Personal Wild Retreat in Swansea

The idea is to get yourself away from the day-to-day grind for a period and to re-connect with yourself and life itself (like nature and stuff). There are plenty of places throughout wales

Personal Retreat Itinerary

Below is an example of a personal retreat. Find yourself some wilderness with a bit of water, pitch up the night before. Cook a nice meal, go to sleep and set an alarm for 6am.

Basic principles:-

  • All tech is off and away until the following morning
  • The only indicator of time should be your environment. Be guided partly by the natural cues (sunlight etc.) and also partly by how you feel. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re tired, rest etc.
  • The constants should be food and yoga. Take your time over these and don’t worry if you run out of time.
  • If you don’t feel like doing something on the list, just turn up and slowly make a start. If you cant get past the resistance let it go – it wasn’t the right activity for you right now.
  • Always bear in mind this is a reset, to release your mind from the crazy. Don’t focus on completing each task perfectly – focus instead on everything your feeling whilst carrying out the task. The idea is to simply observe your reaction to the tasks and nothing more.

Example of a one day Swansea retreat

  1. (6am)Wake, wash & dress
  2. Chant then silence until tomorrow
  3. Living yoga
  4. (7:30am) Cook, eat and clean up Porridge & herb tea
  5. (9am) Karma yoga (Build a rocket stove then gather leaves for the compost)
  6. (11:30am) Wash & change
  7. Breath workshop (L2 yoga)
  8. (12:30pm ) Cook, eat and clean up soup and tea
  9. Resting activity (read, write, draw, create, inspire)
  10. (1:30pm)Moving Sensory Meditation: Barefoot mountain walk
  11. (3:30pm) Wash and change
  12. Freeform breathing and yoga with music
  13. (5pm)Cook, eat and clean up
  14. Evening in front of the fire/ resting activity
  15. Final meditation & bed



Meal 1 Porridge & juice

Meal 2 Chunky vegetable Stoup

Meal 3 BBQ marinated veg with pitta, hummus and salad (leftover soup)


Packing List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mats
  • Torch
  • Jumpers, hat, gloves, snood, thermals, pants, socks, PJ’s, yoga trousers, t-shirts
  • Kindling & fire wood
  • Firelighters
  • Saw dust
  • Washing bowl
  • Water carrier
  • Kettle & large pan
  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Plastic food tubs for leftovers
  • Food
    • Herb tea
    • Oats
    • Juice for breakfast
    • Red lentils
    • Rice
    • 2 x onions, 3 x garlic cloves, chilli’s
    • Marinated veg
    • Hummus
    • Pitta
    • Salad
  • Book, cards, pen & paper