Awaken, heal, live
About the retreat
Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th May 2022
This is a 5 day, 4 night retreat, in the stunning Glastonbury. Surrounded by nature and the Avalonian hills, centrally located next to the Abbey, and yet secluded and peaceful.
A retreat to awaken your inner Goddess, your sense of personal strength, power, beauty and joy. We have had some very challenging, stressful and unusual couple of years. Come on retreat, let some of that go, allow yourself to heal and come back to your core, your balance, your truth. Supported healing to create space for you to connect into your sense of creativity and allowing your heart to open again. This retreat will use a mix of kundalini yoga, womb yoga, yoga nidra, sound and mantra healing, dance, movement, pranayama and meditation, and rest and relaxation to fully hold and support you to awaken your inner Goddess and reclaim your power.
All meals are vegetarian, made with fresh local and seasonal ingredients, made with love and care by the Queen of Cups team. Meals include large brunches and dinners. Snacks and drinks throughout the day are included in retreat costs.
The retreat is in a large, old, characterful house, formerlly the Abbot's residence. There are two houses - the original Abbot's house, and the newer Garden house, at the back of the garden. The house has been sensitively modernised to be comfortable and relaxing whilst retaining its original charms. The walled gardens back into the Abbey grounds and have large shady trees, a fish pond and a large Tara Goddess statue. There is also a patio with some comfy places to sit and relax with a book, and a hot tub to massage weary muscles.
Abbot's Leigh is located in the middle of Glastonbury, next to the Abbey, and yet still peaceful and relaxing. Glastonbury town is a quirky spiritual town with independent shops and cafes, with plenty to draw you in. You can explore the Tor, the Chalice well and gardens, the Abbey, and the beautiful countryside surrounding it. Said to the be heart chakra of the earth, it has drawn spiritual seekers for thousands of years, inspired by the legends and tales of King Arthur and Merlin.
This retreat is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the healing energies of Glastonbury, from the waters of the springs, the ley lines under the Tor, or being with the Goddess energies of the Goddess Temple (opposite Abbots Leigh). Connect to nature, to her cycles, and rhythms with a tree walk with the wonderful Matt and his guitar. Unwind your muscles and release tension with the magical Alice and her treatments of massage, reflexology and acupuncture.
All food will be lovingly prepared by the team at the Queen of Cups (Abbot's Leigh sister business) under the careful guidance of chef George, who trained at Leiths and has worked in some of the top restaurants and hotels in London.
All food is vegetarian, with an emphasis on vegan, locally sourced and seasonal food, lovingly prepared. Dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise on booking.
Food included is a large brunch and dinner with snacks and drinks during the day. There are plenty of cafes in the town should you require any additional food.
Glastonbury is easily reached by train (Castle Cary) or by car. Transport can be arranged from Castle Cary station to the retreat (25 minutes by car). Please let us know if you would like a transfer from the station, so that this can be arranged (additional cost)
If travelling by car, there is off-road parking available on the retreat. Full directions provided once the balance is received (12th April).
Travel to and from the retreat is not included in the cost of the retreat and needs to be organised personally.
Booking & payment
Whilst COVID restrictions have been lifted, we remain aware of ongoing developments and will respond to any changes in guidelines or regulations.
To secure your booking and room of your choice, a deposit of £150 is required. This is regardless of the total booking cost. Deposits can be taken up to 12th April, and then the balance of the booking is required on 13th April. The deposit can be paid online or by bank transfer. If you pay online there is a service fee which is added by the booking service to the cost (nothing to do with me). If you pay by bank transfer there isn't a booking fee. If you want to pay by paypal, please contact me as there will be additional paypal charges.
Bank details are:
Bank: Starling Bank
Sort code: 60-83-71
Account number: 38657906
Name: Ruth Jackson
Reference: Your initial + Surname + Room booked + retreat date (eg. RJacksonTwin2505) - to help with my admin!
All deposits and balances are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation or postponement by the organiser. In the event of postponement you will be offered the option to move your booking to the postponed event. If this isn't suitable a refund can be arranged.
What's included What's not included
All yoga, meditation and healing practices
All dinners & brunches and snacks during the retreat
Accommodation for 4 nights in a light, airy and beautiful ensuite room
Organised walks in the area
Travel to and from the retreat
Lunches during the retreat
Optional extras such as healing treatments