the big pause

We welcome clients who lead incredibly busy lives + invite them to slow down, or have reached a point in their life that they feel stuck between what was/what is to come, yet can't find the time to tune in. Relationships suffer, family dynamics become stained and may irrevocably fracture. Inflammation and cortisol is running riot, the ageing process ignited.

Next Retreat 2022 + 2023
Thursday September 29th - Wednesday October 5th - only 3 places left
Thursday May 4 - Wednesday 10 May 2023 - 6 places Thursday September 29 - Wednesday Oct 4 2023 - 8 places
£7500 excluding flights - fully inclusive of transfers, 5* accommodation + farm to table organic food + adaptogenic tonics to de-stress and rebuild.

An abundance of heart, beauty and luxury

Just like the initiation rituals of our ancestors, we conjure people to a place where they can incubate deep change. Some come to disconnect from the busy outer world. Some need to heal. Some to reconnect. Some to revitalise. Some to understand themselves more. Each person’s journey is unique, with no set ‘course’ or ‘regime’ to fit into.

An unfolding

We drop out of the everyday, become more atuned to the rhythm of nature and to the mystery of each unfolding moment. We commune with wilder parts of ourselves that we may have lost along the way. We hike or horse ride (horses are there complimentary) + connect to the beauty of the natural world

The space in between
is where the beauty lies

It's a spiralling, unfolding journey where an insight you gain in one session relates to an experience you have in another, or a dream you had, or a sign from nature. It is like a living dream, where the songlines are humming and you are receptive to the healing magic of intuition.

Release deeply and stretch your horizons

As the Zen masters would say, anyone can climb a flagpole, but how to learn to leap off? The Big Pause is designed to help people feel safe to make the leap. From the generosity and warmth of the rooms and guest experience. To the moments of stillness and contact with nature. To the support and healing brought by the whole team.

Be in a space of
magical possibility

The house and its grounds are historical, romantic, with sweet surprises around every corner. This being a private estate has the benefit of guests being able to feel fully at home, cared for and secluded. Like a midsummer night’s dream, the experience is slow, magical and entrancing. We can also organise special events + private groups. Please contact us for this.


Past guests have described The Big Pause as offering a turning point in life, resolving in a week something they sometimes had hard-wired + struggled with for decades, creating a seismic shift in their thinking, being and relating, as if living life now from a higher and softer ground of awareness.



'Jane Kersel is unique in her work a Jungian style therapist and embodied movement specialist which elicits deep subconscious change in head and heart. The experience brought the most exquisite change in every member of our group - The Telegraph

“A happiness guru - Jane’s yoga is therapy in itself. She can overcome a racing brain in one meditative session” - Tatler

“Seven days later, my ‘better self’ touched down at home, calmer and happier. The office barely recognised me of old, expressing their full, unequivocal support of my returning asap - I’ve already booked!” - Tatler

“Jane is not only an exceptional yoga teacher but an inspirational guide towards positivity.” - Vogue


some of our Testimonials

"I learnt when I communicate from my heart I'm softer and kinder with myself and my relationship has really blossomed ."

"Feels truly liberating to be honest with myself, digging deep, then through my dreams, I saw what was holding me back and am positively changed"

"it was incredible! Everything so en's dream-like, the food exquisite, the team unbeatable. I gained so much from it and will continue feeling that"

"Thank you for making me a better human being"

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