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This retreat proudly sponsors
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Reclaim your zest
Has chasing the next big deal, car, house or holiday lost its thrill?
This Life Spark Retreat is for you if you feel . . .
You have outward success, yet something is out of kilter. You secretly, sense an inner emptiness, a lack of contentment or a scarcity of meaning.
That your health, relationships or behaviour may have started to pay the price.
That you want to speak up and be heard but you feel isolated and unsupported by those around you.
A longing for something else. You know that you have more to offer and that there’s more to life than this . . .
Join us for the
Life Spark Retreat
2018 - Date to be confirmed
South Devon, England
8 Leaders, Entrepreneurs & Professionals
1 Manor House set in 200 acres of countryside
Guiding you towards what makes you come alive
you are far bigger than any role you’ve ever had
how you show up in life is more important than what you do
your life already has great meaning
Luxury Boutique Manor house in the heart of Devon
We will have exclusive use of the beautiful, relaxed and stylish Anrán Manor. Set within 200 acres of stunning Devonshire countryside, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Anrán has 8 luxury bedrooms, with en suites, that have been created with a great nights’ sleep in mind.
The wood-burning stove will be lit in the conservatory, there are lovely lounges to relax in and gorgeous grounds to explore – including lakes, an outdoor swimming pool and delightful spots to take in the view.
The name ‘Anrán’ is taken from the Chinese words ‘An’ and ‘Ran’, meaning ‘peace and tranquillity’ - it lives up to its name.
We’ll dine in the Old Dairy at Anrán. Our acclaimed chef Joe is passionate about gourmet food that nourishes. He has been senior head chef for River Cottage and cooked with the likes of Marco Pierre White. The food will be organic, locally sourced and sustainable – including produce from the farm at Anrán. Joe’s clean, rustic and simple food is highly executed, allowing the produce to speak for itself.
You will also experience a full-body 60 minute Shiatsu – a form of massage that takes place fully clothed and uses the energetic pathways used in acupuncture to restore, heal and balance the body.
An afternoon walk on the atmospheric and stunning Dartmoor.
Food for the body…
… and for the mind & soul …
There will be a blend of facilitated sessions, workshops, personal and group reflection scattered throughout the day. Incorporating meaningful dialogue, meditation, enquiry, exercises and inspiration. The small group of like-minded people gathered will also create its own unique alchemy.
In between the sessions and workshops, there will be time to pause and contemplate.
I have spent the last 16 years guiding groups and individuals to access deeper levels of awareness, in order to create meaningful change in their lives. I blend my experience of teaching yoga for many years, supporting entrepreneurs in idea creation and building businesses, and my analytical capacity developed by a maths degree.
Louise is an exemplary professional coach. She has the rare ability to listen in a unique way that really “hears” what’s underneath my words. Her insights and direction are always on target. She has introduced me to the concepts of being present and making space. That has helped me listen to myself and find the courage to pursue a business dream I have harboured secretly for years. I feel supported and championed in the attainment of my new life. I definitely have a stronger voice and advocate within, as a result of working with Louise.
Julia Collins, Managing Director
What happens where & when?
Location: Anrán @Tidwell Farm, Ashburton , Devon, England TQ13 7LY
Retreat times: 2018 - date to be confirmed
(To have the best retreat experience, it’s preferable you are here by 6pm, but if work commitments don’t allow, please be at the 8pm opening session.)
Arrive afternoon, anytime after 2pm. Supper 6.30 – 7.30pm. Opening session 8.00 – 9.30pm.
We start with a pre-breakfast session of Reflective Practice. Breakfast. Workshop. Lunch. Rest / 60 min full body Shiatsu massage. Group reflection. Supper. Evening – Guided Visualisation.
Pre-breakfast - Reflective Practice. Breakfast. Workshop. Lunch. Walk on Dartmoor. Group reflection. Celebration supper and closing session.
Relaxed breakfast and good-byes.
- A welcome pack prior to arrival.
- Transfers, as needed, from Totnes railway station.
- Facilitated sessions, workshops, personal and group reflection. Incorporating meaningful dialogue, meditation, enquiry, exercises and inspiration. All designed to re-new meaning in your life.
- One replenishing and relaxing 60-minute full body Shiatsu massage (this takes place fully clothed).
- A stunning walk on Dartmoor.
- Free time to rest and sit by the fire, take a nap, or wander the beautiful grounds.
- Three nights private accommodation in the Manor House - all bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Some bedrooms have four-poster beds, baths and larger floor areas, which are available on a first booked, first served basis.
- Full board meals. Hearty, delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, cooked using locally sourced ingredients by local chef Joe.
- An optional follow up coaching call a fortnight after our retreat.
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Louise has an insightful understanding of the creative side of innovation and entrepreneurship. As a result, delegates became significantly more confident about the whole process of venture creation, and particularly their propensity for idea generation.
Louise is positive, thoughtful, open, encouraging, reliable, fun, and professional, and has excellent people skills.
- William Casely, Deputy Director One Planet MBA, University of Exeter Business School
Thank you for all the time and attention you gave me, and for all of your wise words and sense of hope you gave me. You helped me attain a sense of focus and awakened my ability to recognise what makes me feel fulfilled and happy. I am so grateful to you for all the energy you gave to me, and the patience with which you dealt with my uncertainty.
- Rachael, Investment Banker
I will remember that amazing feeling of, "Yes! That's it!" when you summed up my hours long rambling into a clear and accurate mission statement. I appreciated your encouragement and
thought-provoking questions along the way......genuine and caring. A heartfelt thanks to you!
- Ben, HR Manager
During the retreat the tools and behaviours you'll explore will include . . .
Harnessing the awareness needed to reset your thinking
Confidently embodying new meaning in your life
Learning how to hear and trust your deepest intuition
Being supported by a group of like-minded people
It’s all designed to re-new meaning in your life
and re-discover your inner spark.
renew meaning in your life
& reclaim your zest for life
for just 8 leaders, entrepreneurs & professionals
The Price: £1,500 including all retreat activity, en-suite accommodation, meals, massage and local transfers. Secure your place with a non-refundable deposit of £300.
Louise enabled me to reconnect with what really inspired me. She helped me to identify areas in which I can shine, and also clarified the obstacles that may prevent me from fulfilling my potential. I discovered – or rediscovered – how I can best contribute, and make a difference. I acknowledged and developed confidence in my vision for the future, while also identifying the practical steps towards making that vision a reality.
Alice, Marketing Director
Frequently asked questions
Do you have a payment plan?
Once you’ve paid your deposit of £300, there will be an outstanding balance of £1,200. This can be paid in instalments.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable clothing (there will be some gentle exercise in the mornings, and for the Shiatsu massage – so think track-suit bottoms, leggings, T-shirt, sweatshirt). Casual, relaxed clothing – to wear for the workshops. And some outdoor wear -waterproof shoes / wellies, waterproof coat, warm jumper.
Will there be a digital detox?
Yes… an important part of the retreat experience is giving yourself the best opportunity to relax and connect more deeply with yourself. You will be asked to unplug for the retreat.
How do I get to Anrán?
ANRÁN @Tidwell Farm, Ashburton , Devon, England TQ13 7LY.
I have a food allergy / sensitivity
When you register and pay your deposit, you will be asked about food. We’re committed to providing delicious, nourishing food that meets your needs and will do our best to accommodate.
What happens if I cannot come to the retreat?
Your deposit secures your place, and indicates your commitment to coming. You are welcome to gift your place to someone else.
Sounds interesting, but I’m not ready to book. What can I do?
We can arrange a no-obligation call, to see if this is a fit for what you need at this time.
I have something else I’d like to ask
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