Residential Retreats are at the Sycamores in the Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire. All retreats include time exploring the valley and surrounding hills. These photos were taken at the June retreat: Reiki in Nature

Retreats offer the potential of transformation. With my experience as a retreat facilitator and therapist, I offer a opportunities to find clarity and connection through discussion, workshops and practice. I do this using ideas from yoga, Ayurveda, earth-based philosophy and bodywork practice.

My approach allows development, healing and gentle shifts of awareness. I always have a plan but in small groups, there is space to work with flexibility and sensitivity. The retreats are spacious with discussion, conversation and reflection and walking in the valley – with community space and time to be alone

‘This was my first retreat and I suppose I was a little unsure what to expect but on arrival everything just fell into place. What an absolutely stunning location and a simply beautiful house with Yvonne to welcome us!

The space quickly became our own and it was equally comfortable being as a group or needing time alone. Yvonne catered for us perfectly so we were well nourished in every way. I appreciated all the planning Yvonne had put into it and valued the way she let things flow so we could grow at our own pace and discuss things at length if we needed to.’

Attendee on the June Retreat (2023)

Next Retreats will be April and September 2024

  • Full bed & board (with element of Retreat Community cooking)
  • Vegetarian diet – if you have a restricted diet we can discuss this but options may be limited

The rooms vary in size

  • Available rooms
    • single room (can convert to twin), 2nd floor
    • two double rooms, 1st and 2nd floor
    • one double room with en suite, lower ground floor
    • one twin room with en suite, 2nd floor
    • shared bathrooms unless stated
  • Shared occupancy @ £300 per person

Deposit 50% of total amount to secure your place

For more information

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. This is optional and separate to the retreats.

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

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