The Big Pause is a unique immersive inner world travel experience dedicated to the development of self-realisation (the unfolding of one’s potential) in a truly off-the grid, beautiful, hidden location where we are held in the heart of mother nature. A sublimely restorative week hosted by Jane Kersel +James Philip, where we uncover and strengthen the healthiest possible relationship with ourselves through knowing, being + acting from an authentic place. We take only 8 guests at any one time as there is no one-size fits all.

2019: May Thursday 30th - 6th June or
2019: September Thursday 12th - 19th
£5500 inclusive + including inward/outward car transfers

we welcome curious inner world travellers

anyone who has an open mind, a desire for richer deeper heart connections and appreciates beauty. We see the world through a wide lens, open palms, open hearts. We are a rich circle of cosmic connections, we never advertise, we meet through friends of friends or through fate on intergalactic highways and a blaze of starlight trails.

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 learn intuitive horse skills + ride out connecting to the beauty
+ intelligence of our horses and which teaches
us to reach our own.

The space in between
is where the magic is

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 also organise special events, sacred wedding ceremonies and private long weekend gatherings. Please contact us for this.

Magical, mystical

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.



“If there is anything in your life you want to face or have been trying very hard not to face - emotional or physical, past or present - this is the place where it will happen. The week is an unpicking, an opening.... you feel so held with the nurturing environment and above all the guests and masters. This is an exciting, eye-opening ride.” - 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 Spa

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



“I miss the magic of you all!!! Jane can you please host us again soon? It seems the only way I can get a class with you”! - H.R.

“Thank you to Jane & her wonderful team of alchemists for enabling us all to reach those dizzying heights of happiness & bliss” - F.K.

“Really missed you all today, and the birds cheering us on during Jane’s awesome yoga, Not to mention the master wise men and their healing. Dreaming about the horses, flowers, sunshine, pool, trees, turrets and chapel. Thank you all so much for your love, laughter, and light. I truly feel like a new person.” - T.N.