I have been invited to to run my yoga and reiki retreats from the Sycamores, a Christian Retreat Centre in the Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire.

A certain level of mobility is required. All retreats will include time exploring the valley and surrounding hills, part of the Long Mynd. The house is on four floors; the garden is 100 foot long but steep; on arrival at the front of Sycamores, there are 56 steps up to the front door.

I am aiming for the retreats to be spacious. I will be sharing ideas relating to practice and walking in the landscape. When we have met before there has been a classroom aspect to each day. I will lead a discussion in the morning to encourage conversation and reflection but our time together will be less structured than previous retreats.

In addition to the retreat, if time allows, I will be available for individual yoga lessons, Ayurvedic consultations, bodywork/reiki. These can be booked once we are on retreat

March Retreat- FULL

  • Exploring Yoga and Ayurveda – welcoming Spring
  • Thursday 2 March – Sunday 5 March

June Retreat

  • Reiki in Nature
  • Thursday 15 June – Sunday 18 June

September Retreat

  • Exploring Balance – yoga, ayurveda & the equinox
  • Thursday 7 September – Sunday 10 September

November Retreat

  • Winter’s Rest – yoga & meditation
  • Thursday 23 November – Sunday 26 November

The details

  • Arrival from 4 pm on Thursday, departing 4 pm Sunday. Option to stay Sunday evening additional £50 per person (includes breakfast)
  • Full bed & board to breakfast on Sunday. The weekend will end with a walk and pub lunch (additional cost)
    • Vegetarian diet – if you have a restricted diet we can discuss this but options may be limited
    • There will be an element of Retreat Community cooking
  • Numbers depend on accommodation required.
    • two double rooms (single occupancy / couple)
    • two twin rooms (single occupancy / shared room)
    • shared bathrooms
  • Single occupancy @ £330 per person (limited)
  • Shared occupancy @ £300 per person

Deposit 50% of total amount to secure your place

To register your interest

A word about our hosts

I grew up living next door to Liz. I was their bridesmaid and their daughter was mine (ours). We have a long association. I find Liz and Tim’s journeys inspiring. They are firmly placed in their Christian practice with years of experience in social care. They are available for listening hours or sharing prayer (although they will be away for the June dates). This is completely optional and separate to the retreats.

Liz was a palliative care nurse and now works mainly from home as a palliative and end-of-life care educationalist, delivering online training for end-of-life care practitioners around the world. She is qualified as a counselling psychotherapist. Liz has worked as a lecturer for Macmillan Cancer Support and in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at Kings College London. From 2013 to 2019 she was Director of Education and Training at St Christopher’s Hospice in London.

Tim was ordained in 1996 at Southwark Cathedral, whilst employed as a detective inspector for the Met Police. During a police career of 27 years he undertook significant roles running a large child protection team in South London and then designed and implemented the national system for the management of high-risk offenders in the community. In 2006, he became a prison chaplain and was the lead chaplain at HMP Wandsworth before becoming a senior chaplain for the Prison Service 

Here is a link to their website so you can read about their journeys and vision: Sycamores Christian Retreat

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