Join us at our Award-winning Autumn Retreat!
You will experience a 3-day journey into mental and physical wellbeing: build your very own wellbeing tool box, eat amazing foods, be active and explore nature in the most beautiful surroundings...
Three-Day Autumn Wellbeing Retreat for body and mind at Pentillie Castle
As you enjoy the serene peace of one of the most spectacular venues in the South West with a small group of likeminded men and women, you’ll have the opportunity to fully unwind, eat beautiful, high-vibrational food and explore your very own ways of wellbeing.
We know that the current restrictions are still concerning but because Pentillie Castle will be exclusively ours, our small group will be safe and happy!
Your hosts are
Dr Vikki Barnes, Clinical Psychologist and Happiness Consultant
Carola Becker, Nutrition Coach and Fitness Instructor
Both are passionate and experienced in their fields, well-known speakers with an unconventional style and instinctive enthusiasm about wellbeing.
Pentillie Castle will be exclusively yours for the duration of the event and we have a created a wonderful package of experiences for all senses:
You will stay in beautiful rooms with stunning views, learn about Vikki’s scientific way of finding happiness, enjoy ‘Carola-inspired’ foods that support your health and wellbeing, you can join in for dip in the pool to awaken body and mind, foraging to learn more about nature and its treasures, a yoga session to calm you down, some meditation to explore your mindfulness…. And make life-long friends!
On a clear night, we'll find little pockets of space away from light pollution look up and marvel at the night sky. Explore the constellations, the phase of the moon and if we’re lucky, make a wish on a shooting star!
Join us for an awe walk, which is just as it sounds. We’ll amble through the wilderness, exploring all that nature has to offer in the small wonders of the world that are all around us. We focus on the world outside of our heads, which is shown to reduce stress and increase happiness.
If you’d like to try forest bathing, we’ll amble into the woodland gardens, soaking up the atmosphere through all our senses. A truly calming and mindful experience.
You deserve the time and nurturing, so come for the ride, alone or with others!
Are You Ready?
Do you ever feel that your mental and physical health could benefit from some time and input to press the reset-button?
Does the conflicting information about what to do to feel well leave you confused?
Are you craving a tranquil space to realign with your body and mind?
Do you want to shift your energy and create your ‘wellbeing - toolbox’ ?
Have you been wanting to learn how to eat well, feel great and to find your path to mental and physical wellbeing?
Then come and join Vikki and Carola at the stunning Pentillie Castle!
What to Expect:
When you join the retreat, expect to let go of the responsibilities of your everyday life (maybe even unplug your phone!), and create space for yourself to explore your very own wellbeing.
Our retreat is what you make it, and if you want to spend the entire retreat exploring the 55 acres of woodland and direct access to the River Tamar, you are welcome to. If you want to interact and have a hands-on experience and learn about nutrition, meditation, time in nature, yoga and positive psychology, it’s all there for the taking!
However you decide to approach the retreat, you can be sure to find a safe space to be you, be comfortable, eat well, and take a step towards awakening your wellbeing potential.
Wonderfully comfortable accommodation
Fireplace talks about Nutrition, Wellbeing, Positive Psychology
Meditation at the Stone Circle
‘Carola-inspired’ meals and snacks throughout
Awe walks, fireside chats...
Use of the main house, grounds and all leisure facilities
Time in nature - no matter the weather…
You will leave armed with a goodie bag with additional information, your personal journal, a 4-day meal plan and lots of other treats!
Here's what our guests say:
"I had the great pleasure of joining Vikki and Carola at their wellbeing retreat at Pentillie Castle. I had high expectations of what the retreat would be like, and I can honestly say the retreat delivered so much more than I expected. The activities were well considered for both fun and reflection. Vikki and Carola were generous sharing their ideas and expertise, and also managed to create a safe environment for all the participants to feel welcomed and included. I would highly recommend their retreat and would look forward to participating in another on in the future." - Eric
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you both. I had such a wonderful time at the retreat. It was great to take time to nurture myself and spend time with some really special people. Feeling very grateful for the time. Keep doing what you both do - the world needs more of this.
- E. Moeller
Huge thanks for a fabulous time. Every time I see you, I learn something new!
'As a business owner and single Dad, it was a precious opportunity to relax in
stunning surroundings and focus on my own health and wellbeing.
Spending 3-days with you both, I learned a huge amount about how to invest in my physical and mental wellbeing which I fully expect will help me be more inspiring leader and father. You both have so much expertise and passion for what you do and the insights you have shared with me will be priceless.'
‘I have learned so much which will impact my work life, health and attitudes.
Thank you!’ - Lesley
Day 1 – 25 November (details tbc)
10:00: arrival and check in
11:00 Welcome, Introductions and what to expect from the retreat
11:30 Introduction to Journaling
13:30 Vikki: How to be happy - how the science of positive
psychology helps us feel our best
14:30 Forest Bathing
16:00 Welcome Meditation
16:15 Free Time to spend outside and reflect on the Day
20:30 Night walk / star gazing
Day 2 – 26 November
7:00 For the early risers: tea and coffee, River walk
9:30 Carola: 360 degree Wellbeing
10:30 Yoga at the Stone Circle
12:00 Walk the grounds
14:00 relaxed fireplace conversations with Vikki and Carola
15:30 Take a dip in the pool / Free time to explore the grounds
17:30 return to the Castle
20:30 After Dinner Meditation
Day 3 – 27 November
7:00 For the early risers: tea and coffee, River walk
9:30 check out
10:00 Carola and Vikki: The next steps and create your wellbeing tool box
12:00 Good-bye Meditation
Double room - sole occupancy:
£1250.00 per person
Special early bird rate £1050.00 (sold out)
Double or Twin room - double occupancy:
£1090.00 per person
special early bird 899.00 per person (sold out)
We recommend booking early as we only have a limited number of rooms
with river view!
Gift vouchers available! Please contact us!
Please note that when you are booking with us, you understand and accept the following terms and conditions:
A 50% deposit must be paid to secure your booking
The remainder balance must be received by 04 November 2021
Bookings made after 04 November 2021 must be paid in full.
If we need to cancel the event due to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund, no admin fee will apply.
If you wish to cancel your retreat for any other reasons, you must confirm this in writing.
If your cancellation happens before 10 October 2021, you will receive a full refund minus a 15% admin charge.
If you cancel between 10 October and 03 November 2021 a 50% refund will be provided.
If you cancel after 03 November 2021, no refund is provided.
We advise you take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking, which will help cover any cancellation fees. If you fail to join the retreat, arrive after the commencement of the retreat, or leave the retreat prior to its completion, no refund will be made.
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