

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is open to anyone interested in exploring mindfulness meditation, compassion, breathing and movement practices. It can be beneficial to have had some experience of mindfulness practice beforehand, however if you wish to attend but haven't had any prior experience, please contact us at so, we can have a brief discussion with you before booking.
Who will facilitate?
Your facilitator will be Gary Young (Mindfulness Teacher - Founder of The Mindful Enterprise CIC). Joyce Lukkes will be joining Gary as a Guest Facilitator. Joyce is trained to teach the Mindfulness (MBLC) and Compassion based living courses (CBLC).
Will I receive any further information from you?
Yes, a few days before the retreat starts we will send you a Welcome email with all the information you need to know.
What if I have another question?
Please email us at
What's the cancellation policy?

Cancellation request is received 30 days or more prior to the retreat start date – full refund.

Cancellation request is received between 29 days and 14 days prior to the retreat start date – 50% refund of the total fee.

Cancellation request is received between 13 days and 3 days prior to the retreat start date – no refund will be given, although you will be able to transfer to an alternative retreat within 12 months if places are available (please note you can only transfer once).

Cancellation request is received 48 hours or less before the start of the retreat – no refunds and no transfers.

In the unlikely event of a retreat being cancelled by us due to low numbers or other unforeseen circumstances, all money already paid will be refunded.

Helped me to reset my mind, unwind. Connect with myself and others. Gain mental clarity and look after myself.”

Weekend Retreat Attendee