Spring Week Personal Development Retreat - 24th April to 1st May
Join Sue Allsworth of Authentic Smile for a spring week personal development retreat. Immerse yourself with nature and journey of self-discovery and delve deeper into your authentic mind, body and soul to connect with your Authentic Smile.
MAINTAIN YOUR AUTHENTIC SMILE Explore your authentic mind and gain clarity in your life and of your authentic truth. What we choose to think and believe has everything to do with how we live life. The fears, doubt and negativity that we hold onto can quietly undermine our sense of well-being.
Reconnect with what truly matters to you in this life-changing AUTHENTIC MIND week retreat. It is a journey through which you discover and extraordinary personal freedom in becoming more mindful of your thoughts and how they affect your life experiences.
In a way that can seem quite magical, you will find yourself letting go of old anxieties and negative beliefs, re-emerging into the here-and-now flow of your Authentic Life with more confidence of claiming your authentic truth. More info and booking here
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An immersive retreat in wild surroundings. The Nature Sessions offer a gentle programme of workshops that will nourish and feed your soul, leaving you feeling revived and refreshed. Find out more...
Retreats at Elmley
Hidden away on an island off the Kentish coast with spectacular landscapes, soul-stirring skies and abundant wildlife, Elmley National Nature Reserve is an inspirational place to visit just one hour and a world away from London.
As the UK’s only independently owned National Nature Reserve, sensitive farming and wildlife management are at the heart of Elmley. Elmley is an internationally important site for conservation and is home to a spectacular array of wildlife.
Elmley has a restorative effect on those who visit. It is a special place to go to soothe the soul, find balance, order and perspective; a place where we are able to reconnect with ourselves and emerge feeling lighter, more positive and reinvigorated. It’s a place to stop and breathe.
With the awe-inspiring Victorian Barn, thoughtful accommodation, wholesome food and a warm welcome, Elmley offers a special space for groups to gather.
- For information on attending an retreat at Elmley please visit or contact us on 07930 847520.
- If you are interested in holding a retreat at Elmley, please contact Georgina or Eleanor, we'd be delighted to help
07930 847520 or 07582 414585
Elmley’s 3,300 acre expanse of wilderness is the perfect setting for retreats. Guests are welcome to explore the Reserve throughout their stay.
The gardens and farm offer many spaces for outdoor sessions.
Kinghill Barn & The Linhay: The traditional Kentish Barn is an incredibly inspiring space, with warm rustic wooden beams, twinkling fairy lights and a huge window overlooking the marsh. It is framed by a grass courtyard with an additional open barn, The Linhay. A large space, with loos, tables and chairs, it is recommended for larger groups or varied activities. Please note the beauty of the barn lies in its rustic character, there is a space heater, but it is not suitable for winter retreats.
Kingshill Cottage is the retreat hub. A relaxed space, created for slow, nurturing days. Wooden floors and white walls ensure calm throughout, whilst huge windows allow the huge skies and call of birds to take centre stage. The ground floor is fully open to create a special space with room for 12 yoga mats or other creative workshops.
As with everything we do at Elmley, accommodation options can be bespoke to your group, purpose and budget. Our minimum retreat number is 5 and maximum is 30.
Every bed at Elmley has been thoughtfully designed and presented, is beautiful in its own right and offers the completely unique opportunity to spend the night at a National Nature Reserve, waking up to wilderness.
All accommodation has high quality bedding, fluffy towels, luxury natural bathroom products by Bramley and stunning views.
Kingshill Cottage: The main retreat space is centred around Kingshill Cottage – The wooden floors and white walls ensure calm throughout, whilst huge windows allow the huge skies and call of birds to take centre stage. The open ground floor encompasses a multipurpose activity/yoga space, with a living and eating area. The central gas fire provides a warm heart to the space.
Bell Tents: For retreats from June to September we encourage nature loving groups to offer the beautiful, traditional bell tents. The bell tents are situated in a private spot just a short distance from the cottage. This is camping, but in comfort with incredible views.
Shepherd’s Huts: The six en-suite shepherd’s huts are all carefully designed and offer a more private experience. All have secluded locations and private fire pits.
Full event catering is provided. Everything is lovingly made in our kitchen on the farm. Food is locally sourced, and menus are seasonal. Menus are normally plant based, and will always be nourishing, beautiful and delicious. All menus can be tailored to you and all dietary needs can be catered for. For those that wish to immerse in nature for the day packed lunches are available.
Treatments are available throughout in the treatment room, with our resident therapist Roz. Roz is a reiki master and specialises and holistic treatments.