Kuan Yin Retreat

new dates coming for 2021

All-inclusive Level 1 with Sophie Bashford

with free daily yoga & a massage!

The Temple of Kuan Yin

On every retreat I've ever held, the Goddess Kuan Yin has protected the circle with immensely nourishing light. She is an extremely high frequency, working tirelessly to re-establish feminine consciousness to our planet.

An entire Healing Tent Retreat governed by the feminine Bodhisattva of Compassion promises total immersion into core principles of the sacred feminine.

Kuan Yin's energy can:


  • open you to deeply receive love & healing
  • help you remember the power of self-kindness, compassion & tenderness
  • nourish your depleted system & rebalance the harmful effects of centuries of patriarchal dominance
  • remind you of your body's innate sacredness and heal ingrained thoughts of self-hatred and harm
  • bring in your spiritual life mission and anchor it firmly within your cells & body

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Kuan Yin holds advanced keys to spiritual growth.

This goddess has equal relevance for both women and men. Male lightworkers need to heal from the harmful effects of patriarchy, and some awakening men have had past lives as female healers.

Radiating pure grace, gentleness and nourishment for the body & soul, Kuan Yin is a master at restoring your trust in feminine wisdom.

Let go of what your hardened masculine voice is saying. If you're being called to love yourself into your sacred mission - you'll hear Kuan Yin's sweet invitation, sent to you on the oh-so-gentle, bamboo-flute filled wind.


The Kuan Yin Retreat is for you if you:

want to restore your depleted, malnourished feminine energy stores

want to balance the harmful effects of living in a patriarchal, unconscious masculine world

want to make receiving as much a part of your life as giving

want to heal from chronic self-denial, self-harm or self-neglect - or always putting yourself last

want to clear centuries of shame and guilt from your cells, so you can learn to love yourself again

want to get powerful tools for refilling your feminine energy cup that you won't find elsewhere

want to explore why you struggle with opening to, trusting and receiving love

want to learn how to trust your feminine energy compass as your wisest guide

want to receive the compassionate & spiritual guidance of Goddess Kuan Yin

want to open gently yet clearly to the next stage of your spiritual mission on earth

want to receive massage & yoga to unlock your feminine energy secrets

Love yourself into your sacred mission

Inside my you'll receive:


bespoke channeled meditations & healing transmissions from me


spiritual teaching from Kuan Yin


energy healing & sacred initiations


group & partner practice to develop intuitive & healing skills


supported sharing & devotional circles


talks & discussion on topics such as how to be a lightworker and healer in the modern world, how to activate your contracts to the goddess and so on


a FREE massage treatment to complement your inner work


DAILY yoga practices with qualified teacher

You Need To Know This...

This is a Level 1 retreat, which means it's perfect if you're new to my work. It's for you too if you've had some experience of working with me - you can find out more by clicking below.

Daily Programme

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    Arrive from 3.00pm

    Settle in & welcome dinner 

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    8.00am Optional yoga with qualified teacher (not available on Wednesday) 

    10.15am-12.45pm Morning session

    1.00pm Lunch 

    3.00pm-5.30pm Afternoon Session 

    6.00pm Optional yoga (not available on Wednesday) 

    7.30pm Dinner 

    Evening relaxation 

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    Relaxation day, no sessions

    Optional group walk and trip to nearby village of Llanidloes

    Massage treatments

    Welsh storytelling evening

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    Final sessions and closing ceremony 

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    Departure day

My experience at Sophie's retreat was nothing short of miraculous. The energy of the Healing Tents turned me inside out, and opened me to something I hadn't allowed myself to see before.

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The practical stuff

Garth Barns Y Fan, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales, SY18 6NN, UK


  • Fly into Manchester, Birmingham (closest to venue) or London airports
  • Take the train with Arriva Trains Wales to Caersws, the local rail station, just 10 mins from Garth Barns 
  • Be picked up by taxi at Caersws and transferred to the venue: 1-4 persons, £15 each way divided by number of passengers.
  • If you're driving, we can give you directions.

You'll get more detailed information on travel once your place is confirmed.


Our hosts are experienced caterers for holistic events, and the food is lovingly home-cooked, healthy and balanced, locally sourced & seasonal.

A freshly-prepared vegetarian lunch and dinner is provided each day with plenty of vegetables, salads, soups and a large healthy breakfast with a choice of fresh fruit, yogurt, muesli, eggs, porridge, pancakes and so on. Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit are freely available throughout the day.

Vegetarian meals are served buffet-style, with plenty of choice from a selection of balanced and varied dishes. Vegan, gluten & dairy-free options can be provided but this must be requested in advance. If you have a serious allergy e.g. nuts or are coeliac please advise us. Otherwise, complicated specialist diets and personal preference can't be individually catered for.



The beautiful barn conversions and farmhouse offer single, double, twin and triple-sharing rooms all with ensuite facilities.

The number of single rooms is dependant on final group numbers and must be requested early.

Massage & Yoga

You get free yoga classes on this retreat! It's an incredible opportunity to be on a yoga retreat AND a Healing Tents Retreat in one.

Kuan Yin presides over massage, holistic movement and bodywork. That's why I've added in a free massage treatment for you with a top therapist.

Daily early morning & evening yoga and meditation sessions with an experienced teacher are also included in your retreat package.

The reason you think you're going to one of Sophie's retreats is not why you're there...but you'll find out. And the truth will astound you.

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all-inclusive 7-night stay at Garth Barns


3 generous vegetarian meals a day made by local whole-food chef, plus unlimited fresh fruit, snacks and beverages


5 full days of workshops with me with special rituals & ceremonies


a free hour-long massage treatment


outstanding support from my team


free morning & evening yoga and meditation sessions


a FREE massage treatment to complement your inner work


Storytelling evening with Welsh folklore expert


guided walks in the hills, free use of gym, sauna & relaxation spaces



Sharing room
Single room

Places booked after July 31st are £2695 & £2755.

  • Non-refundable or transferable deposit of £350
  • Followed by payments of 4 x £536 (sharing) or 4 x £551.50 (single)

Final balance due by August 31st 2020.

Prices don't include taxi transfers from Caersws station (approx. £5-10 each way), excursions to local village, additional massage treatments and alcoholic drinks.

Cancellation terms apply as set out in the T&C document you'll receive before your place is confirmed.


How do I get my place?

Register your details & tell me briefly why you're drawn to this retreat

Fill out a friendly 'get-to-know-you' form

Join a short Discovery Call with me on Skype (here we'll find out if this retreat is right for you, and you can ask any questions you have)

If the retreat is right for you, it's time to pay your deposit and officially reserve your place!

Kuan Yin is the one who hears our cries. She is here so patiently, waiting for us to open & receive, to balance our sorely malnourished centres.

- You Are a Goddess, Sophie Bashford

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