Rested Mama Retreat at Hollwell Holistic Centre, Devon | 13th -15th May

To book your place on this Rested Mama Retreat, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on


This Rested Mama retreat at Hollwell Holistic Retreat Centre has been curated for Mum’s by a Mum. By a woman who thinks Mum’s are amazing and knows first hand how supportive yoga and meditation is for daily parental life so can’t wait to share these practices to support you.

To incredible caregivers of young children, this retreat is for you. Fulfilling the role of Mother is amazing and challenging in equal measure. Time, space and energy to consistently look after our wellbeing is often lacking. It is so easy to lose our sense of Self in this 24hr role.

You might have a baby who no longer needs Mama for feeds, a toddler, or primary aged children. You give so much to others, so would love time to honour yourself and all this love that you share. This is time for you to share the love inwards. Space and time to nurture your physical, mental and emotional self, to reflect and recharge within a beautiful holistic retreat centre in Devon.

Delving into morning and evening nurturing, mindful and bodyful yoga and meditation practices, let’s move and pause, rest and release, journal and sit, listening to feelings and whisperings of the heart that might not always have the chance to be heard.

Let’s come together and create community within a small group of amazing Mama’s. Chat, laugh and listen, connect and take time alone to stroll and ponder – or even take an uninterrupted nap. Bliss.

With plenty of free time to carve as you wish, stroll the 5 acres of land, nap, read, sip tea, chat, and enjoy a wonderful one hour holistic or deep tissue massage with Imogen (if this is within your booking option – see below). The North Devon coast is also a short drive away.

After dinner, the Sauna Garden awaits, complete with a woodfired sauna plus outdoor ‘plunge’ shower and hot showers to enjoy. Fires, indoor or out, weather allowing, will keep us cosy under the dark starry skies.

Yoga & Meditation

Practice with Carolyn as an opportunity to explore your yoga, through restorative and intuitive movement and stillness. Modern life can feel fast, we all carry so much, so let’s practice letting go of some of the stress and tension, moving with awareness, softening our edges and discovering all the spaciousness and truth that the present moment already holds – when we take the time to notice.

Meet yourself just as you are in the moment, lean into what you feel (and yup, sleep deprived, knackered, and achy is all welcome) and practice working compassionately with that, with all soft strength you already hold, in heart, mind and body.

Inspired by wisdom from ancient yogi’s and modern science, Carolyn weaves themes within flows, mindful pauses and Yoga Nidra (such a rejuvenating meditation) holding space for you to feel into your own experience in your body.

If you need Child’s Pose for an hour, take that. If your body needs to move a little faster, to shake it out and process, go with that. Noticing how we feel, and responding to that is such a strength for daily life.

Saturday and Sunday morning Yoga and meditation will be slow, gently dynamic and energising, as we explore ideas of rest. What does it mean to feel rested? Life never stops, especially as a Mother of young ones, so let’s practice ‘resting as we go’, in movement, in breath and in stillness, with compassion and care.

Daytime workshops on Saturday and Sunday will include creative journaling and Yoga Nidra, the latter being a beautiful meditation practice thought to be four times as restorative as sleep.

Friday and Saturday evening yoga, just before dinner, will be candlelit, nourishing and restorative, leaning into ourselves, and props, for supportive deep rest and loving care.


We will be looked after with Autumnal, nourishing vegetarian (vegan and all dietary requests catered for) delights. All produce is organic, home grown or locally sourced so we can rest well knowing we are looking after the planet too.

Retreat schedule

Friday 13th May

3- 4pm Arrival

5.30pm Yoga – Unfurl

7.30pm Dinner

Evening – Sauna Garden

Saturday 14th May

9am Yoga & Journaling

10.30pm Brunch

2pm Yoga Nidra

3pm Snacks & Teas

5.00pm Restorative Yoga

7.00 Dinner

Cacao, fire & music

Sunday 15th May

9am Yoga (or lie-in!)

10.30am Breakfast

11.15pm Closing circle

12pm Home time

Retreat Price

There are 3 booking options. The Twin Rooms comprise of two single beds, and the private rooms offer a King Size Bed for solo occupancy.

Options 2 and 3 also offer you a wonderful one hour deep tissue or holistic massage with Imogen Rose in her private therapy space by the studio.

1. £395 pp Twin Room
2. £445 pp Twin Room + One Hour Holistic Massage
3. £545 pp Private King Bed Room + One Hour Holistic Massage

Whilst the majority of the rooms have an ensuite bathroom or shower room, two of the rooms share a bathroom. The ensuite rooms will simply be allocated on first booking basis.


● Two nights accommodation in a beautiful Holistic Retreat Centre in Barnstaple, North Devon
● Breakfast, lunch and dinner
● All teas, coffee and snacks
● 7 hours of guided yoga, meditation and connection practises with Carolyn over the weekend
● Journaling and Yoga Nidra Workshop
● A one hour Holistic or Deep Tissue Massage at some point over the weekend (if included in your booking option, see above)
● A Sauna Garden evening, fire pit and outdoor showers
● A Saturday evening surprise!
● 5 acres of private organic land to explore
● Time and space to be

What past guests have said

“What a peaceful and uplifting weekend. I loved the pace, the opportunity to enjoy yoga, movement and meditations, and Carolyn’s teaching felt so caring and open. I wasn’t expecting to laugh so much but the group were all so uplifting! Thank you.”

“Thank you for the time to reflect during a busy time in my life. Being surrounded by like minded people and experiencing such caring practices felt really supportive and left me feeling inspired and refreshed. I was nervous coming alone however I felt like I was away with a big group of friends. The venue and the food were simply perfect too.”

“Carolyn’s yoga classes have been incredible. I have found myself able to release tension and rest even after the most challenging days. I have learnt so much about myself and my yoga practice, Carolyn is a wonderful teacher. I really recommend Carolyn and her classes to anyone.”

What to pack

● Comfortable clothes for the Yoga that you can move freely in
● Cosy layers & socks
● Outdoor clothes & footwear for countryside walking
● A notepad and pen for jotting down any personal insights for yourself
● Toiletries
● A good book, if you’d like

Location and how to get there

Hollwell Holistic Retreat Centre
Holwell, East Down, Barnstaple EX31 4NZ


Pay a £250 deposit to hold your place here.

To book your place on this Rested Mama Retreat, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on


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