LOVING KINDNESS: Remembering to be Present and Kind

Find out all you need to know about our approaching retreat. If you have a specific question please get in touch.

What does the retreat include?

  • Retreat/Workshop guidance with Dr. Golden
  • Interview at the beginning and end of retreat
  • Mindful movement & mindful walking
  • Worksheets & audio files can be provided
  • Mountain/lake accommodation for 7 nights
  • 7 delicious breakfasts, 7 nutritious lunches and 7 abundant dinners (vegetarian food is prepared by experienced chefs) mindful eating is encouraged

​There will be a workshop on healthy eating and raw food sampling snacks, fruit, yogurt and refreshments will be provided through the entire retreat.

Accommodation is shared in simple but comfortable rooms and rooms are for two or three single-sex participants (single accommodation can be arranged)​.

This retreat/workshop is rather intensive and not much time is spent in bedrooms (1 day will be spent in total silence and other days in partial silence)​.

Communication with the outside world will be avoided (e.g. mobile phones, TV, newspapers etc.).​​

During the entire retreat it is important to stay close to the accommodation unless travelling as part of the group and walking in the peaceful countryside is fine).

Local walks to the forest, cave and lake visits are included
Massage by a trained health professional can be arranged (in advance and at additional cost).

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE your flights to Croatia or the cost of travel to the retreat house and back (although this is something that can be organised for you if you contact me in advance with your arrival plans).

Places are limited so please book asap!


Who is the retreat for?

This retreat and workshop is intended for anyone, regardless of their occupation, that are:

  • Willing to deepen their knowledge of themselves
  • Willing to explore and Radically Accept their vulnerabilities
  • Willing to Increase their capacity for living their life mindfully and compassionately
  • Wishing to create space that will enable you a non-judgmental and healing experience
  • Wishing to be aware and present and anchoring themselves in their breath
  • Willing to practice silence on designated days/times
  • Willing to remove yourself from digital technology during the retreat

What does the retreat cost?

Price: Was £799.00, remaining places £499.00!

Deadline for signing up and deposit payment is at least 15 days in advance.

Final Payment: £499.00 in September 2017
Sliding scale discounts are possible but limited please contact me for more details. It is also possible to pay in installments.

You can call Dr. Golden on +44 (0) 7834 170 507 or e-mail info@drannmariegolden.co.uk or fill in our contact form for more information…


How do I get there?

The easiest way to get to Croatia is by air, and most parts of the country are accessible by flights from the UK and Ireland.
Many of Croatia’s cities are served by budget airlines and the best deals are usually to be found by booking through discount travel websites or the websites of the airlines themselves.
Budget Airlines are: www.ryanair.comwww.easyjet.com www.wizzair.comwww.germanwings.com
When travelling please consider that the closest airports are:
In Croatia: ZAGREB, RIJEKA, PULA, ZADAR
In Italy: VENICE, TRIESTE


What will I learn?

  • Information, evidence and experience of mindfulness and self-compassion, nature, silence and self-discovery
  • Series of mindfulness and compassionate meditations
  • Various exercises of self-discovery
  • Visualisation exercises
  • Group discussions & journalling
  • A range of creative outlets
  • Integrative bodily exercises