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Weekend Retreats at The Grange by the Sea, Isle of Wight, UK

The Grange is a gorgeous Georgian country house with comfortable 4-star guest accommodation. Enjoy weekend retreats, courses and festive breaks hosted by exceptional Skyros facilitators. 

Come and take part in a variety of weekends from yoga retreats and residential writing courses to life coaching courses, singing holidays and mindfulness retreats, each with a focus on creativity and wellbeing. Join also for all-inclusive 3-night Christmas and New Year retreats.

"The sense of community here is so refreshing. The staff can't do enough for you. The food is lovely." Marion, November 2018. See more reviews.

 See What's On When below... 

Fri 23 Oct - Sun 25 Oct 2020 (2 nights)

At a glance

We will be exploring the fundamental concepts of mindfulness through creating art. It does not matter if you don’t consider yourself an artist, or even especially creative. The course is all about process and exploration. You will use art to examine the extraordinary power found in observing and being aware of the present moment.

We will start right where you are. While some activities will be specific to a type of art, mostly you will be able to paint, draw or use whatever is your preferred medium, and at whatever level you find yourself on.

Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique, but also so much more than that. It can release stress and anxiety and spark creativity, but more broadly it will give you a sense of presence in your life.

We will look at how we create art. From gathering inspiration and deciding on the subject matter, to the physical act of putting paint on canvas or charcoal on paper. We will see how expressive art can create a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.

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

Choose to stay at The Grange in a twin shared or single occupancy room on a B&B basis for Friday and Saturday night. Or simply take part in the course if you live locally.

Inspiring Courses

Your course weekend includes six hours of tuition across two days. This leaves plenty of time to explore the island on coastline walks or enjoy health and beauty treatments (book these in advance).

Food & Drink

Join us for the three course Friday night dinner, tailored to dietary requirements, for £20. If you choose to stay with us breakfast is included. On Saturday, guests tend to like to eat out together locally. A light lunch is provided on Sunday.

Guide Itinerary

Friday
16.00: Arrivals
19.30: Dinner (if booked)
21.00: Welcome

Saturday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast
10.30 to 12.30: Course
17.00 to 19.00: Course

Sunday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast

10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch​

Average Temperature

As with much of the UK weather is changeable - although the Isle of Wight does boast a micro-climate and is one of the sunniest places to visit. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Location

Summary

Cost
£100.00
Location
The Grange

What's included?

  • Six hours of course time across two days
  • A light lunch on Sunday
  • Accommodation is chosen separately
  • Dinner on Friday evening is £20

Travel

Book a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth and your ticket will include crossing the Solent by FastCat. At Shanklin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to The Grange in Eastcliff Road.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call to check in case of 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

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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