Lottery Funded Community Gathering Retreat

Start date: 31st January 2018

End date: 17th March 2018

C.I.C Community Gathering Retreat
This package is for charities and C.I.C funded groups that have vulnerable women, children and families. Each retreat is fully funded by Blackpool Bohemia in collaboration with The Gathering Fields Retreat. We have 3, three day residential retreat’s available at a date convenient for your group and to organise a date for your group we ask you do this via email. The one cost that your group will need to fund is the travel and support workers fee’s if needed. Each retreat is held at The Gathering Fields and must be booked directly. They can be run over a weekend or mid week depending on availability. All food, accommodation and refreshments are provided. We cater for 8 people residential and must be notified of extra person’s attending to support each group. Staff members will be provided with separate accommodation. We provide two people to facilitate all activities and support your group. We offer a variety of craft ideas and other activities available from the list provided on our leaflet, pre booking is essential if wanting to change the itinerary below.All meals are vegetarian with some produce from the farm’s allotment.
Retreat Details:
Day 1: Arrive at 11.30 am meet the team with guided walk around the land and meditation.
1pm Lunch
1.30 pm Craft activity (pottery, wool craft or wood craft)
4pm Communal cooking the evening meal
6pm Meditation or fireside stories

Day 2: Breakfast at 9am ( Meditation)
10am Land based activity ( Gardening, work in the allotment or woodland work)
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Craft activity ( pottery, wool craft or wood craft)
4pm Communal cooking the evening meal
6pm Free time

Day 3: Breakfast at 9am ( Meditation)
10am Land based activity ( Gardening, allotment or woodlands)
1pm Lunch
2pm Sound Healing
3pm Retreat ends.

Cost £1,280 Group of 8 people children under 4 are Free (Non funded private group) Funded groups (C.I.C or charities will be funded by our Lottery fund and only have to provide travel, and bedding for sleeping) Suitable outdoor clothing is required and water proofs for wet weather.

Flower Essence Workshop

Date: 10th February 2018

Time: 11.00am -3.00pm

Join Helen at the beautiful land and open your heart to mother nature. we will explore flower essence’s in this day . We will slow down meditate with plants and seek guidance from each plants spirit. We will have time to connect to the landscape and learn how to make an essence fo your self or the environment’

The cost is £30 per person and prebooking is essential as we have only 6 places available.





Flower Essence Workshop

Date: 3rd March 2018

Time: 11.00am -3.00pm

Join Helen at the beautiful land and open your heart to mother nature. we will explore flower essence’s in this day . We will slow down meditate with plants and seek guidance from each plants spirit. We will have time to connect to the landscape and learn how to make an essence fo your self or the environment’

The cost is £30 per person and prebooking is essential as we have only 6 places available.





Spring Acorns to Oaks Yoga Retreat

Date: 18th March 2018

Time: 10.00 - 4.00pm

AYURVEDA NORTHERN APPROACH AND YOGA IN HARMONY TEAM UP TO BRING YOU A DAY OF STEPPING INTO SPRING,A TIME TO OPEN UP AND AWAKEN THE MIND AND BODY. AS WE WELCOME SPRING WE BEGIN TO GENTLY DETOX AND PREPARE OUR BODIES.
Opening with breathing exercises and meditation to ground you, followed by 90 minutes of yoga to gently open and energise the body.

Lunch will be provided, followed by a walk around the beautiful countryside surrounding Swainshead farm.

A talk on the Ayurvedic approach to Spring, preparing for the season, and which foods and herbs or flower essences will help you the most will be given by Helen, the afternnon we will practice Yoga again before a session of yoga nidra, and final sound healing that will end the day leaving you relaxed and ready for the months ahead.
The day costs £50 p/p Only 15 places available please book in advance.





Tree Essence Workshop

Date: 7th April 2018

Time: 11.00am -3.00pm

Join Helen at the beautiful land and open your heart to mother nature. we will explore Tree essence’s in this day . We will slow down meditate with trees and seek guidance from each plants spirit. We will have time to connect to the landscape and learn how to make an essence fo your self or the environment’ This is a wonderful way to explore your own self and ground your energy while listening to what the trees have to say.

The cost is £30 per person and prebooking is essential as we have only 6 places available.





Family Pottery on the Land Day

Date: 14th April 2018

Time: 10.00 - 5.00pm

Indulge your creative side. we will facilitate you to work with clay the way our ancestors did. we will walk the land and seek inspiration in the landscape to decorate our pots and inspire us. This is a family day with plenty of time to wander the fields and woods. We ask you bring a pack lunch and we will provide refreshments.

