It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been running your own business,
creating something new can be the biggest challenge.

You might be inspired by the potential of your next big idea,
but without the time and space to create, its just scrawled notes languishing in your journal.

Perhaps there are key aspects of your website that need updating,
but actually sitting down and writing the words is proving impossible.

It might be that strategically planning your marketing and selling activities feels completely
at odds with running a values-led heartfelt business (spoiler: it’s not).

And of course, underneath all of these challenges, our self-doubt is swirling around:
is this valuable, will anybody buy it, who am I to offer this, oh bloody hell how am I going to price it?

We totally feel you!

The Rise & Shine Retreat was created because this was exactly what we needed.

We spent a weekend together at a cottage in the countryside and were astonished at how much we got done. And importantly, how well we took care of ourselves and each other.

My finely tuned antennae for uncovering the root source of self-doubt, combined with years of mentoring others to build and grow their businesses meant we stayed on track. And Gemma’s deep experience in mindful movement, meditation and heartfelt intention meant we brought our bodies, minds and hearts to our work.

We left feeling a delicious combination of well-rested and revved up for our respective businesses.

Rise & Shine is about growing you and your business, on purpose

Preparing for the retreat

We want to set you up for Wild Success, and this means planning! So before the retreat, we’ll get to know you and your work in the world.

We’ve created a workbook with deeply clarifying questions about your business: what’s working and what’s challenging you, as well as what’s next and how you are taking care of yourself in all of it.

Gemma has also recorded a beautiful guided visualisation designed to help you access the heart of your business.

We’ll email all of this to you a month before the retreat.

On the 7th of June (the night before the retreat), we’ll meet on a group call to talk about self-doubt. Sas will take you through a proven process to give you a rich and deep understanding of how and why self-doubt shows up in your business.

You’ll arrive at the retreat with clear heartfelt intentions and ready to rock!

Taking care of you

We want to give you the experience of creating in a space that pays deep attention to your physical needs for movement, rest, reflection and G’s favourite: Vitamin P (for pleasure)!

We’ll begin and end each day with mindful movement and meditation. You’ll be filled up with food that nourishes you and loves your body.

There will be free time for relaxation, exploration, contemplation and conversation. Also on offer: massages and naps. Seriously.

To ensure you are well rested, Gemma will lead a yoga nidra meditation just before sleep.

Taking care of business

Because this is an intimate group we can meet your specific needs, help you find a clear strategic direction or untangle a knotty problem particular to your work; support you to bring your next thing to life, or take your business to the next level of profitability.

This means the weekend will be a mix of one-to-one support from both of us, small group huddles, working on your own and sharing with everyone.

By Sunday afternoon you’ll have got what you came for. You’ll know exactly what you are taking away to work on, with a plan specifically designed to support you and your circumstances.

Before 4pm we’ll close with a ritual to ground your experience and hold you in a circle of supportive accountability.

Support after the retreat

We know you’ll have more to do once you get home, and it’s easy to lose momentum after a retreat experience because: real life.

So two weeks after the retreat and again a month later, we’ll meet virtually as a group. You’ll be able to tap back into the possibility and sense of community from the retreat.

We’ll lift each other up and celebrate the wins!

Our intention is that you and your business continue to rise and shine. You’ll be fully supported to bring your work to life.

We’d love to host you at Rise & Shine!

Gemma David runs The Quiet Heart, a thriving well-being practice in Bristol.

She has a first class degree in Chinese Medicine, is an accredited teacher in Mindfulness and Meditation as well as a coach. She runs Quiet Heart Urban Retreats in Bristol, and leads meditations at workshops and in schools. G’s work is about sharing proven approaches that will help improve your mental and physical health and gently encourage a state of balance between the mind and body.

Sas Petherick’s work centres on helping people transcend self-doubt.

She hosts a popular podcast ‘Courage & Spice’ and runs workshops, group programmes and retreats based on her Master’s research into self-doubt. Sas is also a coach and mentor helping leaders cultivate self-belief to build and grow their work. Before coaching, Sas spent over a decade as a management consultant.

Over the years we’ve experienced disappointment, failure, questioned all of our life choices, and we’ve both built successful and sustainable businesses.

We each left big corporate careers in our 30s because we wanted to pursue work that reflected our values and allowed us freedom, meaning and fulfilment.

We know just how necessary it is to invest in ourselves; to allow time and space to create with intention while taking care of your greatest business asset: you.

And it’s really bloody hard to do this on your own.

The House

Our home for the weekend is a beautiful country house in Somerset, less than an hour’s drive from Bristol and Bath.

Originally built in 1637, there are sofas galore, a massive dining room table, and wood stoves for the chilly Spring evenings. There’s also a state of the art sound system and fast wifi.

Outside, stables have been converted into a yoga studio inside the pretty walled garden. We are spoiled for choice of local walks.

The Rooms

Spacious rooms and 600 thread cotton sheets – these are places where you will find comfort and warmth – all have garden views and many pillows.

You have a choice: two super king rooms with ensuites, a king sized room and two twin rooms (each has two single beds, perfect for friends retreating together).

The Food

Steph, our in-house Chef is going to blow your mind with healthy, locally sourced, organic produce: think comforting, seasonal, soul food.

There will be hot drinks and healthy snacks available all day, as well as sweet treats.

With all of your needs taken care of, you’ll be free to dive into the deep and important work of expanding your business.


We will be using the beautifully converted stables to bring awareness to our bodies through movement.

Using some of the oldest body energy techniques in the world, Gemma will guide you through gentle sequences designed to help you connect with your whole self.

There will also be an opportunity to participate in a group meditation with acupuncture.

Super-king room with ensuite bathroom: £1095
One room remaining.

King-sized room: £995 SOLD OUT

Twin room (sharing with one other): £895
Two places available.

Includes all accommodation, meals and retreat materials, 
an online workshop before the retreat and two group mentoring calls after the retreat.

It’s time for you to Rise & Shine!

The Dates ~ 4 pm Friday 8th – 4 pm Sunday 10th June 2018

The Location ~ Somerton, Somerset

The Price ~ £895-1095 (depending on your room preference).

The price includes accommodation and meals, all retreat materials,
an online workshop before, and two group mentoring calls after the retreat.

This is an intimate expereince for just seven people.
You can secure your spot with a non-refundable deposit of £250.

Registration for Rise & Shine Spring Retreat Is Open

Once you have paid your deposit, we’ll send you a welcome email with all the details.
You’ll also be able to choose your room preference, payment instalments (choose from 1-3 monthly payments) and let us know of any dietary needs.
If you have any other questions or experience any technology weirdness, please click here to send an email and we’ll get right back to you.

Please invest with intention as no refunds will be given. Choosing to invest in the Rise & Shine Retreat means you accept and agree that you are responsible for how you participate in and apply the content offered to you as part of this experience. Your results are dependent on an entire suite of factors including your skills, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, network, your personal financial situation, wider economic conditions, and maybe even planetary alignment. However, we wholeheartedly believe our world needs thoughtful business owners like you more than ever. We are committed to your success and we will be available to support you every step of the way. 

With much love and deep respect for you and your work, Sas & Gemma