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Refocus Retreat 

5th-7th July 2023
Embrace Retreat Centre
Killinchy, Co. Down, Nothern Ireland

What is Refocus Retreat?

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the serene embrace of nature at the Refocus Retreat. Nestled within the picturesque North Down Drumlins, our retreat center offers a tranquil haven for those seeking solace, rejuvenation, and a deeper connection with their inner selves.
The retreat will be based in the beautiful rural setting of The Embrace Retreat Centre amid the scenic North Down Drumlins, Northern Ireland, close to Killinchy.

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Nature's Sanctuary
The Embrace Retreat Centre sprawls across 95 acres of lush farmland and ancient forests. Wander through designated paths enveloped by 80,000 trees, allowing you to reconnect with nature in complete privacy.

Stunning Surroundings
Just two miles inland from the breathtaking Strangford Lough, Killinchy provides the perfect backdrop for your retreat. Let the rolling hills and serene waters inspire your journey within.



What to Expect

Mindful Walks and Nature Bathing

🚶‍♀️ Mindful Exploration: Stroll through meandering trails, breathe in the crisp air, and let the natural beauty of the landscape soothe your weary spirit. Our guided mindful walks will ground you in the present moment.

🌸 Nature Bathing: Immerse yourself in the healing energy of the forest. Allow the rustling leaves, birdsong, and dappled sunlight to wash away stress and restore your sense of balance.

Sacred Spaces for Reflection

📝 Journaling:  Find a quiet nook amidst the trees or within the charming confines of the Embrace retreat center. Put pen to paper and explore your thoughts, dreams, and intentions. Let your journal become a vessel for self-discovery.

🔥 Fire Rituals: Gather around the crackling fire as we release what no longer serves us. Let go of burdens, fears, and old patterns, allowing space for renewal and transformation.




Guided by Soulful Facilitators
 

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🧘‍♀️ Andrea Murtagh: Andrea, our meditation guide, will lead you through soul-nourishing practices. Whether it's nature bathing, mindful walks, or quiet contemplation, Andrea's gentle presence will support your inner journey.

🎶 Treasa's Sound Bath: Surrender to the soothing vibrations of sound. Treasa's ethereal sound bath will lull you into a state of deep relaxation, harmonizing your body, mind, and spirit.

🌈 Aura-Soma with Anne Marie: Dive into the world of Aura-Soma—a colorful fusion of aromatherapy, color therapy, and energy healing. Anne Marie's expert guidance will help you understand your energetic system and find inner calm.

More about your facilitators:

 

Andrea Murtagh: Empowering Others Through Mindfulness and Coaching.

As a mother of three young children, Andrea Murtagh understands the challenges that come with balancing family life and personal well-being. Her journey began with postpartum mental health struggles, but she discovered powerful tools that transformed her life: meditation and journaling.

During the pandemic, Andrea started offering journaling workshops, which quickly gained popularity. Her passion for helping others led her to become a certified meditation teacher and life coach. She also completed EFT practitioner training, further enhancing her toolkit for healing and growth.

Andrea’s background in Psychology and experience as a teacher for children with additional educational needs uniquely inform her approach. She knows firsthand the importance of self-care and resilience. Now, she shares these tools with others, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges and find their own paths to healing.

Andrea’s story is one of resilience, compassion, and empowerment. Her dedication to supporting others shines through, making her a valuable resource for anyone seeking personal growth and well-being. 


 

Treasa Rosato: Holistic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Treasa Rosato, also known as Synchronicity Wellbeing & Yoga, is a passionate holistic therapist and dedicated yoga teacher. Her journey involves following her dreams and embracing what she loves most. After years of practicing these healing arts part-time, Treasa took a leap of faith. She left her full-time teaching job to create her own tranquil yoga studio and treatment space.

Nature is her inspiration—where she truly comes alive. The great outdoors is her sanctuary, a place of healing and rejuvenation.

Everything Treasa offers stems from her heart and core. She considers it a privilege to help others, and her work is infused with love and authenticity.

Her services include yoga (for beginners and seasoned yogis alike), pregnancy yoga, reflexology, reiki, aromatherapy massage, and sound healing using crystal singing bowls.

Treasa fosters community through circles, special events, and transformative retreats. Her calling is to spread love and joy through her work. As they say, when you do what you love, it never feels like work.

Anne Marie McMurdo: a captivating soul who dances to the rhythm of unseen energies.

You won't find Anne Marie on social media, or even in your google search, She eschews the digital clamor of social media, preferring the quietude of her own inner sanctuary. Anne Marie’s journey began with a curious blend of Energy Healing and Colour Therapy, guided by the venerable Theo Gimbel—the Grandfather of Colour Therapy. 

But it was “AURA SOMA” that truly ignited her spirit. For over two decades, Anne Marie has woven this mystical tapestry into her therapy practice. The heart of AURA SOMA lies in its Equilibrium Bottles—jewel-like vessels brimming with secrets.

Anne Marie’s consultations are like whispered conversations with the universe. You choose four bottles, and together, you unravel their messages. They reveal your life’s path, your hidden gifts, and the shadows that cling to your spirit. As you sit in her serene space, Anne Marie deciphers the hues and energies, guiding you toward transformation. 

Her diplomas—Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Energy Healing, Colour Therapy, and AURA SOMA—adorn her name like precious gems. Yet, Anne Marie remains elusive, a phantom in the digital ether. No personal pics, no social media presence—just the quiet magic of her healing touch. 

And so, Anne Marie dances on, weaving threads of light, one Equilibrium Bottle at a time. Her initials, M.I.S.P.A., etched in mystery, hint at realms beyond our screens. She heals, not with selfies, but with the alchemy of crystals, oils, and colors. 




Culinary Delights

🌱 Truffleupagus Vegan Yums: Indulge in nourishing plant-based meals crafted by Sheena. Her creative recipes are not only delicious but also infused with love and intention. Expect a feast for your taste buds and soul.

 

Closing with a Splash

🔥 Sauna and Cold Water Experience: As the retreat draws to a close, elevate your senses with an invigorating sauna session followed by a refreshing plunge into cold water. It's an optional adventure, but trust us—you'll emerge feeling alive and renewed.

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To allow for travel arrangements, the retreat will open at 11:30 AM on Friday, 5th July, and conclude at 5 PM on Sunday, 7th July. Book your place now and embark on a transformative journey at the Refocus Retreat.


Here's what previous retreatants have said about their experience

"Oh what an amazing weekend!

I have come home with a renewed energy and focus on what is important and how I bring joy to my life."

"This retreat was led by the wonderful Andrea who teaches with empathy, passion and her calming and spiritual nature just adds to the weekend experience.

She really cares for everyone and wants to bring joy to everyone’s life . This is quite unique and makes the weekend truly special.

Thank you xx"

"Wonderful group of ladies that just made the retreat even better and I think formed friends for life with.

It was a great balance of learning, applying and just being.

Thank you x"

"It exceeded my expectations.

So much thought to everything.

The venue itself was stunning and the safe, comfortable, kind.

Atmosphere was fab."

Here is Helen from Surrey speaking on her Retreat Experience

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£420

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£320

320

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£140

140

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£135

135

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Join for the day 8am-8pm, includes all meals, workshops and experiences

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