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Letting go into The Wisdom of Autumn

A Weekend Retreat for Women with Dawn Lister and Emily Morris

The Vedanta Centre, Lincolnshire

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October 2023


£450 shared room
£550 solo occupancy supplement

Payment and booking

To secure the booking please complete this Google Docs Form:

A Weekend Retreat space for women who wish to come together and celebrate, nurture, rest and reflect. Supporting each other as we transition from summer to autumn and welcome the gift of making time for ritual and reflection as we move through our seasons.

Activities include:
Gentle Hatha and Yin Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Mandala Making, Sharing and Listening, Delicious Food, time to rest and reflect.

During your stay you will have use of the onsite swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam and gym.

Explore the Grounds for walking and relaxing.

The Vedanta Centre offers the following:

  • 43 bedrooms (all en-suites) single and shared options available,
  • First-class vegan and vegetarian catering (range of cuisines available and dietary requirements accommodated).
  • Beautiful grounds including: Lakes, Woodland Walk and Outdoor eating area.
  • On-site parking.
  • 2 Lounge Rooms/Breakout rooms.
  • Meditation room.
  • Leisure suite (swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room & gym).

About your Teachers

Dawn Lister  (she/her) is a Cranial Sacral Therapist, Massage Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness teacher. Co – creator of the Revealing the Wise Woman Within 1 year course. Host of the From The Heart Podcast. Director of The Dawn Lister Therapy Centre. Co creator of Anahata Yoga Centre based in Leigh On Sea.
Dawn has run retreats for 26 years and is renowned for her light touch, humour and grounded approach to spirituality.

She has worked in the field of complementary therapies for 28 years.

She is a firm believer in the power of the connection, the need we all have to feel heard and seen. And loves finding new ways to help us connect with mother earth, each other, our voice and our collective connection as a source for love and healing in the world.

Emily Morris (she/her) is a Vinyasa Flow, Ayurvedic, Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher, Mindfulness Meditation facilitator, Pilates instructor, Health Coach, Founder of The Alchemy of Wellness online wellbeing platform and Co-Creator of the Revealing The Wild Woman Within 1 year course. Emily has been running her own classes and retreats for 10 years and brings her passion for energy work and interest in helping to restore balance to our central nervous systems to each class through her growing knowledge of Ayurvedic practices, mindfulness & nutrition.

Similar to Dawn, connection is also at the forefront of Emily’s teachings from connection to self, to others, to nature and to spirit. The art of slowing down, connecting to the breath and feeling into the moment are ubiquitous threads that run through all of her offerings.

About the weekend

We will be offering yoga, meditation and yoga nidra sessions throughout the weekend.

Each day begins as we come together and create a physical mandala representing a tangible symbol of impermanence, using objects found in nature.

Time will be given for checking in, inquiry, gentle movement, breath work and deep rest.

The weekend will include some gentle group work which will involve conversations, journaling and reflections.

There will be ample time to enjoy the environment, company or solitude as you wish.

We will enjoy delicious food and comfortable surroundings.

All rooms are ensuite and available to share or single at a supplement.



£450 shared room
£550 solo occupancy supplement


Room, food, all workshops, use of sauna, pool and jacuzzi, grounds and lounge area. Water, herbal teas and fruit between meals.


Alcoholic drinks or use of coffee machine outside of meal times. Which incur an extra cost.

Transfers to and from the retreat.

Payment and booking

To secure the booking please complete this Google Docs Form:

A non refundable £100 deposit is required to reserve your place.

Payments for the remainder of the balance can be made in three instalments
(please note there is £25 admin fee when choosing this option).

Or you are welcome to make the payment in full.

All payments must be made before 1st October.