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The Sharpham Trust
The Sharpham Trust offers mindfulness retreats in a beautiful corner of the South West of England.
The Trust exists to connect people to nature and themselves and is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This enables retreatants to become totally immersed in the peace and tranquillity of the landscape around them, providing the ingredients for a restful, rejuvenating experience.
The Trust offers full-board retreats in three retreat venues on the Sharpham Estate, in the gorgeous South Hams area of South Devon.
When you stay in Sharpham House, you’re looked after full-board in an elegant but comfy Georgian villa on the banks of the River Dart. There are single occupancy and shared rooms on a variety of secular retreats for up to 32 people staying from 3-5 nights.
Retreats in Sharpham House
• Mindfulness through Yoga
• Mindfulness through Walking
• Sustaining Ourselves – a retreat for stress & burn-out
• Mindfulness through Singing
• Retreats with Extra silence
Retreats at The Barn
If you stay at The Barn, you’ll be sharing a living space, doing daily mindful work in The Barn’s gardens and cooking meals together.
Barn retreats are for up to 11 people and each retreatant has a single room. Barn retreats are in the Buddhist tradition but you don’t have to be Buddhist to participate. They last for 6 nights and run weekly, Sunday to Saturday.
Some Barn retreats feature particular Buddhist leaders and subjects, others are themed towards different audiences, including young people, men, women and LGBTQ+ people.
Retreats in the Woodland Campsite
These offer a more intense connection to nature, where you stay in furnished bell-tents on the Sharpham Estate from 3-5 nights. Our Woodland Retreats are full-board and include:
• Woodland Retreats for women
• Stillness & Flow – canoeing with mindfulness
As a retreatant, you’ll dine on vegetarian, vegan and organic food – lots of which is grown on the Sharpham Estate.
All Sharpham Trust retreats are underpinned by a strong message of connecting to nature and one’s self. The charity is continually working towards its vision of a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.
www.sharphamtrust.org/retreats or sign up to receive news of retreats and events from The Sharpham Trust here: www.sharphamtrust.org/subscribe