I am myself wherever I am. And I let the world adjust.
Glennon Doyle

This is not your typical retreat.

The purpose of this retreat is not to help you escape from life, but to help you live more and feel more alive.

A life we need to escape from is not the point of life. If you want FREEDOM from your hardship in this life you must be willing to lean towards the light.

We can easily get swept away by life and the ever changing current.

When pain, anguish, restlessness, dissatisfaction, low energy or boredom take root it splays out within us and takes over our body, mind and psyche. We suffer an amnesia of the SPIRIT.

We forget how easy it can be to lean ourselves towards goodness again.

We forget we have agency and a choice in the matter. We forget how deeply we care about our lives and the people in it and this world.

This retreat for those who want to rest, soften the body and teach their system how be peaceful. We will open wide in presence and learn how to courageously and continuously lean towards peace and goodness.



 
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Meditating on hillside
Older woman in lotus pose by the sea
Meditation
We will never ask you to fake it until you make it. You are not an impostor, you are true to yourself. We will never ask you to focus on 'feel good' only. We accept that life is full of experiences, some joyful and some that cause us pain. The reality of life is the tug and tension between both worlds.
 
We never ask you to be strong. We will remind you to soften the body and to dance with nature. We will show you how you can laugh so hard and reach for joy. You will feel held by a community and learn to ask for more support.

You will not be overwhelmed with the 'need' to be cured. But we will invite you to experience feelings of awe and aha moments and wonder at the mysteries of life.

There are no ra-rah-rah-happy-clappy promises. We know life will never will life only be one way. And yet, you  will find a way, find a process, so that when life comes as it always does, dancing on wind through your door you are able to find a calm spot within the eye of the storm, you will learn to flow with all of the friction, colours, chaos and the phases of life.

There are no gurus in the room. Even with all the knowledge in the world we have found that that's not been enough. Suffering will forever exist and our life-time of hard-won experience is how we embody the work that is needed. We also have decades of specialist expertise across cultures and backgrounds. (Read here).


 

 

You can create a world that's just right for you.

This might be hard to hear right now, but you are exactly where you need to be.
No amount of fighting and resistance will change the reality out there.
You can push off from here and begin to create a world that is just right for you.
Free spirit retreats are for you if you:
  • Are is a difficult place right now and want to move on
  • Feel like you have no energy or motivation and want to change
  • Want to gain more clarity and focus
  • Would like to learn to manage anxiety or pain
  • Want to bring more health, wealth and vitality into your life
  • Feel stuck and want to become unstuck
  • Feel like life is passing you by and want to take control
  • Want to do 'the work' with your nervous system rather than just talk about it

You can push off from here!
Free Spirit Retreat is an adventure that helps you gain an appreciation of exactly who you are and where you want to go. You will:
  • Understand how stress, trauma and burnout affect your nervous system
  • Learn about your individual energy spend
  • Prioritise your nervous system (increase emotional regulation and and decrease inflamation)

  • Push off from exactly where you are right now using radical acceptance

  • Stop fighting and resisting your reality

  • Decide on who and what to let into you life based on how you want to feel.

  • Reach for joy and a happier life

 

 

A retreat to re-set, re-wire and rejuvenate

All of our retreats are carefull designed by our founder Marie.

 

The content is drawn through the lenses of neuroscience, psychology, art therapy and movement.

They take place in the wilds of winter for a specific reason...to allow us to benefit from the healing power of nature.
 
The days and evenings will be gloriously filled with to all you need to inform, inspire and help you to thrive:
 
  • ceremony
  • sharing circles
  • somatic awareness
  • playful movement
  • cold water wild swims
  • breathwork
  • meditation
  • coastal hike
  • poly-vagal practice
  • energising and restorative yoga
  • practial cutting edge psychology and neuroscience workshops
 
Our facilitators also work with energy of group and for many this can be a completely new experience.
 
Being held by a group so devoted to their own healing and development leads to all kinds of connections that sustain beyond the retreat.
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Painting Equipments
Buddhist Singing Bowl

Free Spirit Retreat on the
beautiful Isle of Anglesea.

 

November 2022

FRIDAY: MINDFUL
 
Mindful Coastal Hike
Welcome Ceremony and Breathwork
Dinner
 
SATURDAY: CALMING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM


Somatic Movement:Yoga and Breathwork
Breakfast
Sharing Circle
Practical Polyvagal workshop
Wild Water Cold Swim and Breathwork practice
Playful Art Therapy workshop
Free-time
Dinner
 
 
SUNDAY: RE-WIRING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Heart opening Yoga and Breathwork Practice
Breakfast
Psychology Workshop: Motivation, Energy, Boundaries
Radical Acceptance: Yoga and Meditation Practice
Wild Water Cold Swim and Breathwork practice
Closing Ceremony

PRE-WORK strength based values questionnaire.

The cost is based on two-people sharing and includes all art materials, 2 nights, dinner bed and breakfast plus lunchtime snacks.

Investment: £380