Join this five night creative retreat, to explore your own unique, authentic, creative expression, at the enchanting Botelet Cornwall


Friday 11 March to Wednesday 16 March 2022

FULLY BOOKED


Join our immersive creative retreat in the beautiful Cornish countryside. Over six days, we will explore writing and photography as a mindfulness practice, in order to reconnect to our own unique, authentic, creative expression. Poetry and photography are both unique to the creator and when brought to life from the heart, rather than the mind/ego, have the power to evoke deep feelings and emotions for both the creator and the observer. People are often convinced they are not good photographers or writers, or that they need to be technically skilful, when in fact we can all write and photograph in our own unique way. The truest and most stirring form of poetry and photography is not formulaic but free and a natural response to a moment which tells of the beauty you see or experience in the world around you, and the world within.

During this retreat Paul and Joey will share their experiences, help ground you into presence in order for the words write themselves and your images to capture the feeling and essence of the moment, whilst helping you develop the confidence to explore your of authentic expression.

 

Retreats UK
Photography and Poetry Retreat at Botelet Cornwall

  • 5 Nights / 6 days  –  11 March to 16 March
  • Cosy, authentic Cornish farmhouse cottages
  • Fully catered with drinks, snacks and meals
  • Photography guidance and workshops by Paul Sanders of Discover Still
  • Writing and Meditation guidance and workshops by Joey
  • Option to book holistic therapy treatments
  • Option to book one-to-one support
  • Journaling workshop
  • Lots of time and space to immerse yourself in the stunning surrounding countryside at Botelet Farm

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak – Rumi


ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Manor Cottage
Christmas Retreat Cornwall
 Twin Room

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Single Room

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Double Room

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Cowslip Cottage
Twin Room

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Single Room

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Double Room 

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BOOKING

Book your place on any of our Wellbeing Retreats with a 20% deposit and the remaining balance will be due 6 weeks before the retreat.

To book or register your interest on the waiting list, please email joey directly [email protected] and you will be supported individually and personally every step of the way.


More about Photography

Photography is experiential, it is of a single moment that encompasses how feel, respond and interact with the moment and the subject. Paul Sanders has used mindful and contemplative techniques to connect his emotional and spritual responses to a location through his photography for many years. His work has been described as meditative, calming and tranquil. Mindful photography simply put means to be present, aware and open to whatever is offered to you in the moment, not fixed or rigid in your approach. It allows a freedom from judgement and critical thinking giving space to create and see with uniqueness and a childlike sense of wonder.

Find out more about Paul.

More about Poetry

There is a saying ‘quiet the mind and the soul will speak’. When we settle and ground into presence, we create space to listen to the whispering of our intuition, creativity and inner voice. A poem written from the heart as a piece of truthful expression, is experienced very differently by both the writer and the reader, than a clever poem written to structure to simply wow and impress. It is the difference between something written from the soul or written from the ego. Poetry can simultaneously makes us feel and encapsulate a feeling. It is embodied and for that very reason, reading or writing poetry can be a form of therapy. During this retreat, we will explore simple meditation and mindfulness practices to drop into the present moment, reconnect with the natural and our hearts, and from that still and connected space – let the words flow.

Find out more about Joey.

More about the venue – Botelet Cornwall

Hidden up-stream from Fowey, a special piece of rural Cornwall has been farmed, nurtured and styled by the Tamblyn family for 150 years. Botelet Farm is truly stepping off the madness and demands of your daily life and allowing yourself to slow down, reconnecting with nature and yourself. Escape and share a uniquely preserved way of life in a relaxed rural location. Botelet is nestled in a valley in South East Cornwall offering peace and tranquility in a rural setting. There is much to do on your doorstep – step out across the fields at Botelet exploring the 300 acres of countryside, walk up to Bury Down iron age hill fort, or follow the paths through the deciduous woodland.