Friday 29th October- Monday 1st November 2021 - SOLD OUT
Friday 5th - Monday 8th November 2021 - SOLD OUT
(Reserve list only - please get in touch by clicking on the link below if you'd like to be notified of any cancellations)
Nourish your soul – Come home to yourself
A space in time, in nature, to move our focus inward and connect joyfully with our naturally arising feminine wisdom. Receiving nourishment from Mother Earth, we will use our bodies, our voices, our breath and our feminine energies to reconnect and remember how it feels to be truly ‘nourished’ on every level.
Over this long weekend, set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, we will embrace every opportunity to connect with nature, consciously linking awareness of our own cycles to those of our Great Mother.
A safe circle of sacred sisterhood, to be witnessed in both your shadow and your light, without judgement. A nurturing space to simply be seen, be heard and be felt, listened to from the heart, in the safe arms of Mama Gaia.
When we welcome all that we are, deep connection happens.
"It has been a time of deep reflection, healing and connection with my sisters. I will remember this time forever"
Whole Body Nourishment
We will enjoy daily a daily practice of ‘Shakti Yoga’ – my own unique blend - bringing together a love for both Womb Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. I offer a truly nurturing, strengthening and revitalising, feminine approach to yoga that can support, nourish and delight us throughout our whole lives.
‘Our issues are in our tissues’
Allowing our bodies to move freely supports the release of issues that are so deeply rooted, we're not even aware we're carrying them. In our practice we will be guided by our bodies, not our ego mind, to move with freedom and grace.
"I did not expect this retreat to be as mind-blowing as it was. It has exceeded my expectations in every single way"
“No outer teacher can come close to the deep sense of wisdom and understanding that flows through a woman who is absolutely and profoundly connected with her own intuitive understanding.”
- Uma-Dinsmore Tuli
Womb Yoga teaches us to be truly present in our body and to honour, respect and be responsive to our ever-changing needs. It enables us to access the inner guidance of our source wisdom so that we may more readily reside in wellbeing and peace with our experiences as women, leading us to spiritual empowerment, self-acceptance and contentment.
Mizan Therapy is a traditional reproductive healing technique to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually. It is a gentle, non-invasive external massage that brings healing to the wombspace and optimum health and well-being to women of all ages. Mizan benefits our physical health, restoring circulation and lymphatic drainage, easing muscle and fascia (tightened by tension and emotion), as well as bringing healing on an emotional and spiritual level. In a world where there is a great level of disconnect, Mizan Therapy brings us back to source, the seat of our sensuality and creativity,
"One of the most empowering, tender, loving times of my life”
Soul Food Nourishment
"I could taste, feel, smell, see and touch the love and care Liz put into every element of the retreat"
What's Included - your full experience:
Nourish your mind, body and soul through:
3 nights farmhouse accommodation in the beautiful Peak District
Fully catered plant-based, organic, nourishing food
Daily Shakti Flow - beautifully blended Vinyasa & Womb Yoga
Guided heart-womb meditation, mudras & breath work
Shakti circles - a safe space to be seen, heard & felt in all your shades
Mizan Therapy - guided womb self-massage
Kirtan style music, mantra, chanting, singing
Cyclical wisdom, charting, female creativity & sexuality
Naturopathic Nutrition for female vitality
Stone circle visit
Celebration of Mother Earth & the Divine Feminine
You will leave the retreat with a heart full of compassion for self and others, and an inspired mind to sustain your wellbeing and self-care practice over the darker months to come.
“I feel like I’m leaving with a sense of joy for life that has been missing for a while”
This retreat will also bring another element of deep nourishment – soul food! As a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, I will be sharing wisdom of ‘Nutrition for Women’s Health’ for all life stages. Autumn is such a fundamental time for replenishing our bodies with nourishing meals, to support our immunity and defence mechanisms for the colder winter months ahead. Alongside this we will be fully catered for by the wonderful Bex at ‘Mindful Kitchen’. The Mindful Kitchen is a place of healing and natural abundance with quality, plant-based ingredients designed by nature to nourish and fuel, sourcing organic and ethical produce where possible. Her menus enhance well-being, happiness and connection to self, others and our beautiful planet. By adopting a more mindful approach to what we put in our bodies and take from the earth, we raise health and vibration for all.
