Retreat

“Nowhere can we find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in your own soul”

Mother Sanctuary 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 the Mother Sanctuary retreat.

My retreat has been created so that Mothers can arrive on a Friday afternoon and forget about family life, work and the general chaos of modern life.  So that they can arrive in a beautiful space and put their needs first. So that they can have complete permission to rest and just be before they return on Sunday afternoon fully rested and reset.

If you are a woman, mother, wife looking for a place to rest, recuperate and rejuvenate then this retreat is just for you.  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: 10-12th June 2022

4 spaces still available

 

“The Mother Sanctuary did exactly what it says on the tin: it just allowed me to be, and that is exactly what I needed when I went. I was feeling deeply stressed by family events and the weekend was a total Godsend.

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!”

Lucy

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.

2022 Dates:
10-12th June
7-9th October

Price for 2 nights/3 days retreat £555*
* Includes all food & accommodation.  Additional therapies available at extra cost

The Accommodation

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

Living Room

Kitchen

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

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

Bedroom 1

Living room & Bedroom 2

Garden Room

Kitchen

Patio

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.

Saxon House

Dining Room

Kitchen

Living Room

Snug

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.

The Garden

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. “

Steph