Taking time to retreat from our usual ways of being in and seeing the world, we allow for a deeper immersion into both our embodied practice and our natural environment to restore, discover and reconnect.

5 Rhythms Dance and Somatic Movement Residential Retreats

Blanche & Francis invite you to come and revive your spirit and regenerate your soul for an in-person weekend workshop of deep nurture and magical transformation.These weekends are a blend of somatic movement and 5 Rhythms dance, as well as community, connection and nature immersion.

DATES: Friday 24th September 5pm - Sunday 26th September 5pm 2021
LOCATION: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
PRICE: £300 (deposit to secure your place: £95)
Joining a small number of other participants, you are invited to dance, meditate, vision, rest, and bathe under the evening sky in the cedarwood hot tub.
We will move to exquisite music, sit in guided meditations, listen deeply to our body wisdom, watch the trees and listen to the birds, enjoying the underfloor heating of the stunning movement space which has wide views of the woodland valley and hills beyond.
This is a residential weekend with different sleeping options available.
All meals will be provided and of the highest quality; all organic, wholesome & vegetarian (vegan options for every meal).
Please let us know if you have any special requirements (re. accommodation or food) and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Only twelve places are available so we encourage you to book early!
This retreat is considered a support group and aimed at anyone who wishes to invite a deeper level of support than is currently available in their lives.
Feel free to pass on this invitation to anyone you consider may need the support of this retreat.
We ask that you do not attend if you have had any covid, cold or flu symptoms in the 10 days before attending.
FRANCIS: I've been teaching 5Rhythms movement meditation since completing my training with Gabrielle Roth in 2005. I've led countless workshops, classes and retreats for over 15 years & my teaching is deeply influenced by my ongoing experiential studies into the nature of consciousness. I am inspired to create beautiful group environments and to guide people to embody their highest potential.
BLANCHE: I love sharing my passion for embodied movement and nature-based meditation. I'm a Somatic Movement Therapist, Shiatsu bodyworker, and Yoga & Mindfulness teacher with my private practice Somatic Alchemy. I am an experienced facilitator, guiding individuals and groups to explore creative organic movement for healing and connection.
Womb Power
A healing residential retreat for women with Blanche & Zena
Exploring the womb space as a portal to connection, creativity and empowerment, using somatic practices and the spirit of cacao medicine

Zena and Blanche warmly invite you to gather with us in a community of women, in a beautiful studio setting held as a temple, for a healing weekend of deep-bodied exploration and cacao ceremony. You will be welcomed into a nurturing and supportive space, and guided into the wisdom of the deep feminine through connecting with and listening to your body, your heart and your womb. This journey will be accompanied with the gentle and powerful medicine of cacao.  

Our wombs are a well of power and wisdom, a portal of alchemy. It is not that our wombs need awakening but rather our own deeper awareness and nurturing connection to it.  

What might we discover when we soften into the depths of our womb space, and connect with the intuitive flow and creative expression that emerges from there? What might we offer each other and our world at this time when we embody the truth of who are as women and join together in support and connection?  

This is an opportunity for a healing weekend with time and space for rest, play, movement, dance, womb sound journey, nature immersion, reflection and community. The retreat includes accommodation and is fully catered by a wonderful chef (delicious vegetarian meals). We can enjoy a hot tub under the evening sky and outdoor fire, overlooking the woodland valley. Zena and Blanche, both experienced facilitators and passionate about their respective fields of work, are coming together for the first time to offer this retreat for those of you who feel drawn to join us... You are welcome :)  

When: October 8th 5pm arrival - October 10th 5pm 2021
Where: Beautiful private home studio and retreat space, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
Investment: Early bird price £300 if you book by Equinox (September 22nd), full price £380
Places are limited to 12 participants, £100 deposit to secure your place
Bookings & enquiries:
About Zena:
I love to hold sacred safe space to support people to connect with true nature with-in and with-out. I have a deep connection with the Cacao Deva integrating and sharing my knowledge and experience of over 28 years as an Energy Medicine Practitioner (including Acupuncture, Energy Psychology, Medicine Dance and Sacred Tantra Healing for women; I am also an IAKP Kambo practitioner, Sweat Lodge Leader and Shamanic Space clearing & Geomancy Consultant.  I have been working with Ceremonial Cacao for over 5 years running Women only and Mixed ceremonies and both private 1:1 & groups in the North West and in Portugal . I also supply high grade ethically sourced ceremonial cacao and make and sell raw chocolates
About Blanche:
I love sharing my passion for embodied movement and nature-based meditation. I'm a Somatic Movement Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (body-oriented trauma therapy), bodyworker, and Yoga teacher. I am an experienced facilitator, guiding individuals and groups to explore creative organic movement for healing and connection.

Release and Renewal

Online Day Retreats ~ Embodying Nature
with Blanche Mulholland and Gemma Mallol 

We invite you to join us for this in-depth somatic workshop ~ next dates tbc ~ please enquire if interested!
In a morning and afternoon experiential workshop, Blanche & Gemma will guide you into organic movement and creative reflection for nature connection, restoration and renewal at the level of the nervous system.
How can deep diving into our human bodies and the earth body provide us with the safety and nourishment we so long for? Traversing our inner landscapes together can cultivate an enduring sense of stability, community and reassurance when everything on the outside feels unstable, fragmented and unreliable.
We invite you to discover the opportunities for renewal that lie deep within, and that can emerge to carry you more skillfully and creatively through times of uncertainty and change.
On these workshops we will use somatic processes to bridge our inner and outer worlds. Awakening our senses, moving, contemplating, reflecting, feeling, walking, and sharing, we will invite nature in to guide us, to speak to us through the wisdom in our bodies.
This work is a continuum of the enquiry Blanche & Gemma have been offering and evolving through their teaching and Somatic Experiencing private practice, but no prior experience is necessary to join these retreats ~ join us now at the end of Winter to carry on unfolding the work of the deep feminine, earth-based movement and unlocking the creative energy held deep in the body.  
Dates:  Can be arranged once we have interest from a small group of participants ~ please enquire if interested!
Cost: £50 per day
Venue: your own home. Zoom link sent after booking.
Places: There are 12 spaces only, in order to work in an intimate and well contained way.
Booking: contact Blanche on 07818361471 or email