Rest, Reflect and Reset
The ultimate New Year’s retreat in the heart of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
Four Nights. Four Women. Zero Pressure.
29th December 2018 - 2nd January 2019
I was dreaming of creating an intimate gathering in that beautiful quiet space between Christmas and New Year. I wanted to create something for those who long for more quiet whilst at the same time wanting the opportunity to be with like-minded souls, to have the deep conversations we crave and to connect honestly with ourselves and one another.
Rest, Reflect and Reset is the experience that came out of that dreaming. And it all happened within a matter of days.
An intimate and earthy boutique New Year's retreat experience for four women who are longing for quiet, deeper conversations and a place where they can relax totally by being fully themselves.
Whilst the retreat will take shape as we go and what I've laid out below is by no means set in stone, I hope it will give you a good idea of what's on offer. Most important to remember as you read this is that you get to participate as much or as little as you like.
Four nights, full board in a beautiful luxury barn conversion located in the hamlet of Crosby Garrett. Technically in Cumbria, but feeling more like Yorkshire, Crosby Garrett is exceptionally peaceful owing to the fact that the road ends here. Seriously, you can't go anywhere after Crosby so the only traffic is from the people who live here and anyone who made a wrong turn.
Three delicious vegan meals a day. Plentiful, varied, colourful and nutritious.
Morning and evening meditations
Time to sit in silence together and discover a deeper connection with yourself. Learn to embrace all emotions and tune into your own heart and the messages that are meant only for you. If you're new to meditation, I will share more about it. Osho's description always resonates with my soul:
"Meditation is just a courage to be silent and alone."
My good friend, a fully trained and wonderful yoga instructor (amongst other things) will treat you to three practices throughout your stay. Open the body, rest the mind and expand into greater possibility. She also does the best yoga nidras for the ultimate relaxation.
The open fells are literally on your doorstep here. Wrap up warm and away we go for a mindful walk that will leave you feeling energised and clear. Walk together or venture out on your own, whatever you feel most called to do.
Time and space for you to be heard and only heard. No advice. No feedback. Just an opportunity to share what is in your heart. A client of mine on a group call recently put it something like this:
"I spend so much time listening to others and I so often wish that was reciprocated. Here I have a place where I'm truly listened to."
Music and singing
Few things delight the soul more than music and singing. This isn't about being a 'good' singer, it's about the opportunity to be lost in the moment. We'll put on the Bose surround sound system and let ourselves flow with some beautiful mantras. And if you play an instrument and want to bring it along, please do!
Spend some time making something that's good for you and good for the planet. I'll bring along everything we need to make our own home-made deodorant. Sexier than it sounds, this stuff is so good you'll never want to wear shop-bought deodorant again.
New Year's Eve
We'll make New Year's Eve extra special with foodie treats, a liberating movement and dance session and time to reflect on the year gone and share hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Stay up to welcome in the New Year or get an early night, it's entirely up to you.
Every day of the retreat there'll be plenty of time to be together or take time for yourself. You decide what you most need in each moment.
(All prices include four nights full board, everything mentioned above and group transport from Lancaster to Crosby Garrett if you would like it):
One double en-suite room: £625.
One double room, sharing a bathroom with two others: £595. (This room has been booked.)
One room with two single beds: £525 per person.
£250 deposit on booking. The balance payable by 1st December.
By train: Travel to Lancaster on 29th December. Aim to arrive as close to 2pm as possible. From there, I will be able to collect all those arriving by train to drive to the barn (just under an hour away). Return from Lancaster on 2nd January (or make your own plans for onward travel). Book a ticket as close to 12.30pm as possible. Lancaster is approximately 2.5 hours from London Euston.
By car: There is space for two cars to park at the property.
I am currently working with some of the lovely people based in Crosby Garrett to offer you some optional extras - tarot card readings and horse riding to name two possibilities. These are not yet confirmed and would be at an additional cost.
This is going to be a very special, intimate retreat. With just four spaces available you'll get maximum care and attention. More than anything, my intention is to create a space where you can be totally yourself so that you can fully relax and leave feeling both rested and uplifted, excited about the year ahead and all the possibilities it can bring.
inquiries and bookings
For all inquiries and bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
I'm so, so, so excited for this time spent together. The ultimate in self-care. When we take care of ourselves, we can bring so much more to the people we're here to serve.
All my love,