Wild Way Retreat 20th-23rd June 2024


Discover your Wild Self with Nature and join us for a transformative 3-night retreat surrounded by peaceful and lush shared spaces at Embercombe in Devon.

This unique experience, designed exclusively for women, offers a profound journey of self-discovery, growth, and connection with nature.

Date: June 20th-23rd, 2024
Location: This retreat is being held at Embercombe, in Devon

Investment: £625 per person (includes full guidance, accommodation and food)
Exclusive for Women

Small closed group with limited spaces

Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery

Welcome to the Wild Way Retreat, a 4-day and 3-night immersive experience nestled in the serene landscapes of Embercombe, Devon. This exclusive retreat, designed for women seeking to deepen their connection with nature, invites you to explore the lost parts of yourself and embrace your feminine power at the mystical time of Solstice.

Retreat Experience:

  • Self-Discovery: Delve into the exploration of the self through guided activities and reflective sessions (mostly) outdoors and in co-creation with nature.
  • Growth: Embrace personal growth through transformative experiences and connections with like-minded women.
  • Relaxation: Unwind in a peaceful and natural environment, allowing yourself the time to recharge and rejuvenate.

Event Highlights:

  • Solstice Weekend: Celebrate the summer solstice in the heart of nature, a perfect backdrop for renewal and self-discovery.
  • Nature Connection: Connect deeply with the natural surroundings, fostering a sense of inner peace and growth.
  • Holistic Activities: Engage in a variety of creative activities, including meditation, dream exploration, group sharing, movement, oracle card readings, spiral walk, craft and time with nature, and more.
  • Shared Spaces: Immerse yourself in the tranquil and lush spaces at Embercombe, providing the perfect setting for supportive and restorative group experiences.

Our aims for your retreat experience:

  • Feel calmer, connected, and embodied
  • Gain insight into your triggers and patterns
  • Step into your unique power
  • Gain clarity about what you want and need for yourself
  • Feel free to be you and explore new things
  • Feel rested and relaxed
  • Explore and express emotions in a safe and professionally held environment
  • Supported by nurturing new friendship

Meet Your Retreat Guides Andrea Hobbs and Lucy Furniss

Lucy Furniss
Experienced Gestalt Therapist and Wild Therapist

We are delighted to introduce Lucy Furniss, an experienced Gestalt Therapist and Wild Therapist, who will be guiding you through transformative experiences during the Wild Way Retreat.

Background: With a rich background in Gestalt Therapy and Wild Therapy, Lucy has been actively working with individuals and groups in and around the New Forest and Bournemouth since 2016. Her private practice reflects her commitment to guiding others to discover and expand their inner wisdom and strengths.

Guiding Philosophy: Lucy is passionate about helping you to find your inner wild and living a spontaneous and creative life, and is dedicated to supporting you on an enriching journey of self-discovery. She believes in helping individuals connect with their inner selves, fostering psychological growth and healing. Her unique approach involves exploring and nurturing your connection to the outdoors, with a belief that the natural world has much to teach us and transformative potential.

Environmental Advocacy: Beyond personal well-being, Lucy is committed to protecting and healing our planet. She actively advocates for humanity to find its place as an integral part of the natural world, emphasizing the importance of harmony and interconnectedness.

Personal Touch: Lucy finds her greatest joy outdoors, often seen walking her dog, and immersing herself in the restorative surroundings of the forest, beach and water. Her connection to nature is not only a professional commitment but a deeply personal and fulfilling aspect of her life.

Experience Lucy’s calm presence, therapeutic guidance and knowledge as part of this Wild Way Retreat, to support you in an inspiring journey, bringing you to a deeper relationship with yourself and the world around you.

More about Lucy: For more detailed information about Lucy’s work and extensive experience, you can visit her website www.lucyfurniss.co.uk

Andrea Hobbs Experienced crafter-artist, Wild & Art Therapist, Meditation Mind Calm Coach, Tarot and Oracle Card Guide.

