I am a great believer in the healing power of nature. Going for a walk in a beautiful nature scene relaxes the mind. It slows down thoughts and brings back a sense of inner peace. Portland has a wonderful raw beauty to it rather than being pretty —although in May and June the wildflowers make it beautiful. No matter when though you come, you can admire the amazing Chesil Beach, see the coastline down to Devon and enjoy walks along the cliff-tops. Whilst you are here on a personal retreat, you may join me for an early morning walk—or not. It’s entirely up to you.
If you decide to join me, I leave the house at 7 am and we will be back just before 8 am – just in time for breakfast.
Depending on the weather and your fitness level I will choose one of the many walks around this area. We can go up to TopHill and see part of Tout Quarry and admire the views. Or there are easier walks along the beach or up above the Portland Harbour.
No matter which retreat you choose there will be at least one opportunity for you to do some meditation with me. This is held from 5:30 pm until 6 pm in the Sky Room. No former experience of mediation is required. I use various meditations—but for most people, I do a grounding exercise followed by a guided visualisation as these are easy to follow.
Mediation helps you deeply relax. By slowing down your breathing it helps you experience a greater sense of inner calm. An evening meditation session, on your last evening is a great way to wrap up your time at The Jasmine House – but it is an optional, complimentary service.
Please note that I am not available to do meditation on Friday evenings.