silent retreat forest of dean


Based in the Forest of Dean, with stunning woodland at the end of the road, Cosmic Teapot is delighted to offer private retreats ‘away from it all’, for one or two days / nights, for individuals or for two people.

Retreats are based in my Summerhouse, in the mindfulness garden behind my home.  I offer a range of services that can be incorporated into the retreat package, including:

  • Intuitive / holistic massage
  • Reiki / intuitive energy healing
  • Mindfulness and / or meditation
  • Life / relationship coaching

Retreats are *always* exclusive, and can be booked for a single day only up to 2 days and 2 nights, for one or two people.  Accommodation and simple vegetarian meals can be included, plus transport or a taxi arranged if required.

If two people on retreat would like treatments at the same time, I can bring in other known and trusted local therapists – e.g. a second intuitive masseuse (male or female), a sports masseuse, reflexologist, bowen practitioner, hypnotherapist or nutritionist.

All retreats are tailored to your specific requirements. As such there are lots of options – including the option to have a fully silent retreat / digital detox. Silent retreats are an incredible way to ‘press reset’ when we are at a point of overwhelm.

Prices therefore vary – based on whether you include bodywork, healing, coaching, mindfulness walks etc…  plus whether you come mid week or weekend, the time of year, the length of your stay, self catering versus catered and whether you require collection from public transport (e.g. Gloucester or Lydney train station).

Contact me today with details of your budget, and what you’d like included on your perfect retreat, and together we’ll create a retreat that’s just right for YOU.

See below photographs, and feedback from a previous retreatant, to give you a flavour of the experience. 

What were your first impressions of the retreat venue?

Lovely, welcoming, homely. The Summerhouse is such a wonderful haven surrounded by the inviting mindfulness garden with lovely spots to sit – or swing in the hammock – and just ‘be’ with nature.

What were your favourite parts of the retreat?

The Reiki healing was a very personal and inspiring experience. The intuitive massage was awesome – so great for me as I had been suffering (not any more!) from neck and shoulder pain for quite some time. The mindfulness walk in the forest was beautiful. Learning meditation from such a lovely lady. The whole two days were perfect.

Please describe your overall retreat experience.

Cheryl is lovely, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. I was made to feel at home straight away and my every need tended to. Cheryl is a perfect host and makes delicious meals – very nutritious too. I feel SO good after this retreat – it was peaceful, relaxing and inspiring.

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How do you feel at the end of your retreat?

So relaxed, peaceful and really enthused to conquer meditation and all the other techniques I’ve learnt! I am very, very pleased to have chosen Cosmic Teapot for my retreat. Thank you. 

Jane W

From time to time I also offer ‘pop-up’ GROUP retreats, at selected venues local to me in the Forest of Dean.

  With activities on offer including Tai Chi, mindfulness, yoga and meditation, alongside individual energy healing and massage treatments, with simple, nutritious vegetarian food and cookery demonstrations, these retreats are an amazing opportunity to connect with like-minded people and enjoy time out from ‘the day to day’ stresses of everyday life.  

Contact me for further details.  

To find out more or to make a booking
Call Cheryl on 07714 286 489

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