Weekend Retreats

Mindful Works Weekend retreats

From time to time, in various locations, including annually at The Old Monastery Stroud, Mindful Works offers weekend mindfulness retreats. Wherever the retreat, you can be sure that the venue will offer opportunities to immerse yourself in the practice of mindfulness and the beauty of nature.

Mindful Works weekend retreats are led by Dr Sharn Rocco. Sharn has led weekend and longer retreats in various locations including Kangaroo Valley, Magnetic Island, Ubud, Oslo, Samoa and the Hunter Valley. Of all the locations The Old Monastery Stroud is her favourite.

What to Expect 

Supported by periods of silence and opportunities for solitude, a Mindful Works weekend retreat is the perfect opportunity to deepen your understanding and practice of mindfulness. You will have opportunities to ask questions and receive personalised instruction.

You will have time to be with yourself and by yourself, to connect with what resonates and inspires and to transform what no longer serves you well.

A Mindful Works weekend retreat typically begins on Friday evening with a convivial dinner followed by an introductory session and guided relaxation. Saturday and Sunday begin with morning meditation and mindful movement before a nourishing silent breakfast. Throughout the two days you will be invited to experience guided sitting, walking and compassion meditation, listening, observing and eating. The retreat ends with a convivial Sunday lunch and departure by 3pm.

You will leave feeling restored, relaxed and inspired to bring mindfulness to life wherever you are.

Your Investment

Mindful Works retreats are invaluable. Retreat costs vary according to location, duration, facilitators and inclusions. For more information click on the relevant upcoming retreat in the list below.

Upcoming weekend retreats

Nourishing Mindfulness Weekend Retreat: Fri 10th May, 6:00 pm – Sun 12th May, 3:00 pm, 2024 – Hunter Valley NSW, The Old Monastery Stroud with Dr Sharn Rocco

Meditation and Women’s Song Circles: Wed 15th May &/or Thurs 16th May, 2024 – Hunter Valley NSW, The Old Monastery Stroud with Dr Sharn Rocco and Hester Fraser aka Goldheist

Making Art Mindful Retreat: Fri 17 May – Sun 19th May, 3:00 pm, 2024 – Hunter Valley NSW, The Old Monastery Stroud with Dr Sharn Rocco and Catherine Parker

What people say about Mindful Works retreats:

“The weekend retreat has had a great impact. I’m so pleased I went and spent the time with everyone. You created a very special retreat that has continued to inspire. I feel quite changed.”

– Cate, Teacher

“As a first timer, I enjoyed the experience. The meditation was what I needed as I’ve always wanted to start working with my mind instead of only using it to solve external issues. I believe this is the start of a journey into myself so I want to continue learning and practicing.”

– Michael, Sales Manager

“I left the retreat invigorated and relaxed, ready to approach anything that life may present me with. I left with new skills of meditation, which I use daily and try to incorporate into my daily life.”

– Patricia, Nurse

“Sharn, … I want to tell you how much the weekend has helped to improve my life. I have noticed I am doing tasks with more purpose and actually completing them and not putting them off. I don’t rush to do things as I did in the past, especially eating. …I hope to continue to obtain a better mind and body health and I thank you for your help.”

– John, Farmer

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