Rested Mama
11.11.22 - 13.11.22
North Devon

'When a child is born, the Mother is also born. She never existed before' (@mumclub). Its a daily ride, one that brings so much joy, but lets be honest, it can also feel all consuming at times. It is so easy to loose connection to a deeper sense of self.


This Self is the one that Yoga talks to, nurtures and explores.


This weekend is for you to give your Self time. To feel into how she's doing. To listen, and take what you need. Slow down, take a breath of fresh air, fill yourself up, and explore ideas of daily accessible short practices that can offer support throughout your caregiving days. Take deeper dives into movement and restorative rest, and return home feeling refreshed and rested with so much more to give - to yourself and others.

"Be kind to yourself. Then let your kindness flood the world." 
                                                                                                             - Pema Chodron




Gather and create community at Holwell House, a beautiful luxury retreat centre in North Devon.


Experience a weekend of intuitive movement, restorative yoga, and deep rest. All will be foundational and approachable, open for you to take your practice your way, as you need. 


Through shared bodyful practices, journaling, cacao ceremony, sauna, and time gathered around the fire, plus delicious nourishing food and space for you to carve as you chose, this peaceful retreat is here for you to warm every part of you in the darker colder months.


Friday and Saturday candlelit yoga, just before dinner, will be invite whole body and mind, and every layer in between, to sink into conscious, supported rest. Think blankets, bolsters, eye-bags, soothing playlists and supportive guidance for you to take what you need to reconnect to you.

On Saturday morning I invite you to explore our yoga practice with intuition and ease, softening edges, letting go of expectations of what yoga 'should' look like, and leaning into your intuitive mind-body to guide the way. 

During the day on Saturday there is the option to enjoy some hot and cold immersion in the garden sauna and outdoor plunge showers, a fire will be 

Saturday and Sunday morning meditation, journaling and Yoga asana (posture) explorations will be gently dynamic and energizing, as we explore intentions of rest and self connection. 







Seasonal, delicious plant-based meals and snacks (vegan and all dietary requests catered for with advance booking) will keep us feeling well looked after too. All produce is organic, home grown or locally sourced, so we can rest well knowing we are looking after the planet too. 

A few words from our chef Joe...

"All plates are consciously crafted to exhibit a wide variety of colour and flavour, with diverse textures to excite and delight the palate. I love to ferment food to add a probiotic element to the meals on offer, as well as enhancing the umami flavour. Each dish is beautifully presented with vibrant colour, often combining both cooked and raw elements."




The yoga was so empowering and like nothing I have experienced before. I felt entirely comfortable to do whatever my body felt comfortable with and not put pressure on myself to do it in the ‘Instagram’ way!

The reassurance and support from you and everyone else meant that I felt OK about leaving the boys at home with their dad. I didn’t obsess about checking my phone and wasn’t in a rush to get home - all of these things are new to me!


Just another thank you for this weekend. It was truly magical and incredibly, profoundly healing. Do you know the waves of energy/relaxation/prana that wash over you during shavasana? I still feel those today. I continue to unwind and unfold. I was in a huge amount of pain and I just I can’t believe how loose and at ease my body feels now, as does my soul. You are such a gift to mothers - so gentle and warm..

It’s been so wonderful to be reunited with my son full of joy and energy and a new appreciation for him. Plus some amazing new sleep habits. I will definitely be back on future retreats.


Schedule (roughly)

Friday 11th Feb '22

3- 4pm Arrival 

Tea & Energy ball

5.00pm Welcome Circle & Gentle Yoga

7.00pm Dinner

Evening fireside journaling

Sat 12th Feb '22

8.30am Intuitive Flow Yoga

10am Breakfast

12 Cacao Ceremony & Music

1.30pm Light lunch

3.30 Sauna Garden

5.30pm Restorative Yoga

7.30 Dinner

Sunday 13th Feb '22

9am Yoga (or lie-in)

10.30am Brunch

11.15pm Closing circle

12pm Home time


Everything is included for you to enjoy

  • Two nights/ 3 days accommodation at the beautiful Holwell Holistic Retreat Centre in Barnstaple, North Devon 

  • All meals, snacks, teas and coffee

  • 7+ hours of guided yoga, meditation, journaling and connection practises with Carolyn over the weekend 

  • Guided Yoga Nidra - 4 times as rejuvenating

  • Underfloor heated yoga studio with all the props you need

  • Cacao Ceremony 

  • One Sauna Garden experience (2 hours), fire pit and outdoor showers

  • Cosy spaces and log burning stoves

  • 5 acres of private organic land to explore

  • Time and space to be

Invest In Your Wonderful Self

Holwell offers Twin (two single beds) rooms, or King Bed rooms to enjoy all to yourself. There are ensuite and shared bathroom options.


£395 pp  Twin Room 

£445 pp  Twin Room + ensuite 

£545 pp  Private King Bed Room + ensuite 

A 60 minute full body holistic massage can also be booked at an additional £60.00pp


Price is per person and including all accommodation, meals and practices, as above. The ensuites offer shower rooms or bathrooms, these will be offered on a first booking basis. 

Please note this is an alcohol-free retreat, and a digital detox is recommended to. A chance to fully rest and unwind. (Phone use is of course available any time if you need to check in at home a little).



A £150pp deposit is required to book, with the full balance payable within 6 weeks of the retreat.

Or opt to pay the full amount on booking. If booking less than 6 weeks of the retreat, the full amount is payable.


If this retreat needs to be postponed due to COVID-19, your deposit is fully transferable to the new date at no extra cost. If you are unable to attend on the new date, your payments will be fully refunded. If you cancel within 28 days of the retreat, all payments will be refunded less the deposit. Full terms will be shared with you when book.