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Wild Retreat Days

The earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair  ~  Khalil Gibran

Retreat into nature with us this Spring and Summer for a revitalising day of movement, rest, play, nature and delicious food.

Join us for a day beneath the trees in an ancient woodland in Over Alderley, near Macclesfield. These days are an opportunity to step away from day-to-day activities and reconnect with your body, mind and intuitive nature; to gather as a small community; and meet the natural world.

Guided practices will encourage you to rest, play and rejuvenate, move your body, calm your mind and get to know the land in new ways. Nature-based activities are woven throughout to support your wellbeing, with time to explore, share, reflect and refuel for the week ahead. Experience the magic of a wild retreat close to home. 

Two women stood by communal fire looking at group eating at table outdoors.

Gentle, grounding
yoga & chanting

Wild swimming, time to rest/explore

Wellbeing and living well with nature 

Mindful walks & warmth by the fire

seasonal lunch

Brews, treats and take-home practices

Two people swimming in a lake surrounded by trees
Tall trees and wooden cabin

"An absolute gift to my soul. It was so beautifully thought out and timed. Thank you for such a welcoming, inclusive day." ~ kind words from last year's retreat. 

As wild as the woods are, we have a compost loo and a cosy, wooden cabin to retreat to if the rain or wind comes.

We keep our gatherings small (with no more than 14 folks) so that we can connect as a group whilst protecting the land... A place where, on entering, the sound of the road disappears and the bird song becomes our soundtrack. 

Wild Retreat Days are a collaboration between

Rachel Barker

Guiding our practices.

Yoga teacher and nature-based
wellbeing facilitator.

  • Rise And Wild
Rachel and Sophie stand side-by-side next to the cabin and trees.

Sophie Fontes

Guardian of the land,

and cook.

  • High Lees

Would you like to have a natter
before booking?

If you have any questions, or would like to talk about access requirements and ways we may be able to support you to attend, please get in touch:


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