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So Who Am I Now? – Women’s Retreat

2nd June 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4th June 2017 @ 3:30 pm  - £395.00

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Holland House Pershore
Holland House stands in three acres of beautiful gardens alongside the River Avon

You are invited to join with a group of women to discover who you are now through a series of workshop exercises, reflection, and yoga, in the presence and wisdom of other women.

‘My intention is to create a space in beautiful surroundings, where you can relax and connect to yourself and other women. Somewhere that will enable you to rediscover who you are physically and intuitively and to hear the whispers of your soul. It is my firm belief that we are all brilliant in many ways, and I am delighted to be joining you on this venture.’

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Who is the retreat for?

‘So Who Am I Now?’ is aimed at women who have been pursuing career/family/both for decades and are beginning to question, where next, but  also who they are now. They are at a point of transition but don’t know where to transition to.

I hear many women, including myself, say that they have put themselves on hold in order to get to a point in their career, or to successfully bring up a family/been caring for elderly parents, or both. They’ve been on a treadmill for years and have disconnected from who they really are. Their bodies are changing, they sense that there must be more to life, but that no one seems to be talking about it. What lies ahead doesn’t always look very attractive, but what’s the alternative?

The ‘So Who Am I Now?’ retreat has been designed to support you to reconnect to yourself, to find your inner beauty, to access your inner wisdom and get a clearer idea about who you are now.

It is aimed at any woman who feel this disconnect and who are at a point of questioning and transition.

The Programme

Your retreat experience includes:

  • Two nights singe room accommodation at the beautiful retreat venue Holland House in the Worcestershire countryside.
  • All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner (healthy, fresh, delicious meals).
  • All retreat activities including:
    • Facilitated workshops and opportunities to work 1:1 with retreat participants
    • Sharing circles
    • Daily practice: Yoga and body movement – connect to your inner beauty.
    • Saturday evening talk on the menopause
    • Daily reflection: journaling and time for stillness.

N.B. Please bring a yoga mat with you and comfortable clothing to do yoga in. You do not need to have practised yoga before.


Your women’s retreat experience will be led by Sara Rawstron. To guide you through your daily yoga experience yoga teacher Fiona Whitehead from Duke Yoga has been invited to share her gifts with you. Jo Rae from Alchemy Woman will be sharing her wisdom about the impact of the menopause in her fun, and very knowledgeable, way.

Sara Rawstron

Sara Rawstron Founder and Director of Resilience and BrillianceSara will be bringing with her extensive knowledge and experience in the area of women’s development and empowerment. Her background in management and leadership development led her to specialise in workplace wellbeing and coaching, and she now runs her company Resilience & Brilliance as Director, Training Consultant and Coach. She is highly qualified and is a certified Heartmath® Coach and experienced Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner.

Her work, which has taken her all over the U.K., sees her supporting large public and private sector organisations as well as individuals to transition through personal and professional challenges effectively, and improve performance and output. Her approach focuses on how to thrive and develop and avoid burnout and disillusion, gaining her an exemplary reputation in her field. Sara also offers life coaching and workshops for women to support them in healing from difficult issues, finding their path and becoming their brilliant selves. This work is close to Sara’s heart, having overcome a number of challenges in her personal life.

Insightful and inspiring, Sara is highly supportive of others while she continues to constantly develop herself. She now works exclusively with a select number of inspirational and like-minded trainers and coaches whose content, style and mission matches her own, and she is delighted to be running this retreat.  She looks forward to sharing her own wisdom, as well as learning from the wisdom of others.

Fiona Whitehead

Fiona Whitehead

Yoga is a journey of the self, Through the self’, To the self

Fiona is a highly experienced full time yoga teacher, lecturer, assessor and mentor. She specialises in hatha and vinyasa flow, delivering professional training and meditation sessions throughout Worcestershire to students of all ages.

.Fiona is passionate about working with women and keen to facilitate women’s reconnection to their bodies, exploring both movement and breath work (pranayama).

Her sessions are tailored to all ages and abilities, and delivered in way that is physically and psychologically safe for all to access.

We will be using  yoga to bring a deeper awareness of our bodies and to reconnect in a powerful way to our soul selves.


Jo Rae

Jo RaeJo is an Alchemist. She is passionate about transformational work. She works with a fun, practical physical, holistic & mindful tool kit. Her talks provide a safe space for women to speak and share as well as offering her  knowledge, skill set, personal experience, ideas & laughter.

She runs a number of workshops including “Women’s Hormonal Health & Well Being”, “Empowerment & Self Confidence” “Holistic Health & Happiness” and “Food as Medicine”.

She is a qualified Health & Wellbeing Coach, Neuro Linguistic Practitioner & Mediator. She worked for over 10 years in the NHS mental health arena, but originally trained & worked as a professional theatre performer. Currently she can be found at fringe events with her “Bleedin’ Stand Up” sets!

Most importantly, she loves to sit with and listen to women’s life stories; we all have one.


2nd June 2017 @ 3:00 pm
4th June 2017 @ 3:30 pm
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Sara Rawstron


Holland House
Holland House, Main St.
Pershore,WR10 3NBUnited Kingdom
01386 860330

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