Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Teacher: Emma Slade

A wonderful opportunity to meet Emma Slade and to practice yoga and meditation with her during her second weekend retreat at Avalon this year.

Suitable for all levels of experience and ability.

11 - 13 October 2019

Once again on this weekend retreat Emma will share with you practices and teachings from the wisdom traditions of Mindfulness and Yoga with an emphasis on compassion, wisdom and life purpose. Emma has a very accessible, engaging and often humorous way of teaching and invites everyone to attend some or all of the weekend sessions no matter how much or little experience you already have of these practices.

Friday night

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Talk on Models of Self-Development with guided practice and reflection on life purpose

A discussion of, and guided practice on, themes of compassion, wisdom and life purpose within yogic, Buddhist and western models.

The aim of this workshop will be to reflect in active and quiet ways on different models for the development of a whole person. Emma will be teaching as well as guiding practice and moments of contemplation. For those who attended earlier this year this workshop will further deepen questions of motivation and coming to a place of profound authenticity in life.

Saturday workshop

10am - 4.30pm
Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism

Yoga and meditation workshop. 

Yoga is often defined as meaning ‘to be in union with’. Buddhism defines the path to wisdom as one of combining compassion with the wisdom to see reality as it is.

A range of yogic practices including breathing, asana and guided meditation will be used to help participants embody these themes.

The workshop is open to all levels of experience and practices will be modified to suit all.

Sunday workshop

10am - 1.30pm
Motivation and Compassion – talk and meditation practice 

How to develop a mind, a practice and an attitude of compassion in formal and informal practice.

This workshop will use the ground of Buddhist philosophy and practice to develop these qualities of mind. It will include a guided practice and examination of the use of mantra in this practice.

If participants already have a compassion practice this can be brought into the discussion and if they have mala beads or other helpful objects they use in such practices they are encouraged to bring them.

Throughout the retreat formal and informal time will be given to allow all participants the greatest chance to further develop their own yoga, spiritual or Buddhist practice from whatever point they are currently at.

Biography of Emma Slade

Emma has taught yoga for 18 years and is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Foundation Course tutor. Her yoga journey led to the decision to formally become a Buddhist in 2003 and, in 2012, to live under vows as a Buddhist nun.

She believes in teaching all aspects of yoga and Buddhism and in the value of compassion in action.

In 2015 she founded the charity Opening Your Heart to Bhutan which she continues to run with huge energy, working to benefit children in Bhutan.

She has been widely featured on national and international radio, press and tv and is in high demand as an inspiring teacher and speaker. and

Ani at Taktsang

Further Information

Accommodation is available for the weekend with rooms available in Broughton Hall or in the estate holiday houses. These bookings can be arranged directly through Broughton Hall. Please quote ‘Emma Slade’ for a 10% discount on accommodation.


Lunch is available on Saturday at Utopia (can be pre-booked, cost £12.50)

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Friday £30
Saturday £90
Sunday £45

Book all three events for £145