“SPRING’S SACRED LANDSCAPE: Awakening Our Creativity for New Beginnings”
A Weekend Retreat for Coaches, Coach Supervisors, Leaders and People Professionals
On Friday 16th to Sunday 18th of March 2018
at Tofte Manor, Souldrop Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH
….With the advent of Spring, in community we emerge from our winter hibernations to sow and plant anew…
Join us! In their new offer, Elaine Patterson and Karyn Prentice call upon nature’s Sacred Landscape to guide, inspire, and supervise us as we emerge from the dark depths of Winter into the gentle light of Spring. This retreat will help to prepare the ground that will enable you to sow the seeds of new potential and new beginnings for the months ahead.
Elaine and Karyn are drawing on their latest writings and thought leadership to invite you to step into Mother Nature and into what it means to be fully human. You will awaken your creativity, inner wisdom and agency to plant the seeds for new or renewed intentions, which will blossom over the coming months. New materials and new experiences will be offered to enrich you and which you can also propagate within your own practice.
Come prepared to reflect, design and create what is needed by you and from you so that you can plant and sow with courage, compassion and clarity. This is a companion to the “Autumn Equinox Retreat: Harvesting the Abundance” which focuses retrospectively on sorting the wheat from the chaff from the year’s harvest.
“When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring”.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Your retreat will be hosted by Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson. Karyn and Elaine will facilitate the Retreat with a light touch and through an eclectic mix of personal reflection, guided meditations, movement, crafts, sound baths, journaling, yoga, creative and sensory exercises, camp fires, labyrinth walks, community conversation, companionship and generous hospitality. The Retreat is eligible for 20 hours CPD. Their creative partnership has – at its core – the exploration of our human natures in mother nature – and which uses mother nature as our guide and supervisor – has received wide acclaim.
Our home for the weekend is the exclusive use of the inspirational seventeenth century Tofte Manor set in its own grounds.
Tofte Manor with its labyrinth, sanctuary, sitting rooms, log fires, courtyards and rolling gardens provides the perfect canvas for our work together. Tofte Manor is 60 miles north of London and is easily accessible by car, train or plane.
Find out more about beautiful Tofte Manor by visiting their website www.toftemanor.co.uk Guests are welcome to arrive 16th March 2018.
Full Joining instructions will be sent our in January 2017.
Karyn Prentice is Assistant Director for Training, Coaching Supervision Academy. Karyn is an accredited Coach with Association for Coaching, a member of ICF and an Accredited Coach Supervisor with CSA since 2008. She is in the frontline teaching team at CSA co-facilitating in London, Seattle and France and works bilingually. She is one of the authors of ‘Full Spectrum Supervision’ published September 2013. Karyn is a UKCP accredited transpersonal psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. She is particularly drawn to Mother Nature as an unceasing source of inspiration and teacher in her life and her practice. Karyn is now half way through writing her book called “How Does Your Garden Grow?” to help others share her passions.
Elaine Patterson is an international Master Coach, Accredited Coach Supervisor and Writer. She is also Director: Creative Development at the Coaching Supervision Academy | InternationalCentre for Reflective Practice. Elaine’s passion is to bring the humanizing, energizing and creative powers of reflection to leaders, people professionals and developmentpractitioners everywhere for courageous, compassionate, courageous and ethical practice. Elaine takes her inspiration from her love of the arts, history, mediation, writing, poetry and Nordic walking. Elaine is now half way through writing her book called ‘“Reflect to Create!” – Reflection, Reflective Practice and Supervision for Creative Leadership and Professional Practice’
Here is what past participants of their retreats say
“Please allow me to recommend this lovely retreat.
Karyn and Elaine are masters of creation – in orchestrating a profound and magical setting and process. I came in need of refreshing and depart sated in body and soul. Allow yourself this retreat.
Your heart will thank you. And I thank Karyn and Elaine and Tofte Manor.
Adrienne McDunn, USA
“I can’t recommend this retreat highly enough.
An expertly designed and facilitated retreat, which created ease and space for each individual, sumptuous accommodation, refreshing and energizing food, and overall nourishment for the soul.
I felt welcomed, supported, listened to and encouraged throughout the weekend. I left feeling surprised and delighted by the whole experience. The best investment I have made in myself in a long time”
Gail Lineham, Aspire People Development
The retreat is eligible for 20 hours CPD
Costs are inclusive of luxury dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation, coffees, teas, and lunches, materials, creative workshops, hosting, facilitating and exclusive use of the whole House with its extensive Gardens and nature trials.
£785 Discounted rate for CSA Accredited Graduates, CSA Diploma Students and previous retreat participants. No VAT is payable.
£835 Discounted price for CSA Graduates not in the first group. No VAT is payable.
£955 Full price. No VAT Is payable
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£275 non-refundable deposit secures your place.
Balance due on 10th December 2018
Flexible payment schedule is available upon request.
“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”