These retreats are hosted by Where the Mind Grows at our beautiful Heather Lea eco-friendly Holiday Cottage. They are designed to be suitable for up to four individuals who may already work together, or who may never have met. Over two nights, and one and half days you will be supported to make the changes needed to improve your well-being and resilience. They will be facilitated by JK from Where the Mind Grows.

These Retreats are ideal for…

Our retreats are particularly designed for leaders – We appreciate that being a leader brings challenges. When you began your role you probably had visions of being profound and inspiring … now you may instead find yourself plate-spinning and struggling to feel like you are making a meaningful impact.

You may fear you are on the edge of burn out. You may want to take action before your stress and anxiety further impact on your well-being … and that is a brave & powerful decision to make!

Our leadership retreats will give you:

  • space for rest and recuperation from your role
  • time in a beautiful natural setting
  • one to one coaching sessions
  • a new perspective on the challenges you face
  • personal resources with which to maintain and enhance your well-being
  • the tools to develop and action plan for positive change

You may be a group of leaders from the same organisation, or a group of peers interested in exploring and enhancing your well-being in a safe and supportive environment, guided by an experienced coach and facilitator. 

Your Home from Home in Nature during the retreat

Our ecofriendly Holiday Cottage, Heather Lea, nestles in our woodland nature reserve, within Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty, North Yorkshire. We are situated within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, York, and Harrogate.

You will enjoy exclusive private access to our 150 acres, Bank Woods and Dowgill Grange which includes wild-flower filled hay meadows, stunning ancient woodland, upland meadows and recently planted woodland.

Your accommodation in Heather Lea will be single occupancy of double or twin rooms. One room has an ensuite shower room, the other three rooms share a further bathroom and shower room.

There is a large well equipped kitchen, with dining table, and also an outside table for al fresco dining. Vegan catering can be included as part of the retreat, so that you can focus on your self rather than cooking.

Heather Lea can comfortably accommodate a group of four attendees. This retreat is also available for smaller groups – please get in touch to discuss this.

Enjoy a short virtual tour of Heather Lea

Our leadership retreats are co-created through a collaborative planning discussion with your group – we can tailor the programme to your requirements.

To discuss how this might work for you contact JK or call 07537922458.

Sample Programme

Arrival Afternoon – at leisure

Evening – opening session with JK, meal & discussion.

Breakfast – with reiki or pilates

Resourcing Personal Well-being – Workshop.

Reflective time and 1:1 coaching sessions


Resilience or Conflict Workshop with JK – outdoors!


Evening Workshop – Changing the Narrative with JK

Time and Space for Reflection


Stepping Out – closing Nature workshop

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better

Albert Einstein