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Awaken The Creative

A retreat for women who hear the call of Spring, to create, move and sing. A chance to deeply connect with the Divine Feminine, with nature and with community, This retreat can be a stand alone of the beginning of a 9 month journey into the creative female self. More information soon on the Awaken the Creative 9 month journey from Caterpillar to Butterfly!

17th - 19th May 2024

Breathing Space, Norfolk, Hickling, Norwich NR12 0YJ, UK

About the Retreat

At the relaxed and homely Breathing Space Norfolk you will experience a weekend with Anand Kirtan, Areeradh and Anna  Michalska, exploring music, voice, art, movement, and dance - all for the purpose of connection, healing and joy!

The retreat will be a space for creativity, sharing circles, voice workshops, conscious dance and meditative art in one of the most beautiful settings in the Norfolk countryside, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and close to pristine sandy beaches.


The whole retreat centre is designed to give you the experience of living amongst nature, but in very nurturing, comfortable and inspiring surroundings. We will be spending time nearby at the beach as well, singing and dancing next to the sea. 


The retreat is fully catered,  starting with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday, with delicious wheat free vegan food.

Some rooms have twin beds so you would be sharing with one other woman. If you are applying for a place with a friend, please let me know that at time of booking. 

Arrival Friday early afternoon. Departure Sunday afternoon. Full schedule will be shared on social media/newsletter nearer the time, but you can expect daily music/art and dance sessions and plenty of space for sharing and meditation. We will also include some beach time and some sea gazing, maybe even swimming! 

Days will include pre-breakfast yoga classes and then workshops and creative space with Anna, Areeradh and Anand Kirtan throughout the days, with a kirtan concert on Saturday night. There will be space and time to use the surroundings and to spend time reading, journaling, chatting or meditating or exploring the beautiful surroundings. 


This retreat is perfect for: people wanting to spend time exploring their creativity. As well as women already working in wellness, yoga, sound, music, art or movement, who wish to learn some wonderful exercises to take back into their own communities. You will be provided afterwards with ideas of music playlists for movement sessions, some meditative art and movement exercises, so that you can continue the practice at home.


For more details about the venue and surrounding area click here:


There are three single rooms and two twin rooms available, all with shared bathrooms. 

Twin rooms are £550 per person

Single rooms are £600 per person.

There is a 5% discount per person, if you book the Early Bird, which means booking and paying a £200 deposit by 31st January 2024. 


All costs include Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, all meals, and teaching. We are a short car ride away from the sea and will visit to walk the shore, swim or perhaps even hire kayaks and paddle boards. Extra cost tbc for hire of equipment and this activity will be optional.

Please email to book specifying which room option you prefer (first come, first served) and then putting down a deposit to confirm your space.

The deposit is £200 and is non refundable.  Your place is only secured with a deposit. Full payment is due by the end of March 2024.


Early Bird Discount - there is a 5% discount if you have booked and paid the deposit of £200 by 31st January 2024.

Booking payment goes to Anand K Carslake, LLoyds Bank (personal account) 

Sort Code 30-93-14 Account number 03897101

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at any point, you are welcome to self-organise reselling or gifting your place to another woman who'd like to attend. We can't offer refunds, so it is strongly recommended that at time of booking, you take out comprehensive travel insurance for your peace of mind. 

If we the organisers cancel the retreat, you will have the choice of being refunded or offered another retreat date option.

Thank you.

About Us

Anand Kirtan works internationally as a medicine musician and kirtan artist and locally as a counsellor and leader on funded artistic/music based projects in the UK community. 

Anna Michalska is an intuitive artist and teacher supporting young people and adults to nurture their inner creative. 

Areeradh is the founder of the Dance Mandala School in Thailand & Derbyshire, and she teachers internationally, sharing her passion for dance meditation, movement and stillness. 

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Anand Kirtan


Anna Michalska



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