We help our clients to journey beyond the physical, solid state of our beliefs and patterns and to step into a potent inner world of energy, potential and alchemy - to literally re-connect to the magic and juice of embodied living. To heal trauma, re-learn to soften into the organic rhythm of our fertile soil, to taste the possibility of living from a stiller centre; to find a deepening love and self-governance and in turn this gentle evolution spirals softly outwards to each other + beyond.

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METHODOLOGY

we are all light in an infinite field

it's not a flat packed world

Fluid + Adaptable

your intellect keeps silencing your soul

be less linear

the world needs mystical it doesn't need more explaining, be more elusive, softer, feel into the dance of relationship

to befriend stillness

tp learn + trust the body's innate natural wisdom when we drop back into its rhythm and step out of 'doing', 'action', 'striving' energies

to soften the grip

holding the heart space you stay as the wizard in the room

Jane Kersel

Founder - Tatler Magazine's "Happiness guru"

Jane is a natural intuitive: trained and highly skilled in psycho-spiritual psychotherapy, hypnotherapy + conscious communication. She is trained in: Jungian analysis, tantric philosophy, meditation, psychological astrology, tarot and transpersonal psychology. She is known for her high energy trance work, and psychic coaching, shifting beyond the duality of our lives to a higher dimensional space of clarity and healing. She is a light worker who offers guidance + helps clients to connect + attune to the energy of their higher selves + the healing channel. She offers deep theta healing, psycho-spiritual atunement, integrative healing and bespoke life path guidance. When we are connected to Soul energy we are on fire, plugged into the expression of Spirit moving through us. Our subconscious mind records all of our past, present, and future. Freed by space and time, our souls are infinite light: when we lose connection to Soul energy and Spirit, depression, anxiety, lack of vigour, and over-mentalised living results. Throughout many lifetimes, our souls are given the opportunity to master new lessons we have contracted with the Universal Organising Energy to learn. Unlimited by time, space, or logic, our soul wisdom contains all the experiences and memories gathered over multiple lifetimes. If we can start to see through a multidimensional awareness, we come to know that everything that appears real in the 3rd dimension (ie the pragmatic physical universe) turns out to be unreal, and what seems numinous + ‘unreal’ (ie Spirit + God) begins to shine through us with a luminous, authentic reality.  The part of our mind connected to our egos cannot comprehend metaphysical realities; it can only create limited dualistic understanding. And that is one of the key issues with life today creating separation, isolation and fear. Jane is a certified Transformational Hypnotherapist trained in the teachings of Gill Boyne. A practitioner of Jungian analysis, her speciality being Shadow Work, She is The Founder of the UK Institute of Voice Dialogue - The Psychology of the Selves and a Master Voice Dialogue Facilitator - psycho-spiritual psychotherapy as taught by Drs Hal and Sidra Stone. Throughout Jane's life she has profoundly experienced the role embodied movement and breath work plays in transforming mental health (see movement page) She has an international corporate and celebrity clientele (but you will never find any of her clients' names in any press).

UK Vogue: "Jane can overcome a racing brain in one meditative session" "Jane's work is extremely unique and very rare" The Telegraph

MOVEMENT

taken with various members of the team

Alongside yoga disciplines taught by Jane kersel, who was a leading London teacher for many years and on the boards of the teacher training committees of: Triyoga, The Life Centre and The Biomedical Trust (where she lectured on yoga for anxiety and depression). We run other complimentary techniques on the retreat: including pilates mat work, HIIT, weights, and rebounder trampolines, together with olive tree and cork tree walking trails.

James Philip

Master Shaman, intuitive + healer

James Philip, from the Scottish highlands, is a highly experienced spiritual channel; shaman; teacher and healer with over 20 years experience supporting the profound growth of thousands of people. James’s skill is being able to deeply connect with the world of energy ie. beyond the cognitive, logical mind of the seen world and into the land of vibration and energy and to help our clients see life beyond sometimes limiting mindsets and deep subconsciously rooted beliefs..  By helping people access and understand their magical subtle energies, James and his spiritual allies, gracefully guide people home to their authentic soulful power, truth and love. This channelled energy wisdom and alchemy can have a beautiful effect on all aspects of our day-to-day lives, relationships, careers, creativity and general health and wellbeing.

He is the founder of the Celestial Earth institute with a thriving practice in Central London, and teaches at numerous leading centres in the UK and internationally including, Findhorn Community, Scotland; Omega Institute, NYC; Meta Center, NYC; Mind Body Spirit Festival, London. 

Chandra Diez

Healing Arts

Chandra, our Mallorcan based, resident healing hands master. She is trained in clinical psychoneuroimmunology, sports massage, physiotherapy + Thai yoga massage. One of her many talents is her understanding of the autonomic nervous system - calming the fight/flight adrenal response. You are in safe healing hands here.

Master Chef + head of our kitchen crew

Jane's naturopathy study into anti-inflammatory foods that support, soothe and calm the nervous and digestive systems underpins all of the culinary output at The Big Pause.

Our new head chef, Barbara Amoros, is Paris Cordon Blue trained and trained further at The Savoy kitchens in London before going on to The Louis XIII (3 Michelin starred restaurant, Paris). She then became gastronomic adviser to the Sala One Nine restaurant in NY and now spends her time alternating between private chef, film stylist, television work and we are excited that she has accepted a new role as our new resident chef. She will be directing our sous chef team of Maria Angeles and Maria.

Here at The Big Pause we teach workshops on raw and cooked foods, the use of adaptogens, herbs, superfoods and their benefits to our health whilst also tasting and looking great. All of our meals are wheat, dairy, gluten free. Our products are organic and wildcrafted whenever possible Our juices are potent and purposeful. We use bio-fermentation, sprout our own seeds and use probiotics that help heal the gut and build immunity whilst also helping to decrease sugar cravings. Clients learn to thrive with more easeful digestion, increased energy, glowing skin, and potent liver support. 

Our new cook book will be out soon!

HORSE SENSING

Horses + riding are offered complimentary to the retreat price. Guests do not have to ride at all but are there for those that love to be with them.

The addition of our horses enriches our work encouraging us to feel into how we relate, communicate and embody a softer, stronger intuitive strength. Many of our clients don't ride or come saying they don't wish to ride, however by the end of the week they truly don't want to leave their horse behind.

It's not about how 'good' you ride or how 'un-keen' you may be to try.