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Past Retreats



Bullocks Ley, Suffolk.  

Friday 4th October -Sunday 6th October 2019



The stars have aligned! We have a fantastic

venue - a converted barn nestled in the middle of the

Suffolk countryside, & a brilliant programme of workshops

(Sound Healing, Crystal Grids, Mandala Workshop,

Reiki-Fusion). There'll also be the opportunity for: Reiki practice, a treatment with an amazing therapist, do some yoga/meditation or just chill by the fire. 


4 Workshops, Accommodation for 2 nights, All Food & refreshments, plus all additional activities included: 
















Mandala Art Workshop with Zangmo Alexander

Mandala is the Sanskrit word meaning circle and has been used as a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hindu, Buddhism and Jainism to represent the universe and to aid one’s spiritual development for thousands of years. Mandalas are also be found in many forms across all cultures, from the rose window of a Christian church to the dream catcher of the Native American. They also reveal themselves in nature the Sun, Moon, the Earth, snowflakes, flowers, shells and the circles of life that make up communities, friends and family. The circular design being a symbolic representation that life is never ending. 

In the 1930’s Carl J. Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist introduced to the West the practice of creating mandalas for self-expression, discovery, and healing. 


In this Mandala workshop Zangmo, will use mindfulness meditation as a starting point from which your personal mandala will organically evolve. Mandalas can be precise, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or they can be free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical - they can also be in squares. You will have an artists wooden panel and a myriad of vibrant paints at your fingertips with an incredible teacher to help guide the way. 

This is a fun, creative workshop – for all artistic abilities!


Zangmo Alexander is an Art Teacher, Creativity coach and visual artist who explores her experience of mind, consciousness and perception of reality, informed by Buddhist psychology (she was a Buddhist nun for 7 years), contemplation and meditation. Her luminous, multi-layered, mixed media drawings, paintings, monoprints and photography are in collections in Europe and USA. 

We are privileged to have Zangmo teach at our retreat.


Reiki Techniques - Polish & Tune up with Jo Giles


The aim of these workshops is to give you a few more tools to put in your Reiki healing toolkit. To support your Reiki journey by building upon your current skills to make your treatments more efficient, effective and enjoyable. 

Jo is a Complementary Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher. She is a full-time freelance therapist working at Google and from home (Massage, Reiki, Reflexology and Systematic Kinesiology) and set up The Wellbeing Workshop, five years ago, where she teaches Reiki courses and workshops.

It has been her dream to run a Reiki Retreat and has been talking about organising one for almost as long as she has been teaching – finally it is being realised and she couldn’t be more excited!



In this practical workshop, you will learn techniques from other modalities that Jo has incorporated into her Reiki practice. You will discover, how blending these simple, yet effective techniques seamlessly into a routine can enhance the Reiki experience not only for your clients but also for yourself as a practitioner / self-healing. For all levels of Reiki.


Reiki & the Pendulum

This workshop will teach you how to use a pendulum to help interpret and harness a deeper understanding of what the imbalances you feel while channelling Reiki can indicate. This guidance enables you to have more clarity during a treatment and therefore heal with more precision. For all levels of Reiki.


Sound Healing with Cassandra Marshall – Vibrational Alchemist 

Cassandra will lead a series of hour-long Sound Healing Workshops which will be taught in a fantastic 18-foot yurt located in the grounds of the retreat. The exact details of each workshop are yet to be finalised, but they will be themed around manifesting, unblocking negative patterning, chakras and simple tips on how to integrate sound healing within your client treatments.  Cassandra will also be imparting her insider knowledge on what to look out for when buying singing bowl and finding the right one for you.

Cassandra is an exceptionally talented Sound Healer and Therapist. She is fascinated by sound and the positive effect it has on our bodies. She is also a natural spiritual healer, meditation teacher & Reiki Master Teacher and runs Sound Healing Workshops. Cassandra holds a BA in Sonic Arts, a Masters in Fine- Art and a Diploma in Himalayan Sound Healing.


The Practitioners - In the Therapy Yurt

Lara and Esther will be smooth out your kinks and recalibrate your equilibrium. Choose from Massage, Sports Massage, Reiki, Crystal Facial, Reflexology, Facial rejuvenation)


Lara Last is able to offer a wide-ranging therapeutic toolkit in order to reduce the following stress symptoms: headaches, migraines, fatigue, insomnia, low immunity, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, pain and poor mobility, hormonal imbalances and menstrual disorders. Lara Last is one of very few bodyworkers, qualified as an Advanced Emmett Technique Practitioner often significantly helping with pain and restricted movement in just one session. She has also trained with top London facialist,  Ziggie Bergman. Lara's treatments (Bergman Method Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift) focus on supporting those who are energy and sleep deprived also help regain to inner confidence and outer glow.

Esther Dee specialises in Massage and Reiki. Her approach is to work deeply and sensitively combining massage, mobilisation and energy work to alleviate physical, mental and emotional manifestations of stress and tension in the bodyWe are very lucky to have such fantastic therapists joining us.


The Food

Joe Lloyd, is a head chef at the Google office in Covent Garden, in the best (in my opinion) of their 6 London restaurants; He is part an amazing team that create delicious, healthy, vibrant dishes, using fresh, seasonal and responsibly sourced food for up to 1000 + people a day . Highly skilled and experienced, Joe’s culinary journey has taken him across the globe from Australasia to Canada working with celebrated chefs and in fine dining establishments. He will be using his talents and expertise to keep us well feed and happy with a delicious menu of locally sourced home cooked produce (vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian).



No Reiki course of mine is complete without cake! So this retreat will be no exception....



One of the reasons we have been able to keep the retreat affordable is because the accommodation is shared. 

(there is no single occupancy). 

The retreat sleeps 36 but we will be around 22 in total (guests & team).

The dorms sleep 4 or 6 and everyone will have their own bunk (some are double in size). Rooms are spacious with their own bathroom (there are additional showers in a wet room). 





Bullocks Ley is in the Suffolk village of Burgate within a mile, as the crow flies, of the A143 to Bury St Edmunds (20 miles) and 3 miles of the A140 to Norwich (25 miles). Diss railway station is just 5 miles (10 minutes by car) away and lies on the main line to London Liverpool Street, a journey of approximately one and a half hours.


Bullocks Ley

Little Green, Burgate, Diss, Suffolk IP221QE

Tel: 07803611653



Therapy Yurt
crystal grid 2
Cassandra - Sound healer
Singing Bowls
Singing Bowls
abudance crystal grid
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