Akanista courses and retreats are held at

Retreats

Course Duration Note Location Action
Path to Self-Discovery 2 days A memorable retreat with a former Buddhist monk and an integrative therapist to transform your health and well-being. Watford Book
A Day of Mindfulness 1 day Treat yourself with 'A Day of Mindfulness' and treasure the experience for many years to come. Watford Book

Services

  • Mindfulness talks, group meditations and 1-2-1 personal development coaching sessions
  • Integrative Therapies (EFT, NLP, Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology and relaxation hypnosis)
  • Breakfast, lunch and unlimited drinks
  • Energy exercises, notebooks, pen and recordings
  • Access to beautiful garden during breaks
  • Free parking
  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool facility (with accommodation only)
  • Dinner (fees apply with this option)
  • Accommodation (fees apply with this option, please email us separately if you like us to make a room booking for you)

Notes: If you are limited with budgets, we have made this workshop-retreat most affordable with a price of £250 only. This is WITHOUT accomodation. Please arrange your own accomodation or choose to return home at the end of the day if you live nearby. Trains available.2. For partners with accomodation, please note that you may require sharing a double bed. But if you want twin bed, please book and notify us soonest, as it’s subject to availability.

Benefits

  • De-stress and unwind
  • Relax your busy mind
  • Beat procrastination
  • Reduce physical pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Conquer anxiety
  • Resolve past traumas
  • Improve relationships
  • Increase focus and concentration
  • Get a sense of direction and meaning
  • Work with negative thoughts and emotions
  • Improve performance

PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL, as classes are kept deliberately small. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Testimonial quote icon Hear what others are saying

Really comfortable, dynamic and life-changing weekend! Nitima and Karuna’s enthusiasm and authenticity - yet calm and kind manner really brought the group together, created a family atmosphere, and really brought new ways of looking at old, reacting issues. Most importantly, their kindness was real – and I really think this has made much a difference to my life. I really look forward to staying in touch and working at this with you both in the future. Definitely the best therapy I have had in my life!

― Elizabeth, Intercultural Services Manager

Nitima and Karuna created a space where everyone could learn, trust, share and take practical advice back home. We went through very interesting concepts. I experienced personal and group ‘aha’ moments. I will use the teachings and techniques to further develop mindfulness as a life practice and understand myself and my actions better. I believe this will contribute to improve my quality of life. Thank you both for a life enriching experience.

― Michela, Foreign Exchange Market Support

The retreat was a wonderful experience, and I am so glad I attended. It was just what I needed to manage my hectic life. It has given me the ability to learn how to be mindful in my daily life, so I don’t become stuck in the chaos that can sometimes overtake me. Thank you so much.

― Prity, Integrative Therapist

It is hard to describe how the retreat can change your perception about the present moment. Somehow, I feel much stronger, creative and accepting the “impermanence”, as sometime it is crucial to make us grow and reach peace, light, love…and hope.

― Val, Artist and Photographer

Great opportunity to understand and learn how to apply Mindfulness in our everyday life – both at work and at home and live a better quality life.

― Richardo, Lawyer

Mindfulness for busy people

It has completely changed my life! I am able to step back and think what is life.

― Maha Mancassola | Business Owner

Extraordinarily valuable and profoundly affected my daily life

— Chiara | Independent Media Production Professional

I am taking this opportunity to convey just how much I have both enjoyed and gained from my Mindfulness course. Karuna and Nitima provided me with an amazing experience of well-being. The provision of the tools which enables me to develop a coping strategy has been empowering. I have been provided with a simple philosophy that enabled me to address issues, which in the past would have presented me with considerable challenges.

― Nikki Chivers | Development & Social Enterprise Manager

Akanista meditation classes have shown me a simple yet highly effective way of becoming calmer and focused in my day to day life. The recordings that are provided at the end of each class are helping me practise the techniques on a daily basis. All in all, very useful class and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wishes to bring more calmness in their lives.

― Bhargav Dave | Search Account Manager

Karuna is a wonderful meditation teacher. I practised meditation for sometime before joining his classes, but found myself going in circles. With his guidance I have made positive developments in mindfulness which have extended beyond my meditation and into my everyday life.

― Natalie Nolte | Designer at Sotheby’s

Karuna devised a meditation course for a group of people, like me, who had little or no experience in this practice. His teachings were extraordinarily valuable and profoundly affected my daily life. He was inventive with his approach, and patient. I thought he was truly talented.

― Chiara Messineo | Independent Media Production Professional

I first came at Karuna`s course without knowing what to expect, as a complete beginner into meditation and his complete guide into mindfulness and meditation was a life changer for me.

― Alina Sandu | Personal Assistant (PA)

Karuna Priya provides a very calm, caring and safe environment in which to begin to learn some of the various aspects and practices of mindfulness meditation. I have found him to be very flexible and accommodating and always available with advice and guidance.

― Tanya Clements | Mother

One of many awakening experiences that I have learnt in just a few weeks is the word ‘mindfulness’ and for me I think this is the first step we needed to recognise and be aware of in order to move through our journey. I would truly like to thank you both so much for given me the opportunity of a life time with the 8 week course of mindfulness mediation along with some of Nitima’s tapping EFT. It has completely changed my life !!

― Maha Mancassola| Restaurant Business Owner