mindful writing

Horizon Inspired was created to offer you down-to-earth and impactful meditation support, written inspiration, and immersive experiences, to help you pause and reconnect – to your heart and the present moment. Since 2016, we have had the pleasure of holding spaces for hundreds of people on retreats, in classes and through meditation (both face-to-face and online).

My name is Joey and I live and breathe the musings I share. I promise to only write or speak about that which I have had direct experience of. Writing is my passion and I revel in the process. My first book Your Spiritual Almanac – A Year of Living Mindfully was published by Laurence King Publishing on 2 September 2021. Mind and Bowl – A Simple Guide to Mindful Eating followed shortly after, releasing on 24 February 2022 in the UK, and 26 July 2022 in the US. Ebury Penguin Random House published Your Manifesting Year on 29 December 2022. My latest book The Meditation Yearbook will release on 5 November 2024, published by David & Charles.

I’m an experienced, accredited spiritual coach and meditation facilitator, and I am currently studying for an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology. My intention is to create calm, kind, and meaningful opportunities for you to pause and reconnect. My wish is for you to find peace and wonder in the present moment and to remember, you are already enough.

You are so welcome here.

The Retreat Team

The retreat team is composed of local holistic health professionals, each with their own unique gifts which they have each been put on this earth to share! They weave presence, individuality, kindness and in-depth knowledge into their practice and offerings. I would obviously say this but it couldn’t be more true; they are the kindest, most authentic, approachable, warm group of people and it is an honour to work along side them.

Our wonderful retreat chef

Sian Reid 

Sian is a professional chef based in Cornwall. Her background has been in private chef work across Europe, where she honed her creative culinary skills. Today, as well as being a retreat chef, you can find Sian catering hugely popular beach pop-up events in Cornwall, or offering private chef work across the UK. She has studied nutrition and plant-based food which is where her passion lies. She says she always wants to bring ‘feel good food’ to the table, packing as much flavour, colour, and goodness in as possible – and, oof, does she do that!
One thing for certain is, you will fall in love with Sian on retreat. Not just because of how well she’ll feed you, but also because of the kind, calm, playful energy that oozes out of the kitchen, alongside the wonderous cooking smells. She’s a gem.

Yoga Teachers

Jess North came to yoga 16 years ago and after exploring many different styles she trained under the guidance of Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati on a 2-year British Wheel of Yoga teacher training program at the Mandala Yoga Ashram, Carmarthen. She integrates aromatherapy oils into her classes and you might catch her calling these classes ‘smelly yoga’ followed by her infectious giggle.

Massage & Holistic Therapists 

Tia Tamblyn (Tia Tamblyn Massage), Lisa Allen (Lisa Allen Holistic Therapies), Kirsten Baker (Cornish Holistic Therapies) and Linda Shabtai (Reflexology and host) all provide bodywork and energy healing.

They all create the most magical space both energetically and aesthetically for you to bathe in nourishment for body, mind, and soul. Alongside offering a range of therapies on various retreats across Cornwall, each own and manage their own treatment spaces in the county too.

The Venues

7th Rise is home to two of our seasonal retreats each year, in Spring and Autumn. The 300-year-old ‘woodman’s cottage’ is accessed by foot, roughly a 15-minute walk across fields and through woodland, on the banks of the river Fal, in Southern Cornwall. This is a truly unique, authentic, enchanting retreat location that helps you reconnect to nature and the simple things in life.

Botelet Farm has been home to many of our retreats over the years and is our regular venue for the signature retreat – the New Year’s Retreats. This rural, secluded, authentic Cornish farm has been in the Tamblyn family for 200 years. I often wonder if this is part of what contributes to the held sense of grounding most people feel when they are there. It’s almost like taking a step back in time. Simple, peaceful, lovingly cared for – it’s heaven.

A special thanks

My mum, Nikki, has been hand-making lavender bags and eye pillows as her contribution to Horizon Inspired since the very beginning in 2016. She must have made hundreds and hundreds of little lavender gifts over the years, offered to guests on retreats and events. We often wonder where they all end up – hung in cars, under pillows, and in pants draws up and down the country!

To see all our upcoming retreats take a peek at the retreat page here – we can not wait to nourish you.