Retreats

Compass | July 2022

Awakening and Activating your internal North Star | Opening to self mastery | The Dance between Acceptance + Transformation

A week ago we were deep in the throes of ReUnion – a journey that I had intended would OPEN all who attended, to the depths and the heights. Very much a doorway into all the way up and all the way down. As I have been reflecting this week and preparing to open the container for July a few things have come to me that I would love to share with anyone considering this type of weekend offering.

Support

Even though this weekend was led by me there were many gifts from our community that played a part in the weekend: from the food cooked by my husband Ross on the Saturday + G from our local cafe Sourdough which was opened up just for us on the Sunday; to the Labradorite crystals from Amanda at the incredible Crystal Cave in Shoreham; from the cooking pots lent by Eddie, the Bergamot incense which was with us all weekend from Hotpod member Michelle; to the magic circle gifted by my soul wife Pennie. The linking of hearts from my friend Jess that led to us being up at Sompting Estate with the wonderful Caroline + Alex; the cake made for us by Bonnie; the crystals lent to us by Rex + Bonnie; the fact that on the very same weekend Louise Windsor was also holding a retreat and Emily Graves (two wonderful teachers and friends from within the community) was celebrating joyfully in a field her birthday – there was a huge amount of community energy + spirit with us. PLUS my team of guides were 100% with me all weekend – our ancestors walked with us, my spirit guides and star family were with me as were the magical kingdom. All in all I felt so supported and the weekend just flowed. There was a HUGE amount of planning and preparation that went in and then as I lay in wait on the Friday morning I knew that I had to let go too. I am proud of myself for curating this weekend journey and birthing it into reality. I am excited for all that continues to unfold 🙂

Downs Barn – Sompting Estate. Our home for day 2

Sacred Land

Secondly – to take this journey on sacred land we all call home was incredibly special. Each one of us carried a thread with us from the very first moment we stepped through the door way on day one, through to day 3 and beyond. For me as a mother to 2 small children, going home every night removed some of the guilt I often feel at leaving them, and it meant I took the magic home with me every day. The integration process is completely different to a retreat where you stay over each night and if there is one thing I know in my bones its that there isn’t just one way of doing things – there are infinite ways and infinite possibilities and it is part of my nature to explore. 

Safe Container

Third – One thing that came up over and over during our weekend were the words “ I feel safe”….from the women who came. It has always been my intention to create a safe, love filled container and so I am so glad that this was felt. When we feel un safe we hold on – we search for safety and reassurance – we resist – we seek – we move into survival mode and self preservation and away from surrender and trust. It is my belief that when we can allow ourselves to surrender and trust we allow our soul to take the drivers seat and we are led by the Flow that weaves all that is in us and around us.

The sea will receive all those who feel called to bathe or simply bask in the sunshine 🙂

Our July journey has been lovingly named Compass – an invitation to awaken and activate your internal north star.

One definition of Compass is that it brings Luck to someone who is lost by guiding them in the right direction. It reveals the path ahead. The direction of north is the direction that the compass shows. We will move to our own true north. I also love that the Compass is a complete circle, symbolic of oneness, wholeness, equality and unity – a symbol of the sacred Circle. This three day circle led journey will offer you a melting pot of modalities – we will open to stepping into the field; allowing soul to lead; igniting inner lost lands, and; opening + reclaiming the mysteries of you  I am ready and willing to show up for you without judgement or pretending that I know all of the answers – I am the eternal student and I am here to share my journey, allow myself to be pulled to modalities that light me up and share with you all that I can whilst holding the space for you to experience whatever is in your next highest good. And believe me when I say your next highest good could very much be a descent into the darkness to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.

A few words from some of those who journeyed with me for ReUnion in May 2022:

“WOW!… ReUNION.. So many words, a lot I cannot articulate yet because it was SOOOOOOO Wonderful and aligned and LOVED with every fibre and cell of my body, spirit, soul and heart. My bones, my being experienced such POWER, LOVE, ENERGY, BLESSING, HEALING, VULNERABILITY & WISDOM. I saw, I felt, I heard, I said, I moved, I went to places high and deep inside & down. Higher than I knew possible and with, gained so much grace, so much peace.x Reverence, power, SO MUCH CHANGE. I gained SO much belief & trust and love and perspective. Thank you so very much xxxxxx

“This weekend of love I will never ever forget. You have done something amazing and I know the ripples will be felt far and wide.I experienced such oneness and openness. COMPLETE PEACE & Stillness never thought possible. I will remember forever. My hands held HIGH in prayer to the sky. Our community world. Me and YOU. So much gratitude and grace, blessings”

