2 - 4 June 2023
relax & slow down
"Wow! I feel blessed to have attended. This special time has far exceeded my expectations. I've loved walking the labyrinth and feeling its power. The fire ceremony was so powerful! And the closing the bones so, so stunning. So thankful to have received this. Having space to ease my body and soul in this unique environment, I can't thank you enough for this experience."
connect to yourself
connect to nature
"Cathy held beautiful, safe space for us to engage and explore as much or as little as we wished. Amazing food, a beautiful location, perfectly balanced, restful schedule. Highly recommend and I would love to come again!"
to your inner wisdom
"Amazing retreat! So much relaxation and self discovery.
The closing the bones ceremony was such a unique, emotional and fantastic experience, and the forest bathing reminded me of my love of nature. Thank you so much for reminding me I do have time."
to release & receive
"Cathy and Linda are naturals at creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
I was sceptical at first about being with strangers but it was so friendly and caring."
feel strong, confident, & happy with yourself
Life is busy! Juggling all the plates, every day.
Are you feeling tired, stretched, and needing a break?
Have you had lot going on?
It seems like everyone is dealing with some heavy stuff right now.
Would you like the world to stop for a bit so you can catch up?
This retreat is for you.
This retreat is time for you. It's a retreat for women, predominately mums. It suits empty nesters and grandmothers.
If you have had a lot on, or big changes, and you need some time away to process and connect with yourself, and work out who you are now, and what you want.
It's time. Time for you.
It's time to step away from the demands, the physical, practical, emotional, and mental load, and be cared for, for a change. To have no one else to think about except yourself. And to have the time to actually think about you.
Do you wonder who you are, or where you have gone, under the juggling, the demands, the labels?
Would you like to spend time with yourself, to relax, to breathe, to think, to simply be?
What happens on a Chilled Mama Retreat Weekend?
Relaxation, mindfulness and a little meditation, mixed in with unusual and powerful experiences, such as closing the bones, labyrinth walks, and forest bathing.
These carefully curated experiences allow you to focus on you, to tune in to yourself, to hold space for your joys and your burdens. To gain strength. To heal. Whatever you need.
It is a calm, peaceful, introspective retreat. We will guide you, but how you much you engage with the activities, how you use them is up to you.
It is all optional. There's a balance of activities and free time.
What doesn't happen?
No yoga (though it is a perfect place to do your own personal practise).
No exercise (but if you want to, there's a pool and tennis courts).
No early starts.
No sharing your thoughts, unless you choose to.
The Chilled Mama Retreat will introduce you to some special and unique experiences to delight and inspire you. To take you beyond relaxed, to feeling like a chilled mama in your very bones.
You don't have to join in. If you would rather take yourself off on your own, or rest in your room, that is fine. It is your weekend. Here are some of the activities you may not have heard of before. Download brochure to read more.
Our amazing retreat chef, Sal, The Food Witch, will be with us again, cooking all our meals, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday, and providing our mid afternoon cake on Saturday.
If you would like to chat to me about the food, I would love to hear from you. Please call or email me. (Details in the footer.)
2 - 4 June 2023
Either pay in full or a deposit. Spread the cost and pay in instalments.
It's not just about the weekend. When you book you'll be sent a welcome pack of goodies, and also get free access to all my online retreats and wellbeing programmes for 12 months from booking, including Springing, (and Summering, Autumning, and Wintering, and others in between).
Download brochure to read more.
Prices are per person.
£644 - Single occupancy
£566 - Shared room
£624 - Single occupancy
£546 - Shared room
Also: cottage for four with two twin rooms, a bathroom, little kitchen, and a little patio overlooking the courtyard.*
*Only one available. Message me to book.
Two nights accommodation in gorgeous bedrooms, with towels, bathrobes and slippers.
Six meals (from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday) prepared by a private retreat chef.
Unique retreat activities with experienced facilitators.
Tea, coffee, etc, and snacks available all day.
Additional treatments, where offered.
Meet the retreat team
Cathy Williams, retreat leader
Hi I'm Cathy, Chilled Mama, I've been leading retreats at Tofte Manor for over six years. I'm a calm & experienced facilitator from baby massage, to women's circles, to training perinatal educators.
I will guide you through the weekend, giving you the time and space to focus on you.
I'm a trained and experienced Labyrinth Facilitator, Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) and Closing the bones practitioner. I have taught relaxation for almost two decades. I love sharing labyrinths and holding fire ceremonies.
I love the feedback from the retreats. Hearing how people have been able to be themselves, or make a decision, or simply fully relax for the first time in ages.
Linda Sharples, retreat facilitator
Linda is one of the kindest, gentlest, most thoughtful and spiritual people you could meet.
Linda was a birth and postnatal doula, and she will doula you through the retreats. What does that mean?
Linda will look after you, be mindful of your needs, and help you to get what you want from the retreat experience.
Linda is a mum of two and grandma of one. Linda has supported the last three of my day retreats, and co-facilitated last year's weekend retreat.