• Open Your Senses Day Retreat
     April 28, 2024
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a delicious and energising day of yoga, meditation – and chocolate tasting!

We’ve created a day of two halves…

The morning will help get you more grounded & build strong energy foundations. In the afternoon our focus shifts to mindful sensory exploration and connection.

The retreat will be hosted by Meredith Whitely & Rosie Slay in the creative setting of Mid Wales Arts Centre.

This day includes:

  • – a grounding deep yoga experience
  • – meditations & reflections sprinkled across the day
  • – gentle mindful walk in nature to help you connect with the world around you
  • – mindful chocolate meditation & tasting, incorporating a flavour-filled mindful eating meditation with chocolate and a sensory guided chocolate tasting with delicious single origin chocolate


A light vegetarian lunch at the cafe at Mid Wales Arts Centre is included. You can let us know any dietary requirements when booking. 

We appreciate that barriers and structural inequalities can prevent people taking part in training like this (including being on a lower income, being a carer or a volunteer). We’re therefore providing two bursary spaces at £15 for the day offered on a ‘no questions asked’ basis.

We also have a Pay What You Can option (either once the bursary spaces are filled or if you’d like to attend, but aren’t currently able to pay the full price). We trust you’ll know if this is right for your individual context so please email Rosie at rosieslay@gmail.com or Meredith at meredith@foodatheart.co.uk if you’d like to know more. 

A few little tips for the day…

  • – This workshop is suitable for new and experienced yogis & meditators
  • – You’ll be most comfortable if you wear loose clothing. Please bring your own yoga mat (or let us know if you need us to provide one for you). Also please feel free to bring cushions, shawls, or a spare jumper!
    – You may like to bring your favourite notebook & pen to capture reflections across the day

If you’re travelling from outside Mid Wales, accommodation is available to book at Mid Wales Arts.


Some lovely words from our previous events…

A wonderful combination, yoga, meditation and chocolate. After the day I felt positive, energised and calm all together!


This was an amazing retreat … Rosie and Meredith made the space welcoming and inclusive – whatever your ability. I can’t wait for the next one!



About us

Rosie has been teaching yoga for over seven years and enjoys sharing this compassionate and grounding practise with her students. This retreat will reflect the full range of Rosie’s experience, from dynamic yoga flow to soothing restorative poses. You can find out more about her work at Rosie Slay Yoga.

“Thank you for a beautiful weekend filled with all the elements needed to recharge and renew. The yoga classes were so well thought out, tied with the learning sessions and outdoor experiences. The food was truly delicious. Thank you for your time, energy and passion. Would love to come back again next year.”


Meredith is a meditation teacher, chocolatier & chocolate awards judge. She brings together chocolate and mindfulness as a delicious way to help support wellbeing. Her gentle sessions are grounded in mindful eating, mindful self-compassion and her passion for all things cacao. She loves sharing delicious ways to help you reduce your stress levels, and get more connected with your body & mind.


Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation.

Medical disclaimer – as a meditation guide Meredith isn’t qualified to diagnose or treat any medical conditions, and won’t recommend any changes in medication or attitudes that could potentially worsen your condition.

If you’re new to our sessions, we’ll provide a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.


Cancellation policy:
– You can cancel up to & including 21 days before the retreat (midnight Sunday 7th Apr 2024) and we will refund the full amount
– If you cancel 14-20 days before the retreat (midnight Sunday 14th Apr 2024) we’ll refund 50% of your payment
– Unfortunately if you cancel less than 14 days before the retreat (after Sunday 14th Apr 2024) we won’t be able to refund your payment
In case of serious weather events (e.g. severe snow or flooding) that result in either us cancelling the retreat or you not being to reach us as you live somewhere remote/rural, we will refund your payment.


Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Powys, SY17 5SB, United Kingdom