Retreat Calendar

Retreats

Emerson College is a college with many different courses based on Anthroposophy such as Visual arts, professional trainings in health professions, storytelling, clowning and many other forms of art and self development. We also have a large estate and our own garden which we care for biodynamically. Our kitchen prepares fresh lunches every day for students, staff and guests. 

We have 2 offerings for people who would like to stay at the college independently:

Are you an artist, an academician, a researcher or a creative person who is looking for a time and space away from your usual environment and obligations? Read more about Artist in Residence …..

Take a break from the stresses of everyday life, and come and join us at Emerson College where you can rest in our beautiful and tranquil surroundings. Read more about the Art of Slowing Down…..

 

Artist-in-residence

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'...Rediscovering the inspiration, the joy of thought; I didn't know I could create in this tender way, but now I do...'

Are you an artist, an academic, a researcher or a creative person who is looking for a time and space away from your usual environment and obligations? Would you like to stay at Emerson College to explore your discipline within our community, meet new people and experience life in a new location?

We offer a single room with shared kitchen & bathrooms and lunches from Monday to Friday. You are welcome to work in your room, the library or any of the other shared spaces in the College. You will be able to rent other facilities (at cost) as and when they are available.

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Share a lunch with students, volunteers and staff. Our vegetarian lunches are freshly cooked with our own home grown vegetables and organic / biodynamic ingredients from local producers. 

We have a varied programme from a weekly choir to storytelling courses and lectures.  Click here to find out more.

We would welcome a presentation of your work to the community at the end of your stay if you wish.

The Art of Slowing Down - Individual Retreats

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Take a break from the stresses of everyday life, and come and join us at Emerson College
where you can rest in our beautiful and tranquil surroundings. 

Our gardens (22 acres) invite participants to go on walks to experience the wonder of nature in plants and trees. This creates a contemplative and safe environment which helps you to slow down and step out of your daily routine into a creative space.

Our facilities are simple, natural, with a lot of light; many sculptures by our students can be found in the grounds.

You can use our library and (if you wish) book yourself onto any short courses and lectures or simply just spend the time on your own. We have a varied programme from a weekly choir to storytelling courses and lectures.  Click here to find out more. 

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Our meals are vegetarian and we can also cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegan diets. We support agricultural practices that renew and sustain the soil rather than depleting it.  We are especially lucky to have a small biodynamic vegetable garden right on campus, providing us with fresh greens, lettuces, spinach, tomatoes, flowers and much more! Tablehurst farm (a community owned biodynamic farm) is just next door to us.

You will be staying in a single room in a house with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.  Depending on the length of your stay we offer all meals or just lunches.

You are welcome to join our daily lunch wash up and meet new people and get engaged in the daily running of the College.

*Please Note: This offering is not suitable for people who are undergoing or needing medical or psychological treatment.