Fort Belan Retreat, North Wales early bird prices till August

Fort Belan Winter Retreat

Welcome to our first winter retreat being held at Fort Belan near Caernarfon in North Wales.  Thank you so much for enquiring  and please see below details.  If you have any questions at all, please do ask.  This retreat is open to everyone including beginners to breathwork, meditation, yoga and energy work.

What Makes This Retreat Special?.

  • Guided by experienced mentors who have, between them, over 100 years of running retreats, workshops and courses.
  • Perfect for beginners and the more experienced.
  • A wonderful way to learn about breathwork, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, sound healing, emotional intelligence, the chakras and aura as well as energy systems at a pace that suits you.
  • Fabulous location which is completely isolated in a fort that has been especially adapted to offer retreats.
  • Beach fires and open fires in the main living room area.
  • Read our testimonials from previous students who have loved it.
  • Wonderful nutritious food which is all hand made from the best of ingredients that are created by our own chef.
  • Great location for star gazing and beach walks.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Arrival from 4 pm on Friday and we will start introductions at 5 pm followed by dinner at 6.30 pm (if you are going to be late, please let us know, if you have not done so already).  Departure will be at 10 am on Monday morning.

BENEFITS

  • The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature
  • Become stronger emotionally and find inner peace
  • The perfect opportunity to escape from all the hustle and bustle of hectic life
  • Replenish your energy levels
  • Discover how to live a happier life
  • Life changing experience
  • Be with great people who will lift your spirit and build new friendships and connections
  • Fully insured tutors who have years of experience and love what they do

LINEN & TOWELS

Bed linen is provided.

Please bring your own bath sheet and/or bath towels.

MEALS

All meals will be provided and will be vegetarian, vegan is available. (if you have any allergies, please let us know as soon as possible, thank you).

VENUE DETAILS

Fort Belan,

Dinas Dinnle,

Caernarfon,

Gwynedd, LL54 5TP.

Driving

Head towards Dinas Dinnle, a small coastal village in north west Wales. Once you get to the village there is only one main road, head north up that road through the village towards the small airport.  You will then drive up to a sharp bend that has a big banner saying airport to your right, YOU GO LEFT HERE, through gates marked private and follow the road up to the fort, this is over a mile and keep on the road, (you see the airport on your right) until you reach the fort. This road is an old runway so it is long and straight.  Parking is available once you get to the fort.   There is a causeway at the Fort but we will notify you nearer the time if the tide will be in.  Don’t worry if the tide is in you can walk around the grass to get to the fort.

Train/Bus

To Caernarfon.  We can arrange for you to be picked up in Caernarfon if you need a lift.

PHONE NUMBER

Mobile reception is intermittent and there are a few places around the fort where you can get a good signal.

June’s mobile is 07446 298661

PRICING (Non refundable deposit of £50 is required with each booking)

Payments via PayPal to June Meagher june@aamarhealing.co.uk or if you prefer BACS please email june@aamarhealing.co.uk for bank details.

3 NIGHTS

Early Bird till 31st August, 2024

Single Room                     £375

Shared Room                   £250

After 31st August

Single Room                     £425

Shared Room                   £365

Well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional cost of £45 per animal for the weekend.

All teachings, notes, food, linen and accommodation are included in the price.

WHAT TO BRING

Please bring a notepad/journal but paper is available.  Some notes will be given out during the sessions however other notes can be emailed to you after the retreat.

Towels/toiletries

Warm clothing for walks and perhaps a shawl, blanket for sitting around the fire.

Good walking shoes/wellies

Swimwear if you want to go into the sea

PROGRAMME FOR THE WEEKEND                            

FRIDAY, 22ND NOVEMBER, 2024
Start Location Activity Comment
1600 hrs Main room Arrivals. Introductions and welcome drinks June
1730 hrs Studio Opening meditation and breathwork Jenny & Tom
1830 hrs Main kitchen Dinner
2000 hrs Studio Kirtan Tom Shanti
2000 hrs Main Room Introduction to Breathwork Jenny
2100 hrs Studio World Music Eternal sea
2200 hrs Beach Lullabies around the beach fire (Weather permitting)

If not outside then in main room around fire.

