Spiritual Holidays & Retreats

  • Create Space Retreats

    Posted Mar 21st, 2013 By in Spiritual Holidays & Retreats With | No Comments

    Create Space Retreats

    Create Space Retreats provide an opportunity and environment where you will be able to enhance your practice and deepen your knowledge of yoga.

    All of our retreats to date have been in beautiful rural locations. For our 10th retreat, we are breaking with tradition and we have carefully chosen this beautiful coastal site in Seaford.

    Seaford Head is a Local Nature Reserve within the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the brow of Seaford Head sits Florence House set in 6 acres on the edge of the South Downs National Park. It stands rock solid in the sea air and surrounding wild landscape. In many ways it’s location is a metaphor for it’s life’s purpose – a haven for the spirit; however the wind blows.

    It’s a much loved venue for life enhancing workshops and retreats as it lovingly embraces divine inspiration, the sacredness and potential of each individual, and the healing power of the landscape in which it sits.

    About the Retreat

    The retreat leaders will introduce you to aspects of philosophy and practices that are often overlooked during general classes, and there will be the opportunity for you to have direct contact with the teachers and receive guidance for your personal practice.

    The program will include 2 x Yoga classes per day; early morning, evening meditation & satsang, a walking meditation, guided walks and talks/workshops on Yoga philosophy – plus free time to appreciate the gardens and local area.

    Retreat Leaders


    Heather George teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga blending different disciplines and incorporating elements of Pilates. She has Diplomas in Anatomy & Physiology and Pre- & Post-Natal Yoga. Heather is also a Life Coach and Reiki practitioner. Heather coaches for exam stress management in schools and runs workshops in meditation & deep relaxation. She also provides services to Spas, health clubs, schools, private & corporate clients and also to local authorities to help tackle inequalities in affordable healthcare for a broad range of age groups and ethnicities.

    Tony Davis presents some of the workshops on Meditation philosophy, organises the walking meditation and guided walks as well as looking after the logistics of the retreat. Tony has over 40 years experience of hill walking and a Diploma in Advanced Meditation.


    1st-4th August 2013

    The retreat will start on the Thursday at 17.00 and finish on the Sunday at 16:00.


    FH lounge 2Florence House

    Southdown Road,


    East Sussex.   BN25 4JS

    There is a choice of single or shared accommodation. All meals will be vegetarian and mainly organic,  lovingly prepared  using much local produce by our wonderful chef Julie Mack from Cafe Fushia .


    Early Bird Prices until 24th May 2013

    Shared Room £330
    Single Room   £360

    A non-refundable deposit of £100 is to be paid when booking.

    For more information, or to book please go to: Omtropy Retreats


  • Transformational Dog Retreats

    Posted Feb 20th, 2012 By in Spiritual Holidays & Retreats With | No Comments

    Happy Dogs = Happy Owners!

    The first specialised training and healing retreats for dogs and owners in the world!

    Taking You and Your Dog from Where You are Now – to Where You Want to Be.


    Dogs are undoubtedly “Man’s Best Friend”…

    …but often our relationship with our pets aren’t everything they could be!

    With stressful behavioural habits, mis-understandings, or well-being issues being all too common in the modern canine – a new Dog and Owner Retreat in Wales aims to change this.

    Transformational Dog Retreats take a new and holistic approach to delivering outstanding results in dog training, well-being and care.

    Utilising a range of highly effective techniques; from energy balancing to animal communication and healing, the techniques are not only transformational for the dogs – but also for the owners!

    Whilst more traditional training and well-being methods work for some; many dog owners still have problems and are looking for something that will give them a better understanding of how their dog feels and what they can do to improve their confidence, behaviour and health in a more peaceful, natural and effortless way.

    Transformational Dog Retreats help dog owners develop a fresh perspective towards their dog training, care and ownership. During the retreats, owners are encouraged to discover new ways to transform their dog’s behaviour and well-being peacefully, by learning effective ways to move forward from the present moment of ‘NOW’ – to a future of peace, abundance, happiness and wonder!

    Founder of Transformational Dog Retreats, Caroline Griffith says: “Our wide range of holistic approaches to connecting with and then working with your dog to create a happy partnerships are highly effective and rewarding for both owner and the dog. Whether you are experiencing problems, or simply want to improve your bond and relationship with your dog – our retreats are the perfect place to come”.

    Dog & Owner Retreats

    Our retreats take place in the beautiful, relaxing Welsh Carmarthen countryside.

    Offering both dog and owner a peaceful, and well earned retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Dogs stay with their owners in individual rooms, with full board organic food and drink included.

