Mother Flourish Retreats
‘Every woman needs a place to rest, connect with her soul and find her tribe’
Mother Flourish Retreats
After acquiring a unique property in 2020 and following months of listening to the subtle whispers of my soul, I knew the space was about giving back to other women. Having been on many retreats and seeing first-hand the benefits of bringing women together – cue the birth of a variety of retreat for women at whatever stage they are in their life.
My retreats have been created so that women can arrive and forget about life on the outside world. When they arrive on my land in Kent (Appledore) it is like you have stepped in to a portal. In front of the main entrance of my home are two yew trees – which symbolise everlasting life, rebirth, changes, and regeneration after difficult times, and protection – what better way to mark the beginning of your journey on a retreat, to be met by the Yew tree, the tree of live.
Whether you are a woman, new mother, mother to older children, mother to new ones, carrying new life and looking for a place to rest, recuperate, rejuvenate, release, be held, find sisterhood, celebrate your magnificence then you have found the perfect space to do just that. I use yoga nidra as the main focus of rest which is much like a lying down meditation and induces deep rest, even sleep. This is practiced twice a day in my yurt in a wild flower meadow.
This magnificent space in nature awaits you along with a small circle of other women. Based on the border of East Sussex and Kent, just 6 miles from the ancient town of Rye and the vast sand dunes of Camber Sands beach.
Next Retreat: Sacred Pregnancy Retreat
19-21st July 2022
2 spaces still available
“Cat led us in the Yoga Nidra, and accompanied us on our swims and walks, with such compassion and grace and created a profoundly warm and safe space where we could heal what needed to be healed, and reconnect with our joy, creativity and passion.
I left feeling centred, grounded and calm with a treasure trove of funny memories. I can not wait to go back!”
What can you expect?
Connection through sisterhood
The saying goes, ‘We may not have it together but together we have it all’ – I believe there is no greater power than a group of women together. The group is kept small and no more than 10 gather so to create a cohesive group of feminine souls that together can unite and connect.
Nourishment through food
Organic, homemade vegetarian food is the basis of our menu to fill you up with nothing but nourishment and vitamins. Homemade bread, smoothies, juices and granola for breakfast, rainbow salads and soups for lunch, while vegetarian curries and stews warm your cockles before bed. Herbal teas, oat cookies and moist carrot cake on tap when you need a pick me up.
Walks in nature
Beach and countryside walks form part of the retreat’s schedule designed to connect you further with nature and all its offerings. Take in the sea air on the dunes of Camber Sands just 15 minutes from the retreat or wonder along the scenic canal in Appledore whilst admiring the local vineyards (from a far!) – either will no doubt fill up your well and awaken your spirit.
Yoga Nidra for Self Healing
This retreat is all about R & R and to ensure you receive the deepest, most nourishing rest your day will be top and tailed with restorative and relaxing yoga nidra. Simply lie down in your personal nest in the yurt where you will be surrounded by cushions, blankets, bolsters and lavender eye pillows to guarantee you maximum comfort.
Rituals to restore harmony
Each evening we gather together and create time to sit around the outdoor fire-pit while start-gazing and sipping warm organic nut milk to soothe the soul and nourish your spirit. This is the perfect opportunity to gift the fire what no longer serves you and enjoy the healing benefit of fire ceremony in connecting and restoring.
Flowers to calm, heal and express our deepest emotions
Upon arrival ,departure and each morning you will begin your day with a warm flower bath to cleanse your energy and absorb the healing benefits of the hand-picked flower petals.
Sound will be the medicine of the future
What better way to kick start your first evening with a sound bath to settle you in to the space and transport you to a magical and liminal world of healing and deep rest setting theme for the rest of the weekend.
Relax in nature
Be held by Mother Earth in the heart of a wildflower meadow in a womb like yurt. It is the ultimate escape for the hum-drum of life.
Sacred Pregnancy Retreat 19-21st July £777
(2 spaces left)
Babes In Arms Retreat 20-22nd September £888
(5 spaces left)
Mother Sanctuary Retreat 15-17th October £777
(4 spaces left)
Price for 2 nights/3 days retreat
* Includes all food & accommodation. Additional therapies available at extra cost
Pear Tree Cottage
This is the main space for resting your head as it comes with three bedrooms; Two double rooms and a single (with an option for the Super King to be two single beds depending on. It has a large open plan living room and kitchen, private garden, shower room and bathroom. It looks out across the pond and large exterior garden belonging to the main house.
Pear Tree Cottage
The Coach House
This space comprises of a double bedroom upstairs with the option of another double bed in what is the living room but works equally well as a second bedroom. There is a shower room for both rooms, a kitchenette and separate garden room for enjoying a cup of tea and a book while it enjoys its own patio with a table and chairs for two.
The Coach House
Living room & Bedroom 2
The Main House
The main house, also known as Saxon House is a recently converted 17th Century farmhouse and is where the main dining room and communal areas are situated. We gather here for our freshly prepared meals and snacks when we are not in the yurt or flower field.
Outdoor Dining Space
The Great Outdoors
If gardens are your thing there is ample space to enjoy basking in the sunshine. There is a large garden that backs on to the wildflower meadow where the yurt will host guests during circle time. Main house, garden, around the pond, in the yurt or even the quaint greenhouse – you take your pick of where you want to relax and enjoy your time away.
A Quiet Pocket
The Wildflower Meadow
“I can’t even begin to explain what this weekend has done for me.
In short, I arrived, anxious, tired, and a bit lost and in just one weekend I came home lighter! The things that bothered me before, just don’t! I’ve learned to deal with anything life throws at me with strength and courage and I can’t thank you enough Cat for what you have done for me. “