Spiritual Retreats

An individual retreat provides a restorative and sacred space in which to turn within. A precious opportunity to reconnect with our essential self.

  • Do you that it’s time for you to reconnect with your inner life, and to integrate your ideals and your inner dreams with your outer life?
  • Are you at a turning point, deciding upon your next step in life?
  • Do you feel the need for spiritual healing and freedom?
  • Perhaps you want to deepen your attunement and spiritual practice in ways not possible within a hectic daily schedule.

Individuals are encouraged to leave behind thoughts and concerns of everyday life in order to “turn within” to discover a deeper self and the fundamental inter-connectedness of all dimensions of being. This altered consciousness gives an opportunity to recognise qualities in oneself not always perceived in everyday life and affords a new vantage point from which to view one’s life and problems. Finally, consciously integrating these insights into the fabric of one’s personality, one is prepared to re-enter active life, with a renewed vision and strength of identity and purpose.

While on retreat, the structured patterns and restrictive concepts of personality are given the opportunity to relax and renew within a sacred and protected environment so that individual awareness may expand beyond the limitations of everyday personal identity. This happens within the peaceful solitude of a private retreat room and includes daily meetings with your retreat guide. Meditations and practices are attuned to the needs of each individual. Spiritual practices are given from several mystical schools, including traditional Sufi practices and follow the alchemical model of retreat introduced to the West by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.

Prospective retreatants from all spiritual traditions, or none, are welcome. The length of retreat can vary from as little as two days through to much longer retreats, depending upon the needs and experience of the individual.

Diet is generally a simple vegan diet.

If you would like to know more about undertaking an individual retreat in beautiful North Herefordshire please contact, sufi@maryaman.co.uk to discuss your individual requirements.

A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of creation,
gold does not vanish,
the fire brightens.
Each creature God made
must live in its own true nature,
how could I resist my nature,
that lives for oneness with God?

Mechthild of Magdeburg