    Over the course of four days, owners and dogs will be able to take in the stunning scenery, enjoy group dog walks, receive pampering therapies, healing treatments, and take part in training and workshops including :

    The Tellington TTouch
    Animal Communication
    Arts and Crafts and Dolphin Reiki
    – which even includes a boat trip out to meet the Cardigan Bay Dolphins (with dogs in tow!).

    The retreat also includes an opportunity for owners to qualify as a practitioner of the new energy technique “The Balance Procedure”, and begin an inspiring career working with dogs and animals (or people too if they wish) -improving behaviour, well-being and life success.


    Ceridwen Retreat Centre
    Penybanc Farm, Velindre, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5XE

    25mins from Carmarthen

    25mins from Cardigan Bay

    0 mins from Peace and Tranquility!

    The venue has comfortable spacious accommodation with individual bedrooms, bathrooms, country kitchen, dining area and quaint seating areas with log burners.

    A separate workshop/training classroom, a treatment room, meditation room, outside seating areas, garden, acres of land to explore, camping facilities with power and water links and even a yurt & a romany gypsy caravan to stay in. There is also plenty of parking.

    Please discuss your preferred accommodation with Caroline when booking your training retreat place. Accommodation will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Dogs stay with their owners in the accommodation. Local vets will be available should you need them.


    Dates for 2015

    All retreats run from Monday to Thursday. You can arrive and leave to fit your schedule. Activites run from Monday afternoon until Thursday lunchtime.

    June 1st -5th 2015
    Sept 7th- 11th 2015

    About Your Retreat Leader – Caroline Griffith

    Caroline is an animal well-being expert with 18years experience working with natural pet care and holistic training techniques.

    Her qualifications as an Animal Healer, Tellington TTouch Pet Behaviour Practitioner, Balance Procedure Coach & Trainer, Canine Hypnotherapy and Nutritional Therapist empower owners with a deeper understanding of their animal friends bodies and minds.

    These powerful techniques allow both pets and their owners the chance to transform relationships, overcome well-being issues, solve behaviour problems and create a happier more peaceful lifestyle.

    Caroline is committed to achieving a greater understanding and acceptance of the philosophy and science behind the power of the mind, natural holistic living and teaching compassionate ways through which we can understand and improve the lives of our own pets, and animals globally.

    Her goal in life is to educate and empower people with the knowledge and tools to create a more peaceful, happier and confident future for animals and pets worldwide.

    Caroline’s first book ‘The Best Dog Diet Ever’ is released in March 2012 and includes a forward by the well known Holistic Vet – Nick Thompson.

    For Further Information and to Book

    Please contact Caroline on Mobile: 07980 933702


  • Yoga in Marrakech

    Posted Feb 7th, 2012 By in Spiritual Holidays & Retreats With | No Comments

    4 night Yoga, Souks, Sunshine & Sights in Old Medina

    An inspiring 4 night break in Africa’s most enchanting city that has waylaid nomads since the 11th century. Snake charmers, magic potions, hidden palaces, souks, ancient mosques, ornate gardens await you.

    Tucked away in a narrow derb within the Kasbah’s rose pink you will find a peaceful retreat – a beautifully renovated Moroccan riad where you will enjoy:

    Uplifting twice daily open-air yoga classes for all levels

    Small groups to enable more personal, tailored tuition

    Comfortable ensuite twin accommodation

    A stylish riad with nooks, crannies & a splash pool to relax in

    Your Host

    Tabitha Dean is a London based yoga teacher. Her extensive training in kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, reiki, ayurvedictherapies, life coaching and personal development techniques offers a unique combination of ancient knowledge and modern practices to enable you to achieve personal transformation.
    Tabitha’s unique style of teaching is innovative, effective, and totally relevant to our lives, a yoga practice without boundaries and a personal development system that opens you up to a much more fulfilling, healthy and happy life.
    Uniquely Tabitha organises and personally delivers the holidays, retreats, courses, private sessions, so you really benefit from a wealth of experience and expertise.


    There are four dates to choose from:

    25 – 29 April 2012
    16 – 20 May 2012
    18 – 22 Oct 2012
    25 – 29 Oct 2012


    £295 – includes pre arranged transfers to and from Marrakech Menara Airport, all yoga activities, twin-share accommodation, breakfast each day and a sumptuous meal on the first night. Flights are not included.

