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The idea of running these retreats from our luxury holiday home in Wales Dyffryn House materialised from the realisation that EVERYONE needs some time out, to take stock of what's really important in life and to nurture the self - not because crises forces this but because we all deserve some 'me time' and to find out who that 'me' really is!

Our retreats will serve anyone looking to retreat for health issues, at one of life's crossroads, to rest and restore away from the demands of everyday life or perhaps for some personal development.

You matter, you are important, you have one life - and our intention is that these retreats are one small step towards helping everyone who comes to reduce stress, gain perspective and leave feeling refreshed, connected and empowered.

Upcoming retreats dates and prices

2022 Women's Wellness Retreats:

19th - 23rd Sept - Wellness retreat with a focus on health - 4 Nights
14th - 17th Oct - Wellness retreat with a focus on relationships - 3 Nights

Prices start from £495 for a shared room and £795 for a king room solo in luxury accommodation with hot tub included.

The September retreat is a combination of relaxation and health awareness with a focus on looking and feeling amazing by getting into good daily routines & habits. There will be delicious healthy organic food served to you three times daily, pre breakfast walks, yoga, daily beach / country walks, dance fit and a guest speaker who is a well known local nutritionist who focuses on tokens health and hormones and how diet can play a huge role in being and staying well. Everything is optional so if you prefer to come and relax and join in the gentle relaxing schedule you can, but if you want to push yourself a bit and get up early to walk, do some fitness classes in our local studio and try the 8/16 fasting then that’s an option too. We have workshops and taster sessions and its set to be super! Whatever you choose we are there to support you and ensure you have an amazing experience in a supportive and welcoming environment.

The October retreat focuses on your relationship with yourself, your partner, friends, family or colleagues. It will be empowering and enlightening and offer a safe and supported environment to explore relationships and offer insight and advice to facilitate positive change. Our experienced and wonderful in house therapist is available at all times, and our in house life coach also runs sessions throughout as well as offering complimentary 121 sessions. There will be yoga, meditation, dance, workshops, walking, breath work and abundant nutritious delicious meals. You will learn to connect with yourself and then use this connection to improve all your relationships. We will facilitate confidence building, clear communication and increased self respect and we will be honoured to watch you grow and flourish!

Both retreats offer a unique opportunity to experience this connection through walks in nature, breathwork, daily yoga and meditations with this theme, beach and garden yoga and out door dance (weather permitting). Allow yourself to be nourished and cleansed with delicious homemade organic meals throughout your stay in our stunning country house set in its own private grounds. Come on the included excursion to our wonderful Yoga and fitness studio nearby to experience a deeply relaxing, healing and nurturing Sound Bath, gentle yoga and sample the organic Chai and treats on offer.

If you fancy a dip in the sea then cold water swimming on offer too which is exhilarating and loads of fun for those who dare!

You will return to your daily life with the knowledge and tools to make a positive change for the long term feeling fully aware, connected and refreshed. Ideal for all women who feel like they never stop, or who are at a crossroads in life, have relationship issues, feel taken for granted or have forgotten who they really are or who just need some time out to reconnect and relax. This will give you energy, clarity, and confidence when you return home and the tools to keep up what you have learned.

If you love delicious home cooked organic food and a beautiful environment with wonderful people (and a little fun thrown in too) - this is the retreat for you! If I wasn't running it - I would be booking to attend it! We had the most amazing feedback to our November retreat with everyone leaving feeling wonderful with new friendships, new perspectives, bigger smiles and relaxed faces. Everything is optional so you do whatever you feel like doing with no pressure at all, this is all about YOU! All photos are of actual retreats we have run over the last 2 years including the food and scenery.

Treatments bookable in advance available in the on site relaxing wonderful treatment room :

Massage, Reflexology, Alexander technique, pedicure and manicure
Room Pricing;

Shared twin room £595 per person
Shared quadruple room £495 per person
Kingsize room solo £795 per person or two sharing £695 each for ensuite room or £595 per person for 2 sharing a kingsize non ensuite room
Bunk bed room solo £595, bunk bed room 2 friends booking together £425 per person.
(please note the bunk bed room must be a solo or pair booking as we do not put solo travellers together in that room).

