There are so many benefits to a residential retreat.
Taking time out for yourself, in a supportive environment, may even be life-changing!
Different from a holiday, a retreat is usually embarked upon alone, with a partner, or like-minded friend, in order to instigate some sort of change. It may be revealing and enlightening. It may also be a very emotional experience.
Perhaps your intention is simply to feel better?
To rest, spend time in nature, eat good food and catch up on sleep?
Maybe you are at a crossroads, wondering which path to take with your relationship or career?
Or perhaps you want to start or deepen your meditation practice?
Whatever your motivation, our Wellbeing Weekend, is sure to provide you with the opportunity you need. It has been carefully curated, with space and activity to encourage rest, self-awareness, growth and development.
The programme is encouraged, but not mandatory. It is important that you make your retreat your own.
This weekend is suitable for all levels - from beginners to seasoned meditators.
Fintry Trust is in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views of the South Downs. It is set in 13.5 acres of established gardens, with lawns, water and woodland to enjoy. All the bedrooms are spacious, cosy and bright, as are the communal areas. There are plenty of spaces to be alone, should you desire it.
The atmosphere of the house and grounds has been maintained for 70 years in order to provide a nurturing sanctuary for mindfulness and spiritual development. The Studio will be set-up as a protected space for quiet contemplation and meditation, throughout the day. There are also stunning nearby countryside footpaths to take a stroll, or a hike!
This retreat is limited to 12 participants, to be held in full compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. Everyone will be required to test negative, with a lateral flow test, a day or so before they arrive, including the instructors. There are eight single occupancy rooms, plus four twins rooms available for people who wish to share with a friend. So there is plenty of space available.
All rooms have shared bathroom facilities, with several bathrooms and shower rooms available. Linen and towels are provided.
Here's what previous attendees say about their retreat experience:
NB: Names have been changed to protect privacy
“I have had such a wonderful time. I enjoyed it all... I was meant to be here, and I wouldn't change [a thing], it was just what I needed”
— Gemma, Inner Peace Retreat, 2021
“It was the most restorative, connected, but also personalised experience. I feel recharged with clarity and very grateful for our time together”
- Lucy, Inner Peace Retreat, 2021
"It was such a tonic, a release, and an insightful experience. Thank you”
— Katherine, Inner Peace Retreat, 2021
“I met lots of lovely souls, and I loved the house and the countryside”
- Rashinda, Inner Peace Retreat, 2021
"I felt a sense of connection”
— Beverley, Inner Peace Retreat, 2021
“It has brought me a weekend of calm and relaxation, a realisation that I can find words to express calm, and a really joyous time of meeting a bunch of gorgeous human beings.”
- Sandra, Inner Peace Retreat, 2021
Meet Your Retreat Leader
Hi there, my name is Rebecca Parker-Barabich, I am an experienced and certified Personal Development Coach and Sound Therapist, registered with the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine. I am also qualified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher and I am currently studying for an MSc in Psychology with Northumbria University.
Originally from North-West England, these days I am very lucky to live in Godalming in Surrey, with my husband, Ronnie, my grown-up son, Dan and 11-year old daughter, Tabitha. Also, Cocker Spaniels Zoe and Bodhi, Walter the cat and Hazelnut the hamster! I have two step-daughters, Amber, from my first marriage and Ronnie's daughter, Amelie.
I enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in Sales, Marketing and PR for more than 20 years. However, latterly I experienced health issues, disillusion and burn-out! Juggling a demanding work-schedule with family life, I knew life had much more to offer. I have always been passionate about psychology, alternative therapy and interested in Eastern Philosophy, and felt called to train as a Sound Practitioner. Having gained my qualification, in January 2000, I took the leap and launched Heron Moon Wellbeing, combining my long-held Life Coaching Diploma with my sound healing work.
Since my most recent paid employment had been Head of PR and Events, it was a natural for me to quickly progress from individual coaching and therapy to workshops, courses, wellbeing events and retreats. Sometimes alone and sometimes with others. I found my tribe! I have met and worked with some wonderful leaders, healers, teachers and fantastic men and women seeking peace, joy and fulfilment in their lives.
I am very lucky to have witnessed some amazing growth, development and connection. Sometimes I am astounded by my clients. They demonstrate our ability as human beings to flourish, despite difficult and challenging circumstances. We have more in common with each other than that which divides us, and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to follow my path to self-actualisation. I wish the same for you too.
If I've met you already, I hope to see you again, and I haven't met you yet, I hope to do so soon.
Meet Your Retreat Yoga Teacher
"I am Helen and I am passionate about sharing the amazing powers of Yoga, Essential Oils, Reiki & Ayurveda. I’d like you to feel at home & welcome in my classes and sessions, I am here to support & guide you, to help you bring some harmony into you life.
I have personally practiced yoga for many years and have incorporated essential oils in every aspect of my life. I found both yoga and essential oils have helped me to become a truer version of me.
As well as the practices mentioned above am really influenced by nature, I love to practice outside and bring the forests, seas and the changing seasons into my life in many different ways.
And would love to bring some of all this magic into your life too."
(including all accommodation, food and workshops - not 121 sessions)
£444 for shared occupancy room
£555 for single occupancy room.
Pay 25% deposit now and the rest later
or pay in full now
25% of the total price is non-refundable.
The rest is refundable up until 2 weeks prior to the start date - i.e. 18th March.
In the event of a positive Covid diagnosis (or other reason), we will attempt to sell your ticket to the waiting list and you will receive a full refund.
If this is not possible, 25% will be retained and the rest will be credited to your account to use towards any future services and events with Heron Moon.
Should the Retreat Leader test positive for Covid, the weekend will be rearranged for an alternative date. If you cannot make this date, you will then be offered a full refund.
NB: Please bear in mind we have to pay retreat centre fees for the numbers orginally booked