The Happenista Retreat - Time to Shine

About This Event


Do you find yourself playing small and not stepping up to opportunities?

Have circumstances been holding you back?

Do you want 2019 to be the year that you realise your true potential?

It’s your Time to Shine!

Is ME time something you dream of?

The retreat is a rare and valuable opportunity to step off life’s treadmill, to reflect on your life, your goals and your competing commitments. Time to create a clear, stretching and achievable plan for your year ahead that enables you to shine in all aspects of your life and work.

Our retreats use the idea of the four rooms, inspired by the work of late author, Rumer Godden.

Everyone is a House with Four Rooms: A Spiritual, a Physical, a Mental, and an Emotional room. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete.

Through engaging exercises, encounters with nature, unlocked creativity, deep reflection and the support of a sisterhood of women, coaches with decades of experience will guide you to take the steps you need to come home to yourself.

To get the most out of the retreat, we believe it’s important to be in beautiful and inspiring surroundings. Being in the same old environment creates the same thinking and the same results, taking yourself out of that creates the opportunity for new thinking, for creativity and to unlock your deep knowing.

We have chosen Down Hall Country House Hotel, because it’s surrounded by enchanting grounds, with aged trees, secret gardens and lush greenery – the perfect space for reflection. The hotel facilities and grounds are the perfect place to focus, relax and re-discover yourself with like minded people.

The rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet. The bathrooms are huge if you want a long soak or just to spend a bit of extra time preening in front of the mirror. There is a sauna and a steam room that you can access free of charge, with time built into day 2 of the retreat to do so. You can release those aching muscles, knead those knots in your shoulders and cleanse your skin and soul.

The food and drinks are truly scrumptious, three course meals that don’t just dance beautifully on the tongue but are a feast for the eyes as well.

Space is designed into the weekend to relax and recharge, whether that be over delicious meals or meditative walks through the grounds. Precious time without the usual demands of life means that women can prioritise themselves for a change, which was is really appreciated and much needed.

The retreat takes place over 2 days.

I can’t recommend it highly enough. Being here for the two days, I have come back energised and transformed. For me the difference has been that all those negative thoughts that I had, have somehow just disappeared and now I have a clear plan on what I need to do with the focus of looking after myself and also moving forward with my idea. – Katherine Gale


10am Your Inner Compass

We begin with a powerful visualisation connecting you with your inner compass and then guiding you to consider the rooms you spend time in and the ones that you don’t, why that is and how you want it to change.

1pm Lunch

2pm The Spriritual and Physical Rooms
This experiential session, facilitated by Coach Jackee Holder, will explore the relationship between your inner and outer nature.

Drawing from the nature on your doorstep and the wonderful trees on the retreat grounds, you will set off with a series of writing prompts designed to explore your own relationship with nature and the connections with your own interior. Consider this a short adventure into the wild nature of who you are.

5.30pm Close

7.30pm Group Dinner

9-11am A Date with Yourself

Grab this opportunity to have a date with yourself. You can explore the sumptuous grounds in a meditative walk, curl up in a corner on a comfy sofa and reflect, or take the opportunity to use the spa. You will be provided with some tools to guide your reflection and make the most of this time of this important ‘me’ time.

11am The Mental and Emotional Rooms
Coach Andrea Watts will help you use images in collage to unlock your unconscious, overcome challenges and release your potential.

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Intentions in Action

Lastly, Coach Jenny Garrett will move you effortlessly to setting your new intentions, on how you will intentionally visit your four rooms – Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Emotional – daily. You will make a commitment to yourself and others, anticipating what you will need to keep yourself on track; such as the accountability groups and online support you desire to stay intentional in daily life.

3.30pm Departure

Venue Highlights



  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free



Tags: emotional goalsetting mental metime new year personal development physical spiritual wellbeing wellness women

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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