    Further Information & To Book

    More info at www.tabithadeanyoga.co.uk

    E: info@tabithadeanyoga.co.uk

    T: 07702871996

  • Kerala Yoga Journey of a Lifetime

    Posted Feb 7th, 2012 By in Spiritual Holidays & Retreats With | No Comments

    Tabitha Dean is a London based yoga teacher with a passion for and vast knowledge of India & yoga. She creates totally unique yoga holidays and offers a great opportunity to travel in a small group to the best secret locations in the region. You’ll experience inspiring cultural events, you’ll tour the backwaters at sunset by canoe, enjoy secluded beaches and experience a night at a holy ashram on a huge lake.

    In addition Tabitha will teach a twice daily deep yoga practice with asana, mantra, mudra, meditation, pranayama, relaxation.

    The accommodation offered is in stunning locations off the beaten track, yet comfortable. You will wake up to 180degree views over the Arabian Ocean, palm grove jungle and long sandy beaches.

    We will explore by boat, taxi and by foot and experience local traditions from toddy tapping dance to live classical music.


    There are two journey dates to choose from:

    27 February – 10 March 2012 &

    12 – 24 November 2012


    £995 twin-share

    £1195 single occupancy

    All prices exclude flights

    Further Information & To Book

    More info at www.tabithadeanyoga.co.uk

    E: info@tabithadeanyoga.co.uk

    T: 07702871996

  • The Creative Healing Journey with Lucinda Drayton

    Posted Nov 6th, 2011 By in Spiritual Holidays & Retreats With | No Comments

    A Residential Retreat in Scotland

    Over my many years as a singer/songwriter, I have been constantly comforted and healed by the act and process of creation.

    Even in my darkest times, I have written songs and stories. And I have danced and meditated.

    This process has healed my soul and allowed the unconscious aspects of myself to be heard and seen.

    When did you stop telling stories, dancing, drawing or writing?
    When did you last sit in complete silence listening to the voice of your own heart?

    These are not airy-fairy pursuits to me; they are ways for me to stay awake, to stay connected and to stay loving.

    If you want to change; to stop pointing the finger of blame outwards.

    If you want to discover your own depths, your own power and hear your own heart-song, unaffected by the agendas, advice or directions of others…

    Then come and join us on this incredible retreat.

    Use the beauty of Lendrick Lodge and the Scottish mountains to aid the healing process.

    Be nourished by good food and the company of others committed to waking up.
    Relax in your down time – knowing that you are not alone

    Go home with new insight, understanding and an abundance of creative energy


    Lendrick Lodge
    FK17 8HR


    11th, 12th & 13th May 2012


    £250 – includes full board all meals and art materials

    To Book

    Please call: 0870 3500 557

    Due to the limited spaces/intimate nature of this retreat, we are unable to refund/transfer booking fee.

    Read More

    To read the story behind the creation of this creative arts retreat, please visit Lucinda’s blog HERE

  • The Mystery Experience – Summer Residential Retreat with Tim Freke

    Posted Sep 3rd, 2011 By in Spiritual Holidays & Retreats With | No Comments
    About the Retreat

    You can experience a spiritual awakening over the course of a weekend retreat using the groundbreaking ‘mystery method’.

    It sounds outrageous, but the vast majority of those who’ve attended a ‘mystery experience retreat’ have directly tasted the wonderful oneness and all-embracing love that naturally arises in the awakened state.

    These retreats are powerfully transformative, but extremely relaxed and great fun. They attract men and woman of all ages and backgrounds, some of whom are long-time spiritual explorers and others who are new to the possibility of awakening.

    This retreat is going to be very popular and places are limited, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.



    14th – 16th September 2012

    Arrival from 16.00 Friday in time for dinner at 18.00. Ends around 15.15 on Sunday.


    The Abbey House, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DH.

    This beautiful venue is situated in the original grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Guests enjoy the privilege of access to the ruins of the Abbey from the house gardens. Glastonbury is a magical little town, which was an ancient centre for Pagan and Christian initiation. Glastonbury Tor, an ancient Pagan sacred mound, is said to be the Isle of Avalon of Arthurian legend.


    £340 including food and accommodation at Abbey House. Deposit of £80 with the full amount payable 2 months before the event. We really want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend, so if you prefer to pay by installments this can be arranged.

    For Further Information or To Book

    Visit website HERE

    Contact Debbie at [ debbie@timothyfreke.com ] or phone UK (0)781 786 8859

    If you cancel your place and we are able to fill it, we will be delighted to refund your payment minus your deposit, which will cover administration costs. If we are forced to cancel the seminar for unforeseen reasons, we will provide a full refund, but regret that we cannot be liable for any other expenses incurred.

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