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Grief Retreat

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue:  Kirkstall Valley Farm, LS4 2DD

Grief Retreat – A safe space in nature to explore the emotions of grief
Join us for a transformative Grief Retreat, where we provide a safe haven in the heart of nature for you to navigate the complex emotions of grief. This in-person event will take place on Sat Sep 16th 2023 at Kirkstall Valley Farm, LS4 2DD.
At the Grief Retreat, we understand that grieving is a unique and personal journey. As compassionate facilitators, we will guide you through various healing activities, allowing you to express, reflect, and find solace in the company of others who share similar experiences.
Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of nature as we encourage you to connect with your emotions, memories, and the beauty of the present moment. Through gentle exercises, sharing, drumming circles, reiki sound and art therapy, you will gain insights, tools, and support to help you navigate the grieving process.
This retreat is designed as a safe space where you can freely express yourself without judgment. Our aim is to foster a sense of community and provide you with the opportunity to find comfort, understanding, and healing. The retreat will act as a step in your healing journey, that you can build upon moving forwards.
Whether you have recently experienced a loss or are still processing past grief, the Grief Retreat is open to everyone seeking solace and emotional growth. Take this important step towards healing and join us on this transformative journey.
Cacao Ceremony
Nature mandala building
Drumming Circle
Break-out chill out zones for reflection
Individual reiki healing
Art Therapy support
Making and creating
Sound Bath
Sharing/Reflections circle
What you will need:
Water bottle, there are outdoor taps so you can fill up throughout the day
Suitable footwear (although barefoot is more than welcome)
Blankets, cushions, groundsheets or bolsters (whatever you need to get comfy)
Snacks and lunch
Journal and pen
Drum or instrument of your choice (extras will be available)
About the venue:
Kirkstall Valley Farm is an outdoor venue in a rural setting. Please be mindful that although we will try our best to clear the area, you may come into contact with twigs, brambles and nettles. Dress appropriately, and consider bringing insect repellant, suncream, or anything else you think you might need in hot weather.
Likewise, please be prepared for poor weather. Kirkstall Valley Farm does not currently have an indoor space, and although they have shelter, if the weather is unmanageable, the event will be rescheduled.
There is no parking on the farm but parking is available on the residential streets nearby. Likewise, there are no facilities but there is a portaloo and plenty of bushes for nature wees.
About Your Guides:
Eva Lake is a Reiki Master Teacher, Sound Healer, Rituals and Ceremonies facilitator, space holder and Soul/Death Doula. Deeply called to honour the ways in which life encourages and forces us to grow, Eva’s passionate about recognising and celebrating all the transitions and changes that life has to offer. By acknowledging and appreciating our emotions, strengths, weaknesses and achievements, we can lead more fulfilling and balanced lives.
Becky is a fully qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist with over 11years of experience supporting both individuals and groups. Becky focuses on individual need and adapts the therapy to create a positive and magical experience while gently exploring any difficulty that rises. Becky is a Trauma informed therapist and helps clients understand and work with their nervous system. In Art Therapy the process is important and will include understanding and working with all the senses in a sensitive and safe way.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Eva at or Becky at
This event is an all inclusive event and is open to everyone.


September 16
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kirkstall Valley Farm
Behind Ready Steady Store
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS4 2QD
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