SATURDAY, 23RD NOVEMBER 2024
Start Location Activity Comment
0700 hrs Studio Yoga Sahara/Tom
0700 hrs Main Room Meditation June
0800 hrs Main kitchen Breakfast
1000 hrs Studio The Power of the Breath Sahara
1000 hrs Main Room Who am I? June
1130 hrs Main kitchen Break
1200 hrs Main Room Emotional Intelligence – how to strengthen yours June
1200 hrs Studio Tai Chi Tom
1330 hrs Main kitchen Lunch
1500 hrs Studio Meditation & Breathwork Jenny
1500 hrs Main Room Where am I going? June
1600 hrs Meet in studio Silent mindfulness walk (1 hour) along beach (weather permitting) Jenny
1600 hrs Main room How to manage stress June
1700 hrs FREE TIME
1830 hrs Main kitchen Dinner
2000 hrs Main Room Breathwork – various methods Jenny
2000 hrs Studio Introduction to Mindfulness June
2100 hrs Studio Sound Bath Eternal Sea
2200 hrs Beach Gentle songs around the beach fire (Weather permitting) If not outside then in main room around fire. Eternal Sea / Tom
SUNDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER, 2024
Start Location Activity Comment
0700 hrs Studio Yoga Tom
0700 hrs Main Room Meditation June
0800 hrs Main kitchen Breakfast
1000 hrs Studio The Power of Silence Jenny
1000 hrs Main Room Healing techniques June
1100 hrs Main Room Toxic Relationships June
1100 hrs Studio Cacao Ceremony with medicine movement Sahara
1100hrs Belan Liv/Room Meditation with the Gongs Tom
1300 hrs Main kitchen Lunch
1500 hrs Studio Energy healing techniques June
1500 hrs Main Room The principles of Kundalini Tom Shanti
1630 hrs Main kitchen Break
1700 hrs FREE TIME
1830 hrs Main kitchen Dinner
2000 hrs Main Room Breathwork Jenny
2000 hrs Studio Tai Chi Tom Shanti
2100 hrs Studio Tom Grierson music Tom Grierson
2200 hrs Beach Poems & Reflections around the fire (Weather permitting) If not outside then in main room around fire.
MONDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 2024
Start Location Activity Comment
0700 hrs Studio Yoga Sahara/Tom
0700 hrs Main Room Sound Meditation for the chakras June
0700 hrs Belan Liv/Room Breathwork Jenny
0800 hrs Main kitchen Breakfast
0900 hrs Studio Closing meditation and ceremony Sahara, Jenny, June
1000 hrs CLOSE

 

TUTORS AT FORT BELAN WINTER RETREAT

Jenny Brooke
Jenny has been organising retreats for over 30 years and is a Director and co-lead on Silent Presence Retreats. As a former resident and teacher at the internationally acclaimed Findhorn Foundation, Jenny is a Reiki Master and Co created and led workshops in Breathing into Life and Death with Anne Smith – Internal Relations officer British Rebirth Society.

Founding Partner of The Shrewsbury Natural Health Centre. Trained as a Transformation Game
facilitator – Inner Links, The Findhorn Foundation. 2 year Seminary of Spiritual Peace making training with James Twyman ( Emissary of Light) and organised major events in UK for James
Twyman since 2000 and continue to organise his yearly UK retreat. And in 2007 began facilitation
Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking for UK students.

“Jenny’s voice is so gentle and kind that doing breathwork with her is just divine.” Angela, North Wales

Sahara Alexandra
Sahara is the owner of Bridgnorth Yoga Studio. She is an Ayurveda Therapist and advanced-level practitioner of breathwork and meditation. Additionally, she has extensive experience teaching various
traditional yoga practices such as ashtanga, vinyasa & yin.

Sahara is an experienced Cacaoista, leading numerous Cacao and medicine movement ceremonies and an accomplished Reiki Master. For several years her experience has included facilitating retreats – notably the popular off-grid Earth Man, Earth Women retreat in mid Wales co-hosting with June, in -addition she also hosts many other ceremonies, workshops & festivals.
Sahara & June also co-host the Retreat of Dreams at Spirit Horse, a completely off grid location in mid-Wales.

“Sahara is such a caring soul, the retreat was something I will never forget, such an amazing few days in meditation, yoga, swimming and the cacoa ceremony was beautiful” Kelly, Telford

June Meagher
June has spent over 40 years teaching various healing techniques, running retreats and holistic events. A former board member of The NFSH (Healing Trust), she was a also a Director of Tan-Y-Garth Hall Retreats, the UK’s oldest residential Yoga Centre. June was also a co-founder of Sound4Healing, a charity set up to run alongside the College of Sound Healing and Tutor & Trustee for the Peacehaven Healing Centre, a BAHA accredited centre.

Currently June is a Director of Universal Message of Peace with Dr Lale Tuncer and together they will launch their free NahASh healing course in 2024. June was the founder of the Exhibition of Healing & Complementary Therapies which then became LivingWell, the UK’s largest free wellbeing festival. June travels around Europe with her partner Tom offering sound baths, healing workshops and concerts as well as running retreats.

“I’d never been on a retreat before but I will certainly be back time and time again. I just loved it. June is knowledgeable and very loving, she oozes wisdom and went over and beyond what I expected her to do. I was in tears as I released many years of pent up sadness and grief. She gave me my life back. Thank you” Cathy Miles, Hereford.

Tom Shanti

Tom is a qualified Kundalini Yoga instructor with over 12 years experience teaching Yoga across the UK. Kundalini Yoga is a simple but powerful yogic technology that combines breath, mudra, eye-focus (drishti), mantra, muscular locks (bandhas) and postures (asanas). We are eager to share the beauty of this technique with others. Based in Shropshire, our intention at Tom Shanti is to help our students listen to their inner selves and find the courage to step out of their comfort zone. in addition to Kundalini Yoga we also hold gong sound baths and kirtan classes.

LIVE MUSIC FROM

eternal sea

eternal sea gigs intertwine ancient chants with the music of more contemporary artists such as Donovan, Bob Dylan, Kate Bush, John Martyn and Leonard Cohen.

When possible we are joined on stage by percussionist supreme, Tom Shanti.

 

 

 

 

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