Meditation Courses and Retreats

Learn To Meditate Day Course

Course Facilitator: Centre Teacher

Suitable for Absolute Beginners: Anyone can learn how to meditate during this one-day course set in the tranquil surroundings of The Meditation Centre. If you are searching for a secular technique to help de-stress, relax, improve concentration and enjoy more from life, then this is the course for you. Join one of our teachers to learn a classical meditation practice which can help you attain calm, develop concentration and cultivate happiness. This relaxing day is suitable for beginners or experienced meditators from other traditions. During the day you will learn about the benefits of meditation, the process of the release of stress and how meditation can transform your life. Leave the Centre with a simple but powerful meditation technique which you can easily embrace into busy daily life. A magical day in a beautiful, serene setting. The course fee of £55 also includes a FREE refresher day at the Centre.

* The Centre is currently offering FREE places on this course for people who are carers on a first-come, first-served basis. Please telephone or email for more information.

For more information on meditation and to answer any questions you may have, please read the FAQ page

See Course Calendar for dates and contact us to book

”Our Age UK group had a lovely day out with Annette at the Dent Meditation Centre. She is a very empathetic and lucid teacher, gently connecting with everyone and taking us step-by-step through the beginners’ meditation. It was always a two-way process and never just a teacher handing down instructions – just what we wanted for those with a new interest in the subject. We enjoyed various types of meditations and came away refreshed in mind and body. Thank you Annette.

Richard Daniels (Day Activities Organiser with Age UK North Craven)

”I’ve always been drawn to meditation and have attended sessions or read books about it. However being properly trained by Annette has made an enormous difference to my understanding. Meditation has been a transforming influence.

Darrin, IT Project Manager, Leeds

Drop In Meditation – for all

Course Facilitator: Centre Teacher

Once a month we hold a drop-in session at the Centre to which everyone is invited. These are lovely mornings where you get the chance to gather together with like-minded people and enjoy space and stillness in the Centre’s beautiful surroundings.  The sessions are facilitated by Centre teachers and include light refreshments. No experience of meditation is necessary.

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New Moon Yoga, Mantra and Meditation Mornings

Course Facilitator: Yoga Teacher

A sumptuous yoga flow to honour the New Moon with mantras and meditations to help set intentions at this time of new beginnings… No experience of yoga or meditation necessary.

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Monday Night Meditation

Course Facilitator: Centre Teacher

Join us each Monday night (weather permitting!) for a gentle hour of candle-lit meditation followed by light refreshments.  The session starts at 7.15pm.  All welcome.

Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training

Course Facilitators: Annette Ainsworth and Julie Darling

We run a six-month programme teaching people how to teach meditation in their own communities.  For more information please see our Meditation Teacher Training page on this website.