Calm like a monk - contemplative practice

Sun 5 May, Sun 26 May, Sun 23 June

Calming practice including breathwork and meditation, lying and sitting on a yoga mat. Breathe in the serenity of the Carthusian monks in the peaceful haven of Charterhouse.

This session combines modern neuroscience and traditional meditative techniques in the monastic setting of Charterhouse. Enjoy 45 minutes of accessible meditation and breathwork to instil a monk-like peace in your day.


The Carthusian monks at Charterhouse lived quiet lives of solitude, contemplation and faithful meditation.  Join us for 45 minutes of contemplative practice, combining modern neuroscience and traditional meditative techniques, and bring some monastic calm into your day.

The session will be on the ground floor at Charterhouse in a contemplative space with the sounds of nature evoking the sounds of the time when the monks lived here.

The session will be led by Helen Campbell, Balance Yoga Coventry




Practical information

Yoga mats  are provided but should you want to bring your own for extra comfort feel free.

Wear warmer layers which can be removed.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the session is due to start to allow time to check in and find your space.

Recommended for adults and over 16s. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Entry to the house and gardens is included in the ticket price.

Parking is free for visitors to Charterhouse and for this event if you register on arrival at reception. See parking for more information.


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Find us

By foot
You can find us on foot less than one mile from the city centre, either by walking through London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum and across London Road, or by using the back entrance through the alleyway between 229 and 231 Humber Avenue, CV1 2AQ.

By train
We’re just a 20 minute (1 mile walk) or a short taxi ride from Coventry train station.

By bus
You can jump on the X18 (Stagecoach bus) to Stratford from Stop TS2 near Sainsbury’s in Coventry city centre, arriving on London Road right by the entrance to Charterhouse in just 10 minutes. The X18 runs every 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can catch the 3 (National Express Coventry bus) towards Warwickshire Shopping Park from Cross Cheaping (Stop BS6) in Coventry city centre, arriving at Humber Avenue on London Road right by the back entrance to Charterhouse in just 7 minutes. The 3 runs every 15 minutes.

By car
We have a large car park available for Charterhouse visitors just off London Road (A4114).

Note: car parking charges have been recently introduced at Charterhouse car park. However, parking is free for visitors to Charterhouse and for this event if you register on arrival at reception. See parking for more information.

Sat Nav destination: CV1 2JR

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