peace. relaxation. self discovery. healing. CREATIVITY.

Thank you for introducing me to meditation. I have only practiced it once on a budhist yoga weekend in Wales several years ago, in a room of about 200 practising budhists‎ whereby we were only guided to clear our minds and make them empty! I couldn’t do this as so many things were buzzing around in my head so presumed meditation wasn’t for me! But I really enjoyed the experience this time. I’m not particularly good at dealing with my emotions at times, and I know I keep things bottled up. The night we meditated under the gazebo, I felt overwhelmed with emotion, like the past 9 months was bubbling up inside me. You asked us to look at where we might be in the future, and for the very first time in a long time, I really felt positive about it and I could observe myself as being free and happy again. So thank you for that :-).
— CH
I have been telling my friends about the meditation journeys. They blew me away. My friends are inspired. We may start a meditation group which we meant to do last year.

feel the huge…

Modern research teaches us that meditation is one of the best things we can do for our mental and physical health. It boosts our immune systems, rejuvenates us, raises our energy levels, alleviates or eliminates anxiety and depression, alleviate stress related disorders, raises our sense of self esteem, helps us make decisions, brings peace and tranquility, clears our minds, boosts creativity and blah blah blah blah.

I was hoping to find some peace and tranquility, and I am blessed to have found that and more.
— Mary

…be the huge in us

So really, yes, all that stuff is true but it’s time to innovate on the old, maybe a little bit dusty traditions that mediation is some kind of hard thing that if we sit around long enough on our arses and maybe meet some holy guys and get good enough at it we’ll transcend something material about ourselves and experience something grander than the moment and the physical form and maybe like Nirvana “come as you [really] are or [really] were or, yes, as I want you to be.”

What. Do. You. Want?

We mean, what do you want the universe to be, your universe included?

Though we are more than happy to review the meditative traditions that got us this far in the uni(poly)verse, at Olive we are a little more creative with the concept in order to help you spawn a universe you are more in line with, one that you would create if you had been the original designer (were you?) Or for that matter as many as you want, in as many reducible or irreducible temporal intervals you might be able to imagine.

Light, matter, energy, space, time - we have a whole lot of goodness to choose from when setting out to radically transform our worldviews into ones that feel best to us.

IMAGINATION is the first solution. Get a glimpse of a universe of more promise and possibility than you had imagined when you simply set out to find some peace in your life, answer a question or two, or heal yourself of certain sufferings. Blah, and on.

Olive Retreat – A treat in every way! I go home a very different person – Thanks in so many ways.
— Denise
I just wanted to thank you again. I do Ray’s imagination meditation every morning still and I love it. Really works. I thought I was born negative but I would actually say I’m not negative at all anymore.
— Stuart

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Your Meditation is Yours

At a an Olive Body Mind and Chakra Detox Retreat we briefly review the various forms of and beliefs about meditation and then introduce a more modern innovative approach to a discipline with very very very very old roots. Please join us and learn about the Creative meditative practice and how it can help improve your life in so many ways and if nothing else, EXPAND it.

Electric sizzling sound and light.

Depending upon your interests and issues, we can employ Creative meditations and others to get you from where you are to where you want to be, even if you have no idea where that is now.

There are no limits to our Creative meditations. Different objectives, and different people - it’s all good and you will master a meditative form to perfection because it’s all coming down to the same thing, you. Whatever makes you meditate works, whenever and wherever.

Supported by all we do at the retreat you’ll notice that meditation is part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you start there or continue there, you won’t stop there. One thing we can promise, you’ll change, and you’ll rLOVEution it.

There is little I can write that would capture even an iota of my unforgettable experience at Olive Retreat. This can be attributed to the many moments that made it the experience it was, but equally to the ongoing change I genuinely feel as a result of my time there.
— Bhav
What a life affirming, restorative and happy week. Your wonderful Olive Retreat certainly means I bring bags full of health knowledge home. You are inspiring and magnetic people – full of health and energy that you impart to your students. You are change agents. A life changing week with a fabulous collection of people.
— Catriona