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One of the many joys of a holiday is that you don’t have to lift a finger. But on this meditation retreat, you won’t even have to open your mouth, unless it’s to devour the delicious vegan meals, of course. Tucked away in the Snowdonian countryside, this transformative getaway is a treat for the mind, body and soul. Solo travellers can unwind and regain balance in complete silence with daily guided shamatha meditation and soothing yoga practice. Dig deeper within with views of the majestic mountains and serene valleys, and who knows what you might discover. 
Suitable for intermediate and advanced practitioners
Great for solo travellers
Silent Meditation Retreat
Vinyasa yoga sessions
Vegan meals
Guided meditations
Dharma talks exploriig Shamatha
Lake & mountain views
Join us for a 4-day silent Buddhist meditation retreat in the breathtaking setting of the Snowdonia National Park.

During this silent shamatha meditation retreat, led by Buddhist meditation teacher, David Johnson, and accredited yoga teacher, Manu Orozco, we will explore methods for cultivating tranquillity (shamatha) through body, breath and mind.

During the sessions with David, we will explore the practice and theory of shamatha meditation. Through shamatha meditation, we train our attention skills and improve our focus and concentration. These practices allow us to unwind, let go of stress and worry, and cultivate mental and emotional balance.  

Sessions with Manu will complement our practice, as Manu shares gentle asanas from the yogic traditions which deepen our tranquillity and enhance our connection with the body. The soothing and healing yoga sessions also help to improve physical flexibility, strength and resistance.

Accommodation

Mountain and Nature setting
Caters for vegan and vegetarian diets
18 acre estate
Lake
Woodlands
Vegan cuisine
Trigonos is a sprawling estate set among magical woodlands, meadows, fruit and vegetable fields, and a stream that flows down to the lake. The residential accommodation offers a mix of shared and private bedrooms with the option of shared or en-suite bathrooms, depending on budget preference. Trigonos is recognized for their delicious, vegetarian cuisine using ingredients from their land.
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Program

The four-day retreat begins Monday afternoon and ends on Thursday afternoon. Start with a guided meditation session on Monday evening to ease your way into the retreat. Each day follows a fairly typical schedule, starting with a morning vinyasa class. There are two meditation and workshops sessions after breakfast. After lunch, enjoy free time before an afternoon vinyasa yoga class. In the evening, there is another meditation and workshop session, followed by an evening guided meditation after dinner. Silence is observed throughout the day. 
Day 1
4pm
Check in & arrival
5.45pm
Introduction & Orientation (with David & Manu)
7pm
Dinner in the Dining Room
8.30pm
Evening Guided Meditation (with David)
Day 2
8am
Morning Vinyasa Yoga (with Manu)
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Session 1 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
11am
Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
11.45am
Session 2 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
1pm
Lunch in the Dining Room
3pm
Private Silent Practice
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Cake
5pm
Session 3 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
6.30pm
Dinner in the Dining Room
8.30pm
Evening Vinyasa Yoga (with Manu)
Day 3
8am
Morning Vinyasa Yoga (with Manu)
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Session 1 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
11am
Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
11.45am
Session 2 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
1pm
Lunch in the Dining Room
3pm
Afternoon Vinyasa Yoga (with Manu)
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Cake
5pm
Session 3 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
6.30pm
Dinner in the Dining Room
8.30pm
Evening Guided Meditation (with David)
Day 4
8am
Morning Vinyasa Yoga (with Manu)
8.30am
Breakfast
9.45am
Session 7 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
11am
Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
11.45am
Session 8 – Meditation & Workshop (with David)
1pm
Lunch in the Dining Room
2pm
Retreats ends

Instructors

David Johnson
David
David is an experienced Buddhist meditation guide with years of experience practicing and teaching. He is a qualified mindfulness teacher, mental health first aider, and co-founder of Samadhi. David's classes are practical and transparent, fused with his sense of humor and warmth, making them approachable for everyone. 
Manuel Orozco Jimenez
Manuel
Manu is a qualified yoga teacher, mental health first aider, and co-founder of Samadhi. His vinyasa yoga classes are laid-back and inviting, leaving a lasting impact on his students. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 42 days in advance for a 90% refund
Cancel up to 28 days in advance for a 80% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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