Come hum, swim, rest and play

yurt and tree in meadow
As we planned this retreat we joked that we wanted more of an approach than a retreat! An approach into aspects of life that often get left by the wayside, work work work and are busy busy busy!

So that is the aim, we abandon our busy work lives and approach stillness and nature as well as sociability, connectedness, energy, fun and to enjoy food, meditation, yoga, movement and sound.

It is an invitational programme, get involved as much as you wish. Being coastal means the sea is not far away and there are lovely places to enjoy.
Dorset landscape

When ? 28th - 30th June 2024

Where ? At Loscombe Farm

A working sheep farm set within Dorset 's AONB with woods and hills. Situated 20 mins from Bridport, 12 mins from Dorchester and 10 mins from Abbotsbury


Where will I stay?

You can book to stay in the yurts or you can bring your own tent for free. There are compost loos on site and a shared solar shower. This is a delightfully simple and natural campsite with poor phone reception.

Who are the hosts?

Ellie, Dorothy and Jude. Great friends for 30 years, collorating on creative projects and sharing a love of nature and outdoor life.

How do I book?

Early bird bookings before April 30th - £200

Booking after 30th April - £250

Free camping and bookable yurts


For map please see booking form.

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 07905 686 198
Ellie, Dorothy, Jude, pony and dog with sunflowers
Sheep and shadows

Ellie with lamd

Ellie Sturrock

is a psychotherapist in the NHS who uses traditional and NICE guidelined therapies as well as Buddhist philosophical approaches. She has gathered and reflected on testimonials from over 800 patients and many members of staff on courses, meditation classes and talks she’s delivered over the last 25 years. She is NOT a good meditator and finds that sitting on a cushion is a small part of the work she does. Bringing various ideas and teaching she’s received into life and work is eminently useful though!
Having hit the hardest part of life (apparently early 50’s IS regardless of gender, social background, culture, religion, disability, wealth, position and even animal status. Orangutans experience mid life crisis too!) she is rejecting some ‘wellbeing’ advice and adopting more useful ones in order to live with shiny, lacey moments of frivolity as well as having plenty of time for resting, quiet and hard work.

Dorothy Rosser

The voice is a powerful instrument and singing is a well-known resource for wellbeing and confidence building. Its also great fun and singing together in harmony can be a surprisingly powerful experience. Singing can be uplifting, and expressive and finding your voice through breath, sound and song can be a life enriching experience.
The workshop is designed to be fun and accessible to everyone with or without singing experience. All songs are taught by ear so there is no need to be able to read music. Dorothy brings her many years of experience as a workshop leader, voice coach and singing teacher

Jude Martin

A huge plant lover! An organic wildlife gardener and designer, with a facination with soil health.
We are born with an undeniable attraction to nature: there are limitless combinations of shape, texture, colour and purpose. Plants are essential for our health and happiness, for oxygen, medicines, shelter and food but also for wonder and enjoyment. Reconnecting with plants and engaging with them in different ways can help us to be calmer, happier and healthier.
Organic Wildlife Gardens

We’re really pleased to have two guest facilitators to share with you:

Craig Clark

Yoga sessions with Craig, at different times of the day

Helen Ross

A registered author and nutritionist and gut health specialist who loves inspiring others to feel the benefits of making positive changes to their daily diet and lifestyle.
The Well Life Lab

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