Beginners mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has been shown to relieve stress, pain, and anxiety and is a tool which can be used by everybody in their everyday life. We regularly run 8-week beginners courses and day retreats which are suitable for beginners.

The 8-week course has been designed as an introduction for complete beginners, no experience is necessary at all. Over the course of the 8 weeks, we cover different themes and meditation techniques giving you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the practice, consider what mindfulness is & isn’t and experience how you can use it to help simplify your life.

 Participants are encouraged to attend all 8 sessions in order to fully experience the benefits of the course and invited to complete home practice each week course to allow the practice to become integrated into daily life.

 Those with experience of Mindfulness and wishing to revisit or re-engage with the practice are also welcome to attend.

 Course costs:

Standard £145

Repeaters £110 (for those who have done a course with The Wee Retreat)

Concession £90 (2 concession places are available on each event)

Details of our next 8-week beginner’s mindfulness course and retreats are on our UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE.

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“Thank you Vicky for the amazing introduction to mindfulness. Everyday life is so much simpler. I’m much more relaxed, content and don’t overthink as much, I love using it each day!”

“I now have more awareness to what’s happening in my mind & thoughts, particularly my want to ‘change’ them. My practice is mainly on acceptance and I feel I have the tools now.”

Mindfulness Parenting

Parenting is hard work, demanding and can feel relentless… our 5-week Mindful Parenting course will give you a break from it all while you learn how parenting can feel more rewarding and dare we say it, joyful!!

Designed to help you bring mindfulness to your everyday family life, the 5 week course will lead you through what mindfulness is (and isn’t), how meditation can help you deal with the constant juggling, decision making and busyness of family life and how you can use mindfulness to help you raise your children the way you’d like to.

Suitable for those new to mindfulness as well as those with experience.

Designed for parents with tots to teens.

Led by a parent of two, mindfulness meditation teacher & Educational Psychologist Vicky Kakos.

In order to fully experience the benefits of the course, participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and complete daily home practice between each week.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH directly if you have any questions about the course.

What a fantastic journey! I started the parenting course thinking that it was about my children. I ended up realising that it was a journey of self-discovery that was exciting and enlightening. Thank you so much

A really useful course to help me step back…

I feel as though the course has started me on a journey to becoming a more mindful parent and enjoying my children more.

Day & Weekend Retreats 

We love running wee day and weekend retreats to give you a wee bit of time to yourself away from the busyness of life to pause, reconnect with yourself and drink tea.

Our Mindfulness retreats are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners. As well as retreats centered around a particular theme such as self-compassion or tea drinking (yes, really) we run silent day retreat to give you the chance to re-connect with yourself in what can be a very special and unique way.

We also team up with other talented people doing amazing things that we feel compliment Mindfulness and put on day retreats together such as Yoga & Mindfulness and Raw food & Mindful eating retreat days.

 The Wee Retreat proud to host Suryacitta Malcolm Smith to facilitate weekend Mindfulness meditation retreats for us here in Glasgow. A Mindfulness Meditation expert and author, Suryacitta teach all over the world and we always look forward to Suryacitta’s next trip to Glasgow to share his experience and wisdom.

I loved the whole day! I would definitely recommend this little haven from the busyness of life.

Excellent retreat. Teaching & guidance excellent & motivational.

One of the best mindfulness days ever exceeded my expectations.

Really enjoyable ‘me time’ away from the speedy busy life.

Today’s retreat was just what I needed to remind me of how beneficial mindfulness practice is, thank you!

Well-being events & courses

We are always keen to share our experiences of holistic therapies and well-being courses that we come across and regularly invite guest teachers to come and share their expertise, knowledge, and passion with the people of Glasgow.

 So far (we have brought the following) amazing modalities to Glasgow-

  • Mind-Body Dance movement workshops
  • Family Constellations workshops
  • Movement Based Learning courses

These retreats are open to anyone with an open mind and keen to learn new things! We also love hearing about beneficial well-being courses that people have found xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thank you for bringing Marina to Glasgow! I thoroughly enjoyed the Mind-body workshop and can’t wait for her to come back!

1:1 Mindfulness

If you are keen to learn about mindfulness and would prefer private sessions, we offer one-to-one sessions either in your own home or in a therapeutic setting in the Southside.

Please get in touch for details.

Mindfulness Group Sessions

We are happy to arrange private group sessions to suit your needs whether it’s at your office, toddler group or home with a group of friends.

Please let us know your requirements and we’ll do our best to make it happen/accommodate.

Gift Vouchers

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or just to let someone know you are thinking of them we’d love to help you give the gift of calm!

Gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount and put towards any of or Wee Retreats. Once ordered vouchers are sent electronically and are valid for 12 months.