Join us on 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 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.
Your hosts are
Dr Vikki Barnes, Clinical Psychologist and Happiness Specialist
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 a wild swim or SUP 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!
Wild swimming is shown to have mental health benefits, so we’ll make the most of the River Tamar at our doorstep to give our bodies and minds an exhilarating boost of fresh water in the wilderness. Fun and energising for hearts and souls!
For the adventurous amongst us, we’ll hire stand up paddle boards and find balance in nature as we float downstream, through the countryside. If we fall in, we’ll benefit from a splash of cool water and a good belly laugh!
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
Guest speaker Dr. Vik Monash
Meditation at the Stone Circle
‘Carola-inspired’ meals and snacks throughout
Lots of activities and experiences (watch this space!)
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’ll be channelling your wisdom, ladies and have already begun to share the benefits. For anyone ready to make a change for the better, I recommend this retreat wholeheartedly!’ - Vanessa
‘If you get the chance, book a place on one of the retreats run by Vikki and Carola!
I can’t recommend this enough!’ - Jilly
‘I have learned so much which will impact my work life, health and attitudes.
Thank you!’ - Lesley!
Day 1 – 21 April (details tbc)
10:00: arrival and check in
11:00 Welcome, Introductions and what to expect from the retreat
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 – 22 April
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 Guest Speaker Dr Vik Monash
14:00 relaxed fireplace conversations with Vikki and Carola
15:30 SUP / River swim / Free Time to explore the grounds
17:30 return to the Castle
20:30 After Dinner Meditation
Day 3 – 23 April
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:
£850.00, special early bird £799.00
Double or Twin room - double occupancy
£750.00 per person, special early bird 699.00 per person
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 19 March 2021
Bookings made after 19 March 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 reasons, you must confirm this in writing.
If your cancellation happens before 19th February 2021, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% admin charge.
If you cancel between 19 Feb and 19 March 2021 a 50% refund will be provided.
If you cancel after 19 March 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.