Testimonials &
Previous Retreats

“Avalon is a beautifully-appointed oasis of peace, healing, and joyful regeneration of heart, mind, soul and body. It is a beacon of hope for a world in transformation.”

Andrew Harvey, Rumi Scholar, Mystic and Founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism

The Hoffman Process at Broughton Hall

The Hoffman Process is a week-long residential personal development retreat, and Avalon has hosted the retreat three times to date. Hoffman involves intensive, transformational work experienced in a small group setting. Participants are taught practical tools and techniques to help them challenge learned behavioural patterns that are preventing them from feeling fully alive. People leave the Process with a deep experience of their own resilience, a greater sense of life’s possibilities, and ready to embrace change.

We love coming to Avalon to run our workshops and week-long retreats. It’s vital when you are doing inner work that the external surroundings support you. Avalon is unique, peaceful, spiritually uplifting and supportive. So much loving care and attention has gone into the design and atmosphere it feels healing just to enter the door.

Serena Gordon, The Hoffman Process

Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Emma Slade

Emma visited Avalon in October 2019, to share with us the practices and teachings from the wisdom traditions of Mindfulness and Yoga with an emphasis on compassion, wisdom and life purpose. Emma has a very accessible, engaging and often humorous way of teaching. Emma has taught yoga for 18 years and is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Foundation Course tutor. Her yoga journey led to the decision to formally become a Buddhist in 2003 and, in 2012, to live under vows as a Buddhist nun.

“Our time at Avalon was sensorially stunning and deeply soulful. Its sublime visual harmony and state-of-the-art wellbeing facilities gave us a haven to revitalise our mind, body and soul."

Tim Freke, Philosopher and best selling author & Deborah O’Shea, Spa Training Consultant

Tim Freke

Tim Freke is a pioneering philosopher whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing events have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Avalon has been lucky enough to host Tim Freke on numerous occasions. In these times of rapid transformation, Tim invites you to come together to bring about a profound positive shift of perspective in your life and our world.

The Mayan Elders Experience, Wisdom Keepers

The Mayan Elders are spiritual leaders that carry ancient wisdom, past down for thousands of years, on how this universe really works, so that you can live a better life with less agitation, more love and deep faith within yourself. The Elders visited Broughton Sanctuary in September 2019, a wonderful once in a life time opportunity to discover and uncover great levels of our human potential. We were left empowered, aligned to the spirit and deeply energised.

The Life Club Presents Conscious Café

Conscious Cafe was founded in 2011 when a group of friends got together to hold deep, conscious conversations. It is now a global organisation with a network of established local groups and new ones opening throughout the year, across the world. Avalon and the Broughton Sanctuary have now hosted numerous Conscious Cafe events, and all our invited to join to raise consciousness, listen, explore and share ideas while increasing self-awareness in a non-judgemental, friendly and safe space.


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