Private Soul Spa


Do none of the scheduled Soul Spas fit with your holiday plans? Or are you just not sure about spending your first break since getting widowed in a group, but still want to come on an uplifting feel-good break in Scotland?

From time to time I also offer bespoke one-to-one Soul Spas with the historic town Linlithgow by Edinburgh as the main base. Below is some information to give you an idea about how the private soul spas work.

What is a Fire & Rain private Soul Spa?

Private Fire & Rain retreats are underpinned by the same rationale as the small group soul spas, which is to offer uplifting breaks for widowed people through sharing some of the things that have helped me, my Fire & Rain co-hosts and many other widowed people I’ve spoken to:

Nature – walking, being creative, or just being in nature
Creativity – being creative and feeling the flow
Yoga – and mindful moves
Exploring Scotland – exploring a new location with all its treasures with a local
Enjoyment – of good food and drink
Tasteful environments – because they feel good
Reading – access to a library of resources you may find helpful
Support from someone who really understands because she’s been there.

It’s time out from your usual environment, time to step back, breathe and go with the flow. And a chance to explore some beautiful and inspiring places in Scotland with an “insider”. A break that’s all about YOU. These retreats are completely tailored to your needs and preferences – you pick:

  • your preferred dates (subject to availability)
  • the balance between free time and trips/ walks to explore the area nearby or further afield
  • creative and other activities that could inspire you.

A safe space….an uplifting break you embark on alone, but without being lonely…

“The time at your’s helped me to find a bit more calm…calm I urgently needed, and I’m taking many positive things home. I’m very grateful for your time, the listening, exchanges of thoughts, and much more! It was lovely that you accompanied me for a stretch on my new path. I’m still only starting out on that path, but I am moving forward….step by step. Thank you.” {Private Soul Spa guest September 2018}

Who are private soul spas for?

Fire & Rain private soul spas are for widows (sorry, females only) who:

  • Want to take some time out and go on a little holiday, but not be completely on their own
  • Are open to new ideas and looking for some inspiration
  • Are interested in Scotland and discovering some of its best bits with a local.

What’s the duration and what does the programme look like?

There is no standard programme as it’s up to you, the guest, to decide how to fill the days. Guests find it most beneficial if there’s a good balance between going places and having time to relax and chill. As for the duration, between 3 and 6 days works best. Any shorter than that is a rush and not relaxing.

We usually meet on the yoga mat before breakfast to set the intention for the day and wake up our bodies with some gentle (or more energetic) exercise. Later we head out for some exploring. Here is the outline itinerary of a recent private retreat as an example:

Day 1 – Welcome / walk round Linlithgow Loch
Day 2 – Day in Edinburgh with prosecco afternoon tea at The Dome
Day 3 – Coastal walk in East Neuk from Elie to Pittenweem
Day 4 – Leisurely painting session / trip to nearby Jupiter Artland and Blackness Castle
Day 5 – Day tour to Highlands Perthshire / coffee and cakes at Mhor84
Day 6 – Lazy morning / pottery taster session / relaxing massage at a nearby beauty salon

How much does it cost?

The price varies according to the itinerary, but, as a guideline, a full day of activity and exploring costs £200 (excluding eating out and treatments/ activities provided by external suppliers such as massages). This pays for my time, accommodation, meals at home, materials etc. For days when you do your own thing or just relax the cost will be less.

How do I book?

Get in touch using the contact form if you’re interested in a private soul spa. We will then arrange a phone call to discuss the programme and clarify any questions you may have. Once we’ve agreed an outline itinerary and set the dates we will request a deposit of 25% of the expected cost. And we’ll take it from there 🙂


2 thoughts on “Private Soul Spa

    1. Hi Caroline, many thanks for your interest in Fire & Rain. The first step will be a non-binding chat over the phone to find out more about what your interests are in terms of places to see, creative activities, and so on. From that we can put together some suggestions with prices for you to choose from before you commit to anything. You can use the form on the “Book Your Space” page to provide some basic details, including your phone number and when would suit you for a chat. Speak soon. Ute x

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