Our Wellness Retreats are hosted by Where the Mind Grows at our beautiful Heather Lea eco-friendly holiday cottage, in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over three days and two nights, you will be supported to make the changes needed to improve your well-being and resilience. JK from Where the Mind Grows will be the lead facilitator.

These retreats are for leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. You are courageous and busy and have high aspirations. You want to be bold and brave and creative.

Our Retreats are for you …

… if you need some time out from the day-job to clear your mind

… if you are seeking relaxation, reflection and self care

… if you want to reconnect with your true self via closer connection with nature

… if you are looking for a safe and supportive space to gain new perspectives

… if ‘me-time’ always falls to the bottom of your list

During our Wellness Retreat you will experience

  • space for rest and recuperation from your role
  • time in a beautiful natural woodland environment
  • one to one sessions with a Life-Coach
  • a new perspective on the challenges you face
  • personal resources with which to maintain and enhance your well-being
  • tools based on natural principles to sustain you in the future
  • group sessions to explore ideas and develop

You may be a group from the same organisation, or a group of friends 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.

The retreats are designed to be suitable for up to four individuals who may already work together, or who may never have met. A group of up to eight can be accommodated, if you are friends or family and would be happy to share a room.

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

Enjoy a short virtual tour of Heather Lea

The detailed programme of our retreats can be tailored to your requirements.

To discuss how this might work for you contact JK  wherethemindgrows@outlook.com or call 07537922458.

A sample programme of what you might look forward to:

Arrival Day

11.30am – Arrivals, Introduction and Welcome Workshop

Lunch – Soup for the Soul – in the woodland healing circle

Natural Mindfulness Walk with Helen

Dinner at Heather Lea

Self-guided creative resources will be available

Time for rest and relaxation

Day 2


Well-being session in nature

Natural Principles Workshop with JK


Reflective time; nature based resources available

Enhancing Well-being; Rooting Resilience – Workshop.


Evening Workshop – Values as your Compass

Day 3

Breakfast and Dawn Nature Discovery

Workshop: pause, reflection and celebration

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

Albert Einstein