To view the rooms please check the Gallery page on this website

To book your place please click on the button below and pay the £200 deposit. Please add your mobile phone number as a reference and I will then contact you to check which room you require and confirm your booking. The balance of our payment will be due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Deposits are non refundable, however if I manage to re let a room that has been cancelled I will always refund as a goodwill gesture.
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Some feedback from our April 2022 retreat;

I cleared my mind, gained clarity and my path forward. Smashed personal blocks and barriers. I had the time to fully invest in myself and much more. Thank you for everything you have done for me, and Laura you have been my knight in shining armour
I truly enjoyed every minute thank you so much, I have literally loved everything, meeting nice people, all activities and being able to be open and talking and being heard. Really benefitted from having ‘me’ time’
I have benefited so much, more relaxed, less ‘desperate’ and can now see a way through to progress myself. I so enjoyed the company with everyone being so accepting and generous of spirit
I loved all Rachels classes - made me feel fabulous. Did things I wouldn’t ever think I was capable of. A break from mind chattering be able to have honest conversations without being judged. Felt so safe
Vicky (returning guest)
I loved Nancy being there as I missed my dog. Nancy provide lots of cuddles for everyone who needed it and I enjoyed walking her when I wanted little time to myself. I miss her! I benefitted again from having time for myself, not having to do anything I didn’t want to, time to think and reflect. Loved seeing Laura, Lucy and Rachel again too! Thank you
Liz (returning guest)
I feel so much more alive in myself, able to accept and go forward where I felt I couldn’t. My head is clearer and I feel more focussed. Just don’t want to go home as just want to continue feeling this way
My confidence has increased, I feel I am fulfilling my purposed I love how each retreat makes me grow and blossom. I felt I could give more this time and I am able to be my authentic self
SARA - third time returner and now does reflexology for our guests!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions which may come into play throughout the UK my cancellation policy is as follows:

If I have to cancel a retreat because we are in lockdown her or because government dictates it then you would receive a full refund or could transfer your money to another suitable date, the choice would be yours. If any individual cannot attend because their home locality is in lockdown or there are travel restrictions then I will not refund or allow a transfer because I will still be running the retreat (and have all the overheads) for those who can come so I recommend that everyone who books takes travel insurance which will cover this eventuality.

I will also be running several one day retreats for £99 - if interested please email me for more information and specifying whether mid week or weekend would be best for you.

If you would like to make a group booking, or book a private retreat please call me on 07919330932 to discuss options and pricing.

If you wish to book any of the retreats and wish to pay in instalments please email / call me to make plan - I am happy to offer this.
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About our retreats

Not taking time for ourselves to unwind and get away from the pressures that life puts on us can result in mental fatigue, bad life choices, poor diet, stress, lack of sleep and ultimately ill health. Could this be you?Please read on …

We are passionate about what we offer on our retreats and each one is slightly different. The intention is that everyone who comes will feel warmly welcomed, have some real time out to relax, rebalance, feel peaceful, de stress and learn a little whilst meeting like minded people.
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The combination of all the carefully selected elements of this retreat will help still the chatter of your busy mind, help you connect deeply with your true self, and offer you a chance to restore and refresh in a way only possible when time is taken purely for this reason.

Meditation and true rest along with the breathing exercises will strengthen your immune system, calm your nervous system and help your wellbeing. You will become more aware of the true wonderful you, and this, in turn, will bring a sense of self-love and gratitude that in your busy lives is often neglected. This awareness and reconnection will help leave self-doubt and insecurities behind as you move forward with your life.

Inner confidence will start to blossom as we sow these seeds with you, and you begin to recognise the true good and kindness in your heart. You will take away from the retreat a sense of happiness in yourself, contentment and confidence recognised and nurtured allowing your future path to open up, and relationships to flourish.

Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats also offer you some helpful tools and signposts to help you stay focused on the things you have learned and those that have helped you.

Having time to carefully consider what truly makes your heart sing and doing more of those things is something you can gift to yourself and then use in your everyday life to restore balance and peace.

Taking time out from the busy chatter and demands of everyday modern life, opening your heart and mind to new ideas and having new experiences with other wonderful women may be the exact experience you need to help guide you on your true path being your best you.

