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Venue: Durley Dean Hotel, 28 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth BH2 5HE
SUNDAY, 18 November, 10am – 5pm (arrival at 9.30am)

This one day mindfulness wellbeing retreat offers us the wonderful opportunity to take time out from our busy lives and take care of ourselves, expanding and deepening our sense of aliveness, self-compassion and wellbeing. Join us and come together with other like minded people to nourish our minds and bodies with meditation, dialogue and some easy to do yoga. This retreat is delivered in a secular and modern in style

A deeply nourishing experience with a wonderful opportunity to rest in the beauty of silence and reflection. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family, Thank you” – Emma B

This Day Retreat is for you if you wish to:

tickReduce stress, anxiety and depression and enhance your sense of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

tickReduce self-judgement and enhance a sense of self appreciation and self compassion.

tickLearn how to live in the present moment away from past negative habitual responses.

tickDiscover your true purpose, meaning and happiness.

tickThe retreat venue has an authentic and relaxing atmosphere with close by stunning coastal views which promises an unforgettable and life enhancing experience.

tickThis retreat is suitable for beginners as well as those with some meditation experience.

About your mindfulness teacher, Robert Gebka

Robert GEbkaThe retreat is facilitated by Robert Gebka. Robert is a Qualified MBSR Teacher with the University of California San Diego Medical School USA (UCSD CFM). He is former Buddhist monk who lived, worked and trained for five years at the Nan Hua Zen Buddhist monastery before joining the NHS. It is during this time that he was fortunate enough to meet HH the 14th Dalai Lama. He is an accredited psychological counsellor and has completed a two year project in Mindfulness Based Interventions in an NHS psychiatric hospital with a clinical population. He is also the author Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies. Robert studied the neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness with Neuragy UK and is a registered member of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. He abides by their Good Practice Standards for teaching mindfulness-based courses. His mindfulness work is supervised by Allan Goldstein, the managing director of the UCSD CFM. Read about Robert’s mindfulness journey and qualifications HERE. Robert is a member of:

NCS AccredUSA Cogntive AssociationMABNAFENS
Robert works in mental health for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and is CRB checked and fully insured.

Listen to Robert on soundcloud below.


Retreat price & self-investment

£55 per person for the one day retreat experience. Excludes food and accommodation.

What to bring?

Organic snacks and juice are provided throughout the day but please bring own food and a tiny bit to to share for our mindful lunch as well as a pillow and a blanket or a meditation seat. Please wear comfortable clothes.

What not to bring?

Please leave your mobile phones at home and give yourself permission to unplug form the hustle and bustle.

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Please note that we do not send out CONFIRMATIONS. You will however receive an automatic message from paypal with your ticket. (Free note free parking is NOT available at the hotel. Parking is available on the nearby streets)

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For more information please contact Anna

Anna Dorset MindfulnessHello, my name is Anna and I am here to help you in whatever way I can. Whether you have a question about our mindfulness courses or simply want to know whether mindfulness could help you, I will be delighted to be of assistance.

Feel free to email me on or give me a call on

01202 021 063 for a no obligation telephone chat


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Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
- M. Scott Peck