Rising Connected
Women’s Retreat

Experience The Power of Circle

For Women Coaches, Healers & Change Leaders
30th October – 3rd November, 2023
Flexible payment plans available
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Join us for a magical and unique Circle gathering for women coaches, healers, therapists, purpose-led entrepreneurs, and change leaders.
This is your Sacred Space for connection, healing, wisdom and inspiration. It’s time for you to step back from all you give, to be nourished and held in a safe, Sacred Circle of Wise Women and experienced guides who can support you on your journey of feminine awakening, healing, and leadership.

Your Sacred Space
for Connection, Healing, Wisdom, and Inspiration

Many of us are following the calling to hold space for others in some way. It’s in our DNA as women. We are the life givers, the nurturers, the healers, the educators, the connectors and the all-round carers of life and relationship – not just in our families but in our communities, organisations, and businesses too.

This is essential, Sacred work that is needed in all corners of our society. And yet, as the pressure and stress of these changing uncertain times only increases, so does the need for deeper emotional holding and support, and the presence of our embodied feminine wisdom.

The invitation this presents is to remember to include our own needs for healing and wellbeing. Are you ready to accept it?

When the pressure is on, it’s all too easy to get caught in subtle patterns of over-care for others and under-care for ourselves. This isn’t just personal, it’s the result of a collective feminine ‘wound’ in our culture.

Over time this can leave us feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and disconnected from our own sense of wellbeing, purpose, and power, and, ironically, from the communities of support that could resource us along the way.

The truth is, it is only through doing our own inner work that we can align with, fulfil, and keep following our heart’s calling to serve in the world.

This is why we’re creating a uniquely
held space for you to:

  • Reconnect with yourself and make space to re-awaken and deepen your own inner journey of healing and transformation in warmly guided and nature-held space
  • Be held, appreciated and supported in a warm community of women, on a similar path of purpose, with whom you can relate and safely share yourauthentic story, experience and wisdom.
  • Practice and experience how your core capacity and confidence in holding space for others grows as you nurture your own emotional and spiritual wellbeing and more deeply embody your feminine wisdom.
  • Connect in person to dance, play and celebrate the journey of feminine awakening and leadership we are on together in a beautiful, nature held space where all aspects of your
    authentic power can be expressed.

Rising Connected at Avalon Wellbeing

Broughton Sanctuary, Yorkshire, UK

Experience The Power of Circle

Take a shared journey with us into a transformative space
underpinned by our unique set of 8 shared Agreements.

During this retreat you’ll experience how we live these 8 Agreements in Circle together, creating a shared field of collective healing and wisdom, making it safe for you to bring your whole self to the experience and receive what you need to reSource yourself and strengthen your authentic power and Sovereignty.

In an emergent space which will be uniquely influenced by the needs of those women present, you’ll receive the deep holding and facilitation from Joey, as well as other experienced Circle guides and fellow participants.

You will also have the chance to practice and deepen your own capacity to witness and hold space for other women, without ‘over-care’ and from a place of embodied wellbeing and grounded wisdom in yourself.

You will find more information about these 8 Agreements and what to expect from our time together on our booking link below.

Are you ready to share your voice, your unique gift and your infinite wisdom as a feminine leader?
Then this retreat is here to support you.

In whatever way you are holding space for others in your life and work, this is a space for you to pause for breath; to sink into a Sacred feminine space where you can reconnect with yourself and your inner process of healing and restoration – with the guidance of experience facilitators and the mutual support and wisdom of women on a shared path, who can meet you right where you are.

What’s included

  • Pre-Retreat connection to Rising Connected Online Community space and access to pre-recorded Women’s Fire Events
  • Pre-Retreat connection and preparation online call
During the Retreat
  • All activities during the retreat, including facilitated individual and Circle process, teaching and personal reflection, ritual and collective healing, time in nature and around the fire, dance and movement.
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day, plus unlimited teas and light snacks
  • 4 night’s luxury accommodation on a shared basis.
  • Free exclusive use of Avalon – A state of the art Wellbeing Centre (including Pool Suite and PT Studio)
  • Post-Retreat reconnection and integration online call
  • WhatsApp Group Support
  • Entry into a private Rising Connected Community and access to Post-Retreat integration resources
  • Regular updates on all future Rising Connected events and programmes.

About Your Retreat Guides

Joey Walters

Joey is the founder of Rising Connected, a learning community for purpose-inspired women leaders, social entrepreneurs, coaches and healers, supporting them to re-awaken their innate feminine wisdom, share their experience and become empowered feminine leaders in their businesses, communities and organisations.

A transformational coach, circle facilitator and social entrepreneur, Joey’s body of work has been inspired over 20 years by systemic and nature-based wisdom, somatic trauma-informed healing practices and her passion to re-awaken feminine wisdom in the world.

Karen Mellers

Karen is co-founder of Rising Connected and will be supporting Joey in the creation and holding of the retreat. She has over 8 years’ experience in creating and running Wellness Retreats across the UK and in Spain. She also worked for Weleda UK for over 10 years setting up and leading a team of 700 plus Wellbeing Advisors who deliver Wellness Consultations within their communities.

A wellness business consultant, nutritionist, intuitive coach and circle and retreat facilitator, Karen’s passion for natural wellness comes from her own journey of healing. Having been diagnosed with scoliosis of the spine at the age of 14, she has determination and passion to share with others the knowledge, help and support she received from many experienced teachers in staying healthy naturally.

About Broughton Sanctuary

Rising Connected will be held at the 3000-acre Broughton Sanctuary, situated in the very centre of the UK, in the foothills of The Yorkshire Dales and one of the most picturesque parts of the country. Established in 1097, Broughton Hall has been home to the Tempest family for over 900 years and enjoys a rich history stretching back over the millennium. Surrounding the historic Broughton Hall are formal gardens studded with statues, ponds, parterres and fountains offering a glimpse of 18th century fashion all set against contemporary architecture making the location a truly unique experience. The Broughton Sanctuary is home to one of Britain’s most exciting nature recovery projects, with an extensive tree-planting and rewilding programme. Broughton is a place dedicated to the journey of coming home and rewilding the spirit.


About Avalon Wellbeing

Rising Connected will take place in Avalon, the UK’s leading, state-of-the-art wellbeing centre and beating heart of Broughton Sanctuary. This stunning building is based on biophillic (organic) design with sacred geometry and the Fibonacci incorporated throughout. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to experience the unique Pool Suite: a low-chemical swimming pool looking out onto the adjacent woodland, a sauna, a steam room and hydrotherapy pool. There are many places beyond the building itself in the Sanctuary grounds to return to source, from meditation labyrinths, wild swimming reservoirs, a cosmic garden and much more.



You will experience a feeling of ‘blissful seclusion’ yet Broughton Sanctuary and Avalon are well connected in terms of reach:

By Air

Leeds Bradford Airport: 40 minutes (24 miles): 40 minutes
Manchester Airport: 1 hour (55 miles)
Liverpool: 1 hour 15 minutes (69 miles)

By Train

The nearest train station is Skipton, (a 5-minute drive).
Trains from London Kings Cross are approximately 3 hours (direct and with a single quick change at Leeds).

By Car

Driving from London takes between 4-5 hours (traffic dependent).


Broughton Sanctuary, Skipton, Yorkshire, UK, BD23 3AE


Information, Pricing and Booking

Learn more about Rising Connected, the retreat and book your place on the Rising Connected website.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Stanley at connect@risingconnected.com

N.B. We encourage you to book early as places are limited – currently only 7 spaces left.
(Contact us early if you wish to request a single room at a surcharge)