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One/two day Mindfulness Retreat

October 2nd/3rd 2017

with Dr Joel and Michelle Levey

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for you to join us for a one or two day retreat with world-renowned mindfulness pioneers Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey at Starborough Manor located in the beautiful Kent countryside just 50 minutes from London.

Weekend Mindfulness Retreat Venue Starborough Manor in Kent

Image courtesy of Starborough Manor

October 2nd 2017 – Insights into Mindfulness

Learn or perhaps revisit some simple practices to find inner peace.

An experiential day exploring mindfulness practice and its profound applications in our daily life, work and relationships.

‘The Leveys’ extensive knowledge and experience of the relevance of mindfulness in a wide range of different settings, their integrity and vision, and their commitment to inspiring students to benefit from thoughtful and regular mindfulness practice, make them a formidable team.’

Jeremy Connell – Previous Retreat participant

October 3rd 2017 – Mindful Leader Masterclass

Leadership skills for the 21st Century Workplace.

An experiential day exploring extraordinary potentials for a deeper wisdom at work and expanding your skills for conscious leadership.

‘Exploring with the Leveys to examine my mindset through their practical models and extensive opportunities for varying practices has helped me to choose meaningful ways to improve the self-management of my wellbeing and noticeably increased my resilience.’

Naomi Berry

Both days are suitable for beginners and seasoned mindfulness practitioners – you may like to attend one day or both.

Weekend Mindfulness Retreat Venue Starborough Manor in Kent

Image courtesy of Starborough Manor


Starborough Manor is a privately owned manor house set in beautiful grounds over looking Starborough Castle and Moat. Situated near Edenbridge in Kent, it is just 50 minutes from London by train, 20minutes from Junction 6 of the M25 and 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport. The owners have maintained the house to a very high standard and offer a very warm welcome to guests. There is ample parking and local taxis at the train stations can bring you to the venue within 10-15 minutes.



Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey are founders of Wisdom at Work and are based in Seattle and Hawaii. They work with organisations and communities both in the USA and internationally to inspire people in these turbulent and rapidly changing times to deepen their wisdom, curiosity, compassion, resilience, and creativity.


Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey - founders of Wisdom at Work
Mindfulness, Meditation and Mind Fitness book cover

They are pioneers in the field and bring an unparalleled level of expertise having started in the 1970s to bring mindfulness and contemplative science into mainstream business, medicine, higher education, sports, and government arenas.

Over the past 40 years they have worked extensively with thousands of leaders and hundreds of organisations around the globe developing, implementing programmes and contributing to research. Clients include: NASA, World Bank, Google, Intel, NHS, NIH, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, U.S. Army Special Forces, World Business Academy, Stanford Research Institute and MIT, to name a few. The Leveys also serve as faculty members at University of Minnesota Medical School where they teach a special program on Mindfulness, Contemplative Science, and Clinical Practice.

The Dalai Lama has supported their work and they are authors of numerous published works including: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind-Fitness; Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World; and Wisdom at Work. Their expertise was sought in the UK to act as advisors for the Mindfulness All-Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and they are currently acting as consultants within the field of healthcare.

They have a thriving community of practitioners built from their programmes, teachings and retreats. It is a privilege for us to be able to offer this retreat with such eminent and wise teachers.

Details and Booking

We ask you to join us between 9.00 and 9.45 for refreshments with a 10 o’clock start. This will give you time to mingle with other participants and get comfortable. We will be spending the day in one of the main reception rooms and taking walks in the grounds. There will be a delicious light buffet lunch with all dietary requirements catered for. We suggest that you wear casual comfortable clothing and bring appropriate walking and outdoor attire. We will finish at 4pm with the opportunity for light refreshments before you leave.

The cost includes a light buffet lunch with catering for special diets, morning and afternoon refreshments. For those wishing to book overnight accommodation please email lynn@starboroughmanor.co.uk

  • October 2nd Insights into Mindfulness – £99 inc VAT
  • October 3rd Mindful Leadership Master Class – £99 inc VAT
  • October 2nd and 3rd – £175 inc VAT

If you book 2 places or more you receive a 10% discount.

To book your place or if you have any questions, please email caroline@mind-lab.com

Venue address: Starborough Manor, Moor Lane, Marsh Green, Edenbrige, Kent TN8 5QY