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Inner Alchemy Retreat – 23-25 June

June 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - June 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0

Join us for a weekend of healing, transformation and summer camp vibes! 

Are you longing for:

  • an opportunity to get to know and cherish the real you, underneath all the layers?
  • to have new experiences and challenge old limiting behaviour patterns and beliefs?
  • a place to be nurtured, release your baggage and have your heart held with love?
  • a safe space to express the hidden corners of your soul which long to shine brightly?
  • a break to give yourself the love and attention you really need (and are seeking externally)?
  • A tribe of people who really see you as the miracle you are?

I’d love to invite you to the Inner Alchemy Retreat, taking place on the Essex coastline from 23-25 June.

Over 2.5 days we will explore our inner and outer worlds and challenge our limitations and false beliefs that keep us playing small. We will clear out the closet of all the stories and dramas that are holding you back from living up to your potential. We’ll probably laugh, cry, hug, dance our lil’ hearts out and tell each other secrets nobody knows too.  You’ll exhale fully into trust, relaxation and resound with calm confidence about your next steps.

Are you feeling it already?

If you’re reading this then you’re already doing a pretty good job surviving (or even thriving) on this roller coaster called life. Congratulations! Yet, do you sometimes feel there is more to life than the one you’re living? You may feel content in many ways but there’s a nagging feeling underneath that in the words of a dear friend of mine ‘THERE’S MORE’.

And yes, indeed there is, MORE!

More of everything that lives inside of you, which you get frustrated that you can’t quite get out into the world.

The world needs more YOU. The real, authentic, inspired, passionate, creative you. The one hiding in the corner with the zero confidence or the one who doesn’t want to rock the boat. Guess what, over the last few years the boat is already rocking, a lot, and you holding yourself back isn’t going to win you a medal. Instead it’s going to be uncomfortable and painful, just like living with constipation (creative constipation that is) because freedom lives in your fullest unfiltered expression.

This is an opportunity to accept and love yourself where you are right now, perfectly imperfect and always learning growing.

This is a chance to see what you’re really made of (and I promise it’s REALLY GOOD).

This is the time to nourish your heart and soul with REAL soul food (aka connection, communication, authenticity, vulnerability, inspiration, not to mention yummy food).

What’s involved

The retreat takes place at Essex Outdoors Bradwell, which is an outdoor activity centre on the Essex coast where I also work.

We begin from 3pm on Friday 23rd June and will finish at 5.30pm on Sunday 25th June. (Option to stay overnight on Sunday 25 June for small extra cost)

The schedule for the weekend is flexible (as it depends on the weather) and includes:

  • Various guided & facilitated group breathing sessions – to release stuck emotions and stagnant energy. We expand your nervous system capacity to have more space to be you, and more freedom to breathe. I use a combination of sound, movement and acupressure to release into deeper layers, finding relaxation and clarity in the process.
  • Individual breathing analysis to understand your body/breath/emotion connection on a deeper level
  • 3 hour high ropes session – to challenge your fears and overcome your limiting beliefs
  • 3 hour sailing session – an opportunity to try something new and lean into the wonder of nature
  • All meals provided (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner) – plant based healthy food to nourish your mind, body, heart and soul
  • 2 nights accommodation and linen in shared rooms (basic style accommodation, it’s an outdoor centre after all – soz no fancy roll top baths here lol)

After all of this, how are you going to feel?

Think…. your favourite ever summer camp crossed with a deeply transformational retreat that will unwind the tension you’ve been carrying and infuse you with inspiration for months (if not years) to come.

If you’re ready to expand your gifts, nourish yourself, and go to your next level in life (whatever that looks like for you) I’d love you to join us for a journey like no other – deep within yourself.

This is the place where ALL OF YOU has full permission to come to life.
And that is my deepest desire – for all of us to experience our potential.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Breathe the change you wish to see in the world.
Philippa xo

What previous clients have said:

“I can’t actually begin to put the inspiration and wisdom I have received from you into words but here goes…

It’s like receiving a warm hug from an old friend, a holding of confronting truth that nurtures and nourishes feeling held and supported enabling supporting myself and returning to who I actually am shedding the social and family constructs.  

An opening up to love and truth to set my wings of liberation free knowing I can work with and through anything standing in the way of freedom.” Sarah Jane

If you would like to discuss the retreat before committing – please drop me an email hello@breathworks.co  to arrange a call.


Recommended donation: between £475 – £595

For the very first time I’m offering this retreat on a donation basis.

This means I share the minimum cost with you for the third party services that I incur, and leave you to determine the value of the work that I share in preparing and delivering the retreat.

The basic third party cost is £246.75 per attendee  – or £250 for easy maths!

This covers:

3 days, 2 Nights accommodation, venue hire and linen (basic sharing rooms – same sex / dorm style)
6 x whole food plant based meals
2 x 3 hour instructor led activities of high ropes and sailing
Please note the basic cost above does not include my time/energy – hence the recommended donation amount as shown because people often ask me what is a suitable exchange.

I will also be donating 10% of the gross donations (minus costs above) to Greenlight London to continue the support they provide in the community. You may be familiar that I often provide sessions at the centre in Clapham. Please bear this in mind when deciding upon your contribution.

The minimum total contribution is £250 to cover costs. Please get in touch if you have any queries about payment or booking. Please don’t let financial issues hold you back – reach out and we will see how we can work together.


Maximum 10 spaces available, open to all genders (7 spaces remain)

Bookings close : 20 June

Payments are non-refundable except where the retreat is cancelled by the organiser.

Location: Essex Outdoors, Bradwell Waterside, CM0 7QY – location map here

Closest train station: Southminster

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June 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
June 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0


Philippa Wilkin


Essex Outdoors
Essex Outdoors Bradwell
Bradwell Waterside, CM0 7QY United Kingdom
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