“It’s so hard to capture the magic of Re Union weekend in words, it honestly has been life changing! I feel so different but never more like myself. I am so excited for all the insights and lessons to continue to integrate, sink in and to see what is yet to come from them all! I feel soo much gratitude and humongous amount of love for Katie for creating this weekend, the women that I travelled with and the experiences I had and knowing I can draw upon these in times when I feel I am lacking, or not enough. Reminding myself that I am never really alone! I feel so much expansion, my sense of self has truly bust out to the stars. My support system feels so mighty and full of fierce unconditional love. Old patters have been put to rest without fear, knowing I am held always by the great mother. And new ones have had the space to rise up! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my soul sisters for the deepest healing, nurturing and empowerment I think I have ever felt! I have come home to myself and remembered who the heck I am!! This weekend will always have a bookmarked place in my heart. The weekend I experienced the embodiment of my higher self, the weekend I experienced true grounding and surrender of trust that mother Gaia will always be there to catch you. The weekend I took the keys to my life, accepted the parts of me I’ve tried to deny and remembered we are from such a place of true bliss and unconditional love! A weekend I would do ALL over again in a heartbeat 💗✨💗✨ thank youuu!!!! Love you billions 🥰🥰🥰🥰”

“My weekend spent in circle has grounded me, made me feel accepted and shown me things I didn’t know about myself. I’ve made connections with women that are more than skin deep and I feel at peace with myself. Katie always says we are enough just as we are….and now I believe her”

Salt Water Studios

The Dance between Acceptance + Transformation

This came to me like a lightning bolt as I read the above words from Sophie – she said that I always say we are enough just as we are.  My hope also is for  you to believe that anything is possible in the Field. What I understand now is that in accepting ourselves just as we are but also for ALL that we are we then sink into surrender – we let go into peace and then at that moment a doorway will open. This will be the doorway into REMEMBERING – a remembrance of soul gifts, your starry essence, lost lands within you and the bones of your life. As you begin to remember all that you are you are transported into the field of possibility – also known as the quantum field – you “wake up” in a realm where there is INFINITE possibility. You transform not into anything new but into what you always were – before you were born into Earth and before the stories, programs, systems and beliefs of your family, society and peers began to infiltrate. I said very recently to someone as we were discussing the birthing of The Possibility Space (our group for parents and children) that much of my adult life has been about unlearning and remembering. I don’t see this as a negative – I have relished much of the journey as I have learnt so much so perhaps its a necessary part of our evolution as multi dimensional beings leading an earthly life to HAVE to go through the unlearn and wade through the swamp to reach the heights. I bring the swamp with me and give thanks to the swamp for the lessons of the murk and the deep. I carry the bones of my life with me and my blood roars fiercely in my veins. 

I invite you to journey with me and explore:

  • Sacred circle as a devotional practice
  • Movement 
  • Embodiment practise
  • Woodland bathing
  • Walking the ley lines
  • Channelled healing
  • Channelled guidance
  • Meditation
  • Hands on healing
  • Community
  • Ritual

When: 15th – 17th July

Friday – 1500 – 1900 @ Salt Water Studios

Saturday – 1100 – 1700 @ Sompting Estate

Sunday – 1030 – 1700 @ Salt Water Studios

Lunch will be catered for on Saturday + Sunday

Please bring your own light dinner/snacks for Friday and also any other snacks for the Saturday + Sunday

Where:  Our time will be split between Salt Water Studios in Worthing and Downs Barn, Sompting Estate where we will have access to open space and land.

This journey offers you time to be safely held but with space to expand. A container strong and gentle enough to be what you need it to be. A doorway that, if you choose to step through it, will deliver you exactly where you need to be.

Investment per person: £222

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required at the point of bookings. All bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable

Payment plans are available on request – its important to me that this journey is open to all those who feel called to take it so please talk to me about payments if this is unworkable for you.

About Katie – your facilitator
I will guide you to reclaim all that you are. To a place of trust and Deep reverence for yourself and your path. What I am learning more and more is that there IS space for ALL THAT IS. My gift I believe is my openness. I am never in a hurry to shut down and this has allowed me to see from so many perspectives. There is a place and a space for you to embody and experience all of it. You can journey all the way up and all the way down. Into the depths and soul of the Earth; into your physicality; into the wisdom of your Womb or womb space; into the core of your heart; up and out into the Void- into Nothing and beyond. To the stars, to star systems and far off galaxies. Into the Mysteries of You and why you are here. The more I see and understand the less I feel I know! I am so far from “perfect” as laid out by society. Every day I begin again. My path as facilitator is very simple. I am just simply here to open the door for you , sometimes not even that- very often to show you that there is a door. To create the container and invite you in. All of the rest is in your hands. 

