Healing the Heart Retreat
12th-14th February 2024
Taking place in Buckinghamshire, U.K., join us on our therapeutic three-day retreat in the beautiful spaces and grounds of St Katherine's Parmoor.
This retreat is aimed for those who have experienced trauma in their lives, either as adults or as children. With our team of qualified therapists, you can find healing and recovery through connecting to Allah through meditative group sessions, 1:1 therapy, trauma-informed yoga, and holistic massage.
Set in the stunning Buckinghamshire countryside, St. Katherine's is a dedicated retreat centre, mostly hosting prayer and meditation retreats. It is comfortable and homely with a fascinating history.
Simple but tasty meals are made at St. Katherines which are all halal.
There are three group therapy sessions and a one to one personal integrative arts therapy session with our trained trauma counsellor.
It is well established that trauma is stored in the body. This is why there will be an emphasis on body work and connection to help you feel at peace again within your own body.
The yoga workshops, run by trauma specialist, Cath Watsham, will be tailored to your specific needs with movements to help release trapped emotions.
About the Retreat
We do some group prayers, as well as Islamic healing meditation for inner peace and healing.
There is also a programme of connecting with nature, art activities, meditation and Tai Chi as well as enough personal time for rest and relaxation.
The retreat takes place in the historic house of St. Katherine's Parmoor. This house has an interesting history and is owned by the Sue Ryder fellowship. It is a dedicated retreat centre for prayerful groups and has a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere.
It is set in beautiful grounds, ancient trees and it's own resident peacock!
You can choose from three types of rooms:
Twin room with en suite wc & shower.
Double bed in double room with en suite wc & shower.
Single room with sink and shared bathroom. Disabled access.
Massages by Serenity Wellbeing
A range of massages included on the retreat including full body, head and shoulders, Indian head massage, reflexology and Hopi candles.
Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is specifically for Muslim women who have experienced difficult events in their past including divorce, sexual or physical abuse, accidents, loss and bereavement and other events.
Please note that this retreat is not for those currently in an abusive situation. If you are, please contact us for support on how to remove yourself from a dangerous situation. Healing and recovery can only really occur when a person is in a currently safe situation.
This retreat has limited numbers - a maximum of ten sisters and is entirely confidential and private.
After we receive your booking form, we will have a look at your application to ensure the retreat will be of benefit to you.
Post Retreat Care
Included in the price, you will have another 1:1 hour-long therapy session, usually via Zoom.
There will be an ongoing whatsapp group for continuing connection with the others on the retreat.
Twin room - £650 (per person)
Single room - £690
Double room - £750
We try to keep the costs as low as possible considering the high costs of venue hire. If you have trouble paying, we may be able to offer concessions. Please follow the concession link in the FAQs page.
We also offer instalment plans to help spread the cost.
Three days, two nights accommodation
Personal 1:1 therapy session
Hour massage of your choice
Trauma informed yoga
Massages are also available on request.
Alhumdulillah, with the blessings of Allah
WHAT SISTERS SAID ABOUT THE PAST RETREATS
You emerge a different person. Definitely worth every woman to experience at least once in their life. Brilliant at accomodating people experiencing any difficulty.
A spiritual retreat to connect with Allah and Rasulullah (s.a.w.) A must, as it helps with reconnecting with self and evaluating owns life/self. It healed wounds for me and brought me nearer an amazing group of sisters.
A perfect place to unravel thoughts and walkaway with new life tools, greater strength and a refined wider perspective