-Here is an idea of the sort of things you can expect on our retreats;

*A very warm welcome to everyone to put everyone at ease and get to know each other
*Daily yoga and meditation sessions (totally optional)
*Group workshops, a real insight into beliefs, values, and identity coupled with how you communicate and make yourselves 'heard'. This session really helps identify all the good in every unique individual, helps you value yourselves and aids better communication and confidence for anyone struggling with anxiety. Very informal and fun but uniquely beneficial for those joining in. Touches on mindfulness and intention setting/gratitude and can help relieve anxiety and stress.
*Guided beach Walk in stunning Ferryside and /or Cefn Sidan listening to the sounds the gulls and smelling the fresh salty air, listening to the roar of the waves and feeling the wind in your hair, stress dissolving and leaving you feeling at peace and happy to be alive in this moment. Walking barefoot in the sand and connecting to Mother Nature and taking time to notice small details is truly blissful. Also walks from the door round the picturesque Kidwelly Castle, past a river and over a little bridge … gorgeous!
*We invite you to evening socialisation and debate/chats for those who want to, or quiet reflection time in your comfy, clean and lovely room if you prefer - it’s all your choice as this is time for YOU.
*Use of private hot tub included for anytime.
*All delicious homemade organic and locally sourced (where possible) meals made in house
-Daily itinerary

-Day 1
*12noon -1 pm Arrival, tea and welcome
*1pm Lunch - Home cooked and organic food using fresh local produce where possible
*Guided mindful country walk (optional)
*4pm - personal development session by Lucy on resilience - fun and informative
* Drink and snack
*Free time to socialise, walk or do garden yoga, or reflect on the session in your own space or just take some time out.
*19:00 Home cooked dinner which is always vegetarian, healthy and delicious - contact Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats if you have dietary needs and if we can oblige, we will be delighted to
*After dinner, free time to socialise, read, use the hot tub, take time out alone and have any scheduled treatments such as reiki, massage, and more

-Day 2
*Pre-breakfast walk (optional)
*07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast and free time
*10:30 Excursion to nearby Ferryside where the main yoga and mediation session is held or if weather poor then to The Studio - Led by the amazing Yogi Rach RED whose intention is to help you discover a healthier, happier you using yoga, meditation, alignment and breath work.
*Chai and snack
*Guided beach walk (tide permitting, or cliff walk if not)
*13:00 Lunch - homemade and organic vegetarian food
*After lunch rest and relax and enjoy the peaceful house and grounds
*Time for pre-booked treatments at the house or quiet and mindful reflection
*Happiness talk / Journalling and discussion with Casey
*Evening socialising or quiet time - there is also use of the hot tub

-Day 3
Pre breakfast walk (Optional)
07.30-9.30 Breakfast
Daily Yoga and mediation for those who want to join in
Guided beach walk
Free time and option of afternoon treatments in house or explore the area
Final supper

-Day 4
*Pre-breakfast walk for those who fancy it
*07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
Final yoga and meditation then:
*Regroup, relax and read, reflect, or socialise - variety of tea, coffee, drinks available at all times
*Walk, hot tub, journal, or do some garden yoga/mediation or take 121 chat with Laura, Lucy and Casey before.
*12:00 Departure
*Free lifts to and from Kidwelly train station (by arrangement)

It is very informal and warm, and there is no pressure to join in anything you are not comfortable with - you can just be present and not share anything if you so wish. All that's needed is your presence.
Providing healthy, delicious food is part of nurturing you during your stay. Recipes can be provided for all meals which are homemade in house.
If you want to book a room by yourself there is a supplement of £200 so please message me about this before booking.
Use of the hot tub is included for evening relaxation.

There are optional extras (bookable directly with me in advance) where practitioners come to the house and offer:
Facials and Dermablading
Botox and fillers
Alexander Technique

The real focus will be on the things that matter in life; health, happiness, peace, relaxation, friendships, gratitude, nature and mindful choices, with some fun along the way. We hope the retreat can boost self esteem and confidence by instilling a sense of self awareness and choice, connect you more deeply to your true self, help you enjoy being in the now. We know the retreat will definitely be an opportunity to fully relax!
So, come alone, with a mum or sister or daughter, or book a group by emailing me.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have and I will be so delighted to help. There are very limited places on each retreat as the maximum number we can accommodate is 10 and in 2021 there will only be 4 retreats open to the public so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Team

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Laura - As the owner of the Dyffryn House holiday home in Kidwelly, Wales and the founder of these retreats I am delighted to welcome various people to help me run what I hope are to become known the most wonderful retreats in Carmarthenshire, Wales. I am lucky enough to have a core team of women who have a wealth of experience and skills to make each retreat very special indeed.