8 Adilt places at £35.00 per person
8 Childrens places at £15.00 per person
Booking is essential


Adult/Child




Women on The Land Spring Retreat 2018

Start date: 17th April 2018

End date: 19th April 2018

This is a work based retreat for women only, here we will over 3 days, work togetherin the garden, allotment or woodlands. You will experience a beautiful landscape while learning some of the practices done on the land. Here we will work with the nature of Spring fertility and a time for honouring our friendship and union with the land, bringing in newness and sowing seeds for the year ahead. We will observe spring plants and practices for the land to honour springtime. You will be required to dig, grow and cultivate some of the areas while Helen shares her knowledge of plants and herbs along the way. We will cook, meditate and eat together as part of our stay. You will have plenty of time to wander and walk the many paths in your free time. We have only 8 spaces available in our shared bunk barn with all facilities included.

You are required to:
DAY 1 : Arrive at 11am on day one for a guided walk and meditation
Lunch at 12pm
1pm to 4pm Land based work
4pm to 6pm Preparing evening meal together.

Day 2 : 9am Breakfast and Meditation or Yoga
10am Land based work
1pm Lunch
2pm- 4pm Wood craft, wool craft or pottery
4pm to 6pm Preparing for evening meal

Day 3 : 9am Breakfast and Meditation or Yoga
10am Land based work
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm- 2pm Free time
2pm – 3pm Sound/Song Healing session before leaving to go home.

Only 8 Places avaialble £160 p/p (4 lottery funded places available for unwaged,low income)

Dates: 17th, 18th & 19th April ( 8 places full price with 4 funded)





Family Pottery, Wool and Wood Weekend

Start date: 19th May 2018

End date: 20th May 2018

Time: 10.00 - 5.00pm



A wonderfil chance to gather with family and friends in this beautiful and inspiring landscape. We will spend some bonding time while working with clay, wood crafting and weaving with wool. There are camping space’s available with an open campfire to add to your expereince here. At night we tell campfire stories and play music. We will share food and live the life outdoors while crafting together and learning new skills. please bring your own food to share but we do provide a kitchen and cooking facilities. In the evening we will provide a one pot campfire meal vegetarian. We have showers and toilets if you do not wish to camp or have no camping gear then we have a bunk house (please book separte for that)

Cost: Adult 15 spaces avaialble £70.00 per person for weekend including camping
Children 15 spaces £30 per person for weekend
Bunk House costings please see our facilities page.


Adult/Child




Summer Acorns to Oaks Yoga Retreat

Date: 10th June 2018

Time: 10.00 - 5.00pm


AYURVEDA NORTHERN APPROACH AND YOGA IN HARMONY TEAM UP TO BRING YOU A DAY OF CELEBRATING SUMMER, A TIME TO EXPAND AND ENJOY THE ABUNDANCE OF SUMMER. A TIME TO COME TOGETHER UNDER THE SUN AND MEET NEW FRIENDS WHILE PRACTICING YOGA AND ENJOYING NATURE
Opening with breathing exercises and meditation to ground you, followed by 90 minutes of yoga to gently open and energise the body.

Lunch will be provided, followed by a walk around the beautiful countryside surrounding Swainshead farm.

A talk on the Ayurvedic approach to SUMMER, preparing for the season, and which foods and herbs or flower essences will help you the most will be given by Helen, the afternnon we will practice partnerYoga again before a session of yoga nidra, and final sound healing that will end the day leaving you relaxed and ready for the summer months
The day costs £50 p/p Only 15 places available please book in advance





Women on The Land Mid Summer Retreat

Start date: 19th June 2018

End date: 21st June 2018

This is a work based retreat for women only, here we will over 3 days, work togetherin the garden, allotment or woodlands. You will experience a beautiful landscape while learning some of the practices done on the land. Here we will work with the nature of Summer, bringing in blossoming and growth for the year ahead. We will observe summer plants and practices for the land to honour summer time. You will be required to dig, grow and cultivate some of the areas while Helen shares her knowledge of plants and herbs along the way. Summer is a time for bountiful energy and celebration where nature reaches its peak. There is expansion where our acheivements ripen. Fires will be lit outside as the element of our inner fire helps us to expand our inner realms. We will cook, meditate and eat together as part of our stay. You will have plenty of time to wander and walk the many paths in your free time. We have only 8 spaces available in our shared bunk barn with all facilities included.

You are required to:
DAY 1 : Arrive at 11am on day one for a guided walk and meditation
Lunch at 12pm
1pm to 4pm Land based work
4pm to 6pm Preparing evening meal together.

Day 2 : 9am Breakfast and Meditation or Yoga
10am Land based work
1pm Lunch
2pm- 4pm Wood craft, wool craft or pottery
4pm to 6pm Preparing for evening meal

Day 3 : 9am Breakfast and Meditation or Yoga
10am Land based work
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm- 2pm Free time
2pm – 3pm Sound/Song Healing session before leaving to go home.

Only 8 places available at £160.00 P/P, we offer 4 fully lottery funded places for low income/ Vulnerable women.