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Special Course: Meditation Retreat Coaching

Have you ever considered the idea of attending an organised meditation retreat, but were unsure whether you would be able to do it? If you were going to run a marathon you would expect to train properly beforehand, right?

A silent retreat is something that everybody can benefit from as it gives you enhanced skills in dealing with the stresses of modern life, as well as helping you learn how to increase your self-confidence, contentedness and sense of self. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to help people overcome depression, anxiety and chronic pain (ref MBSR).

Your time on a silent meditation retreat provides an experience that might otherwise take you months or even years to achieve through practice on your own.

Stefan Chmelik coaches people on a one-to-one basis towards attending a retreat. We agree a date for your retreat and then you will be taken step by step through the process of what will happen and what you need to learn before hand, as well as the Mindfulness technique itself, setting you on the road to an accomplished experience. You will arrive at your retreat focused and prepared, without the anxiety that is common for people attending for the first time.

Mindfulness retreats are run in the UK and throughout the world, and can last a weekend or up to ten days.


Stefan Chmelik – Dedicated to Breathing & Mindfulness

I started meditating and working with breath around the age of 12, through my father, who had pursued an interest in Sufism and trained in early Gurdjieff schools. This also translated into a life-long interest in martial arts, especially Tai Qi and yoga.

I have been fortunate enough to sit in meditation with masters such as Ajahn Sumedho, Abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan High Llama’s, S.N.Goenka and Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness training.

My formal experience and training includes silent Vipassana (Mindfulness) retreats and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR), but mostly I try and bring the practice of Mindfulness into my daily life.

I also trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy for two years, and incorporate these principles into my breathing and Mindfulness based approach.

I also trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy for two years, and incorporate this body-orientated psychotherapy into my breathing and Mindfulness-based approach.


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Vena Ramphal, London

I really liked how we started with the work on nutrition and my relationship with food.  This physical work acted as a safety net for the energetic emotional shifts that the breath and body work brought on. They were quite full on!

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