Retreats

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts. {John Muir}

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Fire & Rain Soul Spas® are inspiring self-care retreats we’ve put together carefully and with much thought, to offer widows and widowers (dislike those words but use them for clarity) a safe space to just be and enjoy as much as they can. Just as everybody is different, every grief journey is different too. So what works for one person may not work for another. But there are certain things that rarely fail at having a feelgood effect.

We’ve created the kinds of experiences we would enjoy and find helpful ourselves – the main navigation tool being good quality of life. The greatest healer, relaxer, inspirer and therapist is nature herself, which is why we’ve chosen locations of great natural beauty. The programme integrates powerful mindfulness techniques through fun, creative and relaxing activities. Imagine some very special, high quality accommodation, delicious food and drink, inspiring reads and chats, candles and woodfire, beach and mountain walks, a little creative touch…to get an idea what our soul spa packages offer.

It’s up to you to decide how you spend your days. We will have some yummy things planned where you can join in whenever you feel like it – a hike, island tours, guided mindfulness meditation, joint yoga practice or something arty.

Upcoming Soul Spas

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20-25 February 2022 Còsagach ~ Self-care & Nature Soul Spa, Isle of Bute

Check out the photos and feedback from this retreat here

The still quite dark months are a good time for taking another wee break, one that is totally dedicated to self-care and enjoyment, without any pressures. The island’s stunning natural environment and the warm and welcoming spaces that are our accommodation offer the ideal surroundings for exploring things we may want to have in our lives going forward. Find out more

22-26 May 2022 Nature Nurture Soul Spa, Lower Largo on the East Coast of Scotland

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As are all of our soul spas, this week is all about self-care and re-treating yourself. Yoga, walks, delicious food and drink, creative writing and lots of other creative things are on offer whenever you feel like it. Our beautiful venue is right on the beach and the Fife Coastal Path.  Find out more

15-20 October 2022 Island Magic Soul Spa, Isle of Bute

Fully booked

Autumn is the season where things start to slow down again and nature puts on a colourful outfit for us to admire. A time for us to step back, remind ourselves of the things we can be grateful for and look at how far we’ve come on our journey into the new normal. The Isle of Bute is an easily accessible island off the West Coast of Scotland, with beautiful beaches and gems worth visiting.

Yoga, walks, delicious food and drink, creative writing and lots of other creative things are on offer – whenever you feel like it and there’s absolutely no pressure to join in. Find out more

2023 retreats will open for bookings soon. You can email me to register your interest – please state in your message which dates you’re interested in. 

16-21 April 2023 Nature Nurture Soul Spa, Lower Largo on the East Coast of Scotland

14-19 October 2023 Island Magic Soul Spa, Isle of Bute

Info coming soon – email me to register your interest

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Some general questions you may have are answered here.

A message to widows & widowers thinking of coming to a Soul Spa – I was so anxious & had lost courage and confidence to travel and meet strangers. Storm Eunice did her best but I made it. The strangers are now friends, the strange country is now familiar & beautiful and the experience has grown me, as a woman and as a widow. Thank you, Ute, founder of the “Shit Club”. Bridget xxx

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