Your Facilitator - Liz Bortoli
Warm greetings sister – it's an absolute honour to meet you here.
It is through my own, ongoing, healing journey that I have arrived at the privilege of my ‘Nourished Woman’ retreat offering to you. As with most things we’re passionate about, it’s our own journeys that have led us here. Everything I share is from the heart.
A long 5-year fertility rollercoaster has brought me closer to what it really means to feel ‘nourished’. In that time I’ve become a Yoga Teacher, a Mizan Therapist and a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. Healing and health are not linear and they are multi-faceted. I believe that my offerings now envelope all that we need, as women in modern-day society, to be truly healthy and truly nourished.
My hope is that, from the moment that you arrive, you feel enveloped in love and support, so that you leave with a deepened sense of self-love and wellbeing. It is my absolute privilege to witness you, hold space for you and honour all that you are sister.
I am passionate about music and love the meditative effects that chanting and singing mantras can bring. I live locally and have a genuine passion for the Derbyshire countryside. I really believe that the more we connect with nature, the more profound a connection we have with ourselves.
"Liz is a true, rare and beautiful being. I feel instantly welcome in her presence and she emits only the most benevolent energies. Through her own spiritual practice and development, she invites you to carve your own path, discover latent energies within yourself. I will always be grateful to the universe for bringing Liz into my life”
- previous guest.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga - 200 hours Teacher Training,
Womb Yoga - 40 hours Teacher Training
Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga – 42 hours Teacher Training
CPD: Yoga for Female Creativity and Sexuality, Pranayama Breathing, Yoga Nidra Immersion + 14 years of dedication to my own practice*
Qualified Mizan Therapy Practitioner (womb & abdominal massage)
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist DiP– College of Naturopathic Medicine
Other – Red Tent & Women’s Circle Facilitator/ Music and Earth lover
*I don’t subscribe to any one school of Yoga. Whilst I have the absolute utmost respect for ALL Yoga teachings, traditions and lineages, my personal belief is that the best guru is the guru within. Yoga, to me, is about listening to what our bodies need and attuning to our deepest intuition. It's there in all of us.
Your Weekend Home
Your retreat is in the rural parish of Gratton, in the beautiful Peak District. We will be staying in 2 of the only 5 farmhouses in the village, which enjoys unspoiled countryside.
The Yoga is held in the beautiful Village Hall of Elton (just up the lane!)
Click on the images below to see your beautiful weekend accommodation
Is this the retreat for me?
"If you want to connect with nature, Mother Earth and your feminine energy, then this is the retreat for you! A beautiful space to harmonise body and soul. Full of activities to focus your feminine wisdom. A real treat!"
- previous guest
This retreat is suitable for all women at all life stages. No experience is necessary - it's about your inward journey.
If you are looking to improve your headstand, practise dynamic Yoga and teachings from the Yoga Sutras, this is probably not the retreat for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking to let go of expectation - of yourself and others - if you're willing to get raw and authentic and come into the real truth of what it is to be a woman, then you have come to the right place sister.
Please be mindful that connecting with source (our wombspace) can, at times, bring up some emotion, and ensure that you are in a place of strength to allow whatever arises to flow with ease and grace. It is all so very welcome, though obviously we are all ultimately responsible for our own well-being.
"One of the most empowering, tender, loving times of my life”
- previous guest.
"Magical. Liberating. Precious”
- previous guest.
Your investment depends on your room and sharing preferences. Please get in touch early to secure the price plan that you desire. Room Options:
Shared Twin en-suite
Shared King en-suite
Shared Double en-suite
Shared Twin shared bathroom
Shared Double shared bathroom
Private Room Double bed (single occupancy)
~£100 deposit at the time of booking to secure your place (non-refundable)
~Balance to be paid in full by 3rd September 2021
Please note that I have always endeavoured to keep down the costs of my retreats and have a pricing structure so that they are accessible to all budgets. Prices are increased this year as we have moved from a self-catered retreat to a fully catered feasting retreat.