Maison Fish farmhouse
Exmoor National Park
Nov 29 - dec 2
“She is ideas, feelings, urges and memory. She has been lost and half forgotten for a long, long time. She is the source, the light, the night, the dark and daybreak. She is the smell of good mud and the back leg of a fox. The birds which tell her secrets belong to her. She is the voice that says this way, this way…” (Women who run with the Wolves)
Will you follow?
This is the final call for all women to return to the earth this year. A homecoming for the intuitive medicine woman that exists within each one of us as a wildly creative mystery.
She can be felt when we move and groove, pause and listen, rest deeply and attune to the rhythmic pulse of Nature.
You might hear her, sense her, touch her, dance with her. She exists in the most intimate parts of ourselves and this weekend is an invitation for you to explore yourself, and your fellow sisters, as wild medicine women.
Fern Trelfa, Founder of Maison Fish, and Adrianna Zaccardi, cocreator of Weave Woman, are coming together to guide a weekend of embodiment, poetry and enchantment at Maison Fish Devon. This collaboration from two spirit weavers has been a long time in the making and we are excited.
This retreat is an opportunity for us to remember that everything is born from Nature. We are Mother Earth personified and through tending to our earth - our bodies - during the dark days of winter, we turn our soil and bury deep within ourselves, planting seeds and establishing roots for the year ahead.
This is a time for stillness, space and silence.
To ask ourselves where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going.
This is a call for intimacy and sisterly shares next to open log fires.
We will meditate with the winter sun and wrap our hands around mugs of chai.
We will use our voices, not matter how big or small.
We will be seen and heard.
We honour the call to go slow so we can meet ourselves with radical self care.
We know that rest is a vital part in the cycle of creation, and each time we return back to this same place each year, we return with even more wisdom, intuition and trust.
Sadhana - mediation, pranayama and voice work.
Followed by candle lit caves and sacred spaces for spacious practice (up to 3 hours) comprising of embodied yoga and movement, deep rest, restorative and sound healing.
A space dedicated to connection and remembrance. An instinctive culmination of sharing circles, floor based movement, restorative yoga with sound healing and energy work. Our evening sessions will be up to 2 hours in length.
This retreat will be held at Maison Fish DEVON, a treasure chest of a farmhouse in the middle of Exmoor National Park. Fern knows this land like the back of her hand, and is able to bring the nature alive to your senses after six years of potent magic making here.
At this time of year the valley transforms into a blanket of rusted ferns, wild orange bracken and shadowy silhouettes. You can expect forests of whispering trees, wild moss to nuzzle your bones into and meandering rivers to splash in. We shall take a drum into the woods and send flute melody into the breeze. We ask Nature to become our playground.
Our farmhouse is a premium property, with wooden floors and open fire places. We’ll take our yoga in a converted barn, soak in our Five Elements hot tub under the galaxy, and take a plunge in either the slate swimming pool or private lake.
Maison Fish Devon is our home away from home.
Phoebe is a holistic mama who will nourish your cells with seasonal goodness. Her menu is based around whole foods that taste amazingly good. This will be a heart feast of a vegetarian retreat, and any vegans and dietary requests warmly welcomed. All of our ingredients are sourced freshly from local suppliers, and our eggs from the chickens in the field next door.
You will find Phoebe in her open plan kitchen, singing a long to birdsong we should imagine. you are welcome to ask her questions, and even get involved in the cooking if you wish. This woman is a true wonder.
WHAT A DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
7:15am : Sacred Morning - we will breathe together, sing together, sit together.
8:45am: Embodied Yoga & Movement
11:15am : Breakfast
wild walks / pine forest meditation / story time in the natural world / wild heart musical meditation / tree climbing / surfing / massage / alone time / journalling / hot tub / bath / cold water plunge / whatever you feel…
5pm - Early dinner
7 - 9pm - Restorative Practice / Sound healing / Group Reiki
9pm – Supper
hot tub underneath the galaxy ?
THE ORGANISATIONAL STUFF
The retreat will open at 5pm on Friday 29th October.
We will have our opening ceremony, embodied practice, followed by a welcome dinner.
The retreat will close Monday 2nd at 2pm..
The Maison really is in the middle of the countryside nestled away in the Exmoor National Park. Some guests like to arrange car shares - this is helpful for us! The trains are also very simple. We offer a group ticket train fare service to keep costs down.
THE MONEY STUFF
Guests are asked to select the following option when booking. We don’t offer a ‘early bird’ but cheapest rates tend to go first so best book in advance if you need to be careful with your golden nuggets.
£375 Gypsy Fish – a futon style bed on a twin room. Room to be shared with a Premium Fish.
£450 Standard Fish – a single bed in a twin room. Room to be shared with a Standard Fish.
£500 Premium Fish – a double bed in a twin room. Room to be shared with a Gypsy Fish.
£900 Deluxe Duo - the best room with a sunrise view suitable for a couple or two friends sharing.
All rooms are spacious with the comfiest of beds and the softest of sheets for the cosiest of nights.
A non refundable deposit of £250 is required to secure your space. Or pay the full balance through the Maison Fish website.
This retreat has space for only 10 people only so best to book your space quickly.
Daily extended yoga practices, as well as movement, meditation and sound therapy experiences
All meals from Friday night to Monday.
Accommodation in a spectacular premium farmhouse within 200 acres of private land, hot tub, private lake and swimming pool.
What’s not included
The cost of travel from your home to the Maison.
Optional add ons
£65/ £85 Holistic Body work with Fern
£65/ £85 Holistic Body work with Adrianna
It makes Maison Fish sad when finances interfere with yoga and wellbeing. So if money is not flowing, please suggest a payment plan that is realistic for you. We won’t bite.
Email for more details.