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Mothers'Spaces & Fathers Meet-ups
 Short retreats and Meetups for mothers or fathers from Pregnancy onwards 
19th-21st of May 2023 near Totnes Devon

Join us in the lush countryside of South Devon in two beautifully converted barns on 7 acres of land.  An oasis of rest, nourishment and inspiration. 

20th of May 23 

10-5pm for Mothers with babies in arms.

3.30 to 9.30pm for Mothers of all ages

21st of May 23

10-4.30 pm for pregnant women
 and mothers with babies in arm

19th of May 23 

6-10 pm.Father’s meet for expectant and new dads
with Chris Hand.  Food, fireside circle and sauna.

Come to full or part of the sessions.  

From £20/50 including lunch. Some concessions are available



 Havening and sharing circles with Olivia Seck

Singing with Helen Yeoman

Sauna, yoga nidra, treatments, counselling, labyrinth walking 

in an inspiring and nourishing environment

Gorgeous Setting... Gorgeous Food...

 “A place for inspiration, celebration and gratitude where visitors can reconnect to the earth and receive nourishment of body, heart and spirit.”

Organic, seasonal, largely plant-based lunch or supper, caringly prepared by our cook.

Full Schedule

All activities are optional


At any point during the retreats, but especially during the free time sessions, you can wander around the stunning 7 acres of land surrounding the centre, You can also receive a relaxing massage/treatment in the afternoon and evening or weather permitting enjoy a relaxing drink by the fire.

Father's meet up. 

5.30 pm: Shared Supper

6.30 pm. Sharing circle by the fire (weather permitting)

8.15 pm-9 pm Sauna. 


for mamas with babies in arms

10 am Havening intro and Coaching circle 
Tea break at 11.15 am.

12.45 pm Lunch 

 2 pm Free time/Walk /Massages/treatments /counselling

3.30 Tea time

4 -5 pm Singing with Helen Yeoman 

For mamas of all ages 


 Arrival from 3.30 for tea. 

4 -5 pm Singing with Helen Yeoman 


5.30 pm: Supper 

6.30 pm. Sharing circle


8.15 pm-9 pm Sauna. 


For pregnant women and mothers with babies in arms

10 am Havening intro and Coaching circle 

Tea break at 11.15 am.

12.30 pm Lunch 

 1.45 pm Labyrinth Walk


3 pm Singing with Helen Yeoman


4pm Closing circle

 4.30 pm: Returning home, feeling nourished and excited about our life. 

The Retreat Team

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Olivia Seck

inspired coach, eternal student and teacher of woman wisdom, mother of 4 and birth practitioner and trainer, Olivia has supported women and families for over 2 decades, especially through transitions such as pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.

Having recently retired from her birth work, Olivia now focuses mainly on her practice as a holistic pregnancy and motherhood coach. She still offers healing birth trauma sessions as this is still something she is deeply committed to. 

In 2011,  she founded and still co-run Radiant Mama (formerly the Totnes Holistic Birth Hub) a Devon project that offers info, emotional and practical support, classes, holistic therapies and a nourishing lunch within a community of like-minded parents – all on a donation basis.


Being a woman and a mother in the 21st century has been a deep exploration in her personal and professional life.


Her intention now is to share what she has learned and offer her presence and the tools she has gathered along the way, in service to women, families and a more peaceful and loving world.


Helen Yeomens

Helen Yeomans is the founder and leader of Glorious Chorus. She writes and/or arranges all the songs that the choir sings and runs workshops around the UK and abroad teaching her award-winning compositions.

Helen is a mother of 4. Her dream when she discovered the joy of singing in her late 30’s was to bring it to her mother friends as soon as her youngest was at playgroup. Thus was born Thula Mama – a weekly group of mums and babies who meet and sing together with Helen. She teaches a wide variety of songs in harmony from lullabies to gospel. Thula Mama itself is a beautiful South African lullaby.

What sets Helen apart is being able to bring out the best in all singers – from the professional to the absolute beginner.


Her ability to infuse groups with her passion and humour is a joy to witness.

Helen will be leading the Saturday evening session, outside by the fire, weather permitting or in our lovely Albion hall. 

Expect a lot of fun and joy, and to be moved.  

The Retreat Team

The Retreat Team

The Retreat Team


Kirstie O'Leary

Kirstie has been catering for small retreats for the past 20 years.  She provides tasty and healthy food, it is her passion to combine flavours and  nutrition to make a delicious meal.  Where possible she cooks with local and organic foods.


Kirstie has been a Craniosacral therapist for over 12 years and offers a space to relax, realign and rest.  

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle yet deep, holistic, non-invasive form of healing. CST assists the body’s natural capacity for self repair at the clients’ own unique pace.  It is an effective therapy that works with our inherent health to facilitate well being and works with natural rhythms of the body.  CST does not apply physical manipulation strategies but rather uses a particular system of attunement and soft connective touch.  


CST and pregnancy - CST can help to release any pre existing tension in the body, compressions and patterns of stress, ensuring that your reproductive system is functioning at its optimum level to pave the way for a healthy pregnancy.  CST can also support the baby to get into an optimal position for birth. Some times the experience of CST can feel so moving that it helps mums to spontaneously connect with the baby within them. This can foster a new awareness of the connection and relation between mother and baby.


Jolie Compton

Jolie Compton is a Counsellor, Birth Doula, EFT, and Matrix Reimprinting practitioner with experience as a trained Yoga Nidra Meditation facilitator. 

After training as a Birth Doula in 2009 Jolie focused on working with women and families and held mother's circles using Yoga Nidra Meditation for relaxation and nourishment. In 2016 she began to support women's sexuality healing coach Kalindi Jordan as a personal assistant which ignited an ongoing exploration around themes of intimacy, sexuality, relationship and somatic embodiment. Jolie drew her skills, experiences and interests together to train as an Integrated Counsellor.

Inspired by the work of relationship therapist Esther Perel, the poetry of tantric feminine mystic Maya Luna and meditation work of Dr Joe Dispenza,  Jolie is endlessly curious about the relationships we form with ourselves and others as we move through various life transitions.


Jolie has been described as a natural listener, thread weaver and a warm facilitator.  At this retreat she will be available for 1-1 counselling sessions with the option to connect prior and post retreat with zoom sessions on request.  You can connect with her via Instagram at roarmojo_counselling.

Based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Jolie lives with her two sons aged 9 and 15.



£50 for the day including lunch or supper, activities and sauna. 

Concessions are available.


Massages, treatments, and counselling are available at an extra cost (from £25). 

Fathers'meetup £30 including supper and sauna.  

Come to full or part of the sessions and pay accordingly.

Contact us to check for availability, book your place or get more information.

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