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Holiday Facilitators: Michael Eales

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

Michael Eales has over 30 years experience as a facilitator, coach and therapist. He has been practicing and teaching Mindfulness for 25 years. He also works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing learning and development to large and complex organisations. His career began in the early eighties as part of the staff team of The Human Potential Research Project at the University of Surrey, pioneers in Humanistic Psychology. He has a wide experience including ten years apprenticed to a Native American teacher, and learning meditation in Thailand. He is a published poet and translator.

What people say about Michael and his courses:

Calm, clear, informative and approachable.

Very worthwhile course with practical suggestions that you can practice on your own. Excellent pacing of the programme to allow for time on your own.

A perfect window of relaxation in perfectly suitable surroundings to leave you refreshed and positive to move on with life!

The mindfulness course was great. Well paced and helpful.

Mindfulness is a totally new experience for me. I found the course enlightening, uplifting and very positive. Michael is an excellent tutor.

Where does Michael Eales facilitate?

Fri 24 Dec - Mon 27 Dec 2021 (3 nights)

At a glance

This is a four-day Christmas retreat with courses, coastline walks, games, fabulous food and the company of inspirational leaders and soon-to-be new friends. Socially distancing and other measures will be in place according to the latest government guidelines.

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, approximately 70% are between 35 and 65. The Grange is a stunning Georgian country house, surrounded by greenery and close to Shanklin's sandy beach, cosy pubs and restaurants and the local train station.

Accommodation

Share a room with a friend of family member. Or choose single occupancy of a room. The supplement for single occupancy is £105 for three nights.

Inspiring Courses

10 hours of course time split between two inspiring facilitators plus evening events and afternoon walks.

Food & Drink

All meals are included and are tailored to dietary requirements.

Guide Itinerary

Christmas Eve
16.00: Arrivals
18.30: Welcome
19.30: Dinner

Christmas Day
07.30: Breakfast
09.30: Demos (news of the day)
10.00: Oekos (home groups)
10.45: Masterclass
14.00: Christmas Lunch
17.00: Afternoon courses
19.30: Dinner & Nightlife

Boxing Day
07.30: Breakfast
09.30: Demos (news of the day)
10.00: Oekos (home groups)
10.45: Masterclass
13.00: Christmas Lunch
17.00: Afternoon courses
19.30: Dinner & Nightlife

27th December
07.30: Breakfast
09.30: Demos (news of the day)
10.45: Masterclass
13.00: Lunch followed by Departures

Average Temperature

As with much of the UK, weather is changeable. Although the Isle of Wight does boast a micro-climate and it is one of the sunniest places to visit, it's likely to be cold.

Location

Summary

Cost
£475.00
Location
The Grange

What's included?

Christmas at The Grange is all about abundance. The price includes:

  • All meals, tailored to dietary requirements
  • All courses, activities and events
  • Three nights twin shared accommodation at The Grange

Travel

The easiest way to reach The Grange is usually by train. Buy a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth Harbour and your ticket will include crossing the Solent in 15 minutes by FastCat. An island train meets the FastCat at Ryde Pier Head and takes you on to Shanklin in 25 minutes. Outside Shanklin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to Eastcliff Road or walk to The Grange in around 15 minutes.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call 01983 867644 or email us at stay@thegrangebythesea.com for ferry discount codes.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

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