Carola Becker

Carola Becker

Retreats and Events

Performance Getaway in Devon: 29-31 March 2023

3 days to reset your body and mind – for increased performance, a calmer and more productive brain, a happier and healthier body! Learn about the best foods, how to train your brain for sustained energy and performance.

You will spend three days with a small group of likeminded people in peaceful North Devon – we have found a gem of a venue: Kentisbury Grange – choose from cosy and luxurious rooms in the main house or book a spacious lodge at the lake. 

Get away from it all, relax, recover and retreat. This is your time.

Read on for details and our agenda!


We are Dr Vikki Barnes, clinical psychologist and happiness consultant; and Carola Becker, Nutrition Coach and Fitness Instructor. 

We both are passionate and experienced in our fields, well-known speakers with an unconventional style and instinctive enthusiasm about wellbeing. We both work with businesses and individuals all over the world and this is our third year of running award-winning getaways to help you become a healthier and more authentic leader.

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. You will have a hands-on experience and learn about nutrition, leadership, wellbeing, and positive psychology, it’s all there for the taking!

What’s Included:

Wonderfully comfortable accommodation 
Relaxed talks about Nutrition, Positive Psychology, Brain performance and Leadership
‘Carola-inspired’ meals and snacks throughout 
Use of the main house and grounds 
Time in nature – no matter the weather… (bring wellies!)

You will leave armed with a goodie bag with additional information, your personal journal, a meal plan, Vikki’s best-selling book and lots of other treats! 


Here's what our guests say:

“I had the great pleasure of joining Vikki and Carola at Pentillie Castle. I had high expectations of what the retreat would be like, and I can honestly say it delivered so much more than I expected. 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



Day 1 – 29 March 
11:00: arrival and check in 
12:00 Welcome – Introductions and what to expect from the retreat
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Carola: Introduction to Journaling
14:30 Vikki: Be an authentic leader with the science of positive psychology 
15:30 Break
16:00 Welcome Meditation 
16:15 Free Time to reflect on the day 
19:00 Dinner
20:30 Night walk / star gazing / free time 
Day 2 – 29 March
7:00 For the early risers: tea and coffee, early morning walk
8:30 Breakfast 
9:30 Carola: Brain foods – eat to become a leadership warrior
10:30 Yoga and relaxation in the Green Room 
12:30 lunch
14:00 fireplace conversations with Vikki and Carola
15:30 Kayaking / Sea swim (if you dare…)
17:00 Free time to relax or explore the grounds
19:00 Dinner
20:30 After Dinner Meditation


Day 3 – 31 March
7:00 For the early risers: tea and coffee, early morning walk 
8:30 Breakfast 
9:30 check out
10:00 Carola and Vikki: The next steps and how to create your performance tool box
12:00 Good-bye Meditation 
12:30 lunch and goodie bags 🙂
13:30 Depart
FEES (accommodation, all meals and activities)

Main House – double room, sole occupancy: £1350.00                                                                       Early bird rate £1150.00 (sold out)

Cottage suite – double room, sole occupancy: £1550.00 
Early bird rate: £1350.00

Main House – double or twin room, double occupancy: £1050.00 per person                              Early bird rate: £850.00 per person (sold out)

Cottage suite – double / twin room, double occupancy: £1350.00 per person
Early bird rate: £1150.00 per person

Gift vouchers and discounts for teams are available! Please contact us!


Terms and conditions:
We require 50% deposit to secure your booking. The remainder balance must be received 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. Bookings made after this date must be paid in full. If we need to cancel the event for any reason, you will receive a full refund, no admin fee will apply. If you wish to cancel your retreat, you must confirm this in writing. If your cancellation offers more than 6 weeks’ notice, you will receive a full refund minus a 15% admin charge.
If you cancel between 4 and 2 weeks prior to the event, a 50% refund will be provided.
If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the event, 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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