The Art of Wellbeing Retreat

October 19th ‑ 24th, 2018
Sarum College, Salisbury, England, UK

Use Heart Rhythm Meditation (HRM) to Transform Stress and Develop the Four Aspects of Wellbeing

The Aspects of Wellbeing
Health Physical health requires your ability to handle stress. HRM increases Vagal Tone so that your digestion, heart and nervous system can remain calm, even under stress.
 Happiness Wellbeing is flexible, adaptable, cooperative, vulnerable, and open. Heart Rhythm Meditation develops these heart qualities as it increases Heart Rate Variability (HRV), the key factor in the new science of stress.
Success Wellbeing requires the ability to succeed at your heart's desire. HRM increases your energy by greatly increasing your Vital Capacity, a medical term for the available energy of your metabolism, and by increasing the oxygenation of your brain and muscles by optimizing your CO2 levels.
In order to know what you can do, and should do, you need to assess your inner condition accurately. HRM brings you in touch with your inner signals and helps you align your intention with your purpose in life.

The Art of Wellbeing is to develop all four of these aspects of wholeness.

What is it? The "Art of Wellbeing" Retreat is a 5-day process of discussion, meditation and sharing, in residence together, to apply spiritual energies to your wellbeing through meditation.
Why is it useful? This retreat can help you improve your wellbeing by using Heart Rhythm Meditation with bio-feedback to improve key physiological conditions. And by working together with others you will discover new approaches to wellness.
Who should go? Anyone who wants to improve their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing so they can have a greater effect on the world than the world has on them. No prior experience with meditation is necessary.

The Program of the Retreat

Each day begins with an hour's guided meditation.

After breakfast, a presentation on the art of wellbeing and the new science of stress is integrated with meditation practices done in the whole group together, in pairs, and individually.

After lunch there is a two-hour break for resting, walking, shopping, and socializing.

Yoga and movement sessions are offered at 3 PM.

The afternoon session starting at 4 PM features meditations with vocalized sound, a speciality of our school, to energize the heart and other energy centers in the body.    A tea break brings balance to the intensity of this work.

After dinner, the evening program of about an hour, is light and fun, or profound and sacred. Both atmospheres promos

Meet Susanna and Puran Bair

Susanna and Puran Bair are the creators of Heart Rhythm Meditation and the authors of three books, including the spiritual classic, “Living From The Heart” (Random House, 1998).

In 1988, Susanna and Puran founded iamHeart, the Institute for Applied Meditation on the Heart, and later established The University of the Heart. They have worked with leading researchers to measure the effects of meditation on heart rhythm, brain waves, light emission, and electromagnetism, demonstrating mastery of both transcendent and heart-centered meditation techniques.

Susanna and Puran have been honored to receive the Alyce and Elmer Green Award for Innovation from the International Society for Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), whose past recipients include Dr. Delores Krieger, Dr. Norman Shealy, and Joseph Chilton Pierce.

Praise for iamHeart Group Retreats

"I came to the retreat feeling very confused. I had a burning in my throat, heart palpitations, and an overwhelming sense of anxiety about the state of my life. I can not express how wonderful each and every person was. So warm, so loving, so welcoming. I felt free to speak my mind with no threat of judgment or criticism. The meditations were moving, deep, and effective. I am leaving the retreat with a new family. I feel more grounded, have a greater clarity of my direction, and a better sense of who I am, what I want, and the greatness that I can give. And a bonus...My heart palpitations are gone!"
- Amy Bassett-Wells, Teacher

"Deeply transforming, full of fun and ecstasy."
- Steven Winn, Entrepreneur

"This retreat was BIG! I loved the presence of Susanna and Puran. Sun-gazing - something I had rejected in the past - was a brilliant surprise. The experience I had of being one with the Universe and the One was ecstatic and a blessing I will harvest all of my life. Thank you. The heart is the path to our personal and collective salvation."
- Pam Hale Trachta, Spiritual Mentor and Author

"This morning's sunrise meditation I was rebirthed. I thought there was a second sun above me and I realized it was me."
- Steve Paulk, Teacher and Healer

"I had been searching and longing for spiritual development for a long time and when I found IAM Heart I knew it was the answer to my search. The retreats have been life enhancing and transformative for me by helping open my heart which had been closed for much of my life."
- Dee O'Neill, Attorney

"This was life-changing."
- Margaret O'Connor, Psychotherapist

See What Happens on an iamHeart Meditation Retreat

Learn more about what happens on a group retreat by viewing this video, taken at our Santa Barbara retreat location:

Retreat Location Details

The retreat will be held at Sarum College, Salisbury Cathedral Close.

To arrange lodging, please contact local organizer Penny Charles at Penny.Charles (AT) .


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If paying from abroad IBAN GB89MIDL40175061513133 BIC MIDLG2126J

Single room £420
Double room or shared room £365

Payment Plans are available for the IAM UK retreat
3 payments of £90 and one of £95 for a shared room = £365
4 payments of £105 for single room = £420

1st payment 1st August
2nd payment 1st Sep
3rd payment 1st October
Final payment at end of the retreat 27th October 2016


TUITION FEES to be paid through the website

To arrange lodging, please contact local organizer Penny Charles at Penny.Charles (AT) .

Register for the UK Retreat

Course UKR registration is closed.

Retreat Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your enrollment in a retreat up to two weeks prior to the start date of a retreat, you will receive a refund of your full payment, including tuition and lodging costs, minus a $100 administrative fee. If you cancel your enrollment 8-14 days prior to the start date of a retreat, you will be charged 50% of the retreat lodging costs, and receive a full refund of retreat tuition costs. If we are able to assign your room to someone else, you will only be charged a $100 administrative fee. If you cancel your enrollment 7 days or less prior to the start date of a retreat, you will not receive any refund on your lodging costs, and receive a 50% refund of retreat tuition costs. If iamHeart cancels a retreat for any reason, you will receive a full refund. We understand that issues arise, and we appreciate your thoughtful advance notice of any retreat cancellation.