Relax, recharge, restore yourself
"Amazing Mama retreat day, led by the warm, nurturing and inspiring Cathy at the truly beautiful Tofte Manor.
I left feeling energised, relaxed and inspired. Highly recommend!! Thank you so much Cathy."
"I have been struggling for a while with negative feelings towards myself,
but today I really felt like I CAN and WILL love myself, as I am."
Read this wonderful review of the Mama Retreat Day by mum blogger Becky Pink.
A day of unique experiences.
Enjoy one of my retreat days at the stunning Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook. There's one for mums (no matter how old your 'baby'), pregnant women & couples, and one for professionals who work with families/pregnant peeps. And a new Midwinter Soul Warmer retreat day.
Join in the relaxations and mindfulness or take time to sit and read or even have a nap. Experience the wonderful labyrinth, a perfect opportunity for peace and contemplation. There will be time to just wander the beautiful grounds, find the unusual garden seats, and hidden paths, the beautiful statues and crystals. In the summer months it may be possible to take a dip in the heated spring water outdoor swimming pool.
The day is all about you, giving you time to relax fully, to think, and time to recharge.
"They are really amazing days. We all said we didn’t want the day to end and would quite enjoy a weekend retreat! "
"This was a truly special day for me. I learnt so much about myself, I didn't think I would get as much out of it as I did! "
"It was an awesome day with an amazing bunch of women. What a powerful and relaxing retreat that was. Thank you Cathy for organizing such a beautiful day and treating all the mamas with yummy food and treats. The Manor was stunning too. See you again soon."
"What an amazing magical day I had today on Chilled Mama's retreat today. Cathy is so loving, nurturing & gentle, guiding you through the day. Highly recommend this day and the location is just beautiful."
"Anyone reading this, don't think about it, do it! I did it last weekend and it was absolutely fabulous. Can't put into words how amazing it was. All women - you deserve this time to yourself. "
Tofte Manor is a stunning Tudor manor house just north of Bedford town, and not far from the Northamptonshire border. The grounds have a peaceful, almost magical vibe.
Tofte Manor is a popular wedding venue in the summer months and gets booked up for weekend and day retreats the rest of the year, hence just the two dates for the spring/summer 2019.
We will be based in a beautiful converted coach house, with our own little courtyard and yoga studio, with heated floor, known as the Crystal Room, due to the huge amethyst crystals in each corner.
We have exclusive use of the grounds, including the exception labyrinth. Here's a link to read more about it.
If you have any difficulty getting to the venue then please get in touch. I may be able to arrange a lift for you, or give you details of taxi companies to collect you from Bedford station.
There are some lovely B&B locally if you want to make a longer break.
I can also give you details of local activities for partners/family to do with your children during the day and they are welcome to join us for a cup of tea at the end of the day.
I am on a very restricted diet (dairy soya and egg free). Will there be anything for me to eat?
Yes! The lunch is vegan soup. And I do vegan snacks and cakes too. In the past soya free women have brought their own bread roll but I am hoping to source these myself. I do ask for dietary requirements and try to meet them. I have brought the milk that clients requested, e.g. almond, even specific brand.
My children are all school age. Can I still come?
Yes! It doesn't matter how old your children are. The closing the bones is powerful however many years postnatal you are! I recently did it with a couple of friends to mark us all turning fifty. This is a chance for you to recharge, and relax. You've earned this.
I don't drive. Is there any help to get to the venue?
Yes! Just drop me an email. I have picked people up from train stations or arranged for them to get lifts before.
Can I bring my baby?
Babes in arms are welcome at all the retreat days.
Do you have any gift vouchers?
Yes! Drop me an email.