Simply Divine Wellbeing C.I.C
Elemental Sanctuary Retreat
"Off the grid"
Over the last six years, all funds have been reinvested back into making this beautiful sacred space. Our mission is to become sustainable, so that we can continue to host many beautiful, empowering and educational Mind, Body and Spiritual days and weekend retreats, which are facilitated off the grid, in beautiful Rural Rutland. Some of our larger retreats take place in our AMAZING 30ft Tipi. Our smaller retreat includes our large bell tents.
We also have our unique recycled long house and purpose made outdoor "elemental kitchen" with lots of seating area where you can sit and just be.
As we are continuing to grow our next dream for 2023, is to raise enough money funds to purchase a yurt, we can then expand our outdoor space to support more people, within our community who are isolated, suffer any form of mental health, and those struggling due to personal curcumstances.
Below is some practical questions often asked.
Our address: Whissendine Sports Club, Mainstreet, Whissendine, Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 7EU.
Coming via other transport: Airport: East Midlands Airport 27.2 miles. Train: The nearest station is Oakham and only 5.2 miles away - taxis are available outside station. Bus: The nearest bus station is in Oakham outside Wilkinson and 5.2 miles away from us.
Transport/parking; Options getting to and from the retreat: If you are coming as peers/ group please think about car sharing.
Car park is available onsite, and gate will be closed and locked during the weekend, however we advise you DO NOT leave ANY valuables in vehicle as we are not responsible.
Please do not drive over grass. In dry weather we will be parked at top of land and in extreme wet weather all car parking will be in main carpark near main gate.
Is food available? Due to individual requirements please bring your own bag of goodies for eating and anything that you would like to share in our community kitchen as an offering to the group (however not necessary). A fridge and freezer is available, please put labels on your fridge boxes or bags.
Cooking facilities: If you have small camping stoves, please feel free to bring. We also have two outdoor BQ for those wishing to cook outdoors (one for vegetarians and other for meat eaters)
Camping: We request that there are no extremely large tents and no campfires outside our perimeter (we have one), Campervans are permitted unless you are attending specific retreats where camping in tents is required.
Camping: Please bring a small pen knife, torch and small light to hang outside of tent
Waste: Due to not having waste bin facilities, we request EVERYONE brings a BOX WITH LID FOR OUTSIDE THEIR TENTS
Zero tolerance: No offensive weapons, no drugs or alcohol, no offensive language or behavior. Anyone found to have or be, will be asked to leave immediately
Noise pollution: Due to early start of some ceremonies, noise around camp requires to be lowered after 10.30pm for those resting.
Smoking? Smoking Tabaco (ONLY) is allowed in designated areas and please use ash bins provided.
Are there toilets? Yes, both men and woman toilets are available in sports club. After dusk we require two people going to and from the building with keys. We also have our purpose made outside toilet in case of emergencies for both men and ladies.
Mobile Phones: We request that all mobile phones are tuned OFF during the weekend and only used in extreme circumstances.
Photographs: NO photos are permitted during the weekend without permission, you however will have opportunities AFTER all retreats have taken place.
Other items for personal use. If you have drum, rattle, flutes, or any other sacred objects please feel free to bring (but not necessary).
Valuable gifts: Please DO NOT bring valuables- all sacred objects are brought at your own discretion as we take NO responsibility of things go missing.
All information is sent to all participants 7 days before any retreats, to clarify what may be required to bring.