Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd August

A two-night nature connection retreat with home-made vegetarian food, wild swimming, yoga, massage, meditation instruction and time for yourself.

The retreats are led by Eve Annecke (Bertha fellow, ecologist, teacher and retreat leader), Jo-Anne Nighy (body psychotherapist and massage therapist) & Jessie Teggin (Director of The Quadrangle).

We are asking participants to cover their travel and contribute what they can afford on a sliding scale between £40- £175, and to please contact us if they would like to apply for a full bursary place.

For more information, to book a place or to nominate a healthcare worker friend, family or colleague for a place on a retreat please contact Jessie

Testimonials from previous retreats
“There was acknowledgement that people need such a space to be a way, be safe, and held and feel welcomed without judgement.”

“The meditation practice was tranquil and personally allowed me to experience a great sense of peace.”

“Retreats of this nature are needed more than ever. They should become a recommendation for all Healthcare worker and highly promoted in maintaining our wellbeing. All sessions were delivered with clarity, love and wisdom and has really helped me to deepen my appreciation of how nature nurtures us daily.”

Image credits: Michael Cheetham, Callum Teggin

The emotional burden of Covid has taken a toll on the mental health and wellbeing of those on the frontline. NHS workers are suffering from fatigue, stress and exhaustion and there are reports of burn out, PTSD and severe depression.

“40% of ICU workers are likely to meet the threshold for PTSD”- Research by King’s College London and University College London

At the Quadrangle we want to say thank you and give something back to people who have cared for others over the last year.

Time spent in nature can have powerful beneficial effects both emotionally and physically by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and tension.

In September 2020, we ran a two-day overnight retreat for healthcare and frontline workers who had experienced high levels of stress and exhaustion during the Covid-19 crisis, giving them simple practices to use when they returned to work and their everyday lives.

Now, our ambition is to run a series of retreats throughout 2021 and 2022.

Please get in touch to find out more and to support the project.