If you would like to join me please drop me an email below that we can discuss further any questions you have!  info@saltwaterstudios.co

all my love, Katie x

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ReUnion May 2022

It gives me the greatest honour to announce that my first ever circle-led journey will be going ahead this May – from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd.

I invite you to join me and to gather with dear women for sacred circle and ritual. To nourish your system with embodiment practise and love filled movement. To awaken your soul with stillness, silence and a sacred pause. 

ReUnion is in part a journey, in part exploration, in part an excavation – into all it is to be You. An uncovering, a remembering, a Homecoming.

Downs Barn, Sompting Estate
Salt Water Studios, Worthing

Harmony and Union

My intention and work has been clarifying over the last 6 months and what is here today is the need to bring the circle into the everyday- to divinise the mundane – to bridge the gap and to remove all lines of separation between the different parts of ourselves, the different “versions” of ourselves we play and instead to uncover the deepest harmony and union. Harmony and union within and without. For some of us this will mean dancing in the Void and Unknown; for some it will mean burrowing deep into the darkness and fertile Earth; for some it will mean allowing suffering and pain to move through us; for some it will mean facing up to hard truths. For some it will mean other things entirely. None of this is beyond any of you reading this…. You will not only receive the medicine you need across this weekend but you will also bring your own unique medicine into the container. 

This gathering of Women of Earth and Stars will give you the opportunity to embrace circle as a valuable part of life, to weave it into your whole life and to remember that it is constantly alive within you – within all of us. 

Power and Possibility


I have felt a call to strip back much lately and to accept that there are no superheroes out there – there is not going to be a moment when a beautiful rainbow appears in the sky to save us all  – WE are the ones we have been waiting for and each of us is here for a reason. It may be nothing that you perceive to be “grand” but it will matter. It does matter and you do matter. Each of you who step forward to embark on this soul journey hold immense power within you and the keys to all possibility. We will open a portal together across this weekend in May and each day that we return home we will take some part of our devotional practise with us. It feels important that we carry out this work on the land we all call home – the land in and around Worthing, and by returning home every night we have the opportunity to take the circle home with us and seed some magic into the land your home sits upon. This is about the circle taking hold and all of the wonderful things we get to experience in circle living through us and being birthed by each of us into every part of our lives.
 

When: 20th – 22nd May

  • Friday 20th May | 1500 – 2100
  • Saturday 21st May | 1100 – 1800
  • Sunday 22nd May 1000 – 1800.
  • Outside of these times there will optional sea swims +/or sea gazing depending on the tide

Where:  Our time will be split between Salt Water Studios in Worthing and Downs Barn, Sompting Estate where we will have access to open space and land.

This journey offers you time to be safely held but with space to expand. A container strong and gentle enough to be what you need it to be. A doorway that, if you choose to step through it, will deliver you exactly where you need to be.

What is included: 

  • Movement practise
  • Embodiment practise
  • Teaching
  • Sacred circle
  • Ritual 
  • Nature Walks
  • Channelled guidance
  • Channelled healing
  • Hands on healing
  • Lunch on Saturday + Sunday 

Investment per person: £222

The exact make up of the weekend will be very much guided by whoever chooses to step forward and join me- your energy will be central to our journey and I will be working to ensure that the weekend is wholeheartedly tailored to meet the needs of whoever joins.

About Katie – your facilitator

I will guide you to reclaim all that you are. To a place of trust and Deep reverence for yourself and your path. What I am learning more and more is that there IS space for ALL THAT IS. My gift I believe is my openness. I am never in a hurry to shut down and this has allowed me to see from so many perspectives. There is a place and a space for you to embody and experience all of it. You can journey all the way up and all the way down. Into the depths and soul of the Earth; into your physicality; into the wisdom of your Womb or womb space; into the core of your heart; up and out into the Void- into Nothing and beyond. To the stars, to star systems and far off galaxies. Into the Mysteries of You and why you are here. The more I see and understand the less I feel I know! I am so far from “perfect” as laid out by society. Every day I begin again. My path as facilitator is very simple. I am just simply here to open the door for you , sometimes not even that- very often to show you that there is a door. To create the container and invite you in. All of the rest is in your hands. 

If you would like to join me please drop me an email below that we can discuss further any questions you have!  info@saltwaterstudios.co

Payment options and plans are available as its important to me this is accessible to all who feel called.

I am incredibly excited for this and am so grateful to you for reading thus far! 

With endless love to you and I really hope you can join me,

Katie xxxx

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