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The Flame Retreats® led by world class expert with 30+ years experience, are deeply healing and life-changing, aiding transformational health, wellness and self-discovery. They are in a tranquil sanctuary, set within the Shropshire hills in the midst of the stunning, peaceful and outstanding natural beauty, called the Long Mynd. Our luxurious venue “The Homestead” overlooks the stunning mountains and endless green fields, embodying a warm, friendly and inviting environment, which many describe as “home from home”.  

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The Metta Retreat® Right-Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Dates:Friday 12th - Sunday 14th July 2024

Venue: The Homestead, Shropshire Hills of Outstanding Natural Beauty  | Price: £495.00 for shared room | Spaces: 7 | £100 off early bird discount until 13/05/2024

The Metta Retreat® is a unique flame retreat combining ancient wisdom with current science by bringing together two of the most powerful foundational practices known for their profound healing, transformational and positive impact on our psychology, emotions, health and well being. Our retreat combines the latest research in the field of human psychology, health and well being with right-mindfulness and self-compassion based practices.


Research has shown that self-compassion increases self-esteem, heals emotional trauma and significantly enhances emotional health and wellbeing, in addition to reducing anxiety, stress, and harmful emotional states such as anger, guilt, shame, self-criticism and depression.

This experiential retreat is grounded in right-mindfulness and self-compassion integrating practical guidance with transpersonal psychology, mind, body and heart medicine with current evidence based understanding and knowledge. The retreat is intended to help in pragmatic, practical ways, facilitate you in realising and accessing our existing inner resilience and understanding.

The Flame Retreats® are a healing & tranquil sanctuary getaway, set within the Shropshire hills in the midst of the stunning, peaceful and outstanding natural beauty, the Long Mynd. Our beautiful venue “The Homestead” overlooks the stunning mountains and endless green fields, embodying a warm, peaceful and inviting environment, which many describe as “home from home”.  


What will I learn?

The Metta retreat is grounded in the practice of right-mindfulness:

  • Learn how to cultivate right-mindfulness and its application in everyday life

  • Learn to recognise harmful emotional states

  • Discover and experience the true nature of self-compassion

  • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with stability and ease

  • Transform self-criticism into self- motivation and self-encouragement

  • Transform difficult relationships, both with yourself and other

  • Introduction to theory and research behind self-compassion and mindfulness

  • The evidence-based retreat activities and learning practices will help you:

  • Reduce, manage and eliminate harmful psycho-emotional states such as stress, anxiety, fear and anger (all known to impact immunity)

  • Discover the depth of mindfulness in everyday practice

  • Apply mindfulness and compassion in everyday life

  • Learn to cultivate specific "super emotions" to strengthened and improve your immune system

  • Equip yourself with effective practical skills to help others

The retreat includes freshly home cooked ayurvedic vegetarian food, three times a day. 


Who is it for?

  • Participants who have completed our GMBi 8 week course

  • Everyone who wishes to bring peace and health into their life

  • For anyone suffering from chronic illnesses such as depression, diabetes, hypertension and CHD

About the retreat: 

This retreat is strictly limited to 7 participants. The cost of this retreat is currently £495.00 (usually £595) per person which includes accommodation (shared room basis) training, all activities, workshops and full-board, including dinner on the Friday evening, through to lunch on the Sunday (all vegetarian, regional food).


There are 2 private rooms available this will cost £595.00 (usually £695)

You will need to make your own way to the venue which is set in the national trust countryside in Shropshire. Parking available and collection from Church Stretton train station can be arranged.

On this exclusive retreat, we are able to offers a number of additional therapies at additional cost including:

  • Ayurvedic Massage

  • Energetic healing

  • 1-2-1 personal intuitive readings

Your holistic health and healing specialists, teachers and expert retreat guides: 

Master Dav Panesar

With 35+ years renowned experience, Master Dav Panesar is an world class renowned expert and specialist in transforming health and wellness, He is a mind-body & heart medicine expert, pioneer of right-mindfulness based health intervention in the UK and a prominent figure in transpersonal (psycho-spiritual) & transformative health and wellness interventions, as well as a Public speaker. He is a pioneer of right-mindfulness and contemplative based health interventions in the UK, with over 30 years of experience in developing, teaching and working with right-mindfulness, and mindfulness-based approaches and models within the health, public and the private sector that has earned him international respect and recognition, making him and his approaches highly sought after. Master Dav facilitates all the Right-Mindfulness classes, workshops, courses and retreats at The Flame. Master Dav founded the revolutionary Gurmat Therapy health model that redefines, health, wellbeing and what it means to be human.

Health support classes:

Every Tuesday | 1.00pm - 2.00pm | The Flame Coventry | £5.00

Every Thursday | 5.30pm - 6.30pm | The Flame Coventry | £5.00

Ran free sessions weekly, every Thurs & Sun to over 4000+ people on Facebook Live

Pushy Kaur

With 20+ years in practice, Integral Health and Wellness Specialist Pushy Kaur is a holistic health expert and long term advocate, specialising in providing a unique and multidisciplinary medicine approach to human health that integrates Ancient health-based wisdom practices, e.g. Ayurveda, Astrology, Sacred sound cellular healing combined with Crystal healing health interventions. She is a specialist in integral holistic and Transpersonal health, a Gurmat Psycho-spiritual Therapist, Right-Mindfulness teacher, Flame Wellbeing Rx assessor and experiential life mentor. She is trained in Ancient Ayurvedic medicine (food and massage) which focuses on the development and optimisation of whole human health and wellbeing. Pushy also leads sessions, cuisine and supports holding space at The Flame Retreats.

Register for your free Wellbeing Rx prescription consultation here

Book an Ayurvedic massage here


Sonya Kaur

With 10+ years in practice, Sonya founded the 'Ancient Feminine Wisdom Series' which focuses on teaching women how to optimise their reproductive and general health and wellbeing through ancient feminine wisdom, holistic practices and indigenous medicine. She is a specialist in transmitting authentic yogic wisdom for health, integral holistic healing and multidisciplinary medicine; Sonya's expertise lies in providing a unique 'whole' approach to improving human health that integrates Ancient wisdom practices, embodied yoga and pranayama therapy through the renowned Gurmat Health model. She bridges the gap between science & spirituality through her dedication to the exploration of neuroscience and epigenetics. Sonya is a Gurmat Psycho-spiritual Therapist, Wellbeing Rx assessor, experiential life mentor & authentic yoga and right-mindfulness meditation teacher. She focuses on the development and flourishing of human health and wellness through training and flourishing of the mind and human condition.

Learn more about our Ancient Feminine Wisdom Series

Every Tuesday | Authentic Embodied Yoga & Pranayama class | 6.00pm - 7.00pm

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