booking your retreat

We’re looking forward to helping you! Choose from the options below to arrange your retreat. Need help? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to support you.

Retreats combine the best of taking a break and making meaningful change happen. A day retreat is a convenient way to take some time out to focus on a particular issue while taking a step back to rejuvenate and reset your system in a positive way. Retreats are held in comfortable and inspiring locations and include practical exercises and consultancy throughout as well as mindful recreation and personal downtime.

day retreat

The bodymindself day retreat is a holistic in person experience for individuals or couples. Set in a luxurious environment it provides an opportunity to relax and to create positive change in the topic area of your choice. The day will be specially designed around your needs, with a typical schedule shown.

Typical schedule:

  • Before: Digital intake process and 10 minute pre-consultation by phone
  • That morning: Relaxing scenic walk (app-guided)
  • Awareness session (100 mins)
    • A combination of mindful awareness and strategic analysis of the topic of your choice (therapist-guided)
  • Morning mindful break with healthy snacks
  • Action session (100 mins)
    • Clarify solutions, experientially practice them and develop a strategy that you can continue to apply in the coming days (therapist-guided)
  • Lunch experience—followed by an afternoon mindful break in a nourishing environment
  • Embodied wellness session
    • Take the opportunity to relax, reflect and consolidate the day’s learning with a personalised spa treatment and the use of the swimming pool and leisure facilities (facilitated by spa therapist and self-guided)
  • Afterwards: Finish up at your own pace and enjoy some fresh air in a scenic location (app-guided)
  • Following: Personalised session notes, exercises and further support will be available via the app / secure online platform

Learn more about the bodymindself approach and Dr John Francis Leader. Choose your preferred option to book your retreat. Let us know if you need any help.

Have coverage? We’ll provide you with suitable receipts that may be used for claiming (where eligible) from your private insurer, workplace or tax relief.

Need help? Get in touch and we’ll support you with some friendly advice and help you with your booking.

Retreat: Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

The one day retreat takes place in a pleasant and supportive setting. It is designed to be easy to access for those who want to take a day out to focus on a particular topic, combining the creation of positive improvements in your life with relaxation. It is designed for those who wish to focus on topics in their life that are important but not critical or urgent.

What is the experience like of attending?

Attending a bodymindself retreat is a holistic experience: designed to support body, mind and your sense of self. Expert personal consultancy is scheduled alongside physical relaxation, in nature and utilising the venue’s facilities. Mindful breaks and personal downtime are included in the process to ensure you can stretch in positive directions, as well as take time to breathe and be. See the summaries above for more details.

What is/isn’t included?

All aspects of the process are included. This includes personal consultancy, meals during the course of the process and access to relaxation facilities. Not included are accommodation, transfers and any optional extras that the venue offers but that aren’t a core part of the process. If you are not local you are welcome to stay at the venue or to make other arrangements and we are happy to help on request.

Are retreats private?

Yes, bodymindself retreats are entirely private- no other attendees than you (and your partner if you attend as a couple).

Where is the retreat venue?

We have a number of inspiring and luxurious venues that we choose from depending on your availability, our booking schedule and the venue’s availability.

Prefer something else? Attend a bodymindself session. A retreat (above) is a great way to take some time off to attend to focus on your wellbeing in a rejuvenating setting. However, if you’d rather get easily accessible support in the midst of your day to day life then check out private sessions >