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Fri, 01 Dec


Hope Valley

SANCTUARY: RETURN TO REST - A women's retreat to The Peak District

Sanctuary. A sacred space for women to gather and reclaim the ancient practices of the women who walked before us.

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 SANCTUARY: RETURN TO REST - A women's retreat to The Peak District
 SANCTUARY: RETURN TO REST - A women's retreat to The Peak District

Time & Location

01 Dec 2023, 16:00 – 04 Dec 2023, 10:00

Hope Valley, Stoke Farm, Hope Valley S32 2HW, UK

About the event

Our Sanctuary retreats are artfully and mindfully curated by Cat Hindson and Molly Anne Chinner to follow the cycle of the seasons. We invite you to immerse yourself into a cyclical way of living and ~being~ when you retreat with us at our refuge in the heart of the Peak District. Each retreat gathers a supportive circle of women for a week full of soulful movement, vibrational sound, and ancient ceremony to reclaim your wild and authentic Self. 

This is an opportunity to slow down and tune into the natural world around you; to connect with yourself and with other amazing women.

Sanctuary: Return to Rest is our autumn creation to support you in tuning into what your heart needs right now as we turn into winter. Cat and Molly will be facilitating a collection of beautiful practices over the week including: fire ceremony, women’s circles, breathwork, cold water swimming, elemental flow into nidra, yin yoga, cacao ceremony, shamanic healing, crystal bowls and gong. Our practices will go deep, but the pace of our week will be slow, gentle, and supportive. 

Taking the time to appreciate the crisp autumnal morning over steaming mugs of cacao, gentle walks over crunching leaves in the magical forests of the Peak District, cosy evenings curling up and reading by the fire. 

Are you feeling the call to join us?


Our home for the week is a rustic and contemporary old cattle shed conversion situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The house has 11 beautifully appointed ensuite rooms and an open-plan lounge dining room with spectacular views across the Hope Valley. It is the perfect setting to switch off and unwind. Spend your time here relaxing in front of the wood-burning fire, gathering at the magnificent dining table for delicious meals together, wake up to fresh coffee and sunrise on the large south-facing terrace, and stargaze around the fire pit as the nights draw in.


Our Sanctuary retreats wouldn’t be the same without Jeni in the kitchen! We are so grateful to be collaborating with her once again to feed our bodies and souls as we retreat and rest from the doing of everyday life. All meals are included in the cost of retreat and please know that we take food very seriously – you will be well fed! We can of course cater to any dietary requirements, please let us know of any when you book. Jeni will be bringing us a fully plant-based menu packed full of seasonal and delicious veggies, grains, and pulses. Expect abundant, nourishing plant-based feasts for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners made from scratch using sustainable and local ingredients.


Sanctuary offers a wide selection of practices for a completely immersive retreat experience. We work with a fluid schedule that caters to the energy of the group. The autumn retreat mornings usually begin with flow (vinyasa-style yoga) into nidra with an (optional) cold water swim after breakfast. Our late afternoon practice tends to be restorative/ yin. Our evenings together are a chance to dive deep into the magick of cacao, sound, circles, and ceremony. Whilst we understand it’s your time and your body, we wholeheartedly encourage full participation in the practices over the week. To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a guide to the practices which Cat and Molly will be facilitating:

- Women's Sharing Circle

- Restorative + Yin Yoga

- Vinyasa + Flow Yoga

- Breathwork

- Yoga Nidra

- Cacao Ceremony

- Shamanic Drumming, Dreaming + Journeying

- Sound Bathing

- Fire Ceremony


Private room with king-sized bed & ensuite bathroom: £995 for one person

Shared twin room with ensuite bathroom: £725 per person

Subsidized twin room with ensuite bathroom: £495 per person (2 available)

Subsidized places are intended for those on low/no income, students, and those who would not be able to afford the full price of a retreat. We are able to offer four places at this subsidized rate, please contact us if you would like one.

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to reserve your place. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the retreat start date. 

Payment plans available – please email us to arrange this at


  • Shared Twin Room + Ensuite

    Includes £150 non-refundable deposit

    +£18.13 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Private King Room + Ensuite

    +£24.88 service fee
    Sale ended



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