We were so disappointed to have had to cancel our retreats in 2020 due to Covid 19 precautions. So it was wonderful to return to beautiful Ammerdown near Bath this August to lead a Breathe Deep retreat. More retreats and events are being planned for 2022 and 2023 – we hope to see you soon!

‘Acquire inner peace, and around you thousands will find their salvation’

St Seraphim of Sarov

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  1. Rich Burley Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Hi. I wonder if you have any places left on your Ammerdown retreat and if you could send me any info? Thanks.

    1. Ian Adams Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      hi Rich There are some places left on the Ammerdown retreat.
      Please contact them direct to book (and there’s info here to):
      Hopefully we’ll see you there! Peace to you Ian & Gail

  2. Deborah Protter Posted on June 29, 2015 at 12:29 am

    When will you have dates for retreats in 2016?

    1. Ian Adams Posted on June 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      hi Deborah. We’ll publish dates in the Autumn. The one so far confirmed is at the Carmelite Priory Oxford June 10-12 2016. We’ll open booking for that in the Autumn. Hope to see you there or somewhere in 2016! peace to you Ian & Gail

      1. Ian Adams Posted on June 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

        hi again Deborah would you like to be added to our occasional emailing list? Dates will be publicised there 🙂

    2. Ian Adams Posted on April 23, 2016 at 5:46 am

      Hi Deborah
      In response to your question re retreats:
      More retreat dates coming up in Edinburgh Oxford and Ammerdown in 2016
      Booking open now via
      Hope to see you somewhere soon!
      Peace to you

  3. Brian Foxton Posted on October 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Loved the readings last night in Walthamstow, so uplifting, challenging. Going back to simplicity is not so simple in the demanding world in which we live..
    Loved the imagery of just laying in the wet grass having time… Being out there in God’s creation with God. Looking forward to retreat dates for next year, a number of guys already interested in possible attendance

    1. Ian Adams Posted on October 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      hi Brian very good to hear that you enjoyed the Walthamstow event. Look out for retreat dates being posted soon. And keep on enjoying the wonder of creation! Peace to you, Ian

  4. Lynda Passey Posted on November 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Please add me to your mailing list for 2016 retreats. Thank you.

    1. Ian Adams Posted on November 30, 2015 at 10:27 am

      hi Lynda thanks – that’s done – we’ll look forward to seeing you somewhere in 2016! peace to you today Ian

  5. Simone Halliwell Posted on January 2, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Hello Ian,
    I wanted to say what a pleasure it was to meet you, in Lewes last month. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed your poetry evening and I am reading my way through ” Running over rocks “.
    Would it be possible for you to email me the retreat dates for 2016.
    Thank you for a wonderful evening 🙂

    Simone x

    1. Ian Adams Posted on January 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

      hi Simone very good to meet you too – look out for an email with the dates (and you can follow links from the welcome page of the Beloved Life website) Hope you can join us! x

  6. Anna T Posted on March 31, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Hi there – is the £50 deposit per person if two are going together? Thank-you, Anna

    1. Ian Adams Posted on March 31, 2016 at 11:10 am

      hi Anna yes it’s £50 per person deposit for the Oxford retreat. Hope you can join us! Peace to you Ian & Gail

  7. Lesley Mitchell Posted on September 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Ian
    It was great to meet you at the Burning Bush Barn. I find ‘Running over Rocks’ so helpful & inspiring. I may be interested in attending one of your retreats & wondered if you could give more info about the one at Oxford in 2017?
    Thanks. Many blessings. Lesley

  8. Ian Adams Posted on September 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    hi Lesley, lovely to meet you at BBB, and great to hear that you are enjoying Running Over Rocks. Full information and booking for the Oxford 2017 Inner Path, Outer Journey retreat will open next month – but please see below what we said about this year’s Soulful retreats – we hope that sounds good, and that we’ll see you at the retreat!
    peace to you
    Ian & Gail

    The Soulful retreat will be an opportunity for you to shape a more soulful life for yourself – and for a better world. 
    There will be a spacious mix of teaching, conversation, stillness and contemplative practice, drawing on insights around human becoming, on soul music and contemporary jazz, and on the Wisdom Teachings of Jesus. There will be opportunities for art and photography, participation in body prayer, observation of nature and learning from the wisdom of the earth. The retreat will close with a simple Eucharist.

  9. Mary C Posted on October 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Ian – Your book ‘Running Over Rocks’ has kept me calm and hopeful during what has been a difficult year. I love the poems and the way you parallel them to the teachings of Jesus. I work through the practices, and then start the book again! Thankyou for this inspirational work.I would like to be included on an email list please. Thanks Mary

    1. Ian Adams Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:18 am

      hi Mary – it’s very good to hear from you, and thank you for your encouraging feedback. I will add you to our email list – and look forward to speaking again.
      Grace and peace to you

  10. Toonny Tidey Posted on October 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Hello Ian. I’ve enjoyed listening to your poetry reading at the North Cornwall Book Festival via Soundcloud. I wondered whether you will be running any events or retreats in the London area over the coming months?
    Many thanks,

    1. Ian Adams Posted on October 31, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      hi Tony
      Good to hear from you and good to hear you enjoyed the NCBF Soundcloud piece. Our closest retreat to London is Oxford: It’s a wonderful setting – we hope you might be able to join us 🙂 Peace to you Ian

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