A big friendly hello to you x 

Welcome to ‘my kind' of retreats and events - containing a dash of ommm, a squeeze of ahh and a measure or two of gin (or your preferred choice).  Each retreat is slightly different depending on the venue, however, they all feature wellness, gentle fitness, a spot of culture, delicious food, lovely experiences, new connections and space and time to just be.


My non-negotiables are the same for each retreat ... 

  •  The venue has to be beautiful, where you feel our shoulders drop as you walk through the door

  •  Delicious wholesome locally sourced food is essential

  • En-suite bathrooms for every bedroom is a must

  •  European retreats are less than an hour's drive from the airport

  • All retreats feature great G&Ts either using gin from the local area or with a connection to retreat theme (yes it is possible), non gin sippers also welcome too of course and other beverages also available.

Whether you’re seeking a quiet space to escape, write, read or think, or would like to come along with a friend or family member to enjoy a shared meaningful experience, or would love to try or improve your yoga or if you’re simply looking to connect with other like-minded women in beautiful surroundings, then this could be ‘your kind of retreat’.  Spaces are typically limited to 14 ladies or less.


I also run in person and online events to keep us connected, curious and enjoying life to the full.

See events tab for what's coming up next.

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Make time for what matters

I take the research; the thinking; the planning and the organisation out of the equation, as it’s all done. All that’s left is to book your place; your flights; your kit; choose your favourite book and bring an open mind and heart. I’ll be there to welcome you with my ultimate objective of helping you embrace everything on offer, relax and go home feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on whatever is next…

I think you’ll love it.


I have been on 3 of 'Ruth’s Retreats' and what a treat they have been. For someone else to take all the stress out of organising a perfect holiday is wonderful. To know that the place you will be going to will be unique and beautiful and that you will experience another culture. There is always time to relax, chat with old and make new friends, take on some exercise and enjoy the food and wine. I can only give 'Ruth’s Retreats' the strongest possible recommendation

Sarah-Jane Allison


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