Retreats & Walks
Amidst the hurly-burly of life, we can often become detached whether from our inner selves, from a clear perspective, or from our sense of wellbeing. In these times, we can feel overwhelmed by circumstances or our environment, and what we need is to slow down our thinking, bring more clear light in our lives, get out of our heads and back in touch with nature in a complete change of surroundings.
My walking retreats can give you an excellent opportunity for some guided “me” time. Along the coastline where I live in North Devon there are some of the finest walks in the country – and these provide an excellent backdrop for some mental and physical renewal.
The walks, via steep, hilly challenges and long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches – are always with the sounds of the seas and breaking waves close by, and the invigorating clear, clean air coming straight off the Atlantic Ocean. You can walk and talk, or mindfully reflect, whilst communicating with the awesome power of nature.
Many people have experienced amazing shifts in their perspectives and, for some, it can be life-changing, as the mind settles down and we begin to notice our own wisdom and insights once more. The stage is set for us to get clear on those answers to important questions, problems, issues in our lives that have eluded us – back in the daily pressure-cooker of our “real” world.
Normally set over a weekend, the retreats involve either a one or two-night stay in accommodation of your own choice – with guided walks taking place on Saturdays and Sundays. During our time spent together there is ample opportunity to talk over areas where you might be looking for more clarity and understanding, and at our meet-ups at the start of each day, I will talk about how our relationship with our thinking can frame every decision and every action we choose to take in our lives.
This helps prepare the ground, sets up the blank canvas, for our collective walking experience and how we can, through directing our focus and attention, all use that experience to our advantage.
Each day, en route, we break for lunch, and on Saturday evening we all have dinner together at a suitable establishment near the “finishing line” of whichever route we have taken that day.
Perhaps you are feeling that such a complete change of environment and activity is the kind of thing that could bring about some transformation in your life, or maybe you are just looking for a short disengagement from the daily stresses and pressures and to get away from it all – either way, it would be great to be your guide and enable you to bring that to fruition!
Please do contact me if you are interested in coming to any of the retreats on the dates listed below. Also – if these dates are not convenient yet you would like to make a special visit to my part of the world at any other time then please enquire and I’m sure it can be arranged!