Join us in May for this year’s Wellness Retreat at Cae Mabon, Snowdonia, from Sunday 20th May 2018 until Thursday 24th May 2018 (4 nights) and immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes of Wales. With miles of lush greenery and a dramatic scenery, this is a truly magical place to leave your busy lifestyle behind.
The retreat will be led by me, wellness expert and meditation teacher of 20 years.
Heather Prince taking some time out at Cae Mabon
When my youngest son, Michael and his friend Mark went on a teenage retreat to Cae Mabon a few years ago and returned aglow from the experience totally changed, I knew that I had to go to Cae Mabon. Thus this unique retreat was ‘born’. This year it will be our fifth visit. Wales is renowned for its scenery and mystical energy. A comfortable mini-bus will take you from Loughton, Essex directly to Cae Mabon (approx 5 hours with stops), unless you choose to meet us there.
The Cedarwood Hot Tub by the stream
Cae Mabon is take-your-breath-away gorgeous. Heavily influenced by ancient buildings, the accommodation is rustic and is like living in ‘Hobbit’ land, with bluebells on the roof! You may have to share and there are no en-suite bathrooms. You’re also reminded this is not a hotel when you’re asked to clear and clean your own dishes after eating and bring your own pillowcase & sleeping bag – but then again, it keeps the price down. The hot tub is located next to the stream and is so tranquil. The roundhouse is cosy with an open fire. The workshops & meals take place in a barn, a wonderfully light space, big enough to accommodate our group.
It is an opportunity to leave behind television, computers and stress to return back to a simple time, of nature, silence, organic vegetarian cuisine and going within to reach peace. Monday 21st May will include a train ride up Snowdon with amazing views, as well as candlelight relaxation in the evening. Tuesday and Wednesday will include Half Day Wellbeing Workshops with me.
We will explore the role of mindfulness, letting go of negativity, experiencing calm and clarity within, and cultivating creativity.
Attention will be focused on visualisation meditation as well as its intuitive and imaginative dimension.
There will be silent meditation walks during the afternoon, which will allow time for contemplation and there will also be ‘time alone’ which will give you space away from the group.
Laze in a cedarwood hot tub next the stream, weather permitting.
In the evenings, there will also be stories & songs, plus a sing-a-long, on Wednesday evening, in the Dragons Den.
FOOD AND DRINK
I believe that on a retreat guests should eat well and plentifully and therefore we will have a private cook to cater for all of your meals, which will include a range of healthy and delicious vegetarian meals using fresh produce. A buffet breakfast will be available every morning.
WHAT TO WEAR
Warm clothes are best as they’re great for wearing to workshops and meditation classes, plus you can add or remove layers as necessary. In case of rain, a good waterproof jacket may be necessary as well as walking boots.
WHO ARE THE FELLOW GUESTS?
A real mix; from age 21 to 57 who enjoy nature and are able to carry luggage down a steep hill to the accommodation & enjoy cliffside walks down to the village.
People wanting to combine healthy living with self-awareness and balance.
This 4-night midweek retreat is about taking some well-earned time out to centre and return to self. It’s a chance to nurture self in the company of other like minded people, share stories and challenges and benefit from each other’s wise counsel and support. People have done this for each other since time immemorial, but in this modern, hectic, schedule driven world, sometimes a special effort needs to be made to create the space for this important work.
There will be an exploration of self, friendship, nurturing in nature, walks, meditation, a sharing of lives and experience, poetry and song, hot tubs beneath a waxing moon, stories and a celebration of life and the blossoming year.
May is an insanely beautiful time at Cae Mabon when the spring flowers are out in abundance and bluebells carpet the woods. It’s a time of new beginnings, of reaching for the sky – perfect for this retreat and its work.