Cotswold Meditation and Mindfulness - Mindfulness and Wellbeing Courses, Reiki Therapy Treatments and Retreats


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Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness is owned by Angela Philippi.  

In addition to being a fully qualified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Angela is also a fully qualified Reiki practitioner.

Her practice is conveniently located in Oriel Lodge on Oriel Road in the centre of Cheltenham, and she is taking bookings for her 8-week Awareness & Wellbeing Course now.

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  • Book a hotel for the night, Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness is pleased to offer a 20% discount on the below pricing for our Extended Retreat

Mindfulness Retreats

On mindfulness retreat days, we can learn all about the simple but very powerful practice of training our attention to what is happening here and now, in a non-judgemental way.

These recharging retreat days are designed to allow yourself the opportunity to escape the constant bombardment of the outside world and the huge amount of noise in our lives.

Our brains are constantly being shaped by forces around us of which we are only dimly aware!  But research suggests that meditators are able to intentionally guide that process and backs the benefits of retreat days.

On mindfulness days like this, you can start to learn how to become the observer of your constant, galloping thoughts in a detached way, and start to develop an awareness of less 'brain chatter'.

We will also be learing how to befriend our thoughts and emotions and, most importantly, how we can apply these mindfulness skills to each part of our daily lives, so we can regain a sense of balance and heal stress which can adversely affect our health, performance and quality of life.

For this reason, most of the Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat is focused on developing an inner peace, giving you the chance to spend a day for yourself, turn towards yourself, and cultivate self-knowledge.  A very gentle art of self-compassion!


Extended Retreats

To benefit even more from your retreat day and to get the best effect out of it, research suggests it takes about 24 hours of silence for your mind to settle and for your thoughts to grow quieter.  Buddhists refer to this as 'calming the monkey mind'!

Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness therefore is glad to offer you an Extended Retreat option.

We recommend that retreat participants maintain their silence at home for the rest of the night until the following morning (to reach the 24 hour mark).  You then get the opportunity to come back on Monday morning to ensure you get the best effect and gain an even deeper understanding and insight.

This second day will include a catch-up on the meditation techniques learned on day 1, plus a further discussion workshop on stress management, and we will also learn how meditation can take us further than reducing stress and helping to prevent illness (for example, benefits such as better concentration, higher productivity, slower aging, etc.)


Countryside Retreats

Cotswold Meditation and Mindfulness is pleased to now offer Countryside Retreats at selected times of the year, hosted at Middletown Farm Cottages, which is owned by Dordie and Graham.

Countryside retreats run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

Middletown Farm is situated in a tranquil little corner of England where you can hear the birds singing and see the stars at night. It is in the middle of The Cotswolds, The Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and The Wye Valley. Nearby towns are Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ledbury, Tewkesbury, Ross on Wye, Malvern and Newent. Hartpury Agricultural College and Equestrian Centre are just three miles away.

Middletown is a chemical-free working farm, where geese and Jacob's sheep are ethically bred and raised, apple juice is produced and there is a farm shop selling a selection of local produce and artisan gifts.

Orchard Barn Cottage and The Poppies
Both cottages sleep two but has room on the landing for a zed bed, if required. The cottages have a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher and all the crockery and cutlery that might be needed.

The comfortable lounges each have two double sofas, a new tv and recorder, WiFi, occasional tables and lamps for relaxing, cosy evenings.

The bedrooms each have a luxuriously comfortable super kingsize bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and an arm chair.

The bathrooms are clean and bright and have a bath with shower over, washbasin and toilet.

The cottages have their own parking spaces alongside, and have well maintained private gardens with garden furniture.

Cotswold Meditation and Mindfulness - Mindfulness and Wellbeing Courses, Reiki Therapy Treatments and Retreats

8-Week Awareness & Wellbeing Course

In this structured 8-week course, you will not only learn all the aspects mentioned above, but you will also learn how to practice and use meditation to help reduce stress, physical pain, emotional pain, anxiety, depression and much more, all in a practical and down-to-earth way.

Each individual session will have a different main subject, where you will learn useful tools and techniques, and will be followed by a practical element, so you will learn how to keep practicing the techniques you’ve learned at home (so you can get the maximum benefits from your course).

If you really commit to the course, it is a life-changing experience… definitely for the better!

The course is suitable for both complete beginners and those with prior meditation experience who want to deepen their practice and understanding.

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Pricing & Discounts

As some of us may struggle to maintain the right level of silence at our own homes, why not book into one of the many guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels within walking distance of our premises.  Please see recommendations below.

For those of you who would like to take advantage of booking a hotel for the night, Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness is pleased to offer a 20% discount on the below pricing for our Extended Retreat, or alternatively you can book in for a 60-minute Reiki treatment for only £10 (usual price: £35). 

To qualify for your discount, simply mention Cotswold Meditation & Mindfulness when booking your accommodation.

  • 1-DAY RETREAT (Sundays or Thursdays, 10.30am-4.30pm): £65
  • EXTENDED RETREAT (Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm, Monday 10.30-2pm): £105
  • N.B.- Discounted Extended Retreat Price (with local hotel booking): £84

Please note: Other days are available on request, with booking in advance.   Also, for those of who have completed our 8-Week Awareness & Wellbeing Course, you can benefit from 20% off all our Retreats.

Local Recommended Accommodation Partners:

  • Crossways Guest House
  • The Battledown Bed & Breakfast
  • Please note: For those of you without a vehicle, lifts to/from our treatment studio will be provided
  • The Abbey
  • One4 B&B (01242 460 689)
  • Quiet Air B&B with Tracy (07878 88 12 99)

Meditation and Mindfulness Benefits

  • Helps to develop awareness and resilience, so that we can cope better with adversity
  • Helps you to see things more clearly and identify those activities that nourish you and those that deplete you
  • Helps you to take better care of yourself every day
  • Helps you to relax mentally and be happier
  • Helps to ‘de-clutter' the mind
  • Helps you to control your thoughts
  • Reduces feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and confusion
  • Decreases stress, negative thinking and dysfunctional beliefs

Please click on the link below to find out about courses

In addition to meditation and mindfulness, I also offer Reiki treatments

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What is Reiki?
REI = Universal/Spiritual
KI = Life Force/Energy

Reiki is a therapy and a form of alternative medicine, formally developed in the early 20th century and used in the UK since the late 1900s. However, practitioners of Eastern Medicine have been using variations of Reiki for thousands of years.

It was originally developed by Japanese Buddhist Dr. Mikao Usui in the Usui System of Natural Healing.

Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into various cultural traditions all over the world.

Reiki functions on the body energy first, usually following the same channels used in acupuncture and acupressure, chi gong and other traditional Asian medical and healing modes.

The therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the body.

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It has been observed that a 1-hour Reiki session can be equivalent to 8 hours of deep and restful sleep!

Please visit the website for more information.


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