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22-23 FEBRUARY 202O 



The Nourished Soul Winter Getaway Retreat 

@ Samsara Retreat Centre Clements Cottage, West Peckham, Kent, ME18 5JP

Saturday 22nd February & Sunday 23rd February

With Her Shining Light & Healthy Mays

And culinary delights from Lauren Lovatt founder of Plant Hub & Academy


Your body, mind and environment are all pathways to nourish your soul. Come and join us for a weekend that will cleanse these pathways and re-ignite your soul connection.

On this beautiful mini-retreat we seek to nourish your body with dynamic as well as relaxing yin yoga and exquisite plant based gut healthy mood improving foods plus a special winter detox themed gut health nutrition talk.

We will nourish your mind through gentle meditation practices and a vision board workshop to create new neural pathways and bring in positive thoughts and intentions for your year ahead.

In addition to all of this, you will be deeply nourished by the stunning beauty of nature around you. Tucked away in the picturesque Kent countryside surrounded by the beautiful energy of magical forests, we will connect you to the well-being of Nature through the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. This practice known traditionally as Shinrin Yoku is the practice of basking in the atmosphere of the forest and inviting it in through all of you senses. It is a deeply relaxing and healing practice that will nourish and revive.

​Add to this the wonderful sense of belonging as we come together gathering around a fire and feeling the uplifting collective energy of the group through a manifestation fire-pit ceremony.

Food is life. What we put in our body directly impacts on our health, mood and wellbeing. We will be offering healthy, plant based, gluten free nutritious meals that will invigorate and leave you full of energy & life. Think fresh seasonal locally sourced ingredients, living nutritious foods, yummy kombucha & ferments & vibrantly delicious mood elevating meals all made with our magical secret ingredients: passion and love. As a qualified nutritional therapist as well as yoga teacher Mays has emphasised the importance of including a nutritionally balanced nourishing menu and will be on hand throughout to answer any nutritional queries you may have about the meals. And of course we are in awe to have the incredibly inspiring genius of Lauren Lovatt creating gourmet culinary delights for us. Lauren is a plant based chef, entrepeneur & founder of Plant Hub & Academy as well as Feed your Mind Candy, a project dedicated to food designed to feed your mind.

Tansy (Her Shining Light) is a People Walker and Nature Connector. Tansy is a female empowerment coach, specialising in outdoor coaching and nature connection practices. She coaches women one-to-one in walking in Nature. She also holds many workshops, retreats and presentations all centred around Nature connection and personal evolution. Tansy will lead the fire-pit ceremony and will guide us into Nature for a Forest Bathing session followed by an empowering vision board workshop.

Your soul is calling for this. Allow it to be nourished.


Saturday 22nd February

15.00 Arrival 

15.30 Welcome drink + snack

16.30 Yin Yoga with Mays

18.00 Plantbased gut healthy dinner + gut health talk with Mays

20.00 Manifestation fire pit ceremony


Sunday 23rd February

09.00 -10.30 Dynamic Yoga with Mays

11.00 Plantbased gut healthy brunch

12.00 Walking meditation in forest with Tansy

13.30 - 15.30pm Visualization/intention setting mood boards with Tansy

15.30pm Tea & raw healthy cakes before hometime

17.00 Departure

The retreat has been designed with so much thought and love by Mays Al-Ali & Tansy Dowman who will both be on hand all weekend to look after your every need. 

All the yoga sessions are suitable for complete beginners to intermediate.



Our beautiful retreat space & cottage accommodation is in a magical little pocket of Kent countryside where nourished souls can gather to appreciate the beauty of nature.

The cottage is charmingly decorated to a high standard with adorable hobbit-style nooks and crannies and beautiful oak beams. Sink into beds topped with luxuriously comfy duvets, 1,000 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen and Tempur mattresses and pillows.  Super fluffy towels and robes will be on your bed waiting for you. The lounge is a place to relax on the sumptuous velvet sofa in front of the inglenook log fire and there’s a terrace where you can relax in the winter sun. The grounds of the cottage are truly magical full of organically grown vegetables, beautiful wild flowers all looked after by green fingered Lorraine who runs the stunning retreat space.

Samsara couldn’t be more easy to reach being only a 41-minute train journey from Victoria in London to Borough Green the local station and with nearby access from Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells.


Only one room left the beautiful Shepherds hut on special last minute offer:

Shepherds hut  - separate cabin in middle of nature with double bed & ensuite toilet

Shared occupancy £245 

Single occupancy £375 

But you can still join us for the day on Sunday 23rd February 9am-5pm - £125

Upstairs double bedroom - SOLD OUT

Shared occupancy £240 

Single occupancy £360 

Downstairs double bedroom - SOLD OUT

Shared occupancy £235 

Single occupancy £350 

Upstairs single room - SOLD OUT

Single occupancy £300

Upper Roundel (1 x double bed) - SOLD OUT

Shared occupancy £150 

Single occupancy £270

Lower Roundel (2 x twin camp beds) - SOLD OUT

Shared occupancy £150 

Single occupancy £270

NB. all prices will have eventbrite booking fee added to them.

Or if you'd like to book direct get in touch with Mays.

Lower Roundel & Upper Roundel - these 2 rooms are in a separate building connected to the yoga shala and to each other via a spiral staircase (without a door between the 2 rooms so to get to the Upper Roundel room you have to enter via the Lower Roundel room). Downstairs has 2 camp bed style beds and upstairs one double mattress on the floor. All beds will have bedding & pillows. The rooms here are more glamping style perfect for those on a tighter budget. The Roundel rooms have use of a bathroom with shower + toilet, entrance off the shala.

Please note that the Shepherds Hut, Upstairs & Downstairs bedrooms contain (super comfy temper mattress) double beds only. Twin beds are not available in these rooms. These beautiful shared rooms are perfect if you are coming with a friend or partner. They are therefore sold for either two friends or partners to share as 1 booking or as single occupancy for one person.


This retreat is open to both men and women, perfect for singles or a couples romantic nourishing weekend getaway.

There are 2 shared bathrooms in the house & the Shepherds Hut has its own en suite toilet as well as the shower/toilet room in the yoga Shala for the Roundel rooms use.

Off-site accommodation also available in a cottage 5 minute walk away.

We also welcome drop ins for the day/evening activities. Get in touch to find out more.


Bookings via Eventbrite link here:
Please contact or 07956187905 with any queries you may have.

In case of cancellation, 50% of the price of the room is non-refundable.
The remaining amount may be refunded up until 1st February 2020.
No refunds are possible after 1st February 2020, unless a replacement is found

NB the Eventbrite booking fee is 100% non-refundable as it is paid directly to Eventbrite who do not accept cancellations on their booking fees.



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