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A Mother's Haven
 A nourishing and deeply relaxing retreat for Mothers held in a beautiful setting
8th-10th of March 202near Totnes

 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. 

A haven, a place to rest, release and relax in good company.

Your time to receive, be fed yummy nourishing foods, do things at your own pace.
A place to play, sing and be celebrated 

All activities are optional. 

Yoga, havening, singing, massage, bodywork, and a sauna to warm up your bones.

Lovely walks and places to sit, alone or in company...the choice is yours.


Come, you will be warmly welcomed.

from £195 per person (fully residential), early bird. 
Non residential possible, please enquire. 

5 low cost places available. 




Gorgeous Setting... Gorgeous Food...

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

Mostly organic, seasonal dishes, designed to nourish you and balance your hormones . Menu lovingly created by Florence Seck, nutritionist, hormone specialist and creator of Deliciously Nourished. 

Full Schedule

All activities are optional


At any point during the retreat, but especially during the free time sessions, you can wander around the stunning 7 acres of land surrounding the centre, enjoy a relaxing massage/treatment. In the evening, weather permitting, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing drink by the fire.



4pm: Arrival, tea and snack

4.30pm:  Welcoming circle, introductions and practicalities 


6.15pm: Supper


 7.45: Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra / Sauna



Buffet Breakfast. 

9.30-12.30:  Releasing the old and welcoming the now

Tea break at 11am.

1pm: Lunch 

 Free time/River paddle/Walk /Massages/treatments /Sauna

4pm: Restorative Yoga 

6.15 pm: Supper

7.45: Fireside singing/ Massages / Sauna




Light Breakfast

9am: Mother's day celebration
Celebrating ourselves and each other ending with a delicious brunch.

 12 pm: Returning home......

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 matrescence 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 within a community of like-minded parents – all on a donation basis.


Being a woman and a mother 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.

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Jade Franklin

Studying yoga and meditation in London, Israel, Spain and India, I have come across many wonderful teachers who have been hugely influential. About seven years ago, responding to an overwhelming pull to share the teachings of yoga and meditation, I started to train to teach. 

I completed Yoga Teacher Training (200hrs) in Goa (India), receiving a traditional Hatha education from Atmarekha (of the Ramakrishna mission) as well as studying Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow with Veronica Aria and Yin Yoga with Anushree Singh. I am registered with Yoga Alliance International. 

I trained as an occupational therapist, making mindfulness the centre of my studies and placements in several London mental health settings. Of all the approaches to meditation that I have explored, I have found Insight Meditation (elements of which are today called mindfulness) to be the most powerful and applicable to daily life. I teach what I have learnt in an accessible and practical way.

After several years experimenting with different styles of yoga, I came to love the creative freedom and physical benefit that Vinyasa Flow can offer. In my classes I like to combine this with a meditation practice that is both explicit at the beginning and end of class, but also woven throughout the practice. 


The Retreat Team

The Retreat Team


Helen Yeomans

Helen Yeomans is the founder 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.  

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Florence Seck

Florence has had a love of cooking since being a young child and discovered the healing power of food through her own health journey. This led her to train as a naturopathic nutritionist.

Florence has created a nutritionally balanced and tasty menu for you to enjoy and be nourished by. 

Her recipes are inspired by the seasons and use mostly organic, local ingredients. 

For more information on Florence and her work visit her website:

The Retreat Team


£195 up to 12th of Feb 2024.
(early Bird)

 £245 thereafter.
 in shared accommodation  

Single rooms available £40 extra. Please see the 'view gallery' above for pics of the accommodation

There are 5 low-cost places available.

Please contact Olivia to apply.  

A deposit of £50 secures your place. An instalment plan is available. 

This cost of the event includes all activities, a variety of accommodations within beautifully converted barns, and delicious meals (most special diets can be catered for).


Massages and treatments are an extra cost (from £35) and need to be booked in advance.

Contact us with any questions you may have, to check for availability and to book your place 

Looking forward to welcoming you at the retreat. 

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