Empowering change through Meditative Doodle art

About This Event

Using Meditation we focus on the need of the moment letting go of the need to be perfect and draw a pattern, then I will teach you step by step easy patterns to fill the space.  You don't need to be able to draw, the patterns are easy, creating something beautiful through focus on the present task in hand.  Then we begin to see meanings and ideas within the picture giving us a message of where we are and what we would like to be or do, then swop and allow another person who does not know you to read something about you within that picture.  What can you see in these?  

We open up our hearts and souls to the present and the insights it will bring, through the drumming meditation, letting go of what is past.           

Using the medicine wheel, we find our unique way forward.   

You have the potential to make the shifts you are ready for and welcome in EMPOWERING CHANGE 

Review Anita Bingham at our very first CHILL OUT retreat - (Facebook 5 star April 2018) Having never been to a retreat I wasn’t sure quite what to expect, but I was delighted with my 8 day experience starting the day having breakfast outside listening to Birds singing and the wind chimes chiming over looking the pool no forced conversation or demanding schedule . Shirley offered and taken up through choice chakra dancing , open conversation, beautiful walks, creativit , treatments on a daily basis and trips out if desired eg lavender farm and Ancient hill top town, Motovun . The tranquil setting in a beautiful location gave you the choice to be at peace relaxing, or share in uplifting conversation . The rooms were clean and charming and the food delicious. I enjoyed this experience so much that I would like to share it with my daughter maybe another women who wants change on retreat.

Event Highlights

  • Uncovering what is relevant to you now.
  • Know who you are, being authentic, is honouring that.
  • Feeling that 'OH WOW' moment of realisation.
  • Sharing with wonderful likeminded others.
  • Seeing the beauty in your surroundings as you wake up and feel free.
  • Insights to where you go next.
  • Loving who you are, warts and all.


Chakra dancing before breakfast, no dance experience necessary, this movement opens and balances the energy centres, shaking off the old and opening up to a more balanced life.
Empowering workshop including meditation, doodle art, meditative walk, circle sharing, drumming meditation
tea break halfway
lovely lunch
afternoon freetime
dinner and discussions/sharing opening to the healing energies

Venue Highlights

We are in the heart of Istria within 20 minutes of the Venetian coastal town of Porec. We have views of the Ucka mountain range and surrounded by vineyards and other small villages with beautiful country walks along unmade roads.

Built in the 1800s, this beautiful, traditional stonehouse was renovated in 2006.
Four luxury rooms with en-suite wetrooms and WC in each room, allows for a gathering of up to 10 men and/or women to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while experiencing life enhancing workshops, with wholesome food, often grown in the village.

Swim in our private egg shaped pool, representing, REBIRTH and have fun in the evening and relax.
Allow wellness with a complementary therapy.

We are within easy reach of Pula airport with regular flights in Spring and Summer from UK and Europe and organised taxis bringing you to our restful destination.


The LOUNGE has a lovley warm log burner, leads to an open plan hallway and oak staircase, into the handmade Oak kitchen. There is a door to the utility and downstairs toilet.
On cooler days, we can use this area for workshops and activities.
There are 4 bedrooms all have there own en-suite and separate WC.
2 doubles will sleep two people in twin beds each. (4)
2 trebles will sleep three people in each.
One has a double bed with 2 single mattresses and bed linen for 2 and one single bed.
The other treble room has a double bed with double mattress and a single bed. (6)

The house is surrounded by a large terrace with tables and chairs and we also have a lovely area of lawns and a paved area around the pool for workshops. We have access and use of some land next to the house where we have cut a grass path to a circle of trees that have grown naturally after one tree was taken down, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of the burnt stump, we can do some lovely meditations and circle work in there. A gravelled area in the garden now has a circle of large stones and a fire in the centre for lovely Shamanic and meditation work and fun around the fire in the evenings, star gazing etc.

The garden has lawns with tree coverage on one side, lots of mature shrubs, flowers and fruit trees.

The pool is Egg shaped to represent REBIRTH to a higher consciousness. It has wide steps into a shallow end leading to a deeper part up to shoulder height, so is lovely for workshop activities with this theme, as well as for fun play and swimming of course! The pool is surrounded by a lovely natural stone terrace where we have sunbeds to lie and read inbetween any of the activities on offer, which may be around the pool sometimes.
The small garden house is Shirley's studio apartment, giving participants the house to themselves.
Workshop leaders have accommodation in a local house with it's own private bathroom. All meals are together at the house.


Workshop days
Beverages are supplied all day.
Breakfast of Fruit, yogurt, toast, eggs, cereal, juice, tea, coffee
Lovely fresh slow vegetarian lunch of salad, bread, local cheeses, olives, fruit
Afternoon tea and cake.
Dinner - vegetarian food and salad and dessert.
On any extra Days you book outside of workshops, we can serve meat and fish.


We arrange taxis from Pula airport which take about 1 hour. For groups of 6 in a minibus the cost would be approximately £15. each, for less people in the vehicle the price will increase. We can arrange for groups arriving on the same day to share a taxi.
If you are driving we will supply you with details of the easiest route on a very good motorway.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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