I am a hardworking and focussed person who loves life, my children, my husband and my dogs! I co manage 3 business with my husband and know what's its like to feel over loaded and like life is passing by in a whirlwind without really taking time to stop and notice the choices being made. My true intention is to make these retreats welcoming, relaxing, positive, life enhancing experiences available for lots of women who need to 'pause' and take a breath.

I do some of the catering for the retreats myself as I love to cook really nourishing delicious food and aim to inspire you about making good food choices to make you feel good.

2019 was a big year for me as I took the opportunity to take time out (for the first time ever!) to really focus on the things that I am passionate about and make big life changes. Part of that involved meeting some amazing people, opening my mind, trying new things, and learning a lot more about holistic approaches and the importance of mindfulness, meditation, rest and relaxation for physical and mental well being.

I discovered the peacefulness that yoga and mediation can bring, focussed on really healthy organic food and cooking to nurture, spent more time noticing things rather than rushing and spent more time out in nature. I read loads about expanding my mind and making the right choices in this one life that we have and feel what I learnt and am continuing to learn is that we are on a journey in this life and we can choose the path we take and the mindset that we take with us.

Sharing what I had learnt with other woman, and bringing together the people who had had such a great impact on me last year to help me do this gave rise to the idea of running these retreats. Lucy, Casey and Rachel are my go to team and they have a huge positive impact on each and every one! All women deserve and need to take some precious time for themselves. Women often care for everyone except themselves - I want to be part of changing this and offer to show you a different, more peaceful, mindful, fulfilled path where your physical and mental health are highly valued and your essence has a chance to really shine.

I am so grateful to have the resource to put on these retreats and very excited to meet all the women that come along and ' join our tribe'. You are important, you matter, you have one wonderful life and these retreats could be a little seed of change which allow you to really flourish. So, come as a single, as friends, sisters or mum and daughter and experience some wonderful time out with like minded people.

If you would like to speak about attending any of the retreats, putting on a retreat yourself in one of our houses or having me organise a private retreat for you (groups of 8+) then I am very open to any suggestions and welcome any ideas. Perhaps you have a skill or something positive you would like to offer to be actively involved in running a retreat - if so then please get in touch as I am always open to new ideas.
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Em is best described as an empowerment coach. She holds the belief that within us are the resources to live a happy and peaceful life. Along with her experience as a Reiki Master and NLP practitioner she has a bag packed with tools and techniques to help release inner potential and offers a guiding hand to take the first step.

Her group session stimulates curiosity and in relaxed atmosphere will support you to:

  • • realise your personal values and how they show up in your life NOW 
    • reflect on your relationship between needs and values 
    • tune into what ‘lights you up’, appreciate your signature skills and how to use them to live the “extraordinary life” you choose
    • understand how your actions influence connections with others
    • release your limiting beliefs 
    • practise daily gratitude and journaling
“For me, life is a unique journey of discovery and constant learning. We can experience our best life when we have clarity on our values, choose beliefs that serve us well and take productive action to the situations that we face”.
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Ruth - Founder of Awaken Your Soul yoga (
Ruth has travelled extensively from Bali, to Thailand and India and is a truly wonderful and inspirational Yoga teacher and coach. Her skills are yoga, mediation, coaching, psycho spiritual work, and writing. In 2014 Ruth moved to the Gower Peninsula and has been working with both groups and individuals running weekend and day retreats teaching yoga and leading Kirtan, writing and sharing poems, offering re birthing (breath work) sessions. Ruth feels that her life purpose is to help others on the journey of transformation and self reclamation ' to hear the voice of their own heart and awaken their soul'
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Jo - An inspirational woman who has such a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Jo offers short mindfulness courses in the retreats and brings with her a sense of calm and peace.

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