FAQS

Taking time out for yourself is a big step so we have put together some frequently asked questions below to help. If you want to know anything else, please drop us a line thenaturesessions@gmail.com.

 

I’m feeling nervous about booking?

Please don’t be. We know it’s a big investment, but let’s be clear, you really are worth it. There’s also nothing to be nervous about, we promise it will be a totally inclusive atmosphere and FUN. You also don’t need to have any experience to take part in the workshops.

What’s included in the price?

  • Styling with the Sea workshop with Hannah Bullivant

  • Wild swimming

  • Sea Shore Safari led by Gareth Fulton, Elmley owner and conservationist

  • Daily yoga and meditation

  • Free time on the retreat

  • Incredible vegetarian food

  • Soul stirring skies from our hosts, Elmley Nature Reserve

  • Peaceful time to rest and reflect in the beautiful natural setting of the reserve

What’s not included:

  • Saturday afternoon additional activity - likely to be sea kayaking

  • Massage and Reiki treatments are available at an additional cost

  • Travel to and from the retreat

  • Travel insurance

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself, your usual clothes for the days, probably best to pack a warm jumper for the evening and some loose clothing for the yoga sessions. We will be sending a full packing list round to all guests before the retreat.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes. We know it helps to be able to spread the cost. Please email Kim at thenaturesessions@gmail.com.

Who is it for?

Anyone who needs a break and wants to immerse themselves in the incredibly healing power of nature. You don’t need to be a creative and you also don’t need to be physically fit. 

 Can I come with someone?

Absolutely – bring your mum, dad, partner, friend. You can share a hut or a tent. Last year we had friends and two Mum and Daughters, which was just lovely. We also had complete strangers sharing a tent and they left really good friends. Visit our tickets page to find out more.

Can I come by myself?

Definitely. We love a spot of solo travelling. It will be a warm, supportive and inclusive environment and where friendships will be made.

How do I get to you?

Elmley is very easy to get to. If you are driving, It's not far from the motorway, you can also catch a train from London Victoria, St Pancras and Stratford to Sittingbourne. Find out more.

If you are travelling by train, we can arrange shuttle taxis from Sittingbourne station – please let us know if you are interested in this.

When should I book by?

 ASAP! Last year’s retreat sold out and we expect this year’s to go quickly.

Can I bring a dog?

 I’m really sorry, we love our doggy friends, but to protect the wildlife, dogs are not allowed on the reserve.

Can I bring my children?

This is a child free retreat, but keep your eyes out for a family retreat that we have in the pipeline.

I don’t like camping!

 This is not camping as you know it! You will have a proper bed and duvet and will rest at night, safe, warm and cosy.

Will I be cold?

Obviously we can’t predict the weather, but we will keep you warm and cosy. The tents come with thick warm duvets and the same in the huts. If you do get a bit chilly we have plenty of blankets on hand. It might be an idea to pack a thick jumper for the evenings.

What facilities are there?

If you are camping, there will be toilets alongside the camping spot. We’ll also have wild showers (don’t worry, they are hot and come with lovely Bunble products) - shower with a view. You can also use Elmley’s toilet facilities in the barn. All of the huts have their own ensuite accommodation.

What if it’s raining?

Not to worry, we have a back up plan and all activities will take place in Elmley’s stunning barn.

Wellbeing Retreat at Elmley Nature Reserve

Wellbeing Retreat at Elmley Nature Reserve