MAY 7-12, 2024
Time away in a stunning historic setting. Leave refreshed and inspired.
Gain deeper tools for peace and calm, while experiencing incredible places.
The creative, powerful space we'll inhabit together will open new perspectives and guide you toward healing and transformation. This is a less structured retreat that includes conversations, delicious food, and opportunities to play and relax.
Casual, but refined. All curious minds welcome.
Six days'/five nights' lodging
All meals except one "choose your own adventure"
Tours of historic sites
Spa session at Thermae, modern spa with ancient springs
A morning tea at The Pump House
Daily conversations on creativity, grounding practices
Artmaking and journaling sessions
Being in the midst of a Jane Austen novel setting
New mentors, friends and perspective
Excursions to Stonehenge and the Cotswolds
Massage and bodywork sessions offsite
Creativity / travel coaching
Visits to museums and additional sites
"Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw today, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.
Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, and enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sport.
Bath's stunning, honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel; highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. There’s plenty to see beyond the city, too, with beautiful Somerset countryside to explore, as well as attractions including Stonehenge, Avebury, Castle Combe, and Longleat Safari Park."
- Visit Bath UK
Charlotte's Townhouse dates back to 1840 and boasts many original features giving a real feel for life in the Georgian City and a touch of the Bridgerton experience.
The house has 5 tastefully decorated bedrooms with super comfortable beds.
The spacious period living room provides a delightful space for entertaining or a peaceful refuge.
Through the doors of the living room is the magnificent dining room, which will be our space for art sessions and delicious meals.
The fully-equipped kitchen is on the lower ground floor which leads to the courtyard garden.
For your convenience, there is a bathroom on each floor.
DANA SAYLOR, LEADER
I'm an artist, historian, preservation advocate and event planner. My "superpower" is human connection and I'm proud of my strong network of friends and colleagues. Many of the people in my circles I've met through volunteering and community activism. These days, I'm a global retreat organizer, travel consultant and worldschooling parent. I love including my daughter in my life and learning alongside her.
I have planned this retreat with you in mind, and selected our sessions and venue with great care. I look forward to meeting each of you individually, or getting to know you better if we've already met.
MICHAEL SCHENKEL, SUPPORT LEAD
Michael, my husband, will be supporting us at the retreat, some food preparation and logistics, and caring for our daughter at a separate Airbnb. He's an IT professional, so it's nearly certain that a tech question will arise that he can and will solve!
Michael is a musician and luthier (stringed instrument-maker) and I will try to cajole him into playing a few things for us one night. I hope he'll also share his creative experience building his first guitar and attending his first Guild of American Luthiers Convention.
Michael is the reason I'm able to lead these retreats. He generously creates space for me to live my dream. We're an excellent team.
Oh yeah, and you'll get to meet Artemis and hang out occasionally. Not too much, I promise.
SIGN UP, AND BREATHE DEEPLY
An opportunity you'll be so glad you took, built for all skill and experience levels, is offered with a few different room options. Prices and details listed below the "Sign Me Up" button on the FAQ page.
Want privacy within the house? Grab one of the single rooms with comfy Super King bed. Want to bring three of your best friends or relatives? Perfect, we have rooms for 2-4 to share. Everyone pays the same deposit. Let me know via email or Facebook message your preference right before booking.
Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $400 and $50 payment processing fee will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the retreat.