Joining us on this transformative journey is Andrea Hobbs, a seasoned expert in various realms of creativity, mindfulness, and therapeutic practices. Andrea brings a wealth of experience and a unique blend of skills to enhance your Wild Way Retreat experience.

Background: Originally trained in Art Therapy and now as a Wild Therapist, she also works for a charity. Andrea is dedicated to the holistic well-being of individuals. Her journey has led her to become a certified Meditation Mind Calm Coach, a facilitator for mindfulness art & craft groups, and a skilled guide in the realms of tarot and oracle cards.

Guiding Philosophy: Andrea offers a distinctive blend of wild creativity and intuitive pragmatism to every experience. Her approach is rooted in the belief that exploring our creativity, connecting with nature, and delving into the intuitive self can lead to profound personal transformation. She has traversed a path of alternative spirituality for over four decades, exploring a myriad of avenues and paths, and returning to nature as a primary source wisdom.

Connection to the Unseen: Andrea’s deepening connection with the unseen aspects of life infuses a unique energy into the Wild Way Retreat. Her observations will open doors to the mystical dimensions, fostering an explorative and transformative experience. By blending the mystical with her well-grounded approach, she creates a harmonious balance that can guide you through your own journey of self-discovery.

Personal Touch: Andrea is based in the picturesque County Durham. Her happiest moments are spent in nature, whether it’s the simple joy of sitting beneath her favourite oak tree with her dog in the ancient woodland close to her home, or exploring the untamed beaches of Northumberland, scanning for driftwood, shells and pebbles.

Prepare to be guided by Andrea’s vibrant expertise as you embark on this journey of self-discovery, creativity, and connection during the Wild Way Retreat. Be prepared to embrace the wisdom of nature and uncover your own beauty and power.

More about Andrea: For more detailed information about Andrea and her expansive portfolio, please visit her website at andreahobbs.co.uk.


  • Date & Time: June 20th-23rd, 2024
  • Location: Embercombe, Devon
  • Exclusively for Women

Activities Include:

  • Meditation
  • Dream Circle
  • Group Sharing
  • Quiet Sits with Nature
  • Movement
  • Oracle Cards
  • Creative expression
  • Spiral Walk


For more detailed information and to book your place, please contact Lucy and Andrea at contact@lucyfurniss.co.uk

Due to the nature of this retreat, and to ensure that it is right for you before you commit, and so that everyone feels comfortable and safe, we will arrange to speak with you on video call prior to you booking your place. This initial call will not commit either you or us to your booking or securing a place.  email us to register your interest and we will contact you to arrange this.

Your place is secured with a non-returnable deposit of £225, with the full balance of £400 due by 1st May 2024. Other payment plans may be agreed at our discretion and with prior agreement.

Shared yurt accommodation, vegetarian food and guidance is included in the cost but not travel. You will need to make your own travel arrangements to and from the retreat.

Additional Information

Accommodation: Experience the charm of yurts nestled in the heart of nature during your Wild Way Retreat. Shared accommodation is offered, fostering a sense of community and connection. For those desiring solitude, single occupancy options may be available (limited availability, please enquire).

Meals: Indulge in a vegetarian culinary journey where meals become a shared experience. All food is provided and prepared communally and where possible organic and/or sourced locally, offering a delightful blend of flavours. Together we will craft nourishing dishes to enhance your retreat experience.

Dietary and Personal Requirements: Your well-being is our priority. Please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking to ensure a personalised and satisfying culinary experience. If you have any personal, mobility or other requirements, please be in touch before booking to check your suitability for the site.

Outdoor Environment: Please come ready and willing to be outdoors most of the time and bring appropriate clothing and footwear. Swimwear for wild swimming/dipping is also a good idea!

Note: This retreat is strictly alcohol and drug free. Single occupancy availability is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For enquiries or to secure single occupancy, please contact us at contact@lucyfurniss.co.uk

[Disclaimer: Event details and schedule subject to change. Check our website for the latest updates.]