Finding your voice and telling your story

Finding your voice and telling your story

November 24th to 26th 2017

“What are you going to do with your one, wild, precious life?” Mary Oliver.

What narrative do you tell about Yourself? Do you yearn for more free expression, creativity and joy?

This is a workshop to help you connect with and express who you really are. To do away with the labels that hold you back and move forward with love, courage and self belief.

RETREAT TYPE: 2 night ‘Fiction Writing & 5Rhythms® dance Retreat’
PRICE: £390 shared luxury room | £590 single luxury room


Women spend a lifetime juggling many roles, yet we often don’t trust the wisdom that comes with that experience. In doing so, we hold ourselves back from being the the powerful truth speakers we are and offering our unique contribution to the world.

Through a mixture of writing, voice work, movement, meditation and healing touch we will spend the weekend exploring the blocks that limit our creative energy and self expression.

Sarah Kee, a qualified counsellor working in the NHS, specialises in how trauma is held in the body. She worked for many years with women in indigenous communities to help them express themselves and the struggles they have gone through. She now juggles her many roles as mother, partner, therapist and five rhythms enthusiast.

Francesca Price is a communications specialist, who now works with the environmental sector to bring their messages to a wider audience. She has been a journalist, writer, broadcaster and public relations manager and loves helping women hone their stories. She is also a keen wild swimmer.

Sarah and Francesca look forward to welcoming you for a weekend of exploration, relaxation and affirmation.


Afternoon Tea
Take your time to arrive but don’t miss out on Carrie’s delicious treats. All the food for the weekend will be provided but we try to make sure that it is as nutritious and nourishing as possible.
5 – 6.30pm Introductions and Opening Meditation
Join Sarah, Fran and Leonie in the studio as we unwind from our journeys and relax into the weekend.
7.30 – 8.30 pm Dinner in the House.
8 am
Walking Meditation.
Leonie and Brigid will lead you on a walking meditation around the property.
9 am Breakfast.
Join us in the kitchen for a delicious start to the weekend. Please note there will be no coffee available. We encourage you to go without this weekend but you are welcome to bring your own.
10 am Morning Workshop with Sarah and Fran.
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Afternoon Sessions.
After lunch, we would like you to reflect on the morning’s exercises and do any homework that has been suggested. This is also time to have any treatments you have booked – massage or therapy – or to just relax with a good book.
4.00pm To loosen up your creative juices and get your self expression flowing, we are going to get the bodies moving. Join us for an hour of yoga/dance
5.00pm – 7.00pm Workshop Session 2
7.30pm Dinner.
9.00pm Fire Ceremony.
Early Yoga and Meditation session.
9.30am Breakfast
10.30am Morning Workshop
1.00pm Lunch
4pm – 5.00pm Healing Touch Sessio
5.00pm – 7.00pm Afternoon Workshop
7.30pm Dinner
Yoga and Meditation. Closing Session
10.30 am Brunch
11.30am – 12.00 noon Time to Leave


Use of all facilities inc swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, snooker room, gym.

A Special Place to Stay
Accommodation in your choice of our beautiful ensuite rooms

Fabulous Workshops
All workshops, classes and wellness sessions

Nourish & Hydrate
All of your meals, snacks and drinks are provided for the duration of the retreat

Single en suite luxurious room £590
Shared Room Occupancy £390 (2 people sharing)
Shared Room Occupancy £350 (3 people sharing)
Shared Room Occupancy – Beautiful 2 floor annex studio £330 4 or 5 people sharing
*Special treatments and private consultations are available to book at an extra cost.  See here for details.



The Old Rectory offers the perfect balance between luxury and homely rustic charm, complete with it’s own spring, salt water swimming pool, sauna and a love for everything organic.  It really is the perfect place to retreat to. Subject to availability you may book the luxury ensuite room of your choice.
Please also see The Old Rectory website for more details

The Principal Room
The Parisian
The Garden Room
The Peacock Room

The White Room
The Cherry Room
The Princess Room

The Cobbled Room
The Studio



We have created a delicious digestive-boosting, belly-blasting  menu that will be prepared by our talented and passionate chef from the freshest ingredients. Every single meal designed to give you an nutritional lift whilst keeping your blood sugar balanced and metabolism burning brightly.

A sample day at the Hands on Life table…

Herbal teas, infused waters from our very own spring, and fresh organic fruit available throughout the day.

Breakfast: Omega Power Smoothie, Fresh, Organic Duck Eggs, Blueberry Superfood Crumble with Coconut Vanilla Cream,  Ginger & Turmeric Chai Tea.

Lunch: Miso Soup,  Carrie’s revamped Greek Salad,  Fresh Hummus, Tabouleh, Organic Greens,  Vine-ripened Tomatoes with Basil, Oatcakes & Low GI bread.

Afternoon Tea: Organic Fruit Parfaits with toasted walnuts

Dinner: Thai Fish Curry,  Fragrant Quinoa, Organic Vegetable Medley & our Divine Cilantro Dressing

*Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores catered for at every meal


Teachers: Francesca Price, Sarah Kee
Host & Therapist: Leonie Nanassy
Chef: Carrie Allcott

Enquiries & Bookings

If you have any questions or would like to book, please email us on:

Telephone: 07974 385842

We look forward to hearing from you.


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