Workshops & Retreats 2021

Embodying Kindfulness Retreat

9-12 September 2021   Online and on-site and Gomde Pyrenees


In joining this retreat we will be invited to go beyond our ideas about kindness, and come to know the kindness that our cells are made of.   The kindness that we already are.  Moving away from the tendency to push ourselves too hard towards a goal or a striving pattern that is rooted in lack/ in a sense of neediness, we can rest into a culture of gentleness towards ourselves and others.


This retreat will alternate between guided meditations and embodied movement.

The guided meditations will be taught by Heidi Koppl, resident Tibetan language translator and meditation teacher at Gomde Pyrenees and the embodied movement by Frances.


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Previous Workshops & Retreats

Half-day Yoga & Meditation Retreats on The Isle of Wight-2021


~Saturday 22nd August 10am - 12:30pm

~Saturday 29th August 10am - 12:30pm

~Sunday 6th September 2pm - 4:30pm


For more information or to book your place please get in touch.   There are 5 spaces per session.

All sessions are offered entirely on donation and are weather dependent.

Watch this space for more possible dates and gatherings!


Frances's teacher Jaya Ashmore will be leading online deep rest meditation retreats throughout the year. 

For more information please visit her website

Yoga weekend in Spain

4th -7th October 2019

Giving more time than in our everyday lives for our yoga to unfold, letting it span a long weekend, so we can really digest the good food of our practice.

In a comfortable and spacious traditional Catalan farmhouse set very peacefully amid fields surrounded by woodland

Time to rest in nature, enjoy the peace of this beautiful place, and allow space for being in our life without pressure or demand.

From £200 per person for the 3 nights including food

I am offering my time and teachings for this retreat entirely on donation.

Please get in touch if you would like more details or to book your place.

Sundays 27th January and 17th February - Yoga, Meditation and chanting 

At my home studio in Shide




Workshops & Retreats 2018

Sunday 4 February - Meditation morning

At my home studio in Shide

As light returns more noticeably and Spring begins to unfurl, we celebrate life through meditation, pranayama and chant.  I will also offer a talk about cultivating our own practice and planning a morning or day of self-retreat.  Meditation can be sitting or lying.

9.30am - 12noon, on donation



Sunday 22 April - Silent retreat day

At The Woodland Retreat in Fishbourne

Resting into the support of a retreat environment for one day, we will explore our experience of silence through guided and silent meditation, pranayama, yoga and a talk.  Our meditation will be sitting, lying and walking. There will be breaks for tea and lunch.  Please Bring a packed lunch.

9am - 5pm, £10 towards room hire + donation

'The retreat provided an opportunity to check in with myself and take time out to 'listen' to my physical and emotional state within a gentle and supportive environment'  (Clare)


Saturday 13th October - Yoga and Story-telling

At Ventnor botanic gardens

As the leaves turn red and gold, Frances and Jungian/drama therapist/storyteller/forest schools teacher and all round wonderful woman Steph Brittain will be weaving together the arts of yoga and storytelling.

2.00 - 5.30pm cost £25, includes tea and cake!

Steph will be telling stories connected to the relationships between darkness and light, and endings and beginnings that are so apparent in nature at this time of year.

 Frances will guide us in yoga and meditation, listening to the story of who we are, through sensations, movement and experiences of being alive in a human body.


All are so welcome!  Get in touch for more information or to book a place.


Sunday 11th November - Silent retreat day

At The Woodland Retreat in Fishbourne

'If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere' Van Gogh

Spreading out in all directions, beyond words and ideas. There will be guided meditation (lying, sitting...), walking meditation outside and yoga.  Silence can support deep rest, inquiry and insight, allowing us to drop beneath the veneer of our persona, and simply be with our experience of aliveness.

There will be breaks for tea and lunch.  Please Bring a packed lunch.

9am - 5pm, £10 towards room hire + donation


Workshops & Retreats 2017

November 19 - Meditation morning

'Meditation has no beginning and no end; in it there is no achievement and no failure...' Krisnamurti

I love walking up mountains, and sitting and looking at mountains - the stillness, the silence and the peace. Sometimes in meditation it feels that way too. Sometimes it doesn't. Meditation can help us move outside of fixed ideas about achievement and failure.
Join me for guided and silent meditation, breathing practice and gentle movement. 

9.00  - 12.00 on donation

March 19  - Spring Yoga Day

Meeting the beauty of Spring with breath, meditation and movement.  A dynamic Hatha flow in the morning and gentler afternoon practice.  Bring and share veggie lunch.

Please get in touch to book your space.

10am - 4pm £35

May 21 - Silent Meditation Day

It has been said that silence is an endangered species!  It can certainly feel like a rare and precious thing.  Yet we all need silence.  It supports an intimacy of awareness, listening and clarity, helps us to find space, rest, openness and peace.  Together we will be in silence for one day; meditating, walking, practicing yoga, eating and resting.  You are so welcome to join me if you are new to meditation or very experienced, or anything in-between!

Please get in touch to book your space.

9am - 5pm £10 towards venue hire + donation for teachings

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