South Devon

Spring 2018

This retreat proudly sponsors
Pencils of Promise.

250 million children lack basic reading, writing and maths skills.


Pencils of Promise builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships. Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. Education reduces poverty, empowers women and helps to prevent disease.

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 weekend

1 Manor House set in 200 acres of countryside

Guiding you towards what makes you come alive

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.

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. 

What’s included:


- 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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Once you've paid your deposit, you’ll receive a welcome email with all the details,
and a registration form, where you can confirm dietary needs and payment plan. 

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.