Suryacitta Suryacitta

About This Center

Nestled in the stunning and ancient Charnwood forest and the beautiful village on Newtown Linford and within a two minute walk of ancient Bradgate Deer Park home of Lady Jane Grey from 16th Century.

REVIEWS “I just wanted to thank you and Gaynor for such a wonderful weekend retreat- it has deepened my understanding and I feel will deepen my practice of mindfulness with a much greater understanding. You have a rare gift of communicating in a way that challenges and explains in such a simple way.” Laurie “I really enjoyed your real and down to earth approach. I was able to fully engage with every week and to deepen my peace with life and the challenges presented. I am also enjoying the ride rather than looking for the finish line.” Alison I wanted to say a very big Thank you for the weekend, I found you and Gaynor so welcoming and the material you covered was brilliant. Lots to think about and implement. Thanks very much for making me feel so welcome. Kam “Thank you Suryacitta for an inspiring and helpful 8 weeks. I think the impact will last much longer. A lot of food for thought. Thank you for the gentle facilitation. I had never experienced a course of this kind previously where the leader seemed to leave his ego behind. and it works.” Catherine “Dear Surya I just wanted to say a massive Thank You for a wonderful weekend ☺ The exercise you did with us around Original Nature ie. talking to Awareness was so powerful and I feel very grateful for that learning. Words and labels can sometimes be so confusing, which often leads to a question from me (sorry!) I really appreciated the opportunity to ‘experience’ it fully rather than simply as a concept. You are a brilliant teacher and I feel very lucky to have found you. I had dismissed Buddhism because I believed it to be what NKT taught but you have opened my heart to it again and what you share resonates with me so deeply.” SC “I have to say though, that despite having six years of private psychotherapy, with a senior accredited psychotherapist, I have found your course to be transformational, both deeply affecting and life-enhancing. Thank you.” Sue “Just to say that mindfulness has had a greater impact on my life than anything I have done before.” Susan Not an exaggeration to say that the course has turned my life around in a fundamental way – and for the better. I want to develop the practice of mindfulness further.” David “Thanks for a great 30 days of awareness! Your teaching as always is down to earth, wise, humorous, practical and truthful. I am really interested in your voice dialogue technique and would love to get more experience with this. As well as using awareness and kindfulness more and more in my work with fantastic results I am becoming more aware minute to minute in my daily life and the ice around my jewel/peace/oneness is very slowly and gently melting away as are (I hope) my sharp icy edges! My children are in a difficult place at the moment as their father is very different from me and they are with each of us for half of the time. Using mindfulness and compassion with them is helping them and I to navigate our paths more openly and smoothly. Grandmother love: what a great way to put things into the heart centre and so helpful to me in dealing with my three somewhat traumatised and cantankerous girls. I am so grateful and thankful that you came into my life when you did: thank you 🙂 Best grandmother hugs! Be well and happy,” Dr H “I just wanted to write and tell you how much I have enjoyed the last 8 weeks and reiterate how much I got out of it. I am really glad that Ken and I came together as I think it has helped our understanding and it says something that Ken committed to attending for all 8 weeks, even when he wasn’t feeling 100%. We will go away now and continue to meditate and put into practice what you have taught us and it is really good to have the documents you gave us to refer back to. I am sure we will join you again in the future though as I am sure that is just the start.” Ken and Claire “This is just what I have been looking for. All the books, therapies, counselling, good intentions have got me nowhere, whereas this course (if I may be so bold to say) has changed my life. The daily meditation has allowed me to slow down and be present.” Mary “Enlightnening, yet logical. Definately good for stress reduction. Honest and practical insights – not wishy washy.” Patrick “A revelation – plenty of food for thought.” Peter “I think you are a brilliant teacher and I feel safe and contained. It is good to know you practice what you teach – and share it in such an accessible way.” Jayne “Would have liked a little more theory, but that is just me and my personal style.” Dawn “Not an exaggeration to say that this course has turned my life around in a fundamental way – and for the better.” Helen “Thank you so much. Great course, inspiring teachers and now I want to teach it to others.” Will

Venue Highlights

Quiet, and set in the beautiful village of Newtown Linford.


Local accommodation is available in the village and villages nearby.


  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Lunches are vegetarian with vegan option.


Though quiet and peaceful Newtown Linford is just 25 minutes from East Midlands airport and 10 minutes from M1 motorway.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Opening up to the joy and peace of meditation and Yoga